You are lead by example aren't you?

United States
April 27, 2016 3:12am CST
I mean obviously not everyone is lead by example. Not every situation calls for people lead or even follow. However, I am talking about a particular situation. Yep, work again. I am just so frustrated with it all. The guy who breaks down our trucks went on vacation that started on Sunday. I went in, with another co-worker to assist (but this coworker is differently abled), and broke down the truck. I will also go in (with the help of the same coworker) to break down Wednesday's Truck and then again Friday's. My work schedule was posted online (for this week) as Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now, I told my manager that I would no longer do the full weekend. That he could have me two days of the weekend, but those two days needed to rotate. If you remember past discussions about it, you'll understand why I did this. It was just too stressing to work all weekend, and I hadn't seen my friends in over a year because of it. (I had worked almost a full year (with the exception of two or three saturday's off) with full weekend shifts.) Anyway... He changed my schedule so I won't be working this Sunday. I asked him "Are you going to be there tomorrow night?" He normally isn't, a normal day off for him. Now let's screech to a halt here. We're already down one person who went to a different department, but with the other co-worker on vacation, we will have to pick up three aisles. (I'm a stock clerk if you didn't know / hadn't figured it out yet.) Breaking down the truck tends to take a bit out of me as is. There will only be four of us to take care of a total of eight aisles. Oh you think two aisles a piece easy peasy right? Not so much. Remember the differently abled guy? Oh he tries his darndest and we appreciate him for it, but he can't help us pick up slack. The assistant manager that will be in tonight? He isn't as swift as he could be, but on top of that he has nightly checks he has to do which takes him away from stocking. So that leaves one other guy, who does a hefty aisle as is. Then that leaves me. So now do you understand why I am upset at my manager? Sure I understand everyone needs a break, and I can appreciate him wanting one. However, I've come in to help several times on my nights off (Of course i"ve clocked in to be paid, but you know what I mean), worked 9 days straight in the past when one person was on vacation and another got sick. I won't do that again, not to the extent of working nine days straight anyway. Why? Well because my manager won't come in and help, so why should I? Yes I know, I know... You are thinking "what YOU do reflects on YOU not him... but well it also reflects on him too.. and honestly? Sad as it is? the overheads don't seem to want to notice my managers antics or even care... So *bangs head against the wall* What's a girl to do but complain? Oh and don't start with that "Find a different job malarky!" If I could do that I would, but I'm stuck with what I have.
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@TRBRocks420 (74007)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Apr 16
That's awful they need to get their acts together.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Tell me about it, but there's nothing to be done. No matter what, we get people in, they leave. I can't say I blame them.
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@Marcyaz (35747)
• United States
27 Apr 16
If your manager calls and wants you to come in and work on your day off I would say No I have plans that can't be changed. If someone needs to work for that person your manager can work.
• United States
27 Apr 16
It's not as simple as that. Most of the time, the days that I Am called in, are truck nights that I actually have off. What this menas is, the truck is there and we have to stock it. He is usually there. Oh well, I have a feeling he will have to be there a lot more, especially once the assistant gets fed up and leaves.
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@Marcyaz (35747)
• United States
27 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I still don't understand why you will go in on your day off.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@Marcyaz Today isn't my day off. There is only seven of us in the department. Out of the seven, four are full time, three of us are part time, but one guy only works Sundays. The part timers are the ones called in because the fulltimers are either already there or have to have the night off or they get overtime. Our company doesn't do over time. Out of the two remaining part timers, I'm th eone they want to come in because the other guy is slower because his different ability.
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@Orson_Kart (4323)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 16
I am not much help as I am never sure if it's lead or led? However, it does seem a shame you can't get another job and show them how important you are to the smooth operation of the company - by leaving.
• United States
27 Apr 16
ok, this is the tricky part. Though i typed "lead" I pronounced it "led". I am not sure where I got under the impression that "Lead" could be pronounced as lead or led, but I did. For me, led is like the plural form and lead (pronounced led) is singular. I am sure I just somehow conjured that up out of nowhere and believed it to be true.
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• United Kingdom
28 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Well, you can lead(leed) a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead (led)