Wednesday, October 12, 2005

okay here's the deal

I haven't updated in about a week because I have been fighting a horrible head cold that has made me not want to do much of anything. I was going to blog on Thursday last week but felt like crap and just wanted to sit around all day and do a bunch of nothing. So I did! Friday, Saturday and Sunday I felt the same way. Well, actually Friday, Saturday and Sunday the cold got worse and so I really couldn't do much of anything except cough and sneeze and let my eyes water. Monday it was to the point that my eyes were watering sooo bad that by the end of the day it had looked like I had done nothing but cry all day. Which I felt like doing because I had a headache so bad from my sinus' that I wanted to cry. My eyes were so swollen and puffy and red that it just looked really bad. Tuesday things started clearing up. And today I feel a lot better. Just a little bit of a cough left. The nose is a little stuffy but not to bad. No headache and no watery eyes. So I think I will be over this thing by tomorrow.

Sunday I was feeling so bad that I had to call my mom at 8 in the a.m to let her know that she needed to let the pastor know that I wasn't coming to Sunday School or Church so he needed to find someone to teach my Sunday School class. I know, short notice, but Saturday I had every intention of going. I woke up Sunday, got in the shower, got out and felt like I was going to puke (you all needed to know that right?) So I decided that I would rather not pass whatever I had to the rest of the kids in Sunday School. So I stayed home.

Now, seeing as I didn't want to spread this cold monster, I decided that I shouldn't go into work Sunday as well. I work in the Meat and Seafood department, which means that I handle other people's food. So I really didn't want to chance going into work and making everyone else sick. So I call work and this is the conversation (MIC stands for Manager in Charge for those of you who don't know store lingo)

MIC: "This is ******* can I help you?"
Me: "Yeah *******, this is April! Umm, I won't be able to come into work today. I am really sick and I just won't be able to make it into work."
MIC: "Oh man, you really don't sound good. Sounds like you got a nasty cold. Umm, hold on."
Me: "Okay"
1.5 minutes later
MIC: "April, I am sorry but could you please try to come into work. You are the only one working on second shift and well, there is no one else to cover for you. **** took the day off and an unpayed day off and I don't really want to call them in. So could you just try to come in."
Me: "Well, I could try to come in but you see, I am like really sick. I mean I am sneezing, coughing, my eyes are all watery, i am about to throw up. I work around other people's food and I am sure that they wouldn't want someone who is sick handling their food. But if you would like me to spread this around to everyone else then sure I can try to come in."
MIC: "I understand that you are sick, but you see, you are the only one working tonight and I don't want to make someone come in on their requested day off. So just please try. If you don't come in I will have to consider this as a no call no show."
Me: "But I called in well over an hour before my shift. So you can't count it as a NCNS."
MIC: "yeah, I will have to if you don't show up."
Me: "Fine whatever, i will infect everyone else in the store. I will try to be there."
MIC: "Thanks. Bye"
Me: "Whatever" -hangs up phone.

Now I am sorry but that is a bunch of bull crap. MIC just basically wanted to make sure that their butt was covered. So I ended up going into work. I run into MIC and they tell me that I really look sick and whatnot and I just ingnore them like "what you thought i was joking." Then MIC passes by me later when I am sooo busy that I can't really keep up with everything. Tells me that it should die down in a little bit and tacks on three more tasks for me to do once it dies down and WALKS AWAY! Doesn't even stop to help at all, knowing dang well that I have no one there to help me. GRRRRR! I hate my job! But that is how they are! Always looking out for themselves. So I left at my appointed time, my department look like crap and I just didn't even call MIC to tell them I was leaving, which is what you are supposed to do every night before you leave. Why the heck should I call someone who doesn't even really care about me to let them know that i am leaving. Let them come down and see that my department is a mess themselves. They didn't want to help me when i was swamped earlier and had no help. So they can find someone to fix it. I know not very christian of me, but i was sick and grumpy and wanted to go home and sleep. They have been complaining to us about over time. Saying that we can't have any over time, even 15 minutes, so why should I bother to call. If they tell me to stay I will just be like "hey, we can't have overtime." Because if I do stay then I will get bitched at by some other manager the next day because I had overtime. So yeah, ummm....RANT OVER! I hate my job, end of story!

So, I am hoping that I am over this whole cold thing by tomorrow! I hate being sick. I just want to get back to my normal self. So if you were wondering where i have been...there you go. That has been my week. Now I have to go tonight and deal with the demon spawn at A.W.A.N.A's. I know that i keep calling them names, but really they are fun to be around most of the time. It reminds me of how I used to feel when I was their age.

Well, i will update more later. Everyone have a nice Wednesday!