I don't blog much anymore, but this morning it dawned on me I should blog about all my moving back and forth at work.. as most of you know back in November they told me I was being moved to a new location because my original bank had lost hours.. then a couple weeks ago someone at my bank was fired so I went back after being at the new location only a month. I planned on blogging about it tonight when I got home.. but then something changed.
I was hired October 2011 as a part-time, 20 hour a week teller. There was another girl hired the same day as me, also for 20 hours a week. She is what I consider a complete ditz. It took her twice as long to get through her training... more than twice as long to be trusted to run the drive thru alone.. and although she's worked there over a year, as I have, she isn't given the same exceptions as me. I have an exception for twice my allowable withdrawal limit, where as she has no exceptions at all (meaning I can cash larger checks where as she would need a supervisor override to do it). Also, before all my moving back and forth, there was talk of me taking over the ATM, which is a big responsibility, also I was told I'd be the "logical" choice to take over the vault at the drive thru should the current vault custodian retire which is expected probably this year. Not to mention, when I was told I was moving to the new bank, it was because I was the only one able to.. the 2 other tellers at my bank both had already had large losses.. and the part-timer in question was not up to the task as the new bank was more than twice as busy.
So imagine my surprise when I found out today that she has been upped to 30 hours a week while I'm still only at 20!
I couldn't bring myself to ask my manager why. I was honestly taking it at a personal insult. Not only am I trusted more than her.. but I've bent over backwards moving from bank to bank and being flexible for them when I could have refused. Why is my hard work not rewarded with more hours?
It doesn't currently look like an oversight.. I have next month's full schedule where some weeks I have as few as 16 hours while she's getting 25-33. Some weeks she's even getting more than the 30 hour a week teller who's worked there more than 25 years!
I was outraged.. and have been considering every possible option from not showing up on my next scheduled shift, to talking to the manager and asking why I didn't get the hours instead.. to just holding out until I find something better, and although I've already been searching, I think my new search will include other banks that might appreciate me more.
I'm not making my decision right now.. and thankfully have tomorrow off to consider the options. The most likely is going to be me searching for any possible other job that will allow me to put in a 2 week notice ASAP!