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I don't know what to do. - July 14th 2010, 04:00 PM

I work as a cashier at a water park that's about a 45 minute drive away. It's owned by the city park district, which is one of the best in the state. It's my second year working here, my first job, and I donít like it so much. Employees from every department are fired left and right this year for the littlest things, and much of scheduling and employee incentive rewards are based on playing favorites. I am often sent home first on cold and rainy days, or on hotter days my supervisors (I have 5 of them, and this always happens when specific supervisors work) "forget" to replace me for hours after I am scheduled to work. If I mention to them that I was scheduled to get off at a certain time, I get in trouble for it. I'm tired of playing games, and I don't feel like this is a rewarding job. Any advice? I've thought about quitting, but I'm a seasonal employee and at the end of August I won't be working anymore. Would it be worth it to quit? I've also thought about transferring to a different facility the park district owns that's closer to home, and something I'm very interested in. It's a childrenís' farm with a petting zoo and horses for trail rides. I've grown up with large and small animals, and I love taking care of them and the work involved. I've asked the manager of the water park about transferring, but she was very uninterested in giving me the information I was asking for, and the conversation went nowhere. I'm always polite and direct when talking to my supervisors and coworkers, but I stutter and can't always find the right words to express what I need when Iím put on the spot or uncomfortable. What should I do??

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Re: I don't know what to do. - July 14th 2010, 04:43 PM

I think you should ask again about transferring. Maybe write a letter to your manager if you struggle to express yourself coherently when talking to people (especially as you might feel stressed under that situation). If you don't get a reply maybe go a level above them? Do you know if you have a human resources department?

As for quitting, do you have another job lined up? It's worth sticking it out until you have another job else you might struggle for money.

it does sound tough so well done for sticking it out for 2 years.

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