The Once-Over Twice

April 15, 2010

April is the cruelest month
— T.S. Elliot

Today (April 15), I found out that I got a pay cut effective April 10. Yes, the RGIS gods don’t even have decency to let their employees know about a pay cut before it happens.

Last year I wrote about the “Count or Die” program that resulted in a significant pay cut for me. Everything I wrote last year is just as true now. My feelings about it haven’t changed.

The thing that pisses me of the most is that now the RGIS aph gods have decided that several of the stores in which I consistently exceed my ratings aph levels no longer count towards my rating. No one at the District level is able or willing to explain to me why this happened. And, the most amazing thing is that these very same stores still count towards the District’s overall aph goals. When the “Count or Die” program was introduced every store that counted for the District counted for the individuals counting that store.

The only conclusion that I can draw is that too many of us were meeting our aph goals in these stores and maintaining our ratings. So something had to be done – if too many people meet or exceed the aph goals at a store, the obvious thing to do is fuck over your employees by secretly changing the standards without explanation to justify a pay cut.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!
–Scottish saying

The sad thing is that they warned me that they would do this. I reckon the next move is up to me. I have resolved that I will not be working for RGIS next April. I will not get the once-over thrice.