Anyone here who decided to leave their job on the first day? What made you decide to run right away?
- They wanted us to make our first sales to friends and family members.
F that. If your first option is for me to make money off the people I care about most, there’s really nowhere to go but down (morally).
- They sent me to a room to do a bunch of on-boarding paperwork and those incredibly dull orientation videos companies love so much. Less than 10 minutes into it the manager comes in and tells me they need to cover the sales floor immediately because I was the only person for the department that day.
No training, no computer logins, no idea where anything in the building was or who any of the dozens of other people wandering around were or even what was really expected of me. Just go and solo a department that usually had between five and eight staff at any time.
I gave it a shot for like 45 minutes, and realized the whole place was staffed by miserable entitled a-holes who went out of their way to avoid work. I just walked out without saying anything.
- They lowered the rate from what was agreed upon and became upset when I spoke up about it.
- Was supposed to be an office job, straight salary. Got there the first day and it turned out to be door to door sales, commission only. Not even people who had expressed interest; just literally cold calling but in person at their door instead of on the phone. Didn’t even stay to hear the end of their explanation of how really if you think about it this is the job they advertised and interviewed me for, just better because (I don’t know, some bullshit, as I said, I had left by then).
- Slowly started changing the terms of employment during the day.
Started off “10 hour days 5 days a week $8/hour”
Shifted to “sometimes you have to work weekends too”
Then “actually it’s crunch season right now so we’re going to expect you to work Saturday and Sunday this week”
Then “actually we’ll need you to stay Saturday and Sunday most weeks”
Then “You’ll be working Saturday and Sunday for the foreseeable future”
Then “We’ll need you to stay a few hours after work today”
Then “Actually you’ll be working 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week for the next 6 months”