Next Saturday, we will have inventory. This is a pointless endeavor that will take 20 people some 15 hours to complete. If the spineless, ball-less idiots who ran this place had let me organize our 125,000 sq ft warehouse two years ago, this wouldn’t be the annual nightmare it has become.
This year will be different, though. Why? I ain’t gonna be there. I’m thinking I’ll go the old “I was throwing up at 3am” bit. Heck, they can’t prove anything. I am in the process of looking for a new job and I do have a weak, but usuable back-up plan in the event I snap and quit before I find a new job.
I am unlikely to be fired. Of course, I’ll get the shit treatment for a while, but I don’t really care. My wife supports me 100% on this.
Technically, all I’m doing is missing a day’s work. If they want to dock my pay, I’m fine with that. There are other employees (who have been here longer) who miss meetings and so forth and aren’t disciplined, therefore I have plenty of legs to stand on.
I recently asked if an employee can sue when an employer doesn’t “play fair” with all its employees. The basic answer was: tough shit. I even looked up the law concerning this. The law basically says the same thing, but in a legal sense. In Georgia, employers can fire employees without reason, but CAN open themselves up to nuisance lawsuits if it can be proven that unfair punishment is given out. While such suits are not likely to go to court, it would send a message to the employer.
Our company does not have any written guidelines for employee behavior. The CEO thinks it’s a bad idea. Of course, he’s 87 and still does business the way they did in the 50’s.
So anyway, opinions? Suggestions? Similar stories?