call in sick or walk out early

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Registered: 04-23-2005
call in sick or walk out early
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 3:58pm

 I have a dilemma with one of my jobs. I have 2 jobs at the moment. I start my first job at 6am, then I start my second job usually at 12pm or later and go until about 7 or 8. I don't get home until 9pm. I am on my feet for both of these jobs, a total of about 12-14 hours. I feel exhausted and burned out.Between the two jobs, I really have no full days off. I have had the first job for 2 years, the second I have had for about 3 months. The dilemma is that I am going to start a 3rd  job this Wed.. This job starts at 5:15pm and goes until 10:30 pm. This job is a temporary job scoring essays that lasts about 2 months, however the pay is very good and I did it last year. I like this job and I want to do it again. The dilemma is that I gave my boss at the 2nd job notice of my availability change. I stated that I can only work until 4pm. He gave me Wed and Thurs off, but then scheduled me until 7:30 on Friday. He told me that if I want to leave early I will have to find someone to switch with. Well there is no one to switch with because he scheduled most people on Friday. I have tried to find someone to switch with and have had no luck.  I think he scheduled me to be spiteful(this guy is kind of of a control freak) . So, now I either have to walk out early on Friday or call in sick. The problem is, for the 3rd  job, you MUST attend the first 3 days of training. If you don't, you cannot continue. This 3rd job will give me the opportunity to make a good amount of money in a short time.  want to give notice at the second job so badly.I've had it there, and my boss is a person that no one can please. I have written my resignation letter, but have not given it yet. If I call in, he will probably know that I'm not really sick and that I 'm calling in so I can go to my new job. If I leave early, that may be worse. I have been thinking that I should probably just call in because no one can prove that I'm not sick. If I just walk out early, it may cause a scene. Any opinions, ideas will be appreciated. Thanks! 

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 6:27pm

Have you let your boss know that you cannot find another person to cover you from 4-7:30? Did you make him aware of the situation, that you cannot work till 7:30 despite him scheduling you for such? If so, what has he said? Are you likely to be fired for leaving early?  If you're already ready to resign from this job, maybe you should just resign already or at the very least be ready to do so when you are leaving early to go to the temporary job.

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Registered: 04-23-2005
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 8:20pm

Yes I told the assistant manager(manager wasn't there). I told him there was no one to switch with, and that I really needed to do this new job. He looked over the schedule.....and saw that there was no one to cover me. He then said"I don;t know what to tell you..." Obviously, there was nothing he could really do.I am not sure if I will be fired, but I am suppose to work on Sat. The worse that can happen is that the manager crucifies me and lectures me, or fires me. 

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Registered: 04-23-2005
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 8:22pm

Yes I told the assistant manager(manager wasn't there). I told him there was no one to switch with, and that I really needed to do this new job. He looked over the schedule.....and saw that there was no one to cover me. He then said"I don;t know what to tell you..." Obviously, there was nothing he could really do.I am not sure if I will be fired, but I am suppose to work on Sat. The worse that can happen is that the manager crucifies me and lectures me, or fires me. 

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:21am

Good luck tomorrow! Let us know what happens!

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:43pm
Honestly, I wouldn't have told him you needed to leave your job early to go to another job, IMO regardless of if its a temporary job or not, you are essentially telling that 2nd job that this other job is more important, even if it temporary. I would have made up another excuse as to why your availability changed and when he scheduled you and you couldn't find anyone to cover, I would have said that you gave them plenty of notice, you cannot change your prior obligation.
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Registered: 06-06-2001
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 3:05pm
Arryl, I totally understand your input--thanks for sharing it! I agree with you! Liz

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Registered: 04-20-2012
Fri, 05-24-2013 - 1:54pm

What did you decide to do?