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work frustrations

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Pingu, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    tbh non execs are not really meant to be hands on on a day to day basis (by definition they are not employees) but i understand where you are comming from
     
  2. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    I know. (I have been a non-exec elsewhere myself, btw)
    Quite happy with that arrangement for the last few years. It just makes me laugh/cry that they think I'm so disposable that they can do my job in their spare time :rolleyes:
    Like I said, they'll find out eventually.
     
  3. trashpony

    trashpony The kittens are taking over the world

    I did some slides for a presentation yesterday and sent them to my 'boss' for review (I'm self-employed so he's not actually my boss but I report to him on this project) and didn't hear anything back so assumed the bits that I was speaking to were fine. I planned what I was going to say and then when I got to the meeting, he had totally changed my ones so they were coming up on screen and they were total surprises. :facepalm:

    And he hasn't signed my timesheets for six weeks now so I haven't been paid since the beginning of April. I am seriously considering withholding my services next week unless he signs them off today.
     
  4. I nearly passed out in the office yesterday, I don't know whether it was the heating or the codeine...
     
  5. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    My new boss is useless and frustrating.

    I requested a supervision today to talk over my concerns about my job and how i'm being managed. I wrote two A4 sides of notes of things i want to bring up. I've been there for two months.

    I'm not holding out for any great improvements but this is necessary, there are things i really need to say for my own sanity. And obviously in order to take it further i need to have tried something more informal.
     
  6. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    I just found out the other day that someone my mum knows does in fact run a brewery tour business. :D
     
  7. trashpony

    trashpony The kittens are taking over the world

    My ex's cousin used to do tours of the Glenmorangie distillery. We got plied with whisky in the boardroom at the end of the tour.

    Well twatface #2 still hasn't signed off my fucking timesheets. What a knob. And last week I spent £100 on train fares. I'm supposed to be going back again on thursday but I'm going to tell him that if he doesn't sign them all off on Monday, I'm not going anywhere.
     
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  8. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    friggin night boy pulling sickys last minute on a friday afternoon

    so i have to cover the little bastard till time unknown (well 3am at the latest)

    :mad:
     
  9. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    I was only in the office for a couple of days last week. Whilst I was out, the other two members of the team decided the would basically do something very specialist and complicated without waiting for me to get back into the office. There are maybe 3 people in the company who have the experience to do it, including me, and we normally don't do it except where absolutely necessary because it's complicated, lengthy and easy to fuck up. They were advised of this by the one other person at our site whom they asked the day before he went on holiday.

    I've been furious for the most of the afternoon because this has done incorrectly and will then reported to the senior R&D staff, and I'm going to be the one put on the spot in the meeting.

    My mood was not improved when one said 'what do you suggest we do instead?' in a sarcastic tone and the other said 'it would have been really good if you have had some input into this'. I was at an industry conference, not on the moon, and neither of them even attempted to contact me.

    I'm really hoping that our line manager kicks this into touch. It's a massive task that needs to be done properly, not a half-arsed rush job.

    Idiots.
     
  10. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Fortunately, this task did get kicked into touch by my line manager. Which made me less stressed for about 30 minutes.

    But then my colleague got all passive-aggressive on me when I insisted on leaving on time today - after completing what I was supposed to do - even though I've worked late, am covering for two other people on holiday and I've had to bring work home with me because there hasn't been time to do this in the office. Never mind all the times worked late at short notice :rolleyes:.

    People can be really shitty to each other sometimes :(
     
  11. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming life goes on...

    my clients placement has broken down for the 15th time and she is now back at residential where they will say 'yes' to everything she asks for because its easier than doing their fucking job. its like gonna be 6 months of hard work and progress down the pan:mad:
     
  12. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    That really sucks, icey {{{icey}}}

    How long would it take to get another placement sorted out?
     
  13. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming life goes on...

    ages if at all i would think, shes running out of options and shes only 7! the cso's haven't even managed to get it together to have a crisis meeting yet:rolleyes:
     
  14. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Poor girl, being bounced around like that :(
     
  15. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming life goes on...

    being bounced around is what she wants, that's what she aims to cause, so that things can be comfortable, traumatic and normal for her, atm she functions best in that environment as its how her brain was 'wired' as a neglected and abused baby:(

    but its not what she needs iykwim? and its not what the community needs and it wont be what her kids in the future need:(
     
  16. catinthehat

    catinthehat Failed VK = Replicant

    We heard today that KPMG have been appointed consultants for restructuring. Comforting to know our futures (and that of our students) is now in the hands of this shower of slash and burn merchants - specialty: redundancy via voicemail.
     
  17. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    ooooh unlucky. on the plus side the first to go wil be a shit load of middle management that if they were being honest simply just attended meetings and talked about strategy all day... although obv if you are middle management this isnt really a plus for you.

    one of the worst jobs i ever had to do ws to go in and advise a company which positions they actually needed and which roles were just padding. ended up with 25 people being made redundant that did - it saved the company (and a few hundred other jobs) but i still felt like a twat.
     
  18. toggle

    toggle Fucking Furious Feminist

    i have a boss who thinks he is still fucking lord of the manor and thinks stuff happens just cause he wills it to be. dosen't think about anyone having to do any of it. hence a 10 hour shift was today a 14 hour shift. that's one up on yesterday's 13 hour shift which was up on monday's 12 hour, 45 minute shift.
     
  19. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    He sounds like a knob.
     
  20. toggle

    toggle Fucking Furious Feminist

    he is.

    he gives the full time staff a lot of shit. there are a couple of us that have only just joined and we stay on late cause we know that of we don't, the lass we work with will have to stay later.
     
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  21. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    Sound like cuntypants - any chance of just working your scheduled hours and drawing a line?

    Re: my previous posts: they aren't even doing 2nd interviews til the week after I've left. :D @ the nobbers but :( @ the lovely work I've built up, which is all going to unravel ... :(
     
  22. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Remember how I was feeling guilty about leaving on time? Not any more.

    My colleagues decided I would be working late tomorrow - till 6pm 'in case of emergency'. It will have to sodding be an emergency given that the deadline is 12pm :rolleyes:

    Their excuses aren't the issue, (prior commitments, one including travel) but what annoyed me was a) being so passively aggressive about me leaving last week, b) being told not to complain about it when I voiced my annoyance at the assumption I would do this and c) trying to play a game of 'I've done more hours than you' and then going home on time, leaving me to work until 7pm.

    Yeah, thanks for that.:rolleyes:
     
  23. toggle

    toggle Fucking Furious Feminist

    i could do. but i suspect they will find someone who will do the extra and drop me. it is still better than hotel room cleaning
     
  24. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    That's crap when that happens, it makes you sad inside. :(

    But you can go on to build up something new and better somewhere else :)
     
  25. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    That's always the worst situ to be in :( What do the other people working there think? Any chance of at least generating a bit of a go-slow, or even just a bit of morale-boosting bitching about it? :D Can be a bit cathartic if nothing else.

    Edit: Equationgirl - I am going on to a really amazing opportunity which is very exciting and I am incredibly lucky to get it (and am not sure I deserve it tbh, karma-wise). But it still makes me sad that the little thing I built up will get eroded by the tide again. Even though I'm going onto something much bigger, I kinda feel bad for betraying the thing I worked so hard to build up. Despite the bosses' utter lack of appreciation and general twattishness. I really hope one of the people on the shortlist will be really awesomely good. There is one person in partic I have high hopes for :)
     
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  26. toggle

    toggle Fucking Furious Feminist

    i think he is the sort that ould be mor than a little upset to know quite how much his staff loathe him. he comes out of the office to chat a few times in a shift. he is the sort that thinks his efforts are moral boosting. they are, but only in that we huddle round the back to find out what he said and rip the sht out of him every time he does it
     
  27. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    Heh. I have one of those among my menagerie of shareholders. The chummyness is grating :( Strength to you.
     
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  28. toggle

    toggle Fucking Furious Feminist

    he is also a complete upperclass twunt.
     
  29. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Reminds me of my last boss.
     
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  30. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    Trying to help my mum start a business to do with something she in fact knows nothing about. :facepalm:
     

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