Today I received a written reprimand for coming in an hour late on Monday. I work at a homeless shelter, we don't leave the homies to watch themselves, the guy who I relieved knew I got in on time, 30 or so residents saw me come in on time, and I knew I was in on time-but no one bothered to ask. Even though day light savings time is the same time every year. The offices are closed weekends so there is no way the time clock would have been changed until sometime Monday. And most likely not before I got in at 7am.
THREE employees' time cards showed them coming in late because of the inaccurate clock, but guess who is the ONLY one to receive a "written reprimand"?? Yep, sweet, little, innocent ME.
This has been going on for about a month- my boss has "forgotten" to include shifts, underpaying me. He asked if we staff felt comfortable teaching groups, I said no, I wanted to be trained first. First it was a question to me, then it became a question of his absolute authority. I left sick one day, and had someone else (a trained volunteer) cover the desk. He got angry because I left a message on his voice mail instead of having him paged to let him know I was leaving early. In the past month, the only way he has communicated with me is by letters he leaves in my mailbox, but avoids me in person.
Except today, he cornered me when I was at the BATHROOM door about something. I said "ok' about whatever he wanted and he acted like a testosterone driven teenager saying "yeah, it better be ok"!
This is sooo ridiculous. The Captains, HIS BOSSES love me and they've had several meetings with me asking me not to quit, that I'm an asset to the shelter and residents, etc. They said that they can't just fire him, but to make sure to document all of these things. For what?? For proof after I quit, when he begins to harass the next female employee? (no wonder they can't keep any!)
I love my job, that's why I've stayed even though I would make more at McDonald's (that's NOT an exaggeration!), but this guy doing double time spreading his asshole might be enough for me. I like my job, but it's not like my "dream job" or anything. I feel like I am too old for this kind of petty manipulation, and this guy has at least 30 years on me.
How are people HAPPY putting other people down and trying to make themselves look better by lying and manipulation? I don't get it. I hope I never "get it" actually.