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23 August 2012 @ 01:50 pm
What advice do you guys have for someone who is in the middle of a flareup but can't slow down?
For some reason my job (which I am quitting) scheduled me 7 days in a row, and I start my new job immediately after, which means I have a good stretch of days where I'm just working. My joints already hurt a bunch and its starting to hurt to walk. They said they have nobody to cover my shifts. I don't want to leave on bad terms by missing shifts, because I like shopping there. Any advice?
envirogeek: meenvirogeek on August 23rd, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
My recommendation is too tell the old job you can't work the last 2, 3 (however many) shifts as you're not well. If they say no, then i would call in sick. you're leaving anyways... Don't know if that helps, but its what I would do.
the attention just encourages herxhollydayx on August 23rd, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Yikes I don't know if I have good advice. Can you beg anyone to take your shifts? Where I currently work, many people are hungry for shifts (unfortunately, not many people are trained in my job so I can't give my shifts to most people). I had to work over a week straight recently and by the last day I was literally crying I hurt so bad. Are there any locations you could shop at that aren't this one?
i <3 bukkake n_____n: mona leiavoodooskeleton on August 24th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
There is literally nobody to take my shifts. They're all on vacation. I don't think it's fair that everyone else gets to go on vacation and I have to overwork myself.
The closest location for this particular store is 5 hours away. I don't really want to switch to a different store because this one always has what I need in stock and I know how the promotions work and everything to save me money.
I ended up leaving early today. I'm really pissed off about it, because they said I couldn't have any of these 7 days off, and there were definitely enough people on shift today that I wasn't doing anything much at all.
accio brain!: mal in meadowxxdevixx on August 24th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I usually just call in sick and say I'm having a hard time walking due to joint pain and I can't make it in today. At my job I feel like I'm the only one working there a lot of the time when there are plenty of other people not doing anything. It sucks.
i <3 bukkake n_____nvoodooskeleton on August 24th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
At my job you have to get someone to cover if you are sick or its considered a no show.