work gripe

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-12-2006
work gripe
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Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:47pm

Hi all.

Well, today was another busy day for me. I began F/T status at work about 2 weeks ago and almost every single day since I began F/T, I've been extremely busy.

I work with 2 supervisors. My immediate supervisor is this old, computer illiterate man who runs the unit I'm in. He's ok to work with; he handles the unit ok, but it's really my 2nd supervisor and myself who holds up the unit. I think without us both there, he'd collapse.

So, my 2nd supervisor is out on vacation for two weeks. And so, I'm relied on to do the secretarial work along with my clerical/data entry work.

Now, I don't know if any of you remember, but I'm fighting for a promotion because I am working out of title. HR knows I am working out of title and so does my division boss. It's just that according to HR, there's no available position to promote me (yeah, right). But, the division boss is trying to get me promoted.

I was upset the other day and even still a little bit today because a thought came up a couple of days ago while I was in the shower (yeah, I know, I should be singing in the shower instead of thinking about things, haha). I was thinking about how hard I was working in the office -- I felt happy at that point. But, then, I was thinking about the other clerical staff and how some of them got promoted and they do diddly compared to what I do. There's this one particular girl who got promoted and was sent to my division. Whenever I pass by her cubicle, she's either on the phone yapping or sleeping! And so, here I am, busting my behind with no guarantee of a promotion. There's also something else I wanna say, but will refrain from saying it because it's a controversial topic.

So, I am working my tail off just to draw in pennies at the end of two weeks. Like I wrote, HR knows I'm working out of title. It seems like they want me to work to death just to earn my promotion. Meanwhile, for other people, they promote despite their terrible work ethics. Seriously, -- and I'm not being vain here -- I do work hard (gosh, that Donna Summer song is coming into mind right about now!).

My 2nd supervisor told me before he went on vacation that we will revisit the topic of my promotion in a month's time to give the division boss time to see if she can do something. After that, we'll have to go with the game plan my union rep said for me to use.

I have a funny feeling this will not get pretty.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2008
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:00pm
I hate when people get promoted and don't really do much.
 
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Registered: 06-22-2007
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:58pm

(((((hugs)))))
it's an unfortunate situation that goes on more than it should. here it seems to go by more of who you know that what you know.....
it wasn't until i moved here that i saw the true meaning of the "good ol' boys" network. it's something that goes on and not much i can do about it. just keep doing what you're doing and kristie is right, at least you supervisor is on your side. hopefully you get the title you deserve soon.

it's sad that not everyone has the same work ethic as you, just don't change who you are!
i am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason.
keep your head up, hun!





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Registered: 12-20-2004
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 2:52pm

There's this one particular girl who got promoted and was sent to my division. Whenever I pass by her cubicle, she's either on the phone yapping or sleeping!


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Registered: 08-12-2006
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 9:01pm

Thank you ladies for your support! I really needed it.

I wish I could report the girl, but I do not work in private industry. We are all part of a union and they can't touch us. You have to have done something really major to get fired.

There's a guy in the office who I think has a second job and they can't fire him because he's part of the union. All he seems to do all day is surf the net and sometimes, you'll hear him snore. I heard he makes 3x the amount than the other people in his same title (I'm guessing from his second job) and he still draws a paycheck from us. There are a lot of teed of people in the office who wants him fired bad.

Yeah, I know that, sadly, it's about who you know than what you know. I was brought up with the thinking, "if you work hard, you'll be rewarded in the end". Let's hope this theory still holds up in the working world.

We shall see how this turns up. I'll keep you posted.

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Registered: 02-17-2009
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 10:48pm

Hi,


I've taught career development for several years and the one thing you need to be weary of is what you're doing in your current position: playing the role of workhorse.

Kassandra

Think big, act small, love all the way through...

http://predivorceplaybook.blogspot.com

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Registered: 08-21-2007
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 9:37am

Hey, work's just work. You put up with being somewhere doing something

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Registered: 02-05-2008
In reply to: cunygrad2007
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 1:13pm

Hi Kassandra0523,


Welcome to the board!!! and thanks for putting in your input!!