I’m getting a raise and a promotion at work. I’ve worked at my current job 1 month and 2 days. I’m also getting full time hours. This is the holy grail of retail jobs. I am appreciated, valued and getting shown appreciation by the freaking raise I’m getting. The boss listens to me and values my input and has basically rearranged the ENTIRE STORE to fit my vision of what it should look like. Oh, and I LOVE my job.
So I called my mother to tell her I was getting a raise and a promotion. Her number is disconnected. I’m going to visit my mother in two weeks and her number is DISCONNECTED. I called my grandmother today and told her about my raise and promotion. Grandma is very happy. I got mum’s new number from my grandmother and called her. I wasn’t happy that she’d changed numbers and not told me when I have 16 days before I go visit the woman!
I only have a cell phone. I have a ‘top ten’ list in my cell phone that allows me unlimited calling to ten numbers of my choosing. Mum’s new number is NOT on that list. So, given that long-distance cell phone minutes are much, much more expensive than five minutes’ long distance from a landline, I asked her to call me right back. Well, she can’t do that! We have to talk via computer. I assume she’s going to get on skype.
Nope. Facebook chat.
Then she proceeds to tell me I need to put together the health and safety committee (brand new store, brand new staff, we haven’t gotten there yet) so that I can get ANOTHER raise. And uh. I’ve worked there a month and my boss is giving me a promotion and a raise I did not ask for. No one else is getting a promotion and a raise. No one else is getting promised full time hours. No one else has the boss hiring people at THEIR say-so.
But no. Me getting the raise she wanted me to ask for, that I refused to because I’m not even out of my probation period? Is not good enough. She’s not happy with that. It’s not good enough. I need to do better and put together a joint health and safety committee.
I can’t win. I just can’t. No matter how hard I leap to reach the bar, she raises it before I get there. I will never ever make her happy. No matter how hard I try.