Then recently because it was busy they told me to help in concession for the "Jurassic world" weekend, so I went to help out. It was frustrating because most of the cashiers there were goofing off with the managers, the weird thing is with that theater is they all know each other outside of work, they all hang out together, go drinking, and get high together. If you are an outsider like me you don't get the perks, you have to work. So if the managers just told everyone to get back on there registers instead of hanging out with them in the back they really wouldn't need help.
so while I was there I accidentally forgot to card someone, this person came back again not to me, but another cashier. This cashier would not sell them alcohol without carding them, the customer was upset, and said I didn't card them, long story short it was reported to the general assistant manager who is a asshole. He has a fo-hawk, and hits on every woman he sees. Then he tunred reported it to HR, and they were going to fire me, but later put me on a "second step". They have a 3 strikes thing, so one more "step" and fired. Now keep in mind I've never even been on a "first step", never been late, perfect attendance, I was a good employee, and got great reviews.
So then this Monday one of the managers finally tells me this is all going on, and asked me to write a statement. Idk how I'm supposed to remember something that happened 2 weeks ago, and where I have probably served 500+ people. But I write something basically saying I don't remember, but if they have proof I'll admit I have made a mistake. This was middle of the night, and I had just got done mopping the break room, and the janitors closet so I was already tired , and read to go home as this was the end of my shift.
Next the the manager gets back to me telling me how they skipped the first step cause they thought what I did was dangerous. But I don't even work in that posistion. They have all the power in just letting me do what I was trained to do, instead of having me do things that I have not been trained to do, and with policies I am not aware of. I wasn't told hey card them or else you are fired. I know I should of carded them, but my past good behavior, and record should count for something, I should of just got a simple write up.
The he manager goes on how I'm a great employee, and he is so happy I wasn't fired etc, and how I'm not on thin ice. How am I not on thin ice? They just wrote a 60 year old man who works there because he forgot to say thank you to the undercover checker that comes there to see if everything is going well - which in my mind is ridiculous. So if I forget to say thank you to someone I could now be fired.
So now its friday, and I was just going to put a 2 weeks notice in. I come to work tell this one manager that, and she's gives me the run around about how I need to go to another manager etc. as the day went I was sick of it, and angry. In the breakroom all the sudden the rumor about me quitting spread, and they aksed me why, I went on a rant casue they caught me at a bad time, I went to take a 10 to cool off, and now they ask me this, I told them why, and how I felt, I told them how they wrote up so and so for not saying thank you while taking tickets. They were like " he should of did his job" etc. "But he's fucking old!" "What the fuck"!, and basically said how they are fucking assholes. So I told them off. I could not belive it, he is probably there to supplement his ssi like some of the people I've known through working differnt jobs like that. It's just ridiculous no matter what the age for a one time mistike like that.
I do feel ashamed for losing my temper, I should of just lied for the reason why I was leaving.
I'm sure I will be the talk of the theater for sometime. It does bother me that I will be talked about badly.
After the breakroom incident, a senior cast memeber comes up and says I can't just quit it doesn't work that way, and that I have to write a letter. I just told him if they can fire us at will, I can leave at will. I have never in my life heard of a job that pays minimum wage require that.
After this I just went up to the GM, and said this is my last day, gave him my uniform, and left. Idk if my quitting will be accepted, maybe they will just rule it as I'm fired, I was supposed to go in at 9am but I'm not. I'm done with it. I am dreading a email, or phone call about tommorow morning. My anxiety is now taking over my anger.
I can't show my face there again though, I don't regret leaving, but I regret how I left, yelling at people. I have not done that before. I have been looking for full time work, but it hasn't worked out. I am becoming disillusioned with even the prospect of working 40 hours a week. I know it's whinny. I could never reconcile the amount life that seems wasted. Maybe it is just becasue I'm still angry though. I have a horrible temper.
There were lots of other things that bothered me. Gloves were only provided on rare occasions. A manager asked me to put urinal cakes into the urinals without gloves because they didn't have any. but I know that no job is prefect. So I just went along with it.
However I felt back stabbed in a lot of ways with this whole thing.
One of the co workers who around my age understood more, and thought it was unprofessional of the company not to show that they vaule a good employee - which I know I was, I had managers telling me that just the day before I quit.
Sorry for the long post but this was really a pain