Monday, March 24, 2008

Triple Dog BAH!

We had yet another "shake up" at work.  It started a month ago when we had a meeting with the "big guys" who informed us that our area would be merging with the area downstairs and the supervisor from downstairs would become ours as well.

Now...we've worked for years without an actual supervisor on our shift so we weren't thrilled to hear there would be somebody there all the time.  The new guy came up the next week to introduce himself, talk to us, blah blah blah.  At first he sounded like a nice guy but he's one of these fellows that likes to talk and the more he talks, the more he gives away about himself.

Like the fact that he's a stickler for rules and rules are NOT made to be broken, bent or circumvented in any way, shape or form.  As one who does NOT follow the rules, this is unacceptable to me.  :)

Next thing he did was took away our music.  Then said he was going to change the spec so we couldn't have a book.  Then last night he told us that starting on April 1, we are expected to conform to the downstairs rules. i.e., wear a cap and face mask at all times, take breaks and lunches when he schedules us, only 1 person a day on vacation and no flexibility in the time you punch in and out.

This last one is causing me the most difficulty and he knows it cuz I didn't pull any punches talking to him.  I clock in at 6:10 and leave at 6:15 so I can get home to be with Jordyn so Collin can leave at 7 to get Justin to school.  If I can't leave work until 7 then that means either Justin will be late to school 3 days a week or Jordyn will have to be alone for half an hour.  I don't like either option but this new supervisor could care less.

He said if we had a compelling reason then we could bend the hours.  Guess what the only compelling reason is?  If you're going to school.  Kids apparently are NOT a compelling enough reason.  I asked if he would write a note that Justin could take to school along with mine saying why he had to be late and his answer?  "That's your problem."  

So THEN I asked if all 4 shifts were following this 7-7 rule and he said it was up to the supervisor to keep his shifts in line.  So basically he's being a fucktard on a power trip.  

He's a stealer of happiness, that man.   

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