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Work update.... [Jul. 21st, 2012|10:44 pm]
No Pity: A Community for People with Disabilities


I finished my first week of work and I'm seriously thinking of quitting. I'm not feeling too hot so I'm a little cranky at the moment, but basically my job is scheduling me for shifts that I find are too long and want me to work 15-20 hours instead of the 12 I requested.

When I said that working more than four hours is difficult for me, the manager said: "but you won't always get shifts that are four hours."

I wrote on my paper application that I only wanted 12 hours a week, and same with the online application.

Within five minutes of working, I sweat uncontrollably with a/c, so I'm always tired during my shifts and I now know why I'm not allowed a stool as a cashier. There's too much going on, like having to remove sensors of clothes, having to put hangers and clothes on a return rack, etc.

I'm going to try to stick it out this week but I doubt I'll stay around after that. It's not worth running myself ragged for $7.25/hr at TJ Maxx.

[User Picture]From: starrynight
2012-07-22 02:36 pm (UTC)
I barely have time to drink my water, the store is an extremely busy place.
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[User Picture]From: lakmiseiru
2012-07-22 05:37 am (UTC)
Is there someone higher-up you could talk to about the workflow issue? It shouldn't be impossible to put the sensor remover on your bench, and they might be able to put a bin next to you so that you only have to get up and put the hangers/clothes back once an hour or so. This really seems like something that's amenable to some modification if they will let you do it. Are the shorter shifts something you have an accommodation letter for, or are they something you requested? You might be able to get some more leverage if you go to HR with accommodation requests if you haven't done so already.

Silly job... and they wonder why PWD have trouble finding employment!
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[User Picture]From: starrynight
2012-07-22 02:39 pm (UTC)
The four hour shifts is what I requested but I did mention they were for health reasons. I'm not going to bend on that issue. I said if necessary, I will do four and a half hours but I cannot/won't do more than five. If that's a problem for them and they really want someone who can do 15-20 hours a week instead, then I will quit. I'm only doing this to earn a little extra money anyway.

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