This is silly and seems trivial but I don’t want to give in. I started a new job as a fitness instructor at a gym, and I’m told I have to buy the cord to plug my phone into the speakers to play music for my class. Every instructor needs this when they’re teaching a class (and it seems so far most people have complied.) But I can’t get past why I need to buy this piece of equipment when it’s practically the foundation of every class?! I can’t teach a class without music.
There is ONE cord currently that can be shared between any of the five fitness classrooms. While I don’t want to purchase this cord because I have no use for it in any other aspect of my life, I am nervous because I’ll be teaching on Saturdays and if that cord is missing or used by someone else I’ll be effed.
Can anyone help me make this argument (to my manager) as to why my employer should just buy a few more of the cords instead of putting it on the employees? TIA!
Another detail- the cord only costs $10… but I’m also only making $10/hr. I can’t decide if it’s worth making this point in my argument to management because I think I’m more bothered by the principle that they’re trying to make me buy something that allows me to function at the job