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.
So I noticed a lot of blogs and sites ranting about their work and the politics that come with it. You always hear that employers are spying on social media accounts of their own employees. That is why I’ll never log onto this blog while at work. It’ll give evidence that I badmouth my job off duty. Plus my supervisor is nosy enough to read everything, even if nothing is positive. Therefore, I plan to limit my posts to 5 on a blog. The older entries will just be deleted.
So I wanted to revisit the fact that my supervisor has crappy work ethics. After I completed the assignments she has given me, she will realize that she forgot one thing. What she does afterwards is that she writes a post it note AFTER I completed the assignment. Then she will tell me that I didn’t follow the directions on the post it note. It wasn’t there before. Please you dumb old miserable cow, just own up to the fact that you forgot one thing and stop making others accountable for YOUR mistakes.
My supervisor has been in trouble a few times for not allowing meal breaks or a 10 minute break in general. She keep explaining to me about the tasks that I was going to complete. You know, the tasks that are so easy that she can do it herself but she chooses not to? Since I was overdue for a short 10 minute break, I told her I needed to go on break. She continues to explain the task to me, and I repeated myself that I needed to go on break. She screams that she heard me the first time. Ok, so you if heard me the first time, then don’t continue to talk to me about work. No wonder her husband left her. And no wonder people at my job hate her.
Well, time to go file a complaint with the government so she can get a notice in the mail for violating meal breaks…again!
So my supervisor seriously delegates all her responsibilities to me, so she doesn’t hold herself accountable if something goes wrong. I noticed that within the older generation that I’ve worked with. And they bash us younger generation for lack of appreciation for our jobs, but from observation, I find that we work much harder to prove ourselves. There’s a woman I worked with, who would pass on all her difficult cases to other staff. Her age is early 40s. Someone would walk away from their desk, and she takes her challenging cases, and puts it on that persons desk while they’re gone. Same goes for my supervisor. She’ll have me make calls to Directors, Investors, etc, because she doesn’t want to bear the responsibility herself. Fortunately for me, the important people like me because I’m not a problem.
Another thing that my supervisor did is that she sent an email to upper management stating that work is done, while I was in the process of doing data entry, and the truth is it wasn’t done. An employee that she copied an email to informed me about this. So I forwarded the email that she received from my supervisor, to her SUPERVISOR, and stated that work was never done in the first place, but I’m working on it, and it’ll be completed by deadline. My supervisor saw that, and she tells me to next time don’t send any emails to her supervisor, let her do it.
So are all old white women this unethical and lazy??
I worked for an owner of an extremely small company a few years back. On the first day of the job, she had me sign a lunch waiver form, so I had days where I worked a whole 8 hours (or more) without a full lunch break. She was also extremely cheap. There was only a staff of 4, and she never gave us health insurance, but stated she provides “disability insurance” just in case we get injured. This was all on minimum wage salary.
We were also her dog watcher, which was not part of my job description. No where in her job posted did she say “must be comfortable with animals”. One day, her dog urinated all over the kitchen, and when I informed her, the response was “SO WHAT, THEN CLEAN UP THE MESS”. Then she proceeds to tell me I don’t have a good work ethic before I didn’t clean up her dogs mess on the spot.
Am I in the wrong?