Nikki - I'm sorry for the way you were treated. That seems to be normal lately, which is sad. A friend's daughter went through something similar. She had asked for certain days off because she was in a play (she is a school-aged kid). The woman who did the scheduling decided that if she was asking for that much time off (two days) she just wouldn't schedule her at all! No one told her and the person who HIRED her didn't stand up for her either. Such a shame.