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    Mortarboard And Hassle

    | Worcester, MA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Top

    Me: “Hey, [supervisor], I know it’s two months away, but I wanted to let you know I need my graduation day off.”

    Supervisor: “That’s fine, but you need to put the request in the system two weeks before. But I’ll be sure to approve it.”

    (1.5 months later…)

    Me: “Hey [supervisor], I just put the request for my graduation day off into the system.”

    Supervisor: “Oh, great, I’ll approve it right now.”

    (The next day…)

    Me: “So, am I all set for graduation?”

    Supervisor: “Oh, I completely forgot! Let me do that right now.”

    (This continued EVERY work day that week. Lo and behold, the next week’s schedule comes up with me on for my graduation day.)

    Me: “I thought you said I was all set to have the day off?”

    Supervisor: “Well, now that you’re on the schedule, you’ll need to find someone else to cover it for you. Too many other people were given the day off.”

    Me: “But…you said…”

    (My supervisor leaves me there with my jaw on the floor. Just then, my store manager walks by.)

    Store Manager: “Hey [my name], what’s wrong?”

    Me: “My supervisor wants me to work my graduation day.”

    Store Manager: “Did you request it off in the system?”

    Me: “Yes.”

    Store Manager: “Oh, I see. I’ll take care of this!”

    (When my shift ended that day, I saw that I was no longer scheduled for my graduation day. Even better: she made my supervisor cover for me.)