I got my schedule for this week. An immediate panic attack swarmed over me like a hive of angry bees when I realized I am scheduled 4 pm to 3 am (Saturday to Sunday) AND 10:30 am to 6 pm on Sunday… you have got to be freaking kidding me. Seriously. I’m rip shit about this. That’s 7 1/2 hours between shifts, in reality 7 if you include travel time. Oh but wait take another half hour off because I DEFINITELY have to shower since I work with food.
I’m have serious insomnia. I can never, ever fall asleep on my own. Working til 3 am is no biggy at all, but that would mean I’ll fall asleep sometime around 5 am. When I take my medication I have to devote a full 8 hours to sleep. Since I am not even given that much time between shifts I won’t be able to take my meds. So for working an 11 hour shift + a 7.5 hour shift – I won’t be able to sleep. Pardon my French, but I am ultra fucking pissed off about it.
One of my supervisors calmed me down, told me it was an over sight, and talk to big boss. So I did. Big boss said he’d see what he can do. Screw that. He’s forcing me into an impossible situation. If I made decent money I’d suck it up. I don’t though. Minimum wage warrior. This kind of wear and tear on my body isn’t worth the shitty fucking pay. You think big boss would see that. Who the hell wants some exhausted half asleep person working around dangerous equipment? It’s not like my being there will contribute to the work on Sunday since I’ll be dragging ass with zero sleep. I’m furious. That’s that.