I hate working for a big company. I hate it even more that I can't mention them by name on my blog for fear of some pencil pushing, humorless suit with an attitide googling said company and coming across my blog. I've been telling myself that the job with the fictional "carmart" from the cartoon is only a temporary fix, that my real career lies elsewhere, and that my destiny is larger than the aches and pains I wake up with due to the physical demands of the job.
I hate whining... but get the cheese ready, cause here we go...
My biggest problem with the "Carmart" is that they lied to me when I was hired.
The Lie:"You will be eligable for the company health plan after 90 days" Wrong-o. it should have been "you're eligable for the company's ACCIDENT policy after 90 days. We don't do medical coverage until after you've been here for a year."
(fume fume fume)
So, I tell my boss that ain't cool with the Kahunah. I need to start looking for another job, particularly since the job is a lot more stressful than what I signed on for. She calls the District manager and pleads my case, passionately enough that the man comes down from the corporate office to talk to me in person.
The conversation went something like this:
Rob: "I need health insurance"
Smarmy, glad-handing asshole: "No can do. But you're not seeing the big picture."
R: "The big picture is that I'm 36 and can't go for a physical without taking out a bank loan."
SGHA: "Your supervisor says you have potential... suppose I fast-track you for management?"
R: "I don't want to be a manager. Too much stress."
SGHA: "Only for managers without your potential. You can grow with our company."
R: "This does not change the fact that I have no health coverage."
SGHA: "What if I give you a raise?"
R: "What if you give me medical coverage and we call it a day?"
SGHA: "come now... I can give you two bucks more per hour, and after a year, you'll be running your own store."
At this point, God help me... I actually considered it. BUT THEN HE SAYS:
"And all you have to do is eat better and exercise more for a year until you get the health coverage."
GRRRRRRRR. Talk about pushing exactly the wrong button.
I started my job hunt in earnest today. Screw "Carmart" and everything they stand for.