HEALTH CLUB UPDATE
In my 27 July post I recounted an inane conversation I had with a health club supervisor after I'd been terminated for being out of town for 90 days (when in fact I'd been gone for just 45).
After much research I learnt that my name had disappeared from the computer because it had been eight weeks since I'd punched in. I agreed to be rehired, in order to keep the class, and last Wednesday I filled out all of the requisite paperwork. Then I went home and waited to find out what my new employee number would be, so I could punch in.
In the meantime, in good faith, I've taught two classes "off the clock." The supervisor said he'd put those hours on my next paycheck.
Now this supervisor is on personal leave. So I called the paperwork person today -- to find out what my employee number is, so I can punch in like a *real* employee. But she confessed that she's still sitting on my paperwork. For a week, nothing has happened! Apparently the supervisor told her he'd completed a Request for Rehire Form two weeks ago. Now it turns out this never happened. So she is waiting to hear back from corporate HQ about the form. In the meantime I'm slated to teach tomorrow. I have no employee number and it would be my third class without punching in.
Yet I promised myself I would only teach two classes off the clock. I'd told myself I could do two "volunteer" classes that I may or may not get paid for. But not three.
For the record I've done this type of "not punching in and being paid later" BS at other places, and it has ALWAYS resulted in months of attempts to get them to pay me. Chasing down the pay inevitably turns into a part-time job, and I already have plenty of those.
To complicate things, some friends are getting married during the class tomorrow night. I couldn't find a sub to cover the class. Now I'm flirting with the idea of simply not showing up.
But that would be bad karma, wouldn't it?