My name is Lee-Ann and I am asking for financial help because I have found myself in an unfortunate situation. In mid-May I was forced to quit a very good job as a pharmacy assistant. The workplace was becoming a toxic environment where I was being forced to do the work of two people every week and any requests for time off were rejected. Most of the other employees in this place were treated unfairly as well and were also very unhappy. The distribution of work between the employees was not equal, as myself and three others were tasked with doing everything in the pharmacy while the other three employees were rewarded for just standing around and texting. There were rarely more than two people, including the pharmacist, on shift at a time and this led to us losing customers because of our extended wait times and our lack of ability to do everything at once. When my boss threatened to stop paying overtime hours, many employees tried to go to the labor board or to head office but nothing was done about the issue. It was then that I knew I needed to get out.
I tried to get a job at another pharmacy and they called to say they were in desperate need of a pharmacy assistant and I should come in to discuss my schedule and I could start as early as next Monday. That was it. They said I didn’t even need to come in for an interview because all my references checked out. So I gave my notice at the bad job and went to discuss the schedule at the new job. But when I got there, they told my I needed to take a proficiency test in order to start working there. The problem with that is that I never went to school to be a pharmacy technician, as a pharmacy assistant position does not require a degree and simply does most of the same tasks as a pharmacy tech but with a lower pay-grade. I had made sure to tell this new employer that I was not a tech, but an assistant but for some reason they either did not understand this or did not listen. So I could not complete the proficiency test due to my not having attended school. Unfortunately, they rejected me then and I was left without a job when the end of my time at the bad job ended.
I am still trying to apply everywhere but since school has ended for the summer, every position seems to be full and I have only gotten two interviews in the last month, neither resulting in my getting a job. I applied for compensation but I have not heard back yet and I fear I will not hear back. I am supporting two cats and live with two roommates that are both working and trying to cover our bills but without my income, we are running out of savings. One roommate is in school come fall and I am doing an online course that I still need to pay for as well. With everything that we need to cover, I fear that we will completely run out of money and I am desperate. I came to this website for help and I hope someone will take pity on me.
Thank you in advance if you decide that I am a worthy candidate for some financial help. My link is paypal.me/ebucky