Thursday, October 08, 2009


Last week has been beyond frustrating! On Monday, the 28th, I was really excited to be starting a new job at a Salvation Army Thrift Store.....I figured I like shopping there, so I might as well work there, right? I thought everything was going fine.....I worked 8 hours on Monday, but when I woke up on Tuesday, my feet were all swelled up from my Osteoarthritis. So when I went into work on Wednesday, I talked to my boss & asked him if I could just work 5-6 hour shifts as anything beyond that would make my feet swell up too much. He seemed fine with it & even rearranged my schedule for Friday & Saturday for me. Well, about 15 minutes before I was due to get off Saturday night, he called me up to the office & told me that he was going to 'let me go' since I can't work 8 hour shifts. He proceeded to tell me that everyone has to work 8 hour shifts, which is a lie! They have one girl that only works 5 hour shifts, Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm! I was so ticked! I loved that job! He wouldn't even give me a chance to try it or to let me work in the back pricing merchandise. He said that no one sits down back there either, which is another lie because on Thursday, I worked in the back pricing books, cds & videos & there were several workers sitting down while they were working! I am in the process of filing a complaint with the Department of Civil Rights for discrimination, but I'm not sure what good that's going to do.....we shall see.

On Friday, Shawn picked up my granddaughter & I was able to spend Saturday & Sunday night with her along with most of the day Monday (Toni let her 'skip school' so I could see her :). As you can see, she is still such a ham for the camera, lol.
Before I left the store on Saturday, I picked up this Barbie house for her for $8.00! It folds up & she absolutely loves it. See her peeking through the doorway :) She decided to keep it here so she has something to play with when she comes to visit me, plus Toni said she doesn't have room for it.

I do have another job interview tomorrow for a Potrait Studio, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is the one if it's meant to be. I tell's frustrating looking for a job! And even more frustrating getting fired for no reason :(

Hope you have a great weekend. I've got a busy one planned....interview tomorrow & then lots of errands to run, working at the gym on Saturday morning, playing cards Saturday night with some friends, church on Sunday & possibly going to see the Lions/Steelers game if I can get tickets.

Stay warm!


Heather said...

Okay, that is terrible. And I'm so sorry to hear that it happened to you. I hope something better comes along.

Denise said...

I'm sorry you were treated that way. Especially by someone at a business that is supposed to be helping people.

I can't believe how big your granddaughter is getting. She is adorable!!


Ryzmomplus2 said...

Wow, sorry to hear how you were treated. It must mean there is something better out there for you! Good luck in your search