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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 06:32 PM
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I had a terrible, horrible no good very bad day.
I am crying. When working or anything - I expect to be trusted and respected. I don't like to be micromanaged, and if I need any help, I will ask for it. When things like this happen, it is like being told "Sorry you are not good enough for the job they hired you for, let's try and nag and whine enough so you will just give up. And since this is coming from someone who is not even in my department, I am just really irritated. There have been e-mails going to the president of the company as well as my managers undermining my judgment and accusing me of bizarre things that obviously didn't happen. I just document everything. That is all I can do. Obviously, they do not have enough work to do if they are doing this. I am not the only one he is doing this too either, and the people he is doing this to are only women. I am just at a loss right now...

This has been going on all week and today took the cake...apparently in my role as office manager, executive assistant, HR coordinator and sometimes receptionist (I do all of these things) there is apparently now another duty added to my list. Maid. I am expected to take time out of these other things to make sure there is coffee (for 120 caffiene addicts) and clean the kitchen every 10 minutes. I feel like I am being degraded at this point. I am so tired, but other than doing my job (and that of three other people) I don't know how I should deal with being told that I don't do anything useful during these 11 hour days of mine.


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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 06:44 PM
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1. Well that just sucks...I don't quite know what to say, other than that
I am sorry to hear about the shitty day, and what seems to be happening at your job.
There seems to be a lot of effort everywhere these days to force people to do more with less all the time, as though short-term cost cutting were the only thing company "leaders" can think of to improve the bottom line. It sounds like there is more to your story than just black ink, though...

Glad you have enough HR background to know to document everything. Is there an HR manager elsewhere in the company/corporation to whom you could talk? Or are you it?
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 07:09 PM
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2. There is.
She says I am doing a fantastic job, and has no idea why this is coming up.

I am looking for something else.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 07:48 AM
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7. Sometimes that's the only choice one really has...and that really sucks
I won't go into the gory details, but am facing similar situation where I work, and I really do empathize. Best wishes, hope you find a job where you are appreciated for the talents you bring to your work!
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 07:15 PM
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3. Sounds like office bullying
I've been on the receiving end of that. It sucks. There's not much to do, other than look for another job with different coworkers. Sorry to hear it's going on.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 07:31 PM
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4. What an unappreciative schmuck!
:hug: :hug: :hug:

Is this yoyo in a supervisory position? Would you get in trouble if told him flat out, "Don't tell me how to do my job?"
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 07:46 PM
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5. Welcome....to Nursing
oh, I sorry-I thought you said you were a Nurse :sarcasm: It almost sounded like my job description until I realized you hadn't mentioned patient care. Really and truly, I'm sorry you have had such a sucky day :grouphug:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-20-08 08:08 PM
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6. I'm sorry
That truly sounds like a shitty work environment for you.

:hug:

OT, thank you for reminding me about that book. It is sparking some memories for me.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 09:09 AM
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8. Feel better soon!
:hug:
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 11:05 AM
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9. Who is the person doing this?
What type of position does he hold? And do you think you can get together with the other women and get his butt ousted?
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