The Bookseller Suck-o-meteron April 16, 2007 at 5:06 pm
Made Me Cry!
The SC's have been rampant in my shop! I have been having problems with the management and the staff at the shop (I will HAVE to write all about that too), making me go as far as to call the Union about it. This has made me feel a bit shit and a bit useless and confused as to what role I actually play in the shop. Add to this, a bunch of shitty SC's personally attacking my personality and my "attitude", this makes for a very unhappy Jaime (me). Also, add to that that I was sick with the Flu 2 weeks ago and was off work for a week (which my boss was not happy about, even though I was highly contagious and had a doctors note), so when I came back last week, I felt as though I had pissed everyone off because I was sick. AND (!) so contagious was I that I ended up getting ASSMAN (bf) sick, and he ended up getting me sick AGAIN!
So, I felt BAD yesterday and laid in bed all day and felt as though my head was going to pop like a balloon. I went to work this morning, though, because I did not want to call in sick again, after just having a week off for the same thing. See, people would no doubt complain that I was faking and all that rot. Bad move!
I was in the Books department this morning and it was about 10:30 am. I had only been there for an hour and a half and I felt really sick. I had been coughing and blowing my nose so much that staff were wary of coming near me. I shouldn't have come in, but I didn't want to get a lecture and feel like even more of an outcast.
This lady comes up to me and I say "hello". I have to admit, it came out a bit low…..so maybe she didn't hear me, but I said it. I was in no way nasty, rude or mean to this woman. I served her and she smiled and never spoke to me. Now, when I say "hello" and they do not speak to me, I tend to not speak to them afterwards. You know what I am talking about. And the fact that I felt like keeling over and dying did not make me especially perky.
Anyway, we finish the transaction which took all of 10 seconds and she says to me "what is your name"?
Conversation is as follows:
EB (evil bitch)
M "why do you ask my name"? (cough/gag/cough)
EB "just give me your name"!
M "can I just ask why"?
EB "Don't ask WHY just GIVE ME YOUR NAME"!
M "I am sorry, but if I give my name out I would like to know why" (cough)
EB "You just served me and never said a word to me"!
M "I actually said "hello", but I am very sick, so you may not have heard me, I am sorry" (cough)
EB "You NEVER said "hello" to me and if you are so SICK you have NO BUSINESS serving me"!
M "I am sorry, but I am sick and not feeling too well, I apologize if you didn't hear me, but…………….."
EB "YOU NEVER SAID HELLO…NOW GIVE ME YOUR NAME…NOW"! "I AM DEMANDING THAT YOU GIVE ME YOUR NAME"! "YOU HAVE NO RIGHT WORKING THE TILLS WITH YOUR ATTITUDE, NO RIGHT AT ALL"!
M "Please, I was not trying to offend you, I am just sick and I did say hello."
EB "I WANT YOUR NAME…NOOOWWWW"!
M "Fine, you want my name-here it is"!
I then scribbled my name on a piece of paper and slammed it down on the counter and ran off in tears!
I cried so hard after this happened, and I was shaking badly with rage…pure rage…I wanted to rip that woman's heart out with my hands.
It hurts so much that someone would do that to someone who was obviously not feeling well and was trying to be very nice and apologizing. I could not understand why it meant so much to her that I said "hello". I was not rude to her, I was not happy-happy-joy-joy…I was ill and a bit depressed, but I did say "hello", just not loud enough for her liking. She actually wanted my name to complain and to, I am sure, ultimately get me fired, because of something so petty. I guess she really thinks she is important and that I am a dog….which working at that place, I feel as if I am sometimes. I would never ever try to have someone's job because of something like that. It is ridiculous!
I found out later that the man in line behind her said to her "I guess you have never had a job before"! (hahaha….I bet she never worked a day in her life….she had that look). Also, she went upstairs with her husband (who was nowhere near her when all of this happened) and demanded to speak to the manager. When she was told that the manager was not in, but we had a supervisor (me and Anne) her husband chimed in and shouted "WE NEED A MANAGER FOR THIS…IT'S UNBELIEVABLE…THE TREATMENT WE GOT"! As I said…he was nowhere near her when this happened! So, they were informed that the manager would be back on Thursday…they said they would be in then to complain.
I hope they do come in! I had a coworker there with me the whole time and she saw and heard everything. She was the first to say that I did nothing at all wrong. The way the manager treats me, though, I am sure we will have to have a "talk"…..but I will get fired before I apologize to these pieces of slime!
It's just with all the crap at work, being sick and getting crap from SC's all the time, lately, I am easily upset. When you constantly hear how shit you are, how you are stupid and can't do your job….and employees hate you when you go out of your way to be nice to them….well, you start to feel that everyone is right.
ugh!!!!!! I can't wait for Christmas to be over so I can apply for a new job.