|more work questions.....
||[May. 21st, 2005|10:37 pm]
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i asked a question a few days ago about if you are asked to stay late at work, how late would you stay.... and i really appreciated all the responses!|
but i have a variation of the question (sorry if my questions are stupid, my brain just doesn't function as smoothly as others' so i don't know what's common to react to specific situations.)
anyway... so *everyday* of the last week or so, i have been asked to stay late. it starts that they ask me to stay one extra hour and i agree. at the end of the hour they ask me to stay another hour. if i agree, they ask again at the end of that hour. no matter how much longer i stay (even one hour) it's hard on me because i always have a ride who i feel horrible about making wait or having to call over and over and tell them not to come yet. it's embarrassing and i feel bad because they are doing me a favor and i'm kinda unwillingly jerking them around.
well like i said, it's become an everyday thing. i can't remember the last time i got off at the time i was scheduled to.
i decided to mention it to the manager and i was PLANNING to include all the good stuff, like i love being there, i don't mind working long hours, i really like the job.... BUT i really want to know in advance.
but then i got nervous and i didn't really get to include the good stuff. i just started out with how it's become an everyday thing and she finished my sentence for me because she knew what i was going to say. so all i got to say was the complaint about how they ask me everyday and i'd like to know in advance.
so did i kinda fuck up? is it possible i left a bad impression like i'm whining about not wanting to stay late; since i forgot to add in that i really love being there and i don't mind working the longer hours, as long as i know ahead of time? does this make them see me as an undedicated employee?
should i have not even said anything in the first place and just accept the fact that i'm probably going to frequently be asked to stay late and take it with a grain of salt?
i asked some of the other girls how often they stay late and they said they've never really been asked to.
a manager has mentioned to me a few times that i'm a great sales person but she's also just really friendly so i don't know if that's her reason for asking me to stay OR if it's just cause i'm new and they are testing my boundaries to see how far they can yank me around?
how does one respond to this situation?
do you see thequestionclub more as a place where you expect members to entertain you with fun questions or as a place where you can help people find answers to their questions?