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Please, just come into work. [Jul. 3rd, 2013|12:08 am]
Management sucks.

Hi! New to the comm and I've brought a small suck.

I really do love my job...Collapse )
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I Love My Job...Really.. [Jul. 17th, 2010|07:52 pm]
Management sucks.


Compared to working at walmart, I really do like this job a LOT better, but. As with every job, there are..issues.

Initially I began this job as a temp-worker in a week long position. Somehow, I got lucky and was sent off to work with the apparel "EXpert." I say it's because I'm scrawny and female, but that's neither here nor there...and as I'm not complaining about it, it really holds no relevance either. I did as I was told well enough to be told that "If you were offered a permanent position, would you take it?" to which my answer was a huge yes. Why would I be taking a temp position if I didn't NEED the job? And this is where it all begins....Collapse )

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(no subject) [Jul. 3rd, 2010|11:55 pm]
Management sucks.

I can't believe I didn't post this when it happened. I worked at an upscale cabaret bistro for about six months. One of the owners served as GM, and we had another manager, a server/manager, the chef, one bartender, a serving staff of perhaps a dozen, three line cooks, two bussers, and two dishwashers.

The first part of the suck here is that there was nowhere to lock up possessions. Everyone's bags and changes of clothing got thrown into a single cabinet three feet wide and two feet deep, which was also a side station for whatever we needed when the kitchen got busy. There was no way to keep an eye on your stuff during a shift. At one point, one of the managers halfheartedly offered to lock valuables in the management office during shifts, but seeing as how he never locked it, that didn't seem like it would make a difference.

a coworker steals my iPod and my boss tells me to just buy another oneCollapse )

A few more:
The manager was completely patronizing, overly touchy, and very concerned about appearance. He fired a girl for not passing a menu test on the first try despite letting several other servers have multiple tries. (Out of six tests, I had to take two of them twice.) But we heard him talking about how she wasn't pretty enough. I'm amazed he didn't fire me for being overweight, because all the other girls were skinny and he made multiple comments about my weight.

We didn't open for lunch the day after Thanksgiving. The schedule said we should all arrive at 4, dining room to open at 5. At 4, nobody with keys was there. At 4:30, the entire staff was there, including the 'new' chef, who didn't have keys to the fucking restaurant (he'd been there about six weeks at that point, so the fact that he didn't have keys is a suck all in itself). The GM was at his house 30 miles away, and the other two managers weren't answering their phones. The GM finally made it in at 5:15 (not the first time he'd been that late), and said "oh, the dining room was never going to open before 6, ha ha ha".

The restaurant was failing and in late November, the owner missed a payday ostensibly because he'd been on vacation and had forgotten to do payroll. When the next two pay periods rolled around with no checks, we realized that he was withholding pay because he didn't have the money. He still owes me some $200 that I'll never get because he's out of business.
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Management definitely does suck. [May. 14th, 2009|07:41 pm]
Management sucks.

[mood |depresseddepressed]

Dear suits,

We were all really heartened when you swore to us a month or two ago that there would be no more layoffs. We felt bad for those who had lost their jobs, but were glad that we were still standing and would be for quite some time.

There was a large, collective sigh of relief when you said that the recent restructuring* would last for many months, and that corporate would see how it went before making any further changes to the staff.

That was all great. That job security is one of the reasons my husband and I decided the timing was right to have another baby.

Now I'm 7 weeks pregnant (give or take a bit), and I got laid off today. No medical insurance, no money coming in, no job prospects, nothing. So I've now got doctor visits I can't afford to have, and asthma medication for my daughter I can't afford to buy.

So fuck you, you lying pieces of shit. Fuck you up the ass with a cactus.

I hate you all.

-Disgruntled ex employee

*I'm completely convinced that "restructuring" is a polite way to say "putting the screws to our support staff".
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Oh, for heaven's sake. [Dec. 20th, 2008|01:54 am]
Management sucks.
Mr. Booker, who I ranted about a few days ago? Yesterday when I asked him if any of my back paychecks would clear the bank, his answer was "Well... do you really need the money?"

Fuck that noise. I don't "really need the money," between an understanding roommate and my other job paying really well, but that's absolutely irrelevant to the subject at hand and none of his business anyway. It's my money, I earned it, and I want it. That should be more than good enough.

Then I came in today and he was sitting on the pavement by the back steps in the snow-drizzle. Apparently he'd slipped on the stairs taking the trash out and since he doesn't have a cell phone, he just had to wait for me to come in. I got him up and he's okay (I called an ambulance for him and the EMTs said he checked out all right), but he was really upset all the rest of the afternoon. He kept telling me how much he needs me and how he can't run the shop by himself. Whenever I finally get the end of my rope and am about to tell him that we're done with each other, something like this happens, or out of the blue he starts being really nice for no obvious reason. I don't know if it's exactly suck, but goddamn if it makes deciding to leave any easier.
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My time is *my* *time.* [Dec. 17th, 2008|12:51 am]
Management sucks.
[mood |*snarl*]
[music |The Killers - Dustland Fairytale]

I have a college humanities degree and a part time in a field to which my degree is actually relevant. Amazing, i'nit? I'm going to grad school next fall to get the MA I need for a full-time job.

I also work a day or two week at the candy store where I worked for the year I took off after high school and summers and winters during college. It's a cute little shop, run out of a converted old house by a very nice older man. There are things I could complain about in general, but I'm wary of talking about them since I think they if they don't fall into "bawww, I have to do my job" territory they have nothing to do with the management store.

Nothing terrible, but a bunch of minor things that piss me off more than I thought they did have been building for a long time and *man* did that get longer faster than I expectedCollapse )

tl;dr: Owner of a small store where I'm the only employee doesn't get that I get first dibs on my time, and while he's not exactly mean, he sure doesn't make me want to give it all to him.
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Just No. [Oct. 13th, 2008|06:05 pm]
Management sucks.

Female service desk monkey in a computer shop.

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Greetings! [Sep. 13th, 2008|10:42 am]
Management sucks.

Having read some of the posts here, I'm almost afraid to post. At the same time, however, I think you guys could really help me from becoming one of the people you post about! :)

My dilemma:

I've recently been promoted within my company because my supervisor was fired
for negligence. I've never been a manager before, and now I have to manage in
the mess he left behind. Can you direct me to good resources for either new
managers or managing in a crisis? Are there any online management resources you
would recommend?

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!

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Dear boss, [Aug. 18th, 2008|07:13 pm]
Management sucks.

[mood |pissed offpissed off]

(Sorry guys,, Im too pissed to even CUT this one!)
Dear Bitch,
First of all, it is your day off. Do us all a favor and stay home! Yes, I was in the backroom doing paperwork when you were there. Thats what Im SUPPOSED to do! You have NO right to treat me like a dog. Yes things DID get done while you were away. We got an 1100 case truck that week. It was only 700 this week of course it will get done faster!
Yes, I WAS talking to a customer when you opened the door and yelled that she needed help, but I was talking ABOUT the damn product, which the customer BOUGHT some of! And I didnt give that assignment to that other girl, she VOLUNTEERED to do it! So fuck you very much. And then the icing on the cake, you leave me a note that says "Lead by example, I will do paperwork and no text messaging" I have 2 words, FUCK YOU. I work hard, You need to stop disrespecting your employees before you have NONE. You are a 2 faced back stabber. One of these days it is all going to blow up in your face. Im tired of being treated like I am worthless. I AM looking for another job. Most of the businesses in town would hire me in a second! If I quit you will be fucked. Good luck replacing me. Go die in a fire, you fucking hypocrite bitch!
If only your church people knew what you were REALLY like *smirk*

No love,
The girl who is NO LONGER your slave.
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SOMETIMES managers CAN be awesome [Jun. 20th, 2008|10:24 am]
Management sucks.
 i work in retail and above me is a general manager, Larry and then above him is a district manager..

GM on a conference call with the district and the DM..

DM:So Larry, tell me, What position in your store is the least productive?

GM: (long pause) ummmmmmm District Manager?

Entire conference call busted up laughing minus the DM who was silent..

DM: And connie, how about you?

it was truely AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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