Sunday, February 8, 2009

If Lifetime Fitness had a face...

...I'd punch its lights out! My employment with Lifetime Fitness has been a friggin joke! I was hired as the assistant department head. After about 6 months I was demoted (without being told) to a head lifeguard. I think the reason was because the position was being switched to full time which I could not do. The department head I was working under left and pure evil took her place. This woman is dumb as a brick. The male lifeguards call her "hot body, ugly face" behind her back because she is super fit but looks like a B to the I. She has no idea how to run a pool and I'm not even sure she can swim. She isn't even a trained lifeguard. Good work, Lifetime! Hire a woman who knows NOTHING about ANYTHING...including lifeguarding or pool function...to run a pool. She sucks. Seriously.

Anyway, stupid new lady eventually demoted me to lifeguard (without telling me...are we beginning to see a trend). I assume this is because I only worked twice a month and never went to inservice on account of my hatred for her...fair enough. Mostly because she's as useless as dinosaur spit, Adam and I didn't work in December or January. We went in and asked her what it takes to get on the schedule these days...she said we had to work at least once a week (which we usually did). We said "ok" and her response was in the form of a really stupid look on her face (which I mentally slapped off!). Then she said we might have to fill out some paper work. Stupid woman basically fired us (without telling us)! I couldn't believe it. This ridiculous company has screwed me over so many times and this would be the last! False.

Adam wanted to keep working there because they give employees a free membership. He thinks it's worth it to work for/with complete scum (not just the dumb one...everyone there sucks). This has been the case after every event resulting in my outrage...we continue working there for the membership (which my very unfit body clearly rarely uses). I've been wanting to quit FOR-E-VER but, because Adam won't, I may as well stay so I can at least be with him on Friday nights (when we work). We also had a few friends that worked there which isn't the case anymore. I have worked there longer than any other member of the aquatics staff (management included) and I have only been there a year and a half. The turnover is incredible because it's such a crappy company to work for.

Ah...back to how I was screwed over, yet again... So, Adam and I got put back on the schedule to work every Friday night thus putting in our once weekly for the freakin membership. I was late (due to the paint fest) and Adam clocked me in while I changed into my guard clothes. When I got out on the pool deck and rotated, Adam informed me that we weren't being paid...the clocking in didn't work. "WHAT!!!??? What are we still doing here!?" But nice old Adam couldn't bring himself to let us leave because we wouldn't be hurting sucky manager, we'd be screwing over (I've said this a lot this post) the other guards...my response, "true, but at least they're being paid." UN-BELIEVABLE! She knew we weren't on payroll and still scheduled us! I already totally hate this job and now I'm doing it for free? No way. I hope now Adam will finally let us quit...I'm going to regardless.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Shame on me! I guess it's my own fault for sticking around and letting them treat me like shish (very uncharacteristic of me). Stupid Lifetime Fitness. Rant over.

10 comments:

Becky said...

Sorry Jen! That's horrible. I couldn't handle it anymore if I was you. Though I'd LOVE a free membership.

Becky said...

Sorry Jen! That's horrible. I couldn't handle it anymore if I was you. Though I'd LOVE a free membership.

*Liese said...

@ Jen--

They were already like 3 months along before they told us--but yeah, it did go quickly.

Maybe if you're good, I'll steal one for you from the second litter. ;)

The Graham Family said...

I'd honestly leave,if it isn't worth it to you. You could literally be spending your time @ other places instead of this poo-dunk place. Thanks for helping me make future decisions on where,what & when I should be joining places like this, it's really rather helpful! :) Thanks again!

Amy and Mike said...

I wonder when Osinis is going to put Adam back on the schedule? Pretty sweet business plan on the part of Lifetime. Hire a bunch of employees, secrectly fire them, and have them come work for free.

Leslie said...

Jen Jen Jen Chipman....I litterally started giggling when I pulled your blog up from Bekahs....and realized that it really is you! Oh my gosh I haven't seen you since.....um I guess since we graduated! You look SO happy! WOW! We have a lot of catching up to do...so I'm going to start reading through your blog!
A little update on me....
I've been married for almost 4 years {may 12} and LOVE it! We have a little boy named Gabriel who is almost 3 {yikes!}

My fam blog is private, but seriously, email me at: leslie_mccleery@hotmail.com
and I will invite you so you can read!

I hope all is well!!!!

Leslie said...

p.s. if you haven't decided on a photographer yet...I wouldn't be upset if you asked me to them :)

Leslie said...

that is really cool that its your sisters stuff! I love the stuff she has on there! I must admit, you and adam are pretty dang cute together :)

Amy said...

Man! I miss your incredibly angry rants. :)

Trevor, Karyn, Kenzi, Ashlin, and Baby Peterson said...

Hey Jen! This is Karyn Wessman....Peterson now. Leslie told me she found your blog, so I thought I'd look you up =) Looks like you're super happy and doing well! I'm so glad! My blog is private, but if you'd like, you can shoot me an email so I can send you an invite.

dancingkaryn@yahoo.com

Talk to you soon!!!