We only have 3 managers at work and I am one of them. Well the past 3 days the 3rd manager has not shown up for work, leaving the store manager and I to do all the work. Well, today (3 days before my vacation) they tell me that I can't take my time off because it would leave the store manager to run the place all alone (with the other staff of course). I am part-time working 38 hrs a week at $5.50/hr The other day a guy offered to hire me painting houses starting at $8/hr and after a month $10/hr. I told him that I had already got plans for my vacation but as soon as I return I would be glad to call him. He said great and looked forward to hearing from me.
Before I started this job (at the movie store) I was healthy. I now have an ulser(sp) the size of a silver dollar, and today at work after hearing the "news" I started throwing up blood. So I called My wife, My best friend, My mother, and My brother and talked to them all and after talking with them all, I decided to sit down with my boss and the district manager and tell them that eaither a) They can give me my vacation as planned and when I return I will be glad to come back and continue the hard work I have done there. Or b) I can take my vacation anyways and when I return I will start my new job making more money and less stress.
This will all take place in about 4 hours so we'll see what happens.
I see it this way. Any time someone calls out, they call me, Need someone to stay late, Me, need someoen to cover for your vacation, Me. It's time to put my foot down.
It is not 3 days till I leave for WDW, they can eaither fire me today and be short handed for the next 3 days and all next week, or they can let me finish the week out and they may have a new hire by Tues.
Now for the delimia.
The store manager is REALLY nice. she helps me out with alot of things. I feel really crappy about leaving her hanging like this, (I hate being a nice guy), BUT I also know if it were the other way around. She would be gone, no questions asked, or if she got mad and wanted to fire me, she would just do it and not think twice.
So part of me says "I'm sorry and I feel bad" the other part says "Bite them, they treat you like crap and this is your vacation."
As I have said before. I have been planing this trip for 8 years and every year something happens to prevent my trip.