Told work yesterday that a pretty decent sized snow storm was coming in and would go on for quite a while, and that I live 30 miles from the place & not on a main highway, and told them that I may not be coming in & 6 in the a.m. like I was scheduled; I figured I was being nice by giving a heads up. I havenever called in sick since I've been there (not once, no bullsh!t) andprevious managers had said it was OK during adverse weather conditions if Icouldn't make it as opposed to the ones I have now. I didn't say that I wasn't coming in, and if the roads weren't that bad I still would have made it, but they got pissed when I told them that there was a remote possibility that I wouldn't make it and said that I'm still going to have to try and make it as good as I can. What the hell? We talk all about safety and things like that at work in the most mundane fashion (someone gets a major chubby when they point out something unsafe and suddenly they've grabbed their five seconds of attention), but anything that could harm us/kill us outside of work is OK or hunky-dory? I haven't had to b!tch about this place much in a while, not because it has gotten better (which it most certainly hasn't) but that I didn't think it could get any worse.
Well, the reason why I'm posting this so friggin' early is because not forty minutes ago I just put my car in the pancakeing ditch, luckily not more than 400 meters from a house where the guy was out plowing his driveway so he helped me out, butI couldn't see the road at all, and when I called work to tell them I'm not coming because I just put my car in the ditchthey STILL were pissed off. They kept touting how other people made it in, who that they failed to mention live in the town that the store is in so they had to drive all of three miles maximum while it takes me 30/40 minutes on a good day to make it, while I who was a recently promoted department manager should be able to take the responsibilty to make it in on time (NOTE: $8.95/hour is apparentlythe "you must risk your life" pay bracket of the job function). For all anyone else would know I could have made it further (note that this is the barren wastelands of Iowa), put my car in the ditch HARD and possibly ruined my car,perhaps fell off the side of a hill that has no guard rails and no one would notice because it's so friggin' far down,I drop out of an area where I can get a signal on my cell phone, and froze to death...but they don't care, they just know that the hardest damned worker in the store isn't making it so they're taking it out on me. If I can get a hold of ANY job that pays equal or more, and offers hours and treats employees with more respect, I'm taking it instantly.
I hate snow.