Apologies, the positive thinking has temporarily been disconnected from this corner of the wibsite. It is hoped that normal service will resume soon.
I think today I’m allowed to be slightly lacking in positive thinking and things of that sort. I returned to work today to learn that the threatened ‘staff schedule restructuring’ (or whatever silly official name they’ve given it) has or will be implemented asap. In big business speak this is improving the company’s income by maximising the effectiveness of staff hours. They’ve even got a snappy slogan for it.
In normal person speak, it means they’re making people work certain shifts on certain days, to reflect the times when most money is taken. Oh yes, and cutting people’s hours. Essentially, whatever your contract did say, forget it. Its worthless cos we’re allowed to do this, cos we’re in such a bad way the rules don’t apply.
The end result? I get 3 hours cut from my contract, have to work 3 days with no break cos I’m working a shorter shift, and if I don’t like it, I know where the door is. There are words, but I shouldn’t repeat them here.