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Today was a rough one... Feel free to give free advice

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Today was went bad early and just didn't get any better for me. Yesterday I found out that there was a manager position at a different store opening up. I am a good employee, I work hard, do what I'm told. I should be rewarded. I thought I had a legitimate chance at the manager position. I went and asked our general manager for a letter of recommendation. This is where it turned really wrong. I pretty much got ripped a new butthole because at the current moment our numbers as a whole are a little low (my numbers are perfectly fine) He also informed me that I was an invisible employee, gave me a long list of unrealistic goals that should be accomplished before I should even think about attempting to move up in the company and he wouldn't even consider me for a manager in his own store. So now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I'm pretty much fed up with the company I work for. I am pretty sure with my work background and my schooling I wouldn't have that big of an issue finding new employment. I am only skeptical of leaving because I'm giving up insurance for my daughter. If it was just me I would have walked out on my job today. I did talk to both of my direct supervisors and both of them said they would write a letter of recommendation. Do I go? Do I stay? Do I still apply for the manager position? Ugh just not sure right now.

Sprint was having a sale on ipad mini non retina displays and I have been in the market for one for a while. I went to a store that advertises that they price match if it can be verified. The gm verified the price but refused to sell it to me because it was too much of a loss for the company. The guy was a real tool about it. In my frustration with dealing with him I turned to leave only to drop my phone and shatter the screen. I went to the sprint store expecting to buy a 16gb for 99 but they said they had 1 64gb for 149. We stuck up a conversation, he felt bad for me so gave me the 64gb for the $99. He offered to have a tech fix my phone if they had a used screen, he checked and they didnt but the thought and kindness was still there. After a day like to day I needed a little bit of faith restored in humanity.

I am thankful for sparkpeople and my sparkteam challenge because on today like today I would have came home and turned to food as a comfort. I turned town free pizza, olive garden and chicken wings... I did eat one chicken drummy but that is better than the 30 I would have smashed while having an entire 2 liter of coke. I will take that as a small victory. All small victory will eventually win me the war right?

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  • CARD512002
    We all have bad days, some are worse that others just hang in there we can get through this.

    Sending emoticon
    336 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12383123
    I think you should put in for the position anyways. I would also ask your manager's manager for a recommendation letter instead.
    It is horrible that your manager let loose on you like that, not only was it rude and bad manners, but it was VERY unprofessional. If your bosses boss asks why you are coming to him/her for a recommendation, I would describe what happened at that point. I was always trained to give feedback in 4 steps...
    Here is what you do well.
    Here is what needs improvement.
    Here are suggestions on how to improve these things.
    Here is what else you do well.

    As for Sprint...
    If they are advertising to match a price, they HAVE to do it or else it is false advertising. I would try calling their customer service line and explaining the situation, then I would email the company, if it is still not resolved, I would post to their Facebook or Twitter feed, and keep on them about it.
    I used to work for computer tech support and one thing that bigger companies DO take into consideration is negative reviews...a person who is satisfied tells an average of one other person, a person who is unsatisfied tells an average of 10 other people.
    Unfortunately, some companies don't do the right thing simply because it is right, but because they have to be pressured in to doing the right thing.
    The squeaky wheel gets the grease, no?

    I am super happy to hear that you were able to stop yourself from a wave of chicken wings, it is not a small victory, it is a big one!
    2599 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your horrible day. It does sound like it ended with some positives. Here is sending you some more positive energy. emoticon
    2605 days ago
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