Boss cuts hours=Job applications in Misadventures of West Virginia Woman

  • May 7, 2019, 6:13 a.m.
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There comes a time in every womans life deep inside your brain says forget it but you dont act upon it immediately to be sure there is a plan b. After several weeks of 5-10 hour weeks my boss gave me 20 hours. This 20 hours still isnt enough to pay gas to make it to work. My boss lectured me saying i didn’t get enough Ollies reward cards he plans to cut my hours nothing personal business is business.

I told him when you take money from my paycheck it take food out of my mouth. That helps me stop from being homeless you can call it what you want but it sounds pretty damn personal to me! I told him call it what you want sure i will get your damn Ollies reward cards. He felt accomplished like he really got to me. He said it was a great motivator. Little did he know it motivated me to get job applications in to a company who appreciates me enough to give me hours. After all business is business. My lips are already chapped kissing his ass anyway.

I have 2 college degrees. I thought that would open doors for me. I didnt know those doors are mininum wage jobs i am supposed to be overqualified for. I dont think i am overqualified the people who i go to job interviews think i am. I appreciate any job that helps me not starve. Ollies isnt helping me from not starving. I been making about $400 a month rent is $275. Things are simply not adding up! My husband wants to know why cant i help him pay the bills when most my paycheck goes to groceries.

I am not begging for hours anymore not from Ollies a minimum wage job. I know i deserve better so on my day off i am going to start putting in job applications. I refuse to settle for less. When i get a new job i will simply use the quote..” No offense to you but business is business” to my boss as i walk out the door.. I feel sorry for my boss. He never tried to do better. He just settled. I however am not that person. Job applications than new chapter of my life. Lets see where i go from here.


Deleted user May 07, 2019

So stop working in retail unless it is commission-based sales and look for a job in an office setting where you have set hours

Beret Deleted user ⋅ May 07, 2019

Agree with this

Kristi1971 May 07, 2019

You can do this! You can do anything you set your mind to do, so go get em! Do you have a resume? LinkedIn profile?

Deleted user May 07, 2019

Maybe try a temp agency to get you into a clerical or med office roll

holly May 07, 2019

What are your college degrees in? Can you transition into something relevant to your education?

Always Forgiven May 07, 2019

I agree with the others above. If you choose to stay in retail check out Walmart. Ours pays $12 an hour, $14 in the summer months. That may not be much to some but way better pay than some of the places you’ve worked from what you’ve said. If you like working overnights some places have incentives to work overnight.

lessoff May 08, 2019

275 for rent! I'm so jealous. cost of living is super high where I live. I pay more than 275 in taxes on my house each month.

mysterymelody lessoff ⋅ May 08, 2019

We own the mobile home. We rent the lot. The rent also pays sewer water and trash. We got lucky to find this location. It is cheap that is why i stay here.

lessoff mysterymelody ⋅ May 08, 2019

ahh ok :)

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