Working with Mom
by Gypsywannabe - Posted Wed April 15, 2009 @ 2:34 AM
I'm off Mondays and Tuesdays, so guess how surprised I was to receive a call to see if I can cover my mothers shift this weekend. Actually that was not the surprising part. The surprising part was who called.
Can you guess?
It was my mom! Now she sports the same job title as me - if anything she has senority over me but in no way does she have anything to do with scheduling. So why is she calling me? I told her that if McD's wants me to work different hours they can call me and speak to me about it. She then proceeds to tell me that they are too busy to contact me and that I am to speak about it through her.
Now I don't know how other places work but when I managed a Waffle House I treated each of the employees as individuals. I had a married couple, two guys that were dating and a mother daughter group, and I always spoke to them personally when it came to discussing shift changes, handing out paychecks and giving out new uniforms.
If my manager can't speak to me (it's now Tuesday - two days later) because she cannot find the time to ask me to come in then maybe I wont show up. Honestly what can they do fire me? Fine. I'll just go be a hooker - Playboy says they aren't being hindered by this recession and I bet my pimp would have the curtosey to address me personally.
But not about the showing up at work.