Where do I begin?! I'm a bit pumped at the moment, so forgive me if I am a little unclear. I'm not in trouble, yet
Okay... I have been working with my current employer for just about two years now, and a little under a year as a supervisor. It is only "casual" employment, hence my hours vary from week to week. We've had this new manager for about a year now, and he isn't known for being the most easy-going bloke. However, I usually get along with him fine, but he is known to blast people and be very nit-picking with a lot of things.
This time last year I scored a full-time job on a casual contract until Christmas. I still managed to hold my current casual job and do the full-time one, even though I got burnt out (eight hours a day, then a further five to six hours straight after).
THE CURRENT SITUATION
ONE centre manager, ONE assistant manager/supervisor, and then there is THREE of us
supervisors. TWO of the other supervisors are going on two/three months holidays in about a week, and the centre manager has known this for at least nine months. This just leaves me as the sole supervisor and the other two managers (centre + assistant).
There are 14 shifts in total for the week (day/night). The centre manager works five day shifts a week (Tuesday to Saturday), assistant manager does five shifts a week. This leaves four shifts that I have to do: Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night and Monday night. So it's not a very ideal situation for myself. Quite the contrary in fact. So long for having a weekend life.
WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
I applied for some factory work last night and got a phone call today to come in and do induction for "full-time" work tomorrow. I will most-likely begin Monday/Tuesday. It's five days a week, 4pm-9pm. It's better money too (a bit over $3 an hour extra).
WHY DO I WANT TO LEAVE?
I am sick of my centre manager's attitude of talking behind peoples backs, being a dirty old perve and giving me bullshit shifts. He even has the nerve to complain to the other staff about me asking for a few nights off in a row to study and sit my exams. In jest or not? No one knows with this prick. I was planning to look for a new part-time job next year anyhow, as I can't stand it much longer there (mostly the customers, the atmosphere isn't fun with two of my best mates leaving, and also I'm looking for a change).
WHY AM I CONCERNED?
I have been rostered on for the coming Friday-Monday night shifts for two weeks. What I want to know is, legally can I tell my current employer to "stick it" without being liable for anything? I have "signed" my shifts, meaning my initials are written next to the roster.
How should I approach my centre manger who will be in a rut without me, and most-likely explode? Bare in mind, I am willing
to do at least this weekend's shift, and most-likely Monday's.