I recently almost got fired from my job. I had always asked my supervisor if "this and that" was okay to do, and he always said yes to my requests. Things like being a few minutes late, and making up the time by coming in earlier then recorded on my timesheets on later dates. We are frequently late for our shifts in the morning, because at 5am, most of us have a hard time getting up to make it on time. As well, we have about 3 hours of down time, where we literally just wait in case someone has questions in the morning about mail. It's hard for all of us to justify being there at 5am, when nothing ever happens until 8am, nor do we really get any benefits for being there that early.
We tend to be incredibly hungry after about an hour of being there, and with no way to have a good breakfast in the morning, unless prepared the night before, we usually want to eat right away! So, we got in the habit of leaving one person at work to watch for customers, and doing a breakfast run. Recently, we discovered that the Manager was not okay with this, or our tardiness, and never spoke a word of anything, until he decided to write me and 3 other people up. He screwed me the most, out of the 4 of us by cutting my pay by $100 per paycheck, and removing my title.
I have been looking for a good enough reason to leave, and this sure seems like one to me. I am not a bad employee at all. Their's a reason I had a title that he could remove! He never once mentioned anything about not liking something we did or didn't do, until he just blew up one day. I'm not sure what to do as of today. I was ready to walk out of the building on the day he decided to cut my pay. I was furious, and thought I was losing my yearly bonus as well. Turns out he left bonuses alone, but I cannot mess anything up for another 3 months while I'm on write-up or else I'm fired. And I'm pretty sure my title is gone for good either way...
I've never been fired, and this whole situation feels hopeless to me. I'm worried that if I contact HR, and notify them, that they will wind up screwing over many other people I work with, and most likely fire my supervisor. So that is out of the question. I'm pretty sure I'm going to quit, regardless of what anyone on here says, but I just wanted to see what everyone thinks about this? Anyone been through similar problems?
I feel as though I have been totally injusticed, and my manager is reacting to problems like a child. Blowing up whenever he feels like, and ruining people because of his own stupid behavior. It's his own F'in fault we have to be at work at 5am, he wasn't able to convince anyone that the 5am shift is completely useless, as it really is; and he never says a word to us about liking or disliking anything we do, until it's too late. He always used to tell me when I first started "no news is good news", so I always thought I was doing alright...
If I leave, lots of people will be screwed out of many things; I take care of a lot of stuff. And while I know I'm not irreplacable, no one is really, I know I will totally screw up my managers plans by being gone. He will have to find and make, nearly everyone in our department, do the daily tasks I do. Most of the stuff I do, no one wanted to learn how to do in the first place; or it was something they needed someone they could trust to do these things.
I've got a few job interviews, but nothing serious yet. I'm not in dire need of a job as much as some are, but with enough time, I could be in dire need of being employed again if I quit.
What do you all think?