Chickens at work

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Canal I bet he’s just angry that he’s losing someone awesome. Hopefully he perks up soon.
     
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  2. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Got a text from the GM of the brewery I was sent home from yesterday asking how I was feeling. I said fine, and told him my temp was 97.5 when I tested earlier. He insisted that I’ve been the only one “out of range” using the surface thermometer. I asked if he wanted me to not come in tomorrow, and that I’d absolutely understand if so, and he said no and to come in and he’d test me when I arrive. I just really don’t know what to say. I feel like he’s implying I’m lying? If they’re actually concerned why would they not ask me to go get tested, and why would they be having me come in? I am genuinely concerned that I may not be able to keep my cool tomorrow if I feel like he’s saying I’m lying and putting people at risk.
     
  3. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I fully understand wanting to be cautious but it sounds like he’s being a dick about it. He has no reason to think you’re lying and if mandatory temp checks are happening per shift anyway, he would be able to tell if you were sick???
     
  4. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Ugh that is BS @Erie. 99 is not even a fever even if that was accurate, which I know it wasn’t!

    @Zombie Llama the good partner told me apparently the managing partner thinks every departure is a personal betrayal.
     
  5. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I think my plan is that if it shows my temp is 99 or higher I am just going to say I don’t want to put anyone at risk and just go home. I don’t want to argue about it or feel uncomfortable through the shift.

    I plan to quit this place later this week or early next week anyway so whatever.

    More than anything I’m going to feel bad if I do leave because that would leave the only other bartender there by herself. She put her shift up for grabs earlier today so who knows if she will even be in? But if she is I’ll feel bad sticking her with doing everything on her own.
     
  6. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @Canaligator people overwhelmingly leave because of bad bosses, so it sounds like he should take it personally.
     
  7. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    @Erie it is not your fault they are idiots. Don't feel guilty.
     
  8. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    My interview is this morning. I actually put on makeup today and half dressed for it. I'll be in a cute turtleneck and blazer on top with sweat pants and my grandma blanket not visible to the camera.
     
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  9. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Good luck! I know you will be fantastic!
     
  10. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Good luck YM!
     
  11. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Good luck!!
     
  12. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I’ve been having a few pretty rough days in a row at work—staying up late into the night trying to catch up, feeling like I’m disappointing my boss and workplace at every turn since I’m still WFH, etc. We had a long chat yesterday about how I need to focus on this other project more and I just feel so stressed because I have 1000 things on my plate.

    Then at 5pm he emailed me something important and I got it done right away and emailed him back the proof. He responded “Thanks, you’re the best” and instantly I felt better. A little recognition goes a long way.
     
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  13. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

  14. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    It truly does and I am glad you got some! Along these lines, I just got an email from the previously silent managing partner asking if I'd be up for a going away get together on the deck at the firm next week, which is really nice and makes me feel a million times better.
     
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  15. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    That’s great!
     
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  16. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Good luck YM!
     
  17. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Good luck YM!!
     
  18. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    uggggg I feel like I bombed it.

    I have done maybe 5-7 interviews for positions at my work and they were all entirely behavioural type interview questions. I even pulled a sample of interview questions for this role from our internal site and reviewed them. But nope. 14 questions and most were specific about policies and tasks involved in the role. I would have prepared for that, but it is a huge role and would have required a lot of studying to be ready. I wasn't expecting to be asked about any of that. I asked my HR friend and she was surprised by what was asked. She said she would have never recommended doing that because policy and tasks can be taught while behavioural questions give the interviewer a lot more understanding of the candidate. I've always prepared for interviews here by reading the job description and then making sure I have several behaviour style responses for different possible scenarios.

    I still answered everything. Mostly, I think I just sounded unprepared. For one question I referred more to how I would handle that situation in my current role and how I would take that same practice into the new one. One question I had to say "I'll be honest, I am not familiar with that term but I am thinking it has to do with this... " and then went out to talk about how I would handle that situation based on my interpretation. I looked it up after and I was not far off so I might still get points. When we got the behavioural interview questions though I was so back in my comfort zone. Hopefully it will be enough to pull my mark up and I get to write the work sample still. Maybe those questions will carry more weight. I'm not confident though.

    Also, one of the men on the panel is a operations manager from my office. He asked me which regional office I was from. I told him, and resisted the urge to point out that we actually sit pretty close together.
     
  19. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    That sounds quite strange to get that specific about policies and procedures! I don't think I would have done that well if I'd been asked questions like that in my interview to return to my old workplace and I'd obviously done this kind of work before.
     
  20. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    Yeah, I am hoping that most of the other candidates are in the same boat as me. Thankfully I am comfortable in interviews I'm hoping I still came across as confident, intelligent and trainable.
     
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  21. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I passed my drug test, thank the lord :lol: I had taken a muscle relaxant the night before for my back and I was paranoid about a false positive for opiates or something.
     
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  22. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    That sucks @yesmaster. I had a similar experience with a Zoom interview last month. I was prepared to answer questions about my teaching style, class management, etc and they asked 7 questions about none of that (and only those 7 questions were asked). I was completely thrown off guard and bombed the interview. I don’t feel too bad now though because the position is still open so it wasn’t just me that bombed.
     
  23. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Surface thermometer still read high, but I brought my oral one and he was convinced enough with that 98.5 to let me stay and work.

    The brewers are still not wearing masks though :bird:
     
  24. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    SO glad you will be out of here soon.
     
  25. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Gonna text my resignation tomorrow. I’m scheduled for two shifts next week but that’ll be it for me.