My supervisor wants to “fire” a volunteer because he makes a lot of mistakes she has to fix. Well, my supervisor makes a lot of mistakes that the whole staff have to fix behind her back. We can’t directly tell her how incompetence she is, because she’ll throw tantrums like a teenager. Isn’t really shocking, she acts like a 15 year old brat but is at retirement age. She points out how the volunteer is incompetent, but doesn’t realize her own faults. Talking about being a hypocrite, it takes a dumb person to know one!
I was going through the finance files, and noticed how some of the numbers are extremely inflated. My supervisor is claiming she spent $2000 on gas for work for just one month. That is definitely impossible since I only seen her drive about 5 times in the month, and the drives are short distances. In order for her to spend $2000 in one month for gas, she would have to drive at least 100 miles a day, which is not the case for her.
Not really my problem, since I am not paying out of my pocket for this….the company is!
Since my supervisor has an unhealthy obsession with wanting to look important and rich, she wanted to hold a meeting at a restaurant. We ran into a bunch of obstacles because she doesn’t want to pay any money. She really expected restaurant and event managers to offer their spaces for free, which was pretty much impossible. She then complains about how people wanted to charge for a meeting space. What she doesn’t see is how the managers all would have NOT benefited from offering a free space. My dumb supervisor is a taker, but never a giver.
Today my supervisor needed me to help her (and then she got distracted considering her mental health and ADHD issues) because she basically fooled the government. There are caseloads of confidential information from March, April, May, and June that were not “finalized”, but she managed to make it look like she completed the work.
So what are the consequences if I rat her out? Management is always buddy buddy with each other, and sadly, management is incompetent.
So my supervisor has been absent for a week, and the office isn’t falling apart at all. In fact, people are extremely happy because we can be productive, efficient, and get work done in a timely fashion. That is probably why my supervisor won’t retire at all, she knows the secret. The secret is that she doesn’t do anything, and if she leaves, it is not like the company will suffer. In fact, we will probably thrive.
That is the post response I have been getting after interviews. I realized how my dead end job has jaded me with making me comfortable in my position to the point where my skills aren’t exactly up to par with employer’s standards. I’m still lucky to be employed, and so is my dumb supervisor. The difference between me and her is that I am secretly learning new programs and skills on the side, while she just depends on other people. She is beyond lucky that she has seniority. We just hired a temp recently, and she is magnificent. Her previous position was much higher and has more responsibility than my current supervisor. We have made suggestions that maybe the temp should take over my supervisor’s position once she gets acquainted with the office, but she declined. My supervisor has jealously issues, and she really dislikes it when other people are “better” than her. Like today, someone gave a report to my co-worker. My supervisor was upset that the work wasn’t going to her, so she grabbed the report out of my co-workers hand, ran to her office and shut the door. Sort of childish, it’s like she is playing hide and seek or something.
Her job should definitely be advertised, and lets see how many qualified candidates we get for the position. I think half of the candidates would put in more leg work than my supervisor…who basically sits in her office and goes on the internet all day.
So I have been meeting with recruiters, and so far, it is a bittersweet experience. One of them stated that they want their candidates to be in their job roles for at least 5 years to demonstrate loyalty to their employers. What is so funny is that loyalty no longer exists from our own employers. As much as we want to stay in a company for as long as we can, our bosses can terminate us with out any notice, yet expect us to give them a two week notice when we leave. I honestly don’t want to give my job any two week notice to give them “time” to find a replacement candidate. When a layoff or firing occurs, they certainly don’t give you two weeks to give you time to look for something new, and neither do they care if you struggle financially. In this economy, it is not the candidates that aren’t loyal, it is the employer themselves. Unfortunately this is a buyer’s market in the employment world.