I just need to vent. I`ve been in the workforce for a few years now and I`ve done everything between acting and working in construction. This year, as a student job, I decided to take up a position in a local gas bar. Just as a part-time position making minimum wage. The job is alright, the work is easy enough and the hours are good. Some of the people are nice, others are dicks. It`s about a 50/50 spread.
Anyway, today I was scheduled to work, the boss even called me last night to make sure I could work today. I was scheduled from 8am to 5pm. A 9 hour shift; Not bad. So, I wake up at 7, get ready and head out the door to my job. 15 minutes of driving later, I pull into the parking lot and head inside. I serve a few people and then another person I work with walks through the door. There's only supposed to be 2 people on in the mornings, but right now there are three of us there... Someone fucked up. The senior member calls the boss and tries to sort it all out. Apparently, the boss fucked the whole deal up and I shouldn't have even been in today in the first place, I was pissed, considering she told me that I needed to be there for 8 am.
So, she sent me home and now I have to go back for a shift from 12-5... And this rots me to the core for a few reasons. I take my work very seriously and every hour means a lot to me, and I just got shafted on 4 HOURS of work for no reason. Second reason, I'm a student and I squeeze every penny for what it is worth; I drove for half an hour, round trip, to go to work today and it wasn't even necessary. The third thing is the fact that since this is just a summer job, there's no union and I cannot even attempt to get paid for the half-hour that I was there...
So, I'm a little pissed off right now. Considering the fact that this is a national chain, I would have assumed they'd have their shit together. Needless to say, when I was told to go home, all I did was shake my head, gas up, and head home. I'm finished there as of next week, permanently.