Having a pity party
by, 10-25-2011 at 10:56 AM (812 Views)
I knew when I started my job on Thurs that it wasn't my dream job. It was telemarketing after all. However a job is a job and I need a job. Things have been too tight with the too warm fall.
One of the first rules was a little bit of a concern "No missing work for the first 90 days. You miss you lose your job". Ok I will cross that bridge when or if I get there. If there is an emergency and I have to chose between you and my kids (or my DH losing his 26 dollars an hour) well, you see the obvious choice. However I went on. No paid training- ok not good but I need the money.
First day brought my lunch to find out there was no refrigerator. Why? Because they had a problem with people stealing food, so they just got rid of it.
Then there was the bathroom problem. They have one men and one womens bathroom, one toilet rooms for 30+ employees. The womens had been broken from when I started. Not good but ok.
Everyone goes to break and lunch at the same time. Guess what? You can spend your entire 10 min break waiting for the bathroom. Even with a weak bladder, I have somehow managed to hold it until lunch every day.
End of the second day a classmate asked to go to the bathroom- answer was I am sorry you can only go on break. Somehow I knew this would be the straw that broke the camels back.
You see I am 39 years old, and I know when I have to go to the bathroom and when I can hold it.
To make matters worse, I have extreme IBS or something. The kind where even at home I can crap my pants on occasion. I am not proud of it, and I don't like it. But sometimes when I have to go, I have to go now, and generally I can tell the difference. (I say generally but obviously if it were always I wouldn't have to have included that last part)
I woke up this morning with it. I went to the bathroom 2 or 3 times before I left the house. I went again when I got to work.
They like to do meetings after break sometimes before we get on the phone. The last couple of meetings went like this "If you don't have x # of sales by this time you aren't doing your job and you suck" I am not impressed with this type of motivational crap. It isn't motivational it makes people feel bad. You know what I had x amount of sales and it still made me feel bad. I take things personally like that.
About halfway through this talk my stomach starts doing it's thing. I am not happy about this because I know I am only supposed to go to the bathroom on break (even though I couldn't if I wanted to because of the line). After a minute or so it becomes clear that I have to go, and go now. So I quietly dismiss myself and go (and within seconds there are many banging on the door)
I go to get back on the phone and have a tap on my shoulder. I am called over and told that I may never leave a meeting while he is talking ever. I told him that I had to go to the bathroom urgently. I was told that I had to go to the bathroom on breaks. And if I had IBS or whatever that I needed a Drs note. I told him that I could not work for him. I refrained from telling him off.