[ED – This should be taken as a follow on from an earlier story]
I can’t understand it, I got fired again last night.
I was working in a fast food restaurant and have been there for a few months. My shift supervisor and I got on well, but the boss had been riding me hard after finding out that I lived in my van. Anyway my shift supervisor had in the past asked if I could cover some extra shifts when people failed to show up, which happens a fair bit in the industry I’ve heard.
Last night I had worked 8 hours and was about to knock off when the shift supervisor asked if I could work another shift because 2 guys didn’t turn up and there was just one guy behind the counter when there needs to be two. I said I was sleepy and could probably only manage 4 or 5 hours till 8 or 9 pm, was that okay because business really slowed down after then? He said that was great, so I did about 4 hours 40 minutes till things were quiet and went to knock off.
Anyway the boss came in wanting a free dinner and the other guy said I had just knocked off. The boss came out back as I was changing out of my uniform and asked what I was doing. I explained the situation, saying I had volunteered to do some of the extra shift because 2 other guys had not turned up. The boss had a go at me saying I was lazy and shifty and so on. I tried to explain politely that I had done over 12 hours straight and that I often did extra shifts at all sorts of hours and covered for other people. He ignored that and finished up saying if I can’t do the work then I shouldn’t be there. Before I could reply he said he wanted my keys and my uniform and that I was fired. I was too tired to argue, so I just walked off, got into my van and slept it off.
I tried to clear it up with my supervisor who was really pissed off because he said I was the most reliable and hard working guy there but he’s rang me and told me no go, even though he will be short staffed again until he gets new people in.
It sucks, but I’m used to sh** happening.
It strikes me though that I’d probably be better off doing a job where I don’t have so much interaction with people. Not that I don’t like people. I just don’t like people who are in my face, or big crowds. I mean if they had a job where they sent you out in the middle of nowhere and asked you to do something simple enough that you would not need too much supervision that would suit me fine. I would have made a great light house keeper.
I would probably make an okay truck driver except I don’t like driving big stuff because I’ve seen some of the crazy stuff people do on the roads and having an accident seems like an eventuality, not a probability.
So any ideas on jobs with limited supervision?
Do you have a need of staff beyond the black stump with their own mobile accomodation?
Anyone know of a light house that needs keeping?