After my happiness of being promoted faded and I realised that the job wasn’t ANYTHING like they promised. I stuck it out as I have a young family a mortgage. 2 kids and 2 dogs to feed.
Today i started my 9th straight day at work (supposed to be 4 on 4 off).
I got to work to have 3 drivers shouting at me about their workload being to high (I know the feeling boys) another depot sent a trailer to Ireland that I literally couldn’t complete one of my collections without it. I sent out an email explaining the predicament and asked for help hiring a trailer temporarily to cover my work and the director of transport called me up screaming and shouting at me so loud that my admin assistant clasped her hands over her mouth and started shaking her head in disgust.
Once I told him my point of view and how wrong he was and how I was doing all I could to resolve the situation he called me a “f***ING idiot” and hung up on me.
Now I’m fairly thick skinned. I’m excellent at my job and saved the company 14k in 2 months doing it. I’m hard working and a very loyal employee and a great problem solver. I picked the phone up called him back.
He unleashed a string of obscenities at me and I halted his diatribe with a selection of words explaining that all calls are recorded. I will be contacting HR regarding institutional bullying and working time directive violations. Illegal vehicles being used on the road. And a whole host of other things and that I was using this conversation with him to email EVERY single piece of information regarding this to HR and the local news paper.
I then laughed. Said “who’s the idiot now” and “I’ll text you the number for the job centre once I’ve googled it on my pc and you can stick your job up your arse”
So. Looks like my office days are over and I’ll be back on the road again next week where its nice and quiet.
I’m not cut out for office work.