Excuse my language but you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.
Over the weekend I spoke with one of my previous coworkers from another job where I was expected to do way a lot more than what I was actually getting paid for.
Just to give you an idea of what I was doing everyday and NOT getting paid for check below:
- Train new hires on a particular subject in which I was an expert (the classes were normally 30-40 people in size, last a few hours).
- Part of a database management team that was responsible for purging & updating documents from the database that were no longer useful.
- Beta test software.
- Create tutorials for “issues” that people in the department could not grasp nor understand how to fix (eventually I created a series of videos so that people could see exactly what they needed to in order to become more efficient).
- Create a flow chart for a new process that would be rolled out ENTERPRISE WIDE. On this project we tested a tool that NO ONE besides the developers had played around with. I was the first to not only understand their vision but implement the tool in day to day usage. I explained the tool to the rest of the team (non developers) and how they needed to use it.
Those were five tasks that I knew that I had to deal with EVERYDAY and I didn’t even bring up the fact that I was harrassed everyday by coworkers.
Now that I look back on the amount of work I was doing I have to ask myself what was I thinking however at the time I needed those challenges in order to keep from being bored at work.
I should have been getting paid, especially considering the fact that others were getting additional bonuses for doing training sessions however I learned a lot because of the various differnet projects.
I was cool with that up until this past Saturday when I was told that the perception of me was that I DID NOT DO ENOUGH WORK.
I’m perfectly fine with someone ASSUMING that I didn’t do enough work for what I WAS GETTING PAID FOR but even that wasn’t the case because I still out performed my coworkers (check the stats, numbers don’t lie…taken from Asiaa of AsiaaK.com).
The only thing that this company could possibly say that I didn’t do enough of was during the time that I was in the adult baby sitting management training that I went through for a few months (which I hated every minute of).
While I was going through the motions of management training I was STILL EXPECTED to perform all five of those tasks (all of which I received high praises for from people OUTSIDE of my immediate organization), none of which I was getting paid for.
Maybe I should apologize for not doing enough work for a position that I was passed over for someone that FELL ASLEEP AT THEIR DESK and CAUGHT BY MANAGEMENT while working on a project.
Or maybe I should apologize for not doing enough work when I out performed EVERYBODY in my department and got shafted on my raise.
Or better yet how about I just say thank you.
Thank you for not appreciating me and using my talents.
You people are right, I didn’t do enough work, I should have been working hard for myself and telling yall to fuck off.
How is your organization doing now?
How many people did you have to try to find to replace me?
Funny how the tables have turned and you people are at the bottom of the totem pole within the organization.
Funny how the management has remained the same and the place has totally gone to hell, Great job, maybe you all are the ones not working hard enough.
P.S. Excuse my language and once again fuck you.