Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Yes, I am on the Blacklist.
My last BOSS/LANDLORD told me that if I ever found another job, it would only last about a month.
As it turns out the two previous jobs I got did go that way. One lasted 7 weeks another 9.
3rd last job: Auto Repair Facility
I was hired by the Assistant Manager. He liked me. We got along.
Had to take a bunch of computer training and pass all the tests with 85% or better scores. Did it.
While in the computer training a guy comes into the small training room and sits at the computer right next to mine. It was the REAL MANAGER coming in to "take some training he had not taken yet."
He was coming back while STILL on disability, with cancer of the leg!
He was watching my computer screen like a hawk. But I was passing all the computer given tests so.....
When I started working "the floor," he starting showing up there, still on disability. The Assistant Manager asked him if he wanted to log his hours, the Manager quickly said "no, no!"
Selling new car & truck batteries were a big business for this company. We had a computerized database of car & truck batteries information. The car database and the truck database were separate. So, you had to know weather it was a truck or car first. But since you don't want to "look stupid" to the customer you don't ask him that unless you have to.
One night the REAL MANAGER called up the store acting like a prospective customer wanting a price quote on a battery.
Well of course he asked for a GM product I have never heard of before. It has a nice sounding name like a Buick or Oldsmobile nice car of some sort. I was taking a long time trying to find it. He, knowing I would NOT find it in the CAR DATABASE, shouts out.."IT"S A TRUCK!!!"
The tone of his voice was a dead give away....this was a GOTCHA!
He told me, "THIS CANNOT HAPPEN AGAIN!"
I took a couple days off then quit.
2nd last job: Auto Parts Store
The REAL MANAGER here hired me. We got along great.
The REAL MANAGER got promoted.
The REAL MANAGER and the ASSISTANT MANGER were both from a town about an hours drive up the freeway.
The freeway is I-75 going between Pontiac & Flint Michigan.
The auto parts store is in Pontiac MI, the managers are from Flint.
As usual in that business you have a very high turn over in employees. This is not just the EMPLOYEES fault. The managers can be more dysfunctional then the employees themselves.
It is no secret that when a new manager takes over they like to have "their own crew."
Well, this was just the case, plus you had ME, that had to go ANYWAY!!!
The new manager asked me one day, "DO YOU DRINK?"
I said "Yes, after work." BIG MISTAKE.
She started claiming that she smelled alcohol on my breath at work. I told her that was impossible, that any drinking I do, I do after work, get plenty of sleep and brush my teeth and gargle before coming to work.
She told me that a customer had complained to her about the same thing. I said "Oh, when was that?" Then came the long pause, "oh, about a week and a half ago."
"Why didn't you tell me then?" I said.
She kept riding me till I just could not bring myself to go into work anymore.
And NO, it was NOT because I was drunk all the time and could not make it in.