Hi all, (long and rambling but I need to vent, so I apologize in advance) I was hoping that a few of you would be willing to say a prayer for me. After many discussions with my DH and this month's schedule just being posted at my day job, my DH has insisted I quit and I finally agree. My job is in the retail field - frozen food store, and I've been working there almost 3 years. I was hired for Monday - Friday days and my hours would vary. Usually about 38-42 hours per week with about 32 during Jan and Feb when it's slow. I also worked one Saturday a year for our yearly charity bbq and then about 28-31 days in December (our craziest time). Fast forward to the owner selling the business last Sept, new owner saying he's not going to change the hours at all - why change what's working? There were only 2 day staff including myself and 2 weekend students. Then the other day staff gets angry with the new owner and quits the first week in March with no notice, leaving me to work 6 days a week (she worked 3 days during the week and Sat) with a total of 52 hours a week. I did this for three weeks until the owner could figure something out since I didn't want to leave him stuck. I worked Thurs and Fri from 9am - 8 pm instead of just until 4 plus the Sat in addition to my regular shifts. He had just approached me before she quit about training me for a manager position (we never had one) because he didn't want to be in the store at all (unlike the previous owner who managed himself and was there a few hours every weekday). I however had done most of the paperwork and organizing of the store for him and he'd just drop in and stay each day for a bit. Well after she quit he decided he didn't have time to train me plus have me train someone for her spot (he has 3 other businesses) so he enticed a gal from another store to come and work in ours. She has 13 years experience there, 7 as manager, but that store was closing in the next year. Fast forward again - she comes in, starts doing the schedule and takes all my shifts leaving me with about 22 - 26 a week and of these 4 hours are on both Thurs and Fri evenings plus 3 out of every 4 Saturdays. I explain to the owner that we had an agreement I didn't work weekends, I had children (she does not). He says she's going to be fair and you'll work one a month and so will she and I needed to 'suck it up and be a team player'. So I 'sucked it up' but I've now worked 4 out of 6 and this month's schedule came out and I have 3 out of 4. For a total of 7 out of 10. I'm now only working 4 hours Monday morning to help with the delivery truck, Thurs and/or Fri nights and Saturdays. When she posted it yesterday, (oh yes, I had to work Sunday as well this week) I nicely asked her why I was working it. She stated she's worked enough of them (5 out or 9) and wasn't hired for Sat. I stated neither was I and I was promised the most it would be was 1 out of 4. She also stated that one of the part timers needed some Saturdays off at which point I stated yes, but only 2 not all of them and you gave her all of them. She also gave the part timer my Tuesday shift (we need two that day) since she's done college until Sept. So I have her Sat and she gets my Tues! She said this is the schedule, deal with it! So I go home and my hubby is furious, then I go in today and she's crossed out my name on 2 of the 3 Sat (I should be happy right?) and gave one to the part timer as I suggested, took one herself but didn't give me any of the Tues shifts AND took away the one day this month I asked for off - Wed June 24th for my daughter's grad. She stated her DH (not her!) had a doctor's appointment so the rest of us will have to figure something out if I want it off. Now with not having the Saturdays that I didn't want anyway, but not gaining back my Tuesdays, Wednesdays or other shifts I have either 14, 15 or 19 hours for the rest of the month instead of my normal 38 - 42. DH says quit, that's it! He says with what I make minus taxes and the 20 minute drive each way each shift it's not worth it for 15 or 19 hours. I agree but I'm so nervous to lose even that small income. I do have more pride than to continue putting up with this (3rd month now) and really think I do need to do this. In this economy I kinda feel I should be grateful for any job but DH says you have gone above and beyond for them for 3 years and don't deserve this. I do PC a couple times a month on evenings and other than that I want to be there for my kids when they're home from school not at work getting home at 8:30 at night and not seeing them on Saturdays either! Thoughts? And if you do agree, could you send a prayer my way please - that we are able to get through this time without too much financial hardship and that I'm able to find something else that fits my family but doesn't require every weekend and evenings? Thanks!