I work at McDonald’s. Yesterday was beyond stressful, partly because people keep calling off! We were extremely understaffed! That’s one reason I’m angry. I know I’m extremely lucky to have an income, a roof over my head, a generous mother who loves me, doctors who care for me, friends and a boyfriend who support and encourage me, and a heavenly father who will provide for all my needs. All those things are so precious to me! And yet, I’ve been having the worst panic attacks! Anger has been increasing steadily. I’ve been awake with chest pain. Today’s my day off, but I’m still worried about what the chaos Friday (and the entire weekend) will bring. Right now, I’m doing okay financially. But money only goes so far when your health is at stake. It honestly breaks my heart to know that so many people out there are struggling to afford to support their families and even live on their own! People are afraid their jobs are going to “kill them”?! This is NOT okay! Sure, the minimum wage will increase. BUT for many people, that’s not happening fast enough! It won’t be enough! AND health insurance NEEDS to be offered to everyone working full-time at ANY job! Everyone deserves to live and be healthy! So yes. Like many people, I’m stressed out and angry over the way things are in the world. 😡 (Also, TMI. I’m on my period.)
Short staffing, seems to be a worldwide epidemic. I have been working retail, on / off for 13 years. I see the same pattern, from Halloween to New Year's...ppl calling in sick, being lazy, staff not respecting their departments, etc. When I WAS Full time, I had panick and anger attacks, which made me severely ill. I changed jobs 3 times and returned to retail, part time, which saved my health. Managers should recognize staffing needs and help pitch in to alleviate the delays.
I’m really sorry you went through that! 😞 Where I work, some managers help a lot “most” of the time. I just hate it when they’re on their phones texting people and then tell me to get off mine!