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my last day today, yesterday got a call dont come in, feeling hurt

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Mossop17 Fri 20-Jan-17 07:18:59

background: i worked for 9 months in a garden shed for a very small husband and wife business. I was the only employee. I often was alone for my shift they were out on business and on these occassions i had no access to decent toilet facilities, no mug for a drink etc.

I helped them grow the business and they had no issues with my work. I handed my notice in last week so today is my last day. I got a call yesterday afternoon from the husband saying not to come in today as its really quiet etc butthey will still pay me ( good, as i lost nearly 3 weeks pay over xmas as they were on shut down so all time off unpaid)

He did say good luck inthe new job and come see us anytime, but..

Im hurt that the wife didnt call, has not said thanks for all your hard work etc etc, i suppose him calling i better than the text i was expecting this morning, but still 9 months in pretty rubbish conditions working alone in silence for minimum wage i was at least hoping for a proper goodbye.

Just shows how stupid ive been for thinking i mattered to them in some way

I am NOT a special snowflake sad

Would you be upset too? i know i need to forget about it be an ELsa and "let it go!!!"

QuiltedAloeVera Fri 20-Jan-17 07:22:31

No, that is crap.


Do something nice with today instead. Go out.

ofudginghell Fri 20-Jan-17 07:26:49

That's crap op.
Some people are so socially unaware of others it's untrue.
Gone are the times of loyalty and appreciation.
It seems in a lot of circumstances nowadays it's each to their own I'm afraid.
Chin up and treat yourself to something before starting your new job smile

OliviaStabler Fri 20-Jan-17 07:26:58

That is crap but considering what you've said about them not caring about access to a decent toilet or a hot drink, it isn't a surprise sad I'd be sad as well.

As Quilted said go and do something nice today to cheer yourself up flowers

clumsyduck Fri 20-Jan-17 07:29:59

That's rubbish op but maybe he thought he was being nice paying you to have your last day off rather than make you come in for the sake of it ?! I'd try see it that way and do something youl enjoy today with your day off flowers

MrsHiddleston Fri 20-Jan-17 07:30:23

I'm surprised that you're surprised. They made you work in a shed with no access to a toilet and nowhere to have a break and make yourself a cup of tea. You're best off out, don't think about it anymore, this peculiar chapter of your life is over, move on. And best of luck.

ageingrunner Fri 20-Jan-17 07:31:20

Onwards and upwards flowers

RoganJosh Fri 20-Jan-17 07:32:44

I think it's fine, you had a phone call, wishing you the best etc plus a day off. I don't see why they both need to speak to you.

Hoppinggreen Fri 20-Jan-17 07:51:51

I remember a previous post from you - well done for leaving!

GnomeDePlume Fri 20-Jan-17 09:20:40

Unfortunately when you move on especially from small companies like this they see it as the ultimate betrayal. In their heads, despite you only receiving minimum wage and being treated in a way that would have the RSPCE lifting an eyebrow, you are part of their big dream.

Of course they would never have shared the success of the business with you!

So sod them, shake them off at the same time as you shake off the dust of that shed out of your shoes.

Good luck with your next role.

Mossop17 Fri 20-Jan-17 10:03:10

thanks all, im now at home cuppa tea MN and a choccy bar. Then bubble bath and magazine time, followed by a nice lunch and telly. Oh and a toilet whenever i need one.

BinkyBuntyFintyCunty Fri 20-Jan-17 10:05:57

I'd go and sit in the loo even if you don't need to pee. Just because you can. Good luck in your new job flowers

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 20-Jan-17 12:20:43

I remember you posting before too so I am glad you took the bull by the horns and resigned.

I am glad they have at least said they'll pay you.

Don't look back - enjoy your next job (is there one lined up?)

Enjoy that cuppa, watch a movie and pee away!

ImperialBlether Fri 20-Jan-17 12:22:36

I remember you, too, and I'm really glad you've left. I can't think how they could imagine it was even legal to have you work there without a toilet. Forget about them now - the next job will be so much better.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Fri 20-Jan-17 17:18:52

I remember your previous post, I'm so glad you resigned. They are fuckers for treating you the way they did for 9 months, why do you think that they would be any different when you left?

Good luck with your future.

SapphireStrange Fri 20-Jan-17 17:21:41

I remember your previous thread too. They're weapons-grade arseholes. Don't give them another second of your thinking time or emotional capacity.

Do I remember rightly from the last thread that you had another job lined up, or an interview or similar?

Flisstizzy Fri 20-Jan-17 19:43:34

How awful, is it even legal for an employer to not give you access to a toilet??

Mossop17 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:32:54

update! today was my first day in my new role and.... i went to the toilet at least twice! lol, there were people to talk to, and a place for lunch and breaks! the people were all lovely and the work was good to, and i had an office chair not a kitchen chair! oh and the coffee machine is on free vend! ahhh thats better a proper working environment smile happy days,

JUst got to hope that the reference comes back good and im free to delete their numbers from my phone and them from my memory!

P.S im touched that you guys all remembered my previous posts

TigerBreadAddict Mon 23-Jan-17 22:37:14

I worked in my last job 13 years and no-one senior said goodbye, called or emailed when I left. Don't know why I expected courtesy and appreciation at the end when none was to be seen for some time, but hey ho. Hope you're new job works out as well as mine did 😊

TigerBreadAddict Mon 23-Jan-17 22:37:43


Mossop17 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:49:15

It really sucks doesnt it Tiger? you put all the effort in and they cant be bothered to say thanks! i was miffed as it was her i worked with the most and her that employed me! never mind onwards and upwards! My new role is in a company i left 9 years ago, i saw some old colleauges today and 2 both said i should be on different teams! lol

clumsyduck Mon 23-Jan-17 22:51:42

Glad you enjoyed your first day . Onwards and upwards smile

Lissette Mon 23-Jan-17 22:53:23

Mossop I remember your other posts before you left. I'm glad you found a new job and I wish you every success.

TigerBreadAddict Mon 23-Jan-17 23:02:19

Congratulations on your new job, I hope things work out for you there x

Scrumptiousbears Mon 23-Jan-17 23:02:55

I'd say if they were happy with an employee working alone in a shed with no decent toilet facility or Access to a hot drink shows they are a shit employer. cake for you.

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