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· Dogra Magra
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Day before long weekend, coworker posts in group chat that he "won't get any rest" because his young kids will bug him to do stuff, and he actually prefers going in to work over staying home with his kids. The boss responds with a laughing emoji.

Not sure if this guy is just trying to suck up to the boss or if he truly feels this way. Either way, **** this ****, wtf are these people. I feel like an alien in this garbage corporate culture.
 

· Sas user
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the number of people leaving the companies im at is astounding.

the company i was at before this, first there was the guy i was replacing. then 7 people in my department left over the next 2+ years. including 1 manager though that was a inter company move. other departments were struggling too though.

at my current job i cant think of a single person who definitely wont leave. since i joined just 6months ago, 3 people left and now a manager is also leaving. they had almost every non manager leave before i joined and now 2 replacements left in less than 6 months. i wouldnt be surprised at any resignations at this point.
 

· Born Of Blotmonað
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I finally got the HR people to register me for the app that shows all our hours & let you book time off, we’ve been using this app for 2 years & only now do I have access. The nice thing is the calendar syncs with my phone calendar so I don’t have to program my shifts anymore
 

· Dogra Magra
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Y'all ever have this thing where, you need some info to do your job, and you ask people for it. Your company is super disorganised so you don't even know who to ask for what, so you just crowdsource. And then people only give you half of the info you need (maybe they don't know the other half, or maybe they just don't want to bother). Then you kind of wait because you don't want to be like aggressively hounding them down for it. Then later your work gets delayed and they come to you and they're like, "Why haven't you finished this thing yet?"

I want to turn around and be like, "Why do YOU think?" But then I'm not an a-hole so I kind of just sheepishly laugh and go, "Ohhh, haha, not sure, I'll double check..." and then scramble to finish it with half the information.

I'm wondering if I should tell my boss about this. I'm not going to name names or anything, but it's not that hard for people to just say they don't know and direct me to somebody who knows or to a source or something instead of just leaving me hanging. Not cool, man.
 

· Born Of Blotmonað
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I work in a liquor store. Before my boss left today he asked me if I shopped at a competitor liquor store…I thought I misheard him but he asked if I shop at Safeway Liquor Store so I said not in a while & then he proceeded to give me $20 in giftcards for there, lol. I can’t say I’ve ever been encouraged to go shop at the competition by a boss while on shift, haha
 

· aldehyde dehydrogenaser
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The US is very strange when it comes to forcing people to work or lose their jobs in the event of a family member's illness or birth (or your own illness, but not birth). It's pretty much restricted to: your parents or your child, or spouse but rarely to the sibling because I guess your sibling's parent/child/spouse has to take care of them? That's not super realistic I guess but I suppose that has more to do with legal/financial relationships than anything.
 

· Dogra Magra
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AAAAAAAAaaaaa so much work and so many emails etc to reply to. Making my social avoidance flare up. I think I overestimated my capacity to function while trying to pull self out of rut. I want to die!!!!! Just want to throw away my laptop/phone and bury my head in my blanket and not come out until next year (PД`q。)·。'゜

screaming crying running away

 

· Song and action man
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I hate harping on people for stuff. I'm not sure if it's SA but it seems to go against my core beliefs or something.

But there's a matter of protecting myself as well
 

· Barbells and kittens
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They ended up calling everyone to come back in at about 9pm last night. Many trucks were broken down from the cold. I had to limp mine back in over two hours going between 35mph and 55mph on the interstate because it was trying to break down. They canceled work entirely tonight. We get paid for both days anyway though, so Merry Christmas to us.
 

· Just a bit stitious
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My company hired a new person in my department..at the end of the year/holiday time no less. I regrettably agreed to help train. That would mean me going to the office in person, which I didn’t mind doing. It is the training itself that made me nervous…I’m not good at explaining things since I have my own weird/OCD way of doing things and I also do not have the patience…especially now. Well, I worked through that as best I could and arranged for a ride in (I don’t drive) only to have my boss cancel at the last minute.

I avoided several attempts by her to reschedule it but eventually she pinned me down and I rescheduled it. But I can’t do it now…my mental health is a trainwreck right now and I have zero…and I mean zero patience…for anyone or anything. Plus, I’ve been off for a few days and need to catch up with my own work especially since I am on a tight month end deadline.

I’ve already used the “I can’t find a ride” excuse so have to come up with something else. I was thinking of just a vague “personal reasons” line or using the month end deadline as an excuse. I don’t care if it gets me in trouble or causes an issue…I can’t do it right now and never should have agreed to it in the first place. It shouldn’t be my responsibility.
 

· Irretrievably Lost
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It's so nice having a 3-day weekend due to the holiday. We really need to change to a 4-day workweek as a society. That would give people time to actually enjoy their lives and the fruits of their labor.
 

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The feeling of stupidity every time you chimed in on a discussion and give your input on something, only for everyone to be annoyed at you talking, just ignore you and throw a sound bubble around you so they can mute you. Then they can continue their discussion. But I keep doing it because I'm paid to, so I have to put up a perception of trying to contribute or else. As much as it annoys everyone that I'm there and every time I have to try give my input.
 

· Barbells and kittens
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Found out yesterday at work there's a new Illinois law that's really going to screw us over. The law is to guarantee all workers the right to a 20 minute lunch break on their shift. Which is good for the people that weren't allowed any breaks and makes no difference to the ones that already got a lunch break. But the way they're interpreting it for commercial drivers is we have to actually stop driving and take an unpaid 20 minute break within 5 hours of starting work.

Can't really cheat it because we have an electronic logging device linked to the truck that knows when it's moving. I eat while I'm driving because my work day is long enough as it is. Any added time is just time I don't get to be at home. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is because it's just extending my already long work day for no extra pay.

Then the more I thought of it the more angry I got. 20 minutes a day is 100 minutes a week. 5200 minutes a year. That's 86 hours or basically two full unpaid weeks a year because of this stupid interpretation of a law. I feel like the state of Illinois should cut me a check for two week's pay at the end of the year since they're stealing my time from me.
 

· Barbells and kittens
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Found out yesterday at work there's a new Illinois law that's really going to screw us over. The law is to guarantee all workers the right to a 20 minute lunch break on their shift. Which is good for the people that weren't allowed any breaks and makes no difference to the ones that already got a lunch break. But the way they're interpreting it for commercial drivers is we have to actually stop driving and take an unpaid 20 minute break within 5 hours of starting work.

Can't really cheat it because we have an electronic logging device linked to the truck that knows when it's moving. I eat while I'm driving because my work day is long enough as it is. Any added time is just time I don't get to be at home. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is because it's just extending my already long work day for no extra pay.

Then the more I thought of it the more angry I got. 20 minutes a day is 100 minutes a week. 5200 minutes a year. That's 86 hours or basically two full unpaid weeks a year because of this stupid interpretation of a law. I feel like the state of Illinois should cut me a check for two week's pay at the end of the year since they're stealing my time from me.
What my coworkers are doing is coming to work, logging in, and then immediately going off duty while they wait for the trucks to be loaded to satisfy the 20 minute break. Apparently this is okay.

But if you work 12 hours or more you have to take a second break. So last night at my last stop I had 2 hours and 5 minutes till I hit 12 hours. The drive back is 2 hours plus I have to stop for fuel. So it would have been borderline not enough time. So I had to sit in a parking lot for 20 minutes at 4am. And then my 12 hour day became a 12 hour and 20 minute day for no additional pay. Such BS. This kind of law makes things more dangerous for everyone because we're going to end up rushing trying to beat the clock or we're just going to have to find ways to cheat it.

I'm really seething over this. It's like all these supply chain issues and instead of making things better to attract more workers they make things worse. And then complain there's not enough drivers.
 
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