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Ho Fucking Ho Ho.

the holidays are going to be the NED of me. er. end. END, I TELL YOU. *sob* work is so freaking strenuous that i constantly wish i was at home. no, scratch that, it's so freaking busy and slammed and stressful that all i want to do IS GO TO THE FARKING BATHROOM. seriously. for the last two days, i've had to give at LEAST a three hours notice before i tinkled, and even then, it was pulling tooth and nail to get the hell a-WAY from my register and into the toidee.

well, not INTO, in a Trainspotting sorta way, but yanno...

thankfully, the majority of the customers have been actually okay, though the REAL stinkers are the jerks calling from the comfort of their homes and getting pissy because they've been on hold a whopping THREE MINUTES. unkay. i'm standing here, the only person out of *waves arms in an emphatic movement that involves her entire upper torso* all the people up here that actually answers the phone, i'm doing a delivery order, answering three questions WHILE on the floor and rolling a chair mat for another customer WHILE I'M WEARING A SKIRT. yes, sir, every single employee we OWN is currently on a register, so there is no one to help you. please listen to more of The Carpenters Christmas while holding. kay, thanks.

which brings me to another point: although i'm bloated as a dead fish this week to *urp* my BLEEDING, OOZING UTERUS, it's not really a good idea to wear my long, tight skirt to work during the holiday rush. i shimmied up more ladders and pulled more furniture today than i think i have the rest of the week combined.

i also got pulled into the office by Tony and told that i have a rotten attitude and that i need to watch what i say in front of the customers (mainly referring to yesterday when he walked in, i was holding my thighs very tightly together to prevent leakage and i said that i needed to go potty, and that i have needed to go potty for HOURS, can i please freaking go? the customers raised their eyebrows and looked at him, our fearless leader, at such a SHOCKING statement coming from their hired help.)

and my use of the word 'freaking' was attacked, too. i'm sorry, i'm stressed. i know that other people are stressed. unfortunately, if i can't VENT, i'll freaking explode. family stuff isn't helping at ALL, and i do my freaking darnedest to keep home 'issues' separated from work 'issues'...

the month of december is going to freaking be the death of me, i swear. i don't even have an OUNCE of Christmasism in me whatsoever left. the biggest joy i have been able to find is laughing my ass off with faetal as Bacci does silly stuff for us on the stairs.

other than that, i want to do nothing but come home and drink myself into a stupor, although it's barely 5 pm.

but i won't.

life moves on.

there's almost nothing left
you eat my kind for breakfast
what did i expect, to come here and find anyone?


Dec. 16th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
i know you're too nice, but you might want to look into your rights as an employee, you CAN take legal action and flashing about a bit of documentation on the subject might help.
At my work you get a break every 2 and a half hours, or it starts to be something that you could have a lawsuit over.
Dec. 16th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
exactly. by law</a> you are entitled to two fifteen minute breaks and at least a half hour lunch in the state of washington. last i checked at least.
Dec. 16th, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
we only get ten minute breaks, and i work at mc donalds, if they were doing something seedy, the media would know.
either way, for an eight hour shift, two breaks and a meal break is the standard.
i belive you can sign papers to waive these rights, and if you work on a farm you arent required to uphold the same breaks..
Dec. 16th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
hmm, only ten? i thought 15 was the legal standard but i could be wrong, it happens.

hmm, good ol' text ads in gmail. get the occasional useful and/or interesting link schwarzenegger trying to pass something to allow businesses to not have mandatory lunch breaks

info on breaks and stuff at least at the government level
Jun. 18th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
we now have a poster in the breakroom with the laws for washington state on it. weird stuff for farm workers, it is!
Jun. 18th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
or ten minute breaks. at least that's what we get at any rate.
Jun. 20th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
True. I thought it was 15 but I've heard ten from several people.
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
that's one thing i miss about michael's - i would get a 15 min break there. 10 minutes is barely enough time to pee, let alone relax any.
Feb. 25th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
if it isn't, ten minute breaks should be criminal. at first i had no idea what do to with an hour lunch break from being used to half hour lunch breaks
Nov. 23rd, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
the last four years that i worked in phoenix, i always had hour long lunches. the collections agency i worked at right before i made the decision to move up here had only half hour, and i thought i would DIIIIE. and i even had a car then.
(no subject) - madmadhatter - Nov. 23rd, 2006 11:16 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 18th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
they've thankfully gotten a lot better regarding this, they're very adamant about giving us lunches and breaks as we're supposed to, from constant fear of being audited.

except for CopyMax, for some reason. it seems like every single day, they're taking a lunch like an hour before they get off work, during a 9 hour shift. yet another reason i would never work in CopyMax.
Jun. 20th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
That's good! Huzzah for employee rights!

Oh man, that's an awesome icon!
Feb. 20th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
aww, i wish i would have kept whatever icon it had been, because now i'm greatly curious. all i have showing up there now is my itchy kitty butt.
Feb. 25th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
i'm also curious now, i can't remember what it was now. the itchy kitty butt burns out all else!
Nov. 23rd, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
an itchy butt of any kind generally does.
(no subject) - madmadhatter - Nov. 23rd, 2006 11:13 am (UTC) - Expand


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