Jan 3, 2015

Over Worked

I really don't know how I managed to get through my first semester of nursing school with decent grades.
In the beginning meeting with the nursing director, she told me that there was no way that I would succeed in nursing school if I worked more than 30 hours a week. In fact, she said that I shouldn't work anymore than 24 hours a week, that 30 was pushing it.
Well things at worked fell through hard core and I was put in a position where I couldn't just up and leave them.

It first began when the assistant general manager at the hotel I work at put in his two week notice. The owner didn't want to replace him right away, but knew that the general manager was going to need help, she he promoted me to a Front Office Supervisor. My job entailed making the schedule for the front desk and maintenance, covering shifts in absolute emergencies, train new employees and on-going training for the current employees at the front desk, and making sure that day-to-day operations were running smoothly.
What made it more perfect was the fact that I only had to be at work Friday through Sunday. PERFECT!!...until two weeks later.

When I was promoted to Front Office Supervisor, the owner and general manager both kept a huge secret from me. The general manager actually put in her two week notice.
The owner assured me that I would be training a replacement for the general manager and that I wouldn't have to work any extra.

The person he hired was a total bitch and didn't want to work or learn anything. Then I find out she's making more than double what I made, and would never cover any shifts. I was working 50+ hours a week during school.

My entire class told me I needed to quit, but I'm a pushover and don't want people to be mad at me or to put others in a hard place. I felt that abandoning the crew was a bitch move and stuck it out, because after all, the owner said he was going to get me some help.

What through me in and made it my breaking point was the last couple of weeks.
His son works for us and the owner decided to take his entire family out of the country for Christmas. He didn't tell me until last minute and said, "Oops, I forgot I'm taking my son so cover his shifts."
I had to pull 3 doubles last week because no one would help me at work.
On top of that, the owner said he would be back on the 9th of January to help me get things ready before I go back to school on the 12th.
Well he's not coming back until the 12th. So once again, I'm left to fend for myself.

Now I've always been up for a challenge at work and I'll admit that running a hotel when you have absolutely no experience in the hotel industry except two years of working at one hotel is a challenge, but it's something that I'm proud of myself for accomplishing.

With that said...I have some big news, but I can't reveal it yet, because I'm pretty sure I have a few people from work that know about my blog.

I'm just tired of being overworked and not appreciated by the owner.
And not having the respect that I deserve, because after all, I've been running an entire hotel and not being paid general manager wages...


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