Submitted for perusal:
My car broke down last Friday night at around 9:30 or so. I had NFC what the problem was (but that’s not really important). Got the thing towed by around midnight, got home by around 1 or so.
My job is to deliver pizzas. I use a car. If I have no car, it is much more difficult to GET to work and … well, let’s just say it is not possible to do my job without a car, since I am not about to walk three miles to deliver pizza.
So then: I call my manager the next day and tell him the problem is a busted fuel pump. He tells me not to worry and all that jazz. I tell him it should be ready by Monday, but that I don’t know anything for sure. I assume that he has not assigned me any shifts during the week since at that point I do not have a way to work, and as such I cannot.
I get a call not 20 minutes ago that I am late for my shift.
Now, let’s review:
I have given no indication to my employer that my car is once again able to be driven (I was planning on going in tomorrow to fill out my schedule request for the next week). As such, my manager has effectively scheduled a driver knowing that he does not have a working car (he did this on Sunday, when my car was waiting to be fixed).
When he scheduled me, I did not have a car to operate. There could have been any number of further problems necessitating a week or two in the shop, at which point I would be SOL.
Would someone care to explain to me exactly where the logic is in scheduling someone for work when they have no way of doing their job? I don’t exactly have a back-up car or anything.
[sub]Those of you who know me well enough might be wondering why I didn’t just use the family big honking suburban. Good reason: my parents wouldn’t let me, and I don’t blame 'em one bit.[/sub]