It’s not the same one I work at but yeah here it is. Hell, mine’s probably the only one that’s being an issue, so in the event that’s true, let this just be a humble warning to all 0 people who live in my area and find this post.
This is Weis; quality since 1912.
I was scheduled to start working at 10 AM but there was some other guy there waiting to clock in. Same exact time period as me, apparently. I knew something was fishy but like and idiot I ignored it and worked for about half an hour. Then the assistant manager decided to send me home and have me work 4 pm to 9 pm instead.
This situation in particular is no big deal; I’m just getting this bit out of the way to explain why I’m even using this website this early. But I think it also gives a fair enough example of how good the management is around here.
If I’m going to complain I’d much rather point out some more important things. The pay is easily subpar; I know it’s an entry level kind of workplace but there’s another store around here that pays like 3 or so bucks better(Of course I’d like to make things infinitely more convenient by just fucking going there for some money. But long story short, our family’s not very wealthy and we only have one car so I gotta be working at a place I can walk to in the morning without getting mugged, walking my legs to death, or getting mugged in the legs after they’ve been walked to death). A lot of us are stuck with unstable pay, which is odd considering this chain of stores has been around for a god damn century.
What’s their excuse, exactly? The shitty economy? Is the manager actually an unrealistically greedy person? I will be fair, it’s more likely to be the first one but who knows, maybe the manager’s actually a moron. But to say that he’s the moron who causes all the problems would be dead wrong.
Here’s a bitch thing, which, if your job position is outdoors, is less of a bitch thing and more of a prostitute with every STD ever conceived and got lung cancer from smoking cigarettes made of rat shit and battery acid thing. They used to have some form of, uh, decency and allowed employees to wear shorts in the abysmal summer months. The September I sold my soul to Weis was the last year they did this. Clearly the CEO or whoever is actually a mad scientist who lives in his mother’s basement and does all his work on the computer down there; if he ever felt summer humidity for even a minute of his life I think he would have thought this over for about two seconds and realize how stupid of an idea this is.
Pushing shopping carts takes effort. Especially if it’s the weekend or five-o-clock traffic where you need to get like seven or eight of them up there at a time to keep up with the pace. So naturally you’re going to be ever so slightly exhausted at work on a busy day. Of course, wearing a simple pair of shorts won’t bring about the cure for aids, but I don’t really think that it’s too much to ask that I don’t make my suffering easier by giving my legs some air. It’s more help than what it sounds like. But I guess it is too much to ask because OH NO MY KIDS CAN SEE PEOPLE’S LEGS WHOSE THIGHS ARE COVERED. HOW DISGUSTING I’M GOING HOME SO THEY CAN WATCH MORE FAMILY GUY AND FEEL COMFORTABLE.
The other employees get into arguments with the manager sometimes but I don’t really know the details about these things because I’m usually stuck outside. But I do remember this one time where the mini fridge in the break room had its power cut off or something stupid. All I know for sure is that everyone doesn’t like him too much. I’ve been here for almost two years now and there was that schedule fuckup earlier today so I’m willing to believe it.
Also, more on working outside. Should you be tasked with parcel pickup, at least let it be known that there are some upsides. At least sometimes the weather is nice. Also if it’s not busy (usually the case when it’s a weekday before 5pm), it won’t kill them if you stand around for a few minutes to rest a bit. But don’t envy me for having this position because dear god, doing it in bad weather can suck and the pay is probably the worst. They’ll probably start you off at minimum wage like they did for me. Work toward a different position if you can, whatever pays better.
So with that off my chest, I’d like to conclude this. Should you be one of those who are unfortunately seeking a source of income, please think twice if you find Weis. Mostly if you live in Frederick, Maryland. If you decide to roll with it, then I’m really really sorry that you’re in such a sore need of some money.
Try not to work at this place, the conditions are kinda subpar. Play Ice Demon.
That took too long to type, I’m easily distracted. Also MadWorld is fun, I think I might play that for a while.