Woman Says She Quit Her Job on the First Day When She Was Refused Breaks

A woman quit her minimum wage job after being told she was not allowed to take any breaks from work.

TikTok user @croissantwoman revealed that she quit her job on the very first day when her employers gave her additional responsibilities than what was discussed during the hiring process and she wasn’t even allowed any breaks in between.

“Today I quit my job the same day that I started it” she said in her TikTok video.I started off this job, I’m a sales associate, I get paid minimum wage, which is really not a lot of money. But it’s minimum wage, and it’s a job. So I go in. This lady who’s training me, she was very nice, she goes to open the door for me.”

“And she talks, she starts explaining how to open up the store,” the creator continued. “How to turn off the alarm, she starts counting the till telling me that this is my job, to count the till, check emails, send packages online, do a bunch of things, be able to like, work an entire system as a sales associate, return exchanges, all of it, which, unlike if you have worked as a sales associate before, you know, that’s not your job.”

“A keyholder is a person who does all of this. And I said, those are all keyholder roles” she told her followers.

The creator added that she tried to clarify her position, as those were not the responsibilities of a sales associate.

“Um, are you sure I’m just being a sales associate? She asked the woman. “Yeah, no sales associates do this this way you’re supposed to be doing. I’m like, keyholder is the name, you’re giving me a set of keys for like, five of the stores in this area.”

So I can open the store, count the till. And be alone, taking care of the store. That is a keyholder position. It’s part of management. If you want me to do these things, it’s really not a problem. But you’re paying me minimum wage when I should be getting paid like, at least one or $2 more per hour for doing this.”

Despite all the added workload, the TikToker said she decided to go with the flow and see how she would manage all of that but then she was told that she wouldn’t get any breaks at work.

“So even with all of this, I’m still like, you know what, it’s a job, a job is a job And I already know how to do all these things. So it’s not a big deal. But like, if they’re trying to rip me off, I know that what got me was no breaks. That means I work eight-hour shifts. And because I’m the only one in the store, the entire shift. I get no breaks. And it’s not just today, it’s for everybody”

“We don’t get breaks. I didn’t eat lunch today. Because then you need to warm up the food and eat it at the till, on the floor.”

She concluded her video by saying that even though she is not a quitter, she left the workplace on the very first day and didn’t go back because she couldn’t work under those torturous conditions.

“I hate quitting. I’m not a quitter, okay. I just got in the car and I was like, I never want to come back. And it’s- no hate to this company. The company is nice. I guess. Everybody I met today, very nice. But how can you expect this out of me? Come on. It was just- how do these things even happen? How many things always happen to me? It was just so much. They keep paying minimum wage. Minimum wage.”

The video amassed 3 million views on TikTok and thousands of people commented on it to applaud the woman for doing the right thing and not letting the company exploit her.

“No breaks is 100% illegal,” one person wrote.

“Much hate to the company, no break is illegal. Them trying to pass manager duties as a min wage job. They know what they are doing,” a second commented.

“the no break would have been my last straw,” a third added.

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Source: TikTok

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