Ok, this is a bit complicated and I’m more than a little angry right now, so you’ll have to bear with me on this one.
First, the background
I graduated college in December with a pretty worthless degree unless I’m going to law school.(Which I am, in August) So, with this worthless degree and the fact that I’m going to be leaving the area in August, my job options were pretty limited. That’s ok, though. I understand that doesn’t neccesarily make me an attractive hire. So I had to take a job as a temp employee for educational testing company, which we will call Company X. (Company X is a big worldwide-type company and its probably a bit unseemly for me to name them in this post, as it is such a big company and this was just one small division that dicked me over)
Now my job was to handscore junior high essay tests from various states that Company X had contracts with. It was pretty menial work and I had to drive an hour and a half to get there, but whatever, it paid well. I started there at the end of March.
Ok, so with that in mind, on to the pitting.
The deadline for the contract I was working on was supposed to end last Friday. However, my group was way behind schedule, so I had to stay overtime every day last week (sometimes to 7:30 or so) to make up for my groups lackluster performance.(That’s a whole other story) I even came in on Saturday and worked 5 hours, but still the project was not complete and I was scheduled to be transferred to a new project on Monday. Soooo…my supervisor asked me and a few other people to stay on the project Monday to finish it up. Ok, I said, as long as I still have a spot reserved in the new project. I was assured that I did. But as I’m walking around the building, I can see that all of the spots were filled. So I’m kind of nervous and I go to talk to the floor manager. She assures me my spot is safe.
Ok, so I come in Tuesday and guess what? “Oh, we’re so sorry. We made a mistake and gave your spot to someone else. But don’t worry, we’ve got a new project starting tomorrow and your name is at the top of the list, since you’ve worked so hard for us and whatnot.”
I come in today after my hour and half drive and you know…somehow my spot in the new project got taken again and they don’t have anymore projects starting till September. So I go up to the woman I talked to yesterday and ask her what the hell happened. She then proceeds to lie straight to me. “Oh, we’re sorry. Someone else took your spot. It happens. There’s nothing I could do.”
“No no,” I say. “You hired too many people and you didn’t care that people just lost their jobs. And now you’re lying to me, just like you lied before.”
“I’m sorry. Someone else made the mistake.” she says, knowing full well that I know she’s the one in charge of hiring. “We might have some positions open on the night shift. Why don’t you try then?”
I’m just at my wits end. I worked something like 48 hours last week trying to get this project done on time. I more than doubled my average output. I worked through breaks. I came in early. And this is how they repay me…