I was in a managment postion at this mcdonalds when one month my husbands schedule at work changed from him working 3 to 2 shift. So for 2 weeks I couldn't make it on by 2:00 on my thursday for 2 weeks. I couldn't make it to a manager's meeting so I left the store manager a note in the notebook explaining the sitiuation and that I would get there as soon as possible. She waited for me to arrive to commence to the b***h mode.
She said that I have a responsiblity to mcdonalds and I needed to get my "priorties" straight. I told her I had no one to watch the girls and couldn't afford day care on a mcdonalds salary. She told me to either put the kids in daycare, step down from management and get a pay cut of 1.25-1.50, or quit. I then asked her if she was going to pay for daycare, because just for 1 kids in daycare around here it is 420.00 a month. I have 3 kids, this ain't gonna happen on a mcdonalds salary.
My management shift were thursday-saturday everyweek and during the week if there was a vactaion schedule that needed to be covered. I had worked every saturday for 6 mths straight. Last year I had a total of 4 saturdays off all year long. I was told when I took the postion we were allowed to ask for days off just like other employees because we where "swing" managers. So, in february I asked for a saturday off and then they scheduled me instead of letting me off. I covered it with another manager just like I was told to do and she through a fit.
Well, I said that I could probably make it back to close his shift for him. She said ok, well I didn't make it back in time and found someone else to cover the closing part. I got a message on my cell that night that if I wasn't there that I was going to get fired. I went in and worked 11-close.
I really don't see what the big deal was if I had arranged for it all to be covered. Also I got in trouble for bringing in a drs excuse for a day but yet other people (swings) could bring a note for being sick and nothing was said to them. I had enough of that place, rules were made by upper management and when swings were given to do everything but hire someone upper management over ride what they say and basically says, "oh, you don't have to listen to them, they don't know what they are talking about"