Had to do another third shift again. When will I be on my regular schedule again? I’m always flipping around because certain people aren’t reliable, they do what they want and make the rest of us suffer. Why is this? Does nobody have a work ethic anymore? It makes me wonder…Well here’s the issue. One person decided to not come into work because they were tired…after they were asked if they could do the shift last week and stated they could. Their excuse, “You didn’t give me enough time to sleep before my next shift.” I call bologna!
See, we are well aware that in my field of work, security, we have long hours and back to backs and bounce from one shift, sleep, then bounce to another shift. That’s just how the field of security works, unfortunately. State law and Union rules say, you need eight hours between shifts, and can’t work more than 16 hours total in a 24 hours period. This is truth and fact. So expect that when you are short on hands, you need to pick up the slack. Not getting enough sleep when you have eight hours between your last shift and then next and then that following shift is only five hours long, you don’t have an excuse.
Hell, maybe I’m being to rash, maybe it’s my military background that infuriates me about people like this. In the military, you don’t have any excuses, you’re on the governments time, not your time. You don’t have the option of skipping work because “you’re to tired”, such malarkey! If you only get two hours of sleep, tough! You only got two hours of sleep! So when you live not even 10 minutes from your work site, and you have 8 hours before your next shift, and you didn’t get enough sleep, BULLSHIT!
I’m sorry guys, I’m so heated about this, it isn’t the first time this individual has pulled this, and it probably won’t be the last. It’s quite a nuisance. I’m afraid if they keep it up, they may be out of work sooner rather than later. They’re good people, they just don’t have any work ethic whatsoever. I’m a man of results and punctuality, and reliablity. If you can’t follow these basic traits, you can and will probably get on my bad side. “And you don’t want to see me when I’m angry…”(Hulk, n.d.)
That’s about all I have to rant about today everyone, I know that rants aren’t really something that stand out when you see Schmidt’s View, but I can guarantee these are definitely views I have when it comes to the workplace and just life in general. Hopefully you don’t mind it!
Tell me, do any of you deal with people that are like this at the workplace? Coming up with excuses so dumb that you really have to hit yourself in the head to even understand their point of view? Let me know in the comments below! And if you like what you see here, please follow and/or subscribe for when new posts are updated! Thank you!