You’re not gonna believe this shit: as it turns out, I may have posted too hastily…
Just scant hours after my earlier post I was chatting with a co-worker, and he casually mentioned that he hopes he can get a good shift after the reorganization.
“Huh?” I said, brightly.
“Oh yeah!” he said, “You missed that meeting while you were in the ACSR training, didn’t you? After they move customer service to Desert Cities, all of the CS people are coming over here to Tech. Support. Then we’re going to be doing tech. support here 24/7. Everyone has to bid on shifts…”
I began to have a bad feeling about this.
As soon as possible thereafter, I cornered my supervisor.
“Hey Sup!” I said, maintaining a light and cheerful tone, “What’s this about going 24/7 and having to bid on shifts?”
“Yeppers!” he replied without a care in the world (after all, he’s safe, being a supervisor and all), “We’ll let you know as soon as we do what the new shifts will be, and then everyone will bid on the shifts that they want to have. Who gets what, of course, will be based on seniority…”
I reflected on the fact that I was still IN TRAINING for this position, and how that didn’t bode well for me in the seniority department…
I also reflected on the fact that the reason I had applied to transfer to this position was that I could actually get a normal shift and have weekends off for once, and stop working graveyard with 16 hour days thrown in, and how excited I had been to get to know my wife again and have a normal life for once…
I further reflected on the fact that no one had thought it a good idea to mention any of this to me during the application process a couple of weeks ago…
[sup]“I’m fucked, aren’t I?”[/sup]I wheezed, grasping my chest.
“Oh, no!” he said with a smile, “You see, people will be bidding on shifts based on senority…”
I tuned him out at this point, and slinked (slanked? slunked?) back to my cubicle to clutch my red Swingline stapler and curse in my heart soulless corporations and mid-level management sleeze-types.
So I guess now I’m a “maybe” for the Dopefest. :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:
And now, I shall drink. very heavy sigh
I’d start a Pit thread, but right now I just don’t have the gumption to do so…