Monday, 27 August 2018

The Sly Cutbacks

So, this is one of those situations where we will have to wait and see how it plays out. 

We knew all week that Boss was planning on heading up to his cabin for this week. Fine. 

We also knew that he seemed to want to leave early on Friday, Fine.

So when Boss said that “We will be closing at 1:00” it was not a big deal because we all figured that this was just because of that. 

(We typically close at 1:30 on Fridays.)

Yet, when it came time to leave, Boss was still in his office and said “Bye.” (Boss likes to work a little bit after we leave for the day, yet not if he has to leave early.)

This was odd, and yet something that had happened before. 

Way back when I first started, Boss would run some errands on Fridays (like everyday) and say “I’ll be back by 1:30” only to almost never do so.

This lead to me saying “Fine, if you’re not back and I can’t leave, then I’m still on the clock, and so I marked on my timesheet that I worked until 2:00.

Fast forward to a number of months ago, where Boss let us go at 1:30, and told us to mark on our timesheet that.

Okay, fine, it is his right as Boss, but it seemed a little sneaky.

“Do you guys want to leave at 1:30?” Boss said.

“Sure,” we all casually replied.

“Fine! Put that down on your time sheets!” Boss proudly said and went into his office.

That was the death of working till 2:00 . . . But Boss always did make a point to be back before 1:30 after that.

Then there is this latest thing and something tells me that this is another one of those “sneaky cutbacks.”

I will not know until next Friday and if Boss says again that we are closing at 1:00 that we have all officially lost another half-hour of pay.

I will be okay, and I get that it is his right as the employer and that it may be necessary, but, if you’re going to do it, just come out and say it.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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