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Monday, November 14, 2011

Quitting my job, 100 day challenge, & Disney... Oh My!!

It seems like I have so much to say but yet it's really not that much at all.

First off the story of why I quit my job. I started writing this the other day but got distracted and never finished so that's why the first part of the story is in a different font.

I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Good or bad, things come along when they do to test you, to teach you, and to help you grow.

Yesterday I quit my job at Subway. Here's the whole story: Since the day I first started working there I heard stories of people not getting paid for the hours they worked. And I'm not just talking one person, I'm talking four different people told me that at some point or another their paychecks were short. Whenever we clock out at the end of our day the register prints out a time sheet, and I always keep mine. Every two weeks when I get my paystub I compare the hours on it to my sheets and then once I've confirmed it's all good I toss them.

In the beginning of October my parents were visiting so I was on vacation for a week, during that time my manager, who was fed up with the way she was being treated, quit. That left us with no one in charge so the district manager took over some of the duties such as payroll.

On the 21st of October I got my paycheck and after adding up my hours I realized I was shorted by 2 hours. Charlie was pissed, he told me to quit the job right then and there & that if they weren't going to give me what I was owed we would head to base legal and sue them for the money I was deserved(didn't want extra, just the money I earned). I told him that we had to give the manager the chance to fix it, can't just up and quit. So I went to work the next week and told the district manager that I was short on my check and that my husband wanted to sue but I was giving him the chance to fix it.

He immediately pulled me into the office to go over the payroll where even when he was trying to defend himself he found right where my hours had been shorted(again I'm only talking 2 hours here). He said he was sorry and that it would be fixed on my next check. I told him then and there that if it wasn't fixed I was quitting because I don't put up with being screwed around. He seemed taken aback that I would quit over 2 hours, to which I replied I would do it over $1.00 short, it's the principle of the matter. I worked that time and I earned that money.

Fast forward two weeks to November 4th. I didn't work till the closing shift that day so I calculated my time slips ahead of time knowing full well that if my check wasn't right I was done. I had worked 50.something hours that time period so my check should say 52.whatever hours earned if it was fixed. I opened my stub when I got there and it said 51 hours even. I was furious, most people know I almost never get mad but when I do you better watch out, and I was pissed. Of course he had already left for the day otherwise I would have walked out right then and there & made him close.

So I called him on his cellphone and told him my check was wrong. He told me to take $20.00 out of the register and we'd be good. That pissed me off even more, who does he think I am some hooker who he can payoff?!?!? I told him I don't want his damn money I just want the amount I was owed, not a penny more and not a penny less, and that I would take THAT from the register. I then told him that I would close that night because no one else was available and I wasn't going to screw over the other girl who was closing, but that afterwards I was done. He kept trying to say over $11&change and I said that I told him 2 weeks ago that if it wasn't right I was gone. If I were to stay then he'd know he could do that whenever he wanted but as long as he paid me cash later it would all be good. I don't work that way and I won't be treated that way. I'm one hell of a good employee, staying late or coming in earlier if needed, doing bank deposit drops, whatever; if he asked for a favor and I didn't have plans/some reason I couldn't do it then I did it. But I won't be treated like I'm nothing because I am something.

So that's the story with why I quit, I have one more paycheck for the 3 days I worked in that payperiod coming this Friday, and I'm going in there to get my stub and I'm checking my hours. All I can say is it better be right cause if not I'm going to the top and complaining about him and the way he does payroll, which will probably get him fired. I don't want to do that but if it happens again then that's 3 checks in a row that were wrong and something needs to be done. I told the other people there when I quit to make sure they keep their stubs and check their hours cause it wouldn't put it past me if they were screwed over too.

Second topic: 100 day challenge. Yesterday Charlie and I started a challenge to see who could lose 10% of their bodyfat first(or the most % lost in 100 days, whichever comes first). The winner gets $100 toward a tattoo and the loser has to decide dinner & do dishes for a month (have to make losing hurt after all). We decided to do bodyfat % instead of weight loss because I have so much more weight that I can lose then him so it wouldn't be fair, but we could both lose some fat %. If he lost 10% bodyfat it would put him around 10% total bodyfat so he really can't lose much more than that(I mean he can but that'd be a little crazy). It's a fun challenge and I look forward to giving him a run for his money.

Lastly, Disney!! The race is in 52 days and I'm getting really excited for it. I'll have no problem finishing it within the time limit so now I'm working on trying to improve my time. I must admit it's getting hard to stay motivated with this cold weather(all I want to do is bundle up with a book lol) but I know I have to stay focused and I'm doing pretty good so far. We'll see how my willpower holds when the snow starts to fall lol.

Well that's about all that's new with me right now, guess it was a lot more than I thought =)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 64

I hate working out in cold weather


But now that I live in Virginia it's something I have to get used to and I must say it's hard. My body feels the cold air and immediately wants to just curl up under a blanket, I miss my Hawaii sun!! I'm going to die when it starts to snow lol

That's why I gotta force myself to get outside and run no matter what, cause whether I like it or not winter is coming at a very fast speed and I have no other option (I mean ya I have the gym but running on the treadmill is not the same as running outside).

Anyway that's all that's really new with me, it's cold and I hate it lol.

On a positive note I ran for 1 mile straight yesterday without stopping at a 13 min pace (and in the damn cold lol) so I'm very proud of that. I need to go shopping for winter workout clothes, tanks & shorts aren't going to cut it anymore lol

So my goal for November is to just keep on trucking and not let this cold weather get the best of me

37 days down, 63 days till Disney!