Out of town
So yeah, taking my vacation after all.
I covered my shift by trading for a crappy Saturday lunch shift, which I promptly gave away to someone else. Even though I still feel it was management's responsibility to cover a shift that was in the middle of my vacation.
Here's how unreasonable and irresponsible this whole thing turned out to be. Not only was I the first person to request off that day, apparently I was the only person. So it was not like there was a deluge of requests that had to be met, so pretty much there was absolutely no reason to be scheduled.
Since scheduling manager was no help I went to her nominal superior, we'll call him the "good" manager. Every store has one, and usually they are the only reason things go right.
In asking for an explanation of why I was scheduled in the middle of my time off when it was apparent that I would be out of town, I found out a few things.
First off he told me that the scheduling manager thought she was doing us a favor by only scheduling us one shift during our vacation. That way it would be easy for us to cover said shift by trading or giving up the shift to another employee.
Except two people were disciplined because no one could trade of pick their shift up. They technically could have even been fired.
Here's a favor, if I'm out of town and have communicated this fact with you, don't fucking schedule me. I shouldn't have to scurry around looking for someone to work for me. What if I can't find someone?
Am I supposed to drive back, work the one crap shift, and then continue my vacation? Am I supposed to give up my vacation for only one shift?
So I communicated with management and told them they had six employees that they did this to and that we are all ready to head up to human resources for a little chat if this situation is not resolved.
This issue has been taken to the GM, so we'll see what happens.
Other than that I'm off, catch you all next week!