How are you?
I hope you are all doing well.
All this time in the past few months, i was posting all good news or positive outcomes.
Well, that streak ended on Monday when i got fired (by my demand) from work. The boss at the tavern i was working at, was treating me like a piece of garbage, insulting and belittling me IN FRONT of customers non stop. Making me feel miserable. She also reduced my working hours to almost non existent and wanted to make me quit willingly the job. But like i've told you before, i'm as stuborn as a mule.
And when people "bite" me, i bite harder and it hurts... A lot!
I came up to her on Monday and i told her that since she reduced my working hours and because she treats my like shit, i demanded her to write and sign a firing paper and be done with it.
When a firing paper is signed by the employer, the ex employee has the right to claim unemployment at the governments job restore machinism (if that makes any sense to you) and therefore get monthly or every three months compensation from that machinism itself. Although with quitting papers, you lose all of those rights.
Now... How i had the guts to even demand such a thing from my employer. I'll tell you.
I had this gut feeling all this time i was working there, that she was not paying for my insurance (in Greece the employer has to pay for the insurance of the employee every month or else there will be a huge fine against them. I don't know how it is in the USA or in other countries of the EU). So i asked her if she did pay it.
Guess what? She didn't.
You know what that means. I could file a report against her and do an immence damage on her business, which was the very last thing i wanted to do. As much as i disliked her, i didn't want that to happen.
So before it reached to that point, she agreed to sign the papers and finally today i received the affirmation on that matter from her accountant.
Let me tell you this.
I'm not glad i left that job but i could not go on working there with that shity enviroment. Insulting my intelligence and MY family is not tolerated so i took the necessary steps according to her actions.
I am a person who acts right when i'm treated right. With respect and the such. I believe it's simple and common sense. Of course in every job there will be disagreements and arguments. It would be ideal and nearly utopic if there weren't tensions. But tensions must exist in order to push forward, always with respect to each other.
But again behavior like i went through is NOT tolerated.
If you work in such an enviroment, you must concinder your health first and then that job. Look up your rights as an employee and then take the neseccary steps to deal with that shitty boss you might have. Quit it if it takes a toll on you. There is always something better out there.
I know it's a stressful process to look for another job. Heck I AM stressed right now. But mentally i'm alright. I have peace in my mind and anyone who goes through that mess deserves to have peace their mind.
So yeah it was a fall but not a bad one. It was more like a stumble than a fall. I know i'll find something better.
Heck, being part of Fire Department force as a volunteer, helps me build my confidence so much. The guys are so good to me, training me and teaching me more of the essentials.They know i want this to be my job so they help me as much as they can. I can't be more greatful for being part of the team.
That's it from me, lads and lasses.
Take care of yourselves and never ever tolerate shit from idiotic fools.
Cheers to y'all!