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Stressing (Stepping) Down

My supervisor gives me a load of her work, and her reasoning behind this is that “the workload is too stressful”. All the work really entailed was making a few phone calls, connecting the dots with those phone calls and scheduling appointments. This position she holds is too stressful for her, to the point where her office is extremely messy and she lacks time management skills. If her work is supposedly too stressful, she should consider stepping down. It is her job to do her own work.  Being that she is extremely lonely, and spends nights at the office (I am talking about not leaving until midnight), stepping down would be a blow to her identity and ego. A co-worker pointed out that she walks around the office thinking she is some upper class person, when she isn’t (look at the car she drives, and the same clothes that she wears every day). 

Now imagine the president of the United States handing his duties to others because it was too stressful for him. Now this is why our company fails at everything and has a high turn over. 

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Banks, Economy, Education, Life, Politics, Uncategorized, Work

Sorry…We Went With Another Candidate with the Skills We Need

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.

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Economy, Life, Politics, Work

Tag Your Instructions

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.

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The Owner’s Pet

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?

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