I agree. The middle aged women there close their till and leave dead on the dot, even if there are no other tills open, and nobody says anything because they're scared to lose them. Retail jobs take the piss out of students because they have the upper hand in the power balance.
(Original post by bide_your_time)
You are in the right. Its just a retail job so there is literally no point in taking it seriously and actually pretending to care. At 4 I would have just gone home. Would not have even asked. Retail take the piss with student workers and you wouldn't be able to leave 15 minutes early if you asked so don't stay 15 minutes. They don't care about you so don't go out of your way for them.
To those saying I'm acting like a spoilt brat and I should be grateful I have a job, why should I? I honestly can't understand why I should just take a load of **** and be exploited just because I have a job and others don't. So workers rights should just be broken because there aren't many jobs around? By the way, this is the only time I've actually got annoyed by it - it has happened before. I wasn't told then either, just left alone at the other side of the store and I had to ring down to the supervisor to see what was going on.
Also, there were other people who could've covered me until the other girl got back. Even the supervisor could've jumped on for 5 minutes to let me go.
The job is **** and I don't like it because of the working conditions to be honest, so I still feel I had every right to get pissed off. They keep people on temporary for 11 months so they can legally sack them without any reason and job security is laughed off with "work hard and you won't get sacked" despite my brother working hard there for 4 months and getting sacked for no reason. The job has no respect for me, so I pay it no respect.
Last edited by Tedaus; 21-05-2012 at 22:04.