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Old 01-18-06, 12:44 AM
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Job RANT... i.e. cold(crap)stones update.

Well today sucked!

I walked in for my "scheduled" orientation and here is what greeted me...

"When we hired you we were up on business but in the last 2 weeks our business has not been good. Some of the employees got mad when they saw another name on the schedule. Therefore while you are still "hired" you can not start work until Late March, or maybe as late a May or June. I want you working here, you ahve a good personality and poise with customers, etc... (I stopped listening here). "

Basically he is saying, well we hired you but we are "laying you off" until May or so when the hours are there...

I personally think this is a bunch of bull****. I was relativly upset (to say it mildly). I am majorly screwed now, and that means sub teaching better come though after my birthday...

Oh well, crying, cussing and kicking the door is over. Now to go slash the guys tires.

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It sounds like bull-crap to me. I thought they were actually talking about the possibility of moving quickly or right into management??
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Old 01-18-06, 01:13 AM
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Exactly, then look what happens...
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Well, since you are hired and now laid off, collect unemployment. See if they put you behind the counter, then.
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Have you considered a Temp Agency.
I am working for one after doing years of the corparate crap
and enjoy it actually. You dont get paid alot but always being
in a new place is sort of interesting.
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See if you can find a loophole and get unemployement from them like Siu said.

Also....try labor board or who is over the labor laws to see if that breaks any laws....it sure should.
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Old 01-18-06, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Well, since you are hired and now laid off, collect unemployment. See if they put you behind the counter, then.
Damn skippy on that! I don't know if CA's unemployment is like PA's but if you file the insurance claim will go against their account. Yeah, that'll learn 'em!
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I won't patronize them - not like I even know where one is, but if I see one, I won't go in. That's just not right, and sounds a lot like you've been unfairly discriminated against.

If you have documentation of what they told you before, (and maybe even if you don't) you could try calling the ACLU. This sounds like a case they'd be looking to take.
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Well, if they don't pay you a retainer, you should be out of there!

It's amazing that they would think you would go along with this!

"Yeah, I have a job, but I can't go to it and I don't get paid."
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I dont want to go in...but the ice cream is sooooo goood. Argh! Fine, just for you 58vw!
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I'm boycotting Coldstone, too. I prefer Bruster's, anyway. Would be nice to be able to franchise Bruster's here in SoCal.
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I was waiting for my coupons and customer loyalty card before I went, but since those won't be forthcoming, I'll stick to Godiva's Belgian Dark Chocolate ice cream. It's sooooo much better than any ice cream I've ever eaten.

As for your job, you're an employee at will and if you're p/t, even worse. You probably won't be able to collect unemployment since you probably need to have worked f/t for a minimum period to collect. And they haven't formally fired you or laid you off. You can investigate what recourse you have, but don't be surprised if you can't collect.

Instead, hit up the temp agencies in your area. You'll get some pretty interesting and some boring job offers. My past temp history has included packing Drexel Burnham Lambert's files after Mike Milliken bankrupted them and working at the NY Blood Center separating blood and plasma. And of course, there's always bike messengering and bike mechanic. A racer like you should know their way around a bike well enough to do some wrenching. Even Walmart needs people to put bikes together for customers.

Also, if there's any plus size women's clothing stores around you, I'd check them out. Nothing like 30% off employee discounts to add to your wardrobe!
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Well, since you are hired and now laid off, collect unemployment. See if they put you behind the counter, then.

Don't you need to put in a certain amount of time?
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Don't you need to put in a certain amount of time?
90 days in Colorado.
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90 days in Colorado.
Ya I was curious. I know in Canada it is quite a while...well maybe 90 days. But there is definately an amount of time your employer is allowed to give you the boot without regard.
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Also, if there's any plus size women's clothing stores around you, I'd check them out. Nothing like 30% off employee discounts to add to your wardrobe!
I like... but majot clothing purchaces will happen in about 2 years

My mom (of all people) found a 24 hour a week 8 dollar per hour job working for the protien (I mean meat) department at VONS. We will see what happens with that but I will see what happens with everything.

I am thinking about going for my PHd now...
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You can always prostitute yourself.
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You can always prostitute yourself.
This is an excellent idea. You'd be your own boss and set your own hours and rates. And if anyone refuses to pay, you could kick a hole in their chest w/ your cyclists legs.

As for working at a plus size women's store, you work there now, get to be friends w/ the people there and when you really need the clothes 2 yrs. from now, you have your friends buy it for you w/ their discounts.
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Yeah being a prostitute's kind of like being a messenger.
Except in this case, the dispatcher is your pimp, you are the bike, and what you deliver is you.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
Yeah being a prostitute's kind of like being a messenger.
Except in this case, the dispatcher is your pimp, you are the bike, and what you deliver is you.
We must have nothing to do at work.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
You can always prostitute yourself.
If you're in customer service (retail) and you don't own the business then you already are a prostitute.
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That bites. Tell him to screw off and go work for like Baskin Robins or somehting and rub it in his face
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Originally Posted by jyossarian
We must have nothing to do at work.
I have plenty to do at work. The next week's going to consist of going over schematics for a 58 story building being commissioned in midtown in 07.
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I meant for SEX.
S double E X!

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If you're in customer service (retail) and you don't own the business then you already are a prostitute.
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Originally Posted by peregrine
You know your ice cream, jyossarian!!
It's like eating deeply chocolatey flavored butter...ooohhhh...butter....
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