I have an interesting dilemma that I'm sure some of you have experienced, and I want to get everyone's opinion on what they would do in my shoes.
I originally took up working at Starbucks as a supplementary job. It wasn't too bad at first, I had been a barista before for a number of years, so this wasn't anything too new. I lost my primary job this past February and opened up my availability to work full-time at The Bux until I could find something else. I did. This was a few weeks ago.
I notified my SM that I would be training at this new place for the next two weeks, and he seemed all fine and dandy with it. Next thing I know, I'm on the schedule at Starbucks for the specific times I will be training at this other job (it's a high-end restaurant that is opening in like, 10 days, and the manager there has been trying to accomodate everyone's job schedules to fit training, which is in the evening). I've called 8 different stores in the area, and every partner at said stores to try to find someone to switch with, or cover my shift...ZERO LUCK.
I told my SM about my dilemma today and how I'm trying to do everything I can to appease everyone/find a balance, and he (literally, without paraphrasing) said; "Well you have one of two options...find someone to cover for you, or pull a no-call, no-show and be subject to termination."
Thanks!! You're of some great help there, aren't ya, buddy?
He then patronized me, saying that I need to tell these new employers of mine that I already have a job and that they need to understand that he (my SM) puts up the schedule every Monday, so I can't be available for them whenever they want, and that I need to give them specific days I'm available to work there so I can continue working at Sbux, too.
Okay, first off, this place isn't open yet, I don't have a SET schedule, I just know when I'm training, and Starbucks is interfering with that. Second, why the **** should I give them set days I can and cannot work if I'm going to be making 100x more money than I do at Sh!tbucks.
TLDR: I'm training for a new job, I'm still stuck at Starbucks, my manger put me on the schedule during my training for said job, and I can't find anyone in a 15 mile radius to cover/switch with. My SM is "too bad, so sad, cover your **** or get fired" about it.
Do I just no-call, no show and call it quits? Do I get my **** fired and never look back, or do I "call in sick" because it would then be his responsibility to find coverage, whether I was really sick or not (and if need be, I could find a doc's excuse, easily).
HELP!! I want to leave so badly, but don't know what the best way is to do it. :(