I recently just resigned from my job, a job that I hadn’t had for long, disregarding the days of training, I was there for 3 days. When I got the job, I was so excited, not only was this a permanent position, but because the potential of growth in that company was absolutely amazing. Anyway, I did as my boss and trainers told me to do and I really loved it, and plus I got the chance to meet a whole lot of people on a daily basis and just have a conversation with them. It was all so amazing. We were told to report for duty at 06:30am! 06:30am in this winter😢, but I was there on time everyday because I knew what I wanted out of the business and that’s what kept me going. I missed my bestfriend’s birthday celebration because I had work to do and all I wanted was to push so hard so I can get to where I wanted to be.
So anyway, when you’re a new guy there, you have leaders(trainers) that are supposed to guide you and help you reach your goals. So my trainer was leading a roadtrip to Germiston where we were visiting a company that is much like ours.
This was the beginning of trouble. So we left on a Sunday for Germiston, this was what we call a business trip. The whole week prior to the trip, I kept asking my trainer if all is in order and if everything has been sorted accordingly, she told me not to worry, all is well. Then sunday came, we were supposed to leave at 9am that morning, but my trainer lied to me about the arrangements meanwhile, she was busy doing her hair, and we only left for Germiston at 7pm, bear in mind, we have no idea where we are going, also, we had to transport ourselves to the area. Anyway, being excited as I was to be a part of the roadtrip, I did not care about spending my own money because I was ready for the beginning of my journey. So we eventually find the place we are meant to sleep at. When we get there, there was no electricity!! Imagine how frustrated I was because we did not know anyone there. They guy who was supposed to “take care” of us during our stay came and told us that the reason why there is no electricity is because our boss did not make the necessary arrangements and that he(our boss) will load the electricity the following day. This was really shocking for me.We look around the place and I can surely say that was the filthiest place I have ever seen in my life and also there were no proper beds, just sponges(if thats what they’re called) on the cold ceramic tiles. So we disregard this irresponsibility of our boss, we sleep. We then woke up at 4am, it was time to bath. Our supposed caretaker had shown us a place where we would bath the night before. So we (a female colleague of mine & I) went there to bath, only to find that that room is occupied by a couple males. I felt so uncomfortable knowing that there are males we don’t know walking around in that apartment and we are naked in the bathroom (it couldn’t lock). At this point, I was already annoyed. We had to jog to work because it is not safe in that area. When we got there, we did our office routine then left for our assigned stores at the designated areas. We still had to fund for ouselves then. I was extra annoyed. My flu was full-blown at that point and I told my trainer that I was not feeling well and that my day may not be as productive as I had planned, nonetheless, I still had the whole week to reach the objectives. As a trainer i expected her to understand, but all she could do was to be selfish. She gave me attitude and implied that I was being so lazy and that I’m not even trying. All she cared about was making enough sales so she can be promoted. She was really on my nerve, even though I had reached the store’s objective, she did not care about the fact that I tried and was willing to pull in sales. She took me down when I needed her the most. The whole way back she was boasting about the number of sales she made and how she is the best at what she does, also busy talking about how bad I did that day. Look, I was good at this job, sorry to toot my own horn but if I don’t believe in myself then who will?! My first two days there I set pace, which was really good. The third day I was ill and my trainer threw me under. Anyway, we get back to the apartment, guess what?! Our beloved boss still hadn’t bought the electricity and that would mean to go bath at the same place again the following morning. Now I was really fed up. I packed my stuff and came back. I refuse to work for someone who does not care about his employees but only the number of sales they make. Did I mention that he only gave my trainer money for transport and left the rest of the team to make ends meet?! How the hell is that normal?
I quit my job because i’m worth way much more than the treatment I received. I refuse to be a slave to money. I refuse to compromise my values all in the name of making sales. I refuse to work for someone who is that irresponsible. I refuse to be treated like trash just so I can have an income month end. I refuse to deal with ridiculously unfavouring conditions just so I can be promoted. I refuse to jeopardise my well-being just for a pay cheque.
I LEFT BECAUSE I KNOW MY WORTH.