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Is schedule/time consistency always terrible when you're first hired?
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I was recently hired to work in ClickList. This is my first ever job. I've been to work a few times now but only for the initial computer testing, touring, and training. Two days ago I was told by my hiring manager to ask my coworker when I should come the next day, I go to him and he says 8 AM. Next day (yesterday) I show up at 8AM, but because my computer testing wasn't done I finished it. The hiring manager tells me I need to see the clicklist supervisor when I'm done. She then asked if I had my SSN card and ID, when I said "no" (I was never even told to bring it) she said it was a bad thing and I need to call my parents for them. The hiring manager leaves for a long time, so I go to see the clicklist supervisor who wanted to train me. He took me around the store, he was really nice, and I did some of it myself. He then tells me to take a 30 minute break upstairs and says "you may be here till 4". Anyways, I go upstairs. I decide to be productive and scan through the tests to see if I finished everything. The hiring manager comes back and she asks when I'll be done with the testing. I told her I was finished, just double checking if I got everything done. When I realize I'm good to go on testing, she randomly asks "What are doing?" I reply, "Oh nothing I'm done with the testing now.", she started talking about how I "need to be on the floor" and says I need to meet with the clicklist supervisor. I told her I already met him and we did the training. I'm not sure if she decided to not listen to my or think I was lying, but she said "Yeah you can't be up here you need to train". I told her "He told me to come here for a break". She said "No breaks you need to be with him all day, you come to me at 7 when I'm leaving". I got flustered and kind of upset, she escorted me back to the clicklist area and all I did was sit there for a long time, and my coworkers said I should just leave because there's no more training left to do. So my mom picked me up at 2:30. I never clocked in, so no need to clock out I guess. And last minute, the supervisor asks if I can be there from 8AM-noon, I said yes. It just seems like everyday I've come here I don't get the time to come in until last second, and because of transportation issues and having to rely on my mom, I need a definite answer and nobody can give that to me, and if they do, it changes. I'm probably overreacting, but I like things being definite, it makes me feel in control and I can swiftly do what I need to do, but this is the real world I suppose and definite answers aren't always available. 



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Get use to it. The schedules are always erratic.



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Unfortunately, this is what happens when Co-Managers do not listen or have experience in a department they are working in. Clicklist is know of being swamped or nothing going on, remember to take your breaks and lunches and if a state law demands a break/lunch after xx hours, take it! (even if a supervisor is telling you something different, make sure they understand why you need to take it) While training weeks your just "added in", I really think the company should look at standardizing peoples schedules depending on the needs of the business. Yes, there might need to be a few people with "flex" schedule, but most could have a set schedule.

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