So this is actually my first time being fired. You know when you get that strong feeling that won’t go away. Well I’ve had that feeling since Monday. I get fired the very next day, which is Tuesday, yesterday. I’ve been working at this job as an administrative assistant for 2 years, 5 months and 2 and half hours. These people at this place had me fooled for 2 years and 1 month. Here’s the story behind that…
When I first started working at this job, I loved it!! Two months after being hired a girl in the other office moved away. So they trained me to do my job and the Data Entry job as well. I was then working from 7-5 Monday-Friday and even coming in most Saturdays and some Sundays.
We get a 30 minute lunch break, which we don’t have to clock in or out they do it for us. Which, I’ve always thought was pretty weird because I see most employees taking an hour to two hour lunches because they don’t have to clock in or out. The Plant Manager knows that these employees are doing this but nothing is ever done about it. Just like how he does payroll because he gives people 40 hours who only had 16 hour work weeks. Anyway…
After doing this other job for 2 years, I also get thrown the task of doing 2 other peoples jobs too. I am now juggling 4 people jobs. For 4 months I have been doing Four Peoples Jobs. I was so exhausted, but the Plant Manager, thinks that I still am not working enough. I work non-stop. How do I have time not to work? And that time comes, I can’t do it any longer. For many reasons; I was making to much and Medicaid got cut out. I have to get my sons medication monthly. Two prescription and he has to go to the doctor. I can’t afford the health insurance they got at work. I was having trouble with my child and the babysitter. I was tired. I didn’t see it as fair, that the Plant Managers girlfriend, which he is her boss too, and her friend, both sit in their office and play on Facebook and the web. Shoot, even the Plant Manager, has went all the way down the hall to my ex-office and had me walk all the way to his office to show me someone on our county jail website who had the same first name as me. He said, “Don’t she favor you?” I was like, Really? He really just called me into his office to look at this when we are suppose to be working? Oh, but of course, he is the Plant Manager, so he gets 4 hour lunches and gets to go home and garden and not have to do anything at all and still gets paid. Where can I find a job like that?
So I informed my boss, things are getting to be to much. My boss was already complaining to me about never having time for his office, for which he hired me for. So my boss told me to tell the Plant Manager. So I told him and he said they will figure something out. From that day one things had changed…
There was no more smiling, friendly faces. There was once, the Plant Manager, had his girlfriends friend, tell me that he said I did some wrong and will need to stay at work until it was completed. Come to find out it was not me who did it. And I told the girl, I am leaving in 5 minutes, I can’t do that task in 5 minutes time. Another time, the Plant Managers girlfriend, told me to run a packing slip, so order could go out. I did. The next morning her, her friend and their shipping boy friend, all wanted to verbally jump all over me as so as they call me in the office, everyone is talking at once. I looked at the girlfriend of the Plant Manager and I told her that she was the one that told me to put the packing slip. She looked down and said she didn’t know. So you mean to tell me, the whole time I had been working here and everyone tells me to listen to her, she has been here the longest. And she doesn’t even know what she has told me to do or is doing herself? So the wholetwo years I first started working there I never made a mistake. But then when I quit doing everyone else jobs I’m now “making mistakes’. These people!
And here we were three weeks before, auditor is coming to audit. That’s one of my jobs also, is to audit. Well funny I’ve missed like a half hour to hour and half of time, I’m getting 40 hour checks. That was the first thing that caught my eye. Then the three that hates me are being super nice. That’s the second clue. I knew something was going to happen. I figured the Plant Manager was trying to butter me up cause he didn’t want me telling the auditor things that go on there. So auditor comes and goes. Still don’t know if they passed or not.
Monday is here, after audits. The Plant Manager comes into the office I use to be in, he never comes in there after we got into it. Oh yeah, didn’t tell y’all that part. He said he would have to find a replacement if I couldn’t work until 5 everyday. 10 hours a day. No thanks. Well that was in January 2018. Here it is April and he finally fired me. So first time he’s came in there and asked what “we” were working on. Well I me and him never work on anything. My boss and I are about to work on this list that you made this way. He didn’t want to have high scrap so he through it in the department I work in. Here I come Years later, he likes me as long as I am doing everyone’s work. But once I stop doing his girlfriends work he don’t need me. Anyway, I tell him my boss and I are about to start on that list. He said okay, I’ll get with him. Nothing said the rest of the day. So he tried to start Monday but seen he had to think of another reason to start. How bout the subject that make us argue the first time….
So Tuesday comes, he walks in the office. Walks out to see where my boss is apparently, because he never starts when my boss is around. So he comes back. I am getting ready to go to the printer up front because I just printed out an email. He comes in and says, “What are we working on?” I said, “I’ve already done two boxes of tools already this morning.” I actually did three but I knew he was starting so I was trying to stay calm and get to the print before he got the chance to start. He said, “Oh, okay.” Starts shutting the office door. He said, “I wanna talk to you for a minute.” I knew it was coming then. He asked about me working until 5. I told him I never tried finding a babysitter because I was told I didn’t have to work in the other office no more, I get to leave at 3:30 and I won’t have to work with him. I was told all this from my boss man. So the Plant Manager asked me when I was told that. I said, “January 2018 when we got in the last argument about this.” He said well I am the plant manager and I am telling you I need you to work in the other office and ramble, ramble, ramble, oh and this is no longer a $14 an hour job. The rambles is him rambling trying to think of ways to hurt me. Then he’s gonna say he is taking my pay? So I asked him about everyone else getting paid lunches!! He said that we weren’t talking about them. I said well I am. How bout all them people who work only 16 hours and get pays for 40 hours a week. So he tells me to leave his building.
And that’s how that when. Basically. So I am currently looking for a job.