First, I'm not going to mention who he works for. It's a national company and I don't want to cause husband any problems or badmouth the whole company over a few idiot managers. I mentioned in the post about difficult child attempting suicide that husband had to leave the ER and go to work. Why??? Because one of his managers wouldn't let him call in a personal day. A PERSONAL DAY!!!!! Which, I always thought, are the days you can take when something unexpected comes up. But...apparently not as he had already received a verbal warning for taking one when our water heater was acting up and someone had to be here for the repair man. Once he got to work and laid out the ENTIRE story....they felt guilty. How nice. The day before this....husband was helping a customer. The guy he was helping suddenly dropped. He didn't lose consciousness but he went down and husband caught him and got him sat down. They called an ambulance and husband thinks that the man may have had a small stroke because his speech didn't make sense by that time. So, husband is sitting there with this guy, talking to him, keeping an eye on him, etc. One of the managers came ove and told husband that the ambulance was on it's way, the guy would be fine and husband needed to get back to work. WHAT???? OMG...these people just push my buttons with their lack of common sense and compassion. When he first started, the rule was that if you worked a holiday, you got the next one off. husband? Uh huh....he worked FIVE straight holidays his first year. The guy doing the schedule mumbled something about "Well how was I supposed to know?" Ummm......How about by looking in the BOOK that YOU keep that has the schedule history in, you idjit! husband will get notices from district that he has way too much vacation time accrued and needs to use some of it up. He'll put in for it (and TELL them WHY he's taking it) and instead of scheduling it as vacation, they just give him the time off so he doesn't have to use his vacation time. This man is one of the best people they have (I've been told this by some of their customers) yet they treat him and everyone else like carp. The employees have to take periodic "tests" on their product/service knowledge. husband is one of the very, very few who consistantly get top grades on this. Do his managers acknowledge this? Well yeah, in a way. They know he's good so they make him work all the time. This weekend is the second in two months that he's had off. TWO MONTHS! I can understand wanting your best employees there as much as possible but you also have to realize that they aren't machines and actually have lives and need time to sleep. He will go in at 10 in the morning and not get home till 10 at night. Granted, he works in retail and their hours hoover but they schedule him this way all the time. I can't WAIT till he gets his degree in a couple of months and finds another job. I won't know what to do with myself if I actually have my husband at home during the evenings and on weekends! No replied really needed.....just needed to vent. I've been steaming about this all week.