- Jan 15, 2012
Our store has this policy where they claim no TM is allowed to close their weekend availability, and they can't guarantee you one night off per weekend for school, but it's bogus. I had to change my availability for school and I can't be there before 6 on thursdays. When I talked to my etl, I told him I would open up my friday nights if I would not have to work all three night, because it doesn't leave me time to get my school work done. He said it was fine, and then proceeded to schedule me to close all three night the next two weeks in a row. My etl-hr told me they can't guarantee me one night off, and they don't offer it to anyone because it's not fair if some employees never have to close. We have (at least!) two employees that are never required to close weekends. One is rarely, and I mean RARELY scheduled weekends at all, and has no closing availability, but always gets 30 hours. The other is a college student who always gets the hours she wants, she is allowed to leave friday nights off her schedule, and is scheduled every Saturday, but NEVER required to close. She also never closes on holidays like Christmas and New years eve, but always gets scheduled. I am willing to work fri, sat, sun, but closing all three nights makes it very hard to do anything else, and now they are telling me I can't even take one of those nights off, even though I just added fridays like two weeks ago. There are a lot of employees dealing with these things, and one was even wrongfully terminated for it, and then rehired at another store per the district manger because of the nightmare. I just want to have a fair schedule and be able to get my school work done.