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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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Why The Losers are Unpopular

We have this luncheon at work were people hate attending, and no one but my supervisor cares about. She went down the list where people RSVP’ed “No” and asked why they weren’t coming. She was upset that we had a guestlist of about 30 people, instead of 100. 

Instead of taking the time to reflect on why people aren’t coming, how about she takes the time to actually complete her work, which has been backlogged for about a few months. My supervisor uses these luncheons as an opportunity to talk about herself. Seriously, she spends the whole 2 hours speaking about herself, and then wonders why we have to follow up like losers and beg people to come to our luncheons. Sorry old white lady (or unladylike person), but no one cares. People around her don’t care, that is why she is lonely, and spends time at the office to avoid the reality of her miserable life. 

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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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Bad Bad Work Ethics

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?? 

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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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