Monday, May 20, 2013
I was so looking for the soccer season to be over because things would slow down! Well they have in that respect but now my stress levels are so high now that I'm physically exhausted and it's taking everything I have to get through my weeks! First my husband gets into his car accident and the car has been totaled! Then we find out that our insurance decided to pay their (the people who hit my husband) 900.00 bill because the insurance decided it was my husbands fault. No ticket was issued but they felt with the drivers lies that my husband hit him :/ Then at the beginning of May we received a lot of work with resets in Safeway. My first week into them we get news that the middle of May we have to start Kroger resets! Since the time frame is so tight and I had about 25 stores to do with Safeway that's all I did for 2 weeks, low and behold this is now my 2nd. week into my Kings resets and I find out this morning that the 4 stores that we did last week we have to go back to and redo because the big wigs decided to change the flow. Are you freakin kidding me, get it right the first time before we start, I think they need to be charged by the vendors on this and not get free help! Oh yeah, did I mention I have to do these 4 days a week for 5 weeks! Then today I found out that one of our full timers has decided to retire and move to Texas. I'm happy for him he deserves to be with his kids and grand kids! Now we're being told that they are going to hire in 2 part timers to take his place. This normally wouldn't worry me but over the last week or so other companies that are in the same business are cutting all of their full timers to part time (under 30 hours a week) so they don't have to pay insurance under the new health care plan. Once he's gone there will be 4 part timers and 2 full timers not counting 1 part time office and 2 full time office personale, they which don't work the stores. The other full timer and I and now being told that our jobs will probably change now (i.e. more work no raise) more managerial responsibility and so on. Now I'm more stressed than ever because of the money issue! It was bad at the beginning of the year and now this is compounding it not knowing if I'm going to be cut at least 10 hours a week. I can't afford another pay cut! I love my job but I've already told both of my bosses that if I get dropped that I'll have to find something else because I won't be able to pay my bills.. Just waiting for corporate to slowly make the decision of what affects other offices in other states.....
Right now I have to say that I'm very stressed out and very saddened to see that a lot of companies are moving a lot of full time to part time so they don't have to pay for the health care plan. I'm more saddened that they are treating their employees like that even with a long run of service. I've never been in this position before and I think that what troubles me the most, no control! It's usually me making my own decisions instead of them being made for me and without my consent....
I really have to vent and blow of some steam, I can't share this with a lot of people but I know that I have good friends that I can find support from here, then I come home and see the news and my problems and issues seem so petty, people have lost their lives, their homes and their neighborhoods, and I'm sitting here complaining about my job and things I can't control!
I hope this wasn't a downer for a whole lot of people! Just trying to work it through!!
Take care and have a great week, for all of those in the Kansas and Oklahoma area may God Bless you and help you through a speedy recover and I do hope that you're able to get back on your feet as quick as possible!