As of today 6/8/16 I called in at 12:36 AM to my manager, specifically the one responsible for scheduling complaining about chronically severe tooth pain. I didn't know many co-workers because I kept to myself and was hoping she'd suggest one for me to call to cover opening shift. I was unable to and she insisted I still come in to work. I even noted I'd bring in a doctor's note stating I cannot work with my level of pain. She said it was fine but still made an issue on the staffing shortage.
I have been quiet with how they've been treating me at my location but now, in my distressed, agonized state-owned personally wouldn't care if I am written up and/or fired. This is my first, last minute call off. We just had a meeting about last minute call off on Monday with them taking disciplinary action against people who do it not just too often, but period. Which I was okay with because I thought they'd still let medical emergencies slide so long as you had a note.
My performance has been notably affected by this pain and i work Front of house. Coworkers can clearly see it and I'm embarrassed to say it's because of my tooth pain and the fact I have to take 16 Motrin pills a day just to function. My co-workers also know that I have been trying to see someone about my teeth, but the pain is too strong for me to wait.
They can't be mad if I have to undergo emergency surgery. But that's just today. In the past I've been micromanaged with the excuse that I am no longer the new person in the building and my mess ups like forgetting to label the tea bar orders before sending them, or not up selling our promotional item to each and every individual that walks through our door, or-my personal favorite - not handling a 60 people rush all by myself in an efficient manner. My boss told me i can't take up to 3 minutes to customers and was ordered to cut it down to a minute per order. Regardless of how much food is on their order.
Now that's asking for the impossible. at my location we frequently get party orders of up to no less than five people and that takes a long time to get their order taken. Some customers take forever to order and view it as rude, despite holding up the line, to be asked repeatedly to tell you what they're going to order. Which is what my boss wants me to do. Push my customers around for information to keep the line moving. I was by myself on a fundraiser day and they still feel, despite being lined up out the door, and me the only one on the front line-that I was taking too long to serve those people out.
I used to work in a McDonald's. At a truck stop. I KNOW when being asked to move faster at an already fast pace is an unrealistic expectation.