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|Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:47pm|
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.