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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:02 PM
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I rarely rant about my personal life
But I am now.

I've been stuck at work for 14 hours. I probably have ten to go, and then I'll have to attend a meeting.

See, it started two months ago when they fired a guy that worked in the office next to mine. Usually, when I imagine someone getting fired, I envision a slack ass piece of shit sitting around wasting time, space, and money. That would not be the case with this man. He was handed a metric shit ton of work to do, with no resources, and pulled ten different way by people 'in charge' (think of Office Space). His downfall? He told them they were doing him wrong... And they were. So even though he had seniority on me, when they needed to 'cut back on expenses' he was the lamb led to the slaughter. And for that, I'm thankful.

When said firing occured, the guy who pays us (not necessarily he who is 'in charge', mind you) gave him a month to continue working and find a new line of business in that time. Those in charge did not seize this opportunity to insure that the his remaining load, which of course must be accomplished, is properly turned over to the surviving Officians (my name for those of us who work in black holes and no windows to the outside world, sans an internet connection). Naturally, he stopped giving a shit - wouldn't you? No one seemed to notice. Then, with two weeks left on the clock, he decided to stop showing up.

And now I have to catch up his work. Which is behind schedule. And I have no resources. While I'm being pulled ten different ways. And I want to tell someone, but what's the point? I've already seen what happens to the squeaky wheel... It get's oiled right out to the unemployment office.

Oh, and the man who signs my checks hasn't paid me for my mid month invoice I submitted on the 16th.

Fuck this noise.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:03 PM
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1. Sorry to hear this....
I've been there, and it indeed sucks.

Hang in there.
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 PM
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2. I worked a 20-hour shift a couple of months ago
And I'm about to do it again, on account of being on call. What's worse is I'm salary, so I don't even get anything extra for it.

I suppose I should just be glad I have a job at all in this economy.

Tucker
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:04 AM
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6. My boyfriend worked 72 hours last week!
They're short-handed because the new idiot in charge has pretty much driven a lot of workers off, and my bf being a manager, they don't have to pay him any extra for all his work. Yesterday, he didn't get home until 3:15 am and he was supposed to be in by 11 the next morning.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:33 PM
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3. Did you get the memo on how to do the TPO?
/runs, ducks and hides.
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 PM
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4. Yeah
They changed the way we're doing them now.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:26 PM
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5. That sounds like an office of managers that want to fail.
:(

You have to wonder how little they understand about the work that needs to be done, and how much of it there is.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:24 AM
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7. I have to agree with ThomCat...
I don't know what line of work you're enslaved by, but eventually they will have no one else to blame but themselves.

That is, if you decide to look for other employment; which, by the way, are you?
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