Friday, August 12, 2011
Well, the title says it all!
I have been rostered on for 4-5 shifts a week for the next 3 weeks. I CAN'T do that many hours! I am in my last semester of uni, for goodness sake. When I asked my boss if there was anything he could do about it he said no. He then told me that if I can't handle my hours I need to 'think about my priorities and my work/life balance". Ah, excuse me? I am on a part time contract and agreed to work 2-3 days per week. That can give me time for my priorities and my work/life balance. Working DOUBLE the shifts I signed on for? Not so much. I was floored, and livid. He basically told me to quit if I didn't like it! Seriously? Could he not have asked the other staff if they would pick up a few extra hours? He said IF I start having trouble keeping up with uni then he will reassess. Why wait until I am stressed and exhusted to make changes? I am saying now that I can't handle the hours, so I don't understand why he refuses to make changes! This manager has only been here 3 weeks and everyone already hates him. I think I am going to call HR on Sunday, because this is not right at all. The only saving grace about this company is that they are big, so I do have the option of contacting HR for advice and support. This has kept me up half the night! That and deciding which lectures to skip, since I can't work those hours and go to uni!
Then, I went to the doctor. I haven't told y'all this but I have been having trouble with my lips. Basically they were red, swollen, sore, itchy and...scaley. They have been for months but they are just getting worse. I saw my regular GP 2 weeks ago and he told me I lick my lips and gave me some zinc and castor oil cream to protect the lips. I DO NOT LICK MY LIPS. I use lip balm for that very reason, because when I was a kid I would lick my lips and they got chapped. My regular GP wouldn't listen and the cream just dried my lips out further and made things waaaaaaay worse. So I went to another doctor last night who told me that my GP should have listened to me! This doctor gave me steroid creams and within an HOUR my lips were feeling waaaaay better and looking better. I basically looked like Bobo the clown before because I had a big red outline around my lips from where it was sore and irritated. I am to use the strong cream for a week, the weaker cream for a week after that and then I should be fine! I am seriously thinking about changing doctors. It is so much nicer to have someone who listens to you and takes you seriously.
THEN! I got home from the doctor and my parents were drunk. They drink a lot, but last night they were definatly drunk. I had planned on knuckling down and finishing an assignment last night but I hate being around my parents when they are drunk so Russell took me out to dinner. I just couldn't cope with the responsibility of my drunk parents last night, because they generally end up fighting and then I have to take care of a now drunk and depressed (diagnosed) mother. I had enough on my plate.
Russell took me out for Thai. Nice, healthy choice, lots of veggies, no cream etc. Then dessert. At Denny's. Sometimes you just need chocolate and last night was one of those times. I own my choices.
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