This is where we live now

This is where we live now
This Is Where We Live These Days

Friday, March 27, 2009

Why you haven't seen me at work for the last 3 days!

So, my F-1 US student visa only allows me to work 20 hours a week and it has to be a student job. anyway, last week I had 20.1 hours. RAR. I was so mad. 0.1 hours over, thats 6 minutes I clocked out late. OMG!
As I went to work on Monday, Lani my Manager had me sign a 3 day suspension! I was lucky that my scheduled days off were Tuesday and Thursday so I only missed Wednesday for work. Besides missing work I had to meet with Matt from the Human Resource office and explain to him why I went over hours and what happened. Matt gave me paper work to fill out. I met with Matt on Tuesday and one of the paper thingy I had to get signed by Lani and also from Fifita who is the Food & Beverage Director. Fifita wasn't in the office so I had to wait for the next day. The next day I went back to the office and Fifita wasn't there again. RAR!! Thursday was a holiday in Hawaii, so of course she would be off that day. Anyway, I finally got it signed by her Friday morning. After that I had to go to the International Student Office and get it approved and reinstated by them so I can return to work. WOW.

At the International Student Office I got told that if I go over hours 3 times, I meet with the President of the school on my way to the airport. Basically saying after 3 times, I'm going home!!!! right after that, back to Matt to turn in all the signed papers and I'm ready to go back to work today. YAY!!!

I'm actually really excited to go back to work today, it will be fun! lol ;)


Chowder said...

Whenever people leave luau for however long, they always come back and visit. Erin and Eric still visit and say they miss luau, and you say that you miss luau, and I can't wait to get out of luau. This obviously means that I need a break from work. Even if it's for three days.

Regina said...

I never thought I would see the day when you would be excited to return to the crazy, frustrating, under paid, stress creator, we call Luau! lol!

Thomas Heller said...

That's some crazy bureaucracy stuff. Well I guess you'll pay more attention to clock out in time in the future. Hope for you that this doesn't happen again.
talk to you soon

The Crash Test Dummy said...


That is crazy!!! RAR!!!!! RAR!!!! RAR!!!!

I wish you had been there yesterday because I was there. I caught photos of my French student for my blog. ha ha I wish I had caught some of you.

Ben's coming over for dinner on Sunday night. You're welcome to come too.

Mariko said...

The most reeediculous thing about this is that the whole reason they freak out about it is because they don't want to have to give you benefits. ARGH!

jess said...

policy! change policy and stick it to the man.

andrew said...

i like reading your blog better than typing my englsih paper