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I have a coworker who:
Lies to get out of trouble even if it means dragging you under the bus with him
Every so often slams 4-5 beers at lunch, then denies ever doing such a thing (see above)
Takes two hour naps in storage room (see No. 1)
If you call him out on his BS, he calls you a "little bitch" or changes the subject
Blows up if you criticize any of his work
Spends 25% of his day criticizing everyone's work in the organization
Spends 25% of his day gossiping, looking up blogs, twitter feeds, and criminal records on coworkers
Sucks up to superiors in the most disgusting way
Every month claims to get job offers for 50% more but turns it down because he likes the job
Spends at least 15 minutes a day talking about how much he hates the organization and can't wait to get out
None of this I would care about if the person wasn't my boss' favorite and go-to guy.
I'd say a one.
- job is fun
- I've been at it long enough I know what I'm doing most of the time
- I feel like I'm driving some meaningful improvement
The travel however is brutal.....since Christmas I've been in China, India, Singapore, Mexico, Augusta, and Germany. I'm home next week, and in Brazil the week after that.
Whoa, hold on there Johnny B a bitch. I only 'slam' 2-3 beers at lunch and only on days I only spend LESS than 15 minutes bitching about how much I hate the organization. Get your facts straight. And what's the problem with looking up criminal records? You want to work with a bunch of hoodlums? BTW, you might want to pay off those parking tickets...
Be careful what you post on here. Betcha didn't know I also post on here. So in your honor, I will start parking in the handicap spot and blame you. Nice working with you.
Five years ago I was at an 8, (and rising). The company I worked for was good, but the pressure to "get sales" was enormous. This was happening in a dying Michigan economy. I was becoming depressed. I bolted outta Michigan...
I now have a job in a municipal environment, and I'm at a 1.0. Quite happy to have a stable job, solid pay, a pension, great benefits, and work 37.5 hours a week. Very low pressure.
I tip my hat to people who make a living on sales, and are successful at it. I couldn't stomach it.
I would say a 1. I do have some ownership in the company but even outside of that - I love what I do. Entrepreneurial setting and my "boss" is more of a coach and basically supports anything you want to do as long as it makes sense and will eventually make money. Been in this situation now for 7 years and sometimes I even feel guilty collecting a paycheck - feels like I'm playing monopoly sometimes and getting paid for it.
You never answered the question, but I was asking because I think your age matters for this question. If you are a couple years out of college you may just need to give the employer time to find your strengths/weaknesses are and to fit you in accordingly. You also need to look at the company's financial situation. If they are making money and treating you like crap, that's a problem. If they are not making money and you do not like how you are being treated, get out of there. I prepared financial statements and 10-K's for a company that was piling up the debt.....they were treating me like crap, my bosses were younger and I couldn't stand them and I hated going in. I'd say that was a 10. Part of the issue was that job also involved coordinating and organizing, two things that are boring and do not really challenge me.
I left the company and went somewhere that is ten times better and making money. But the key to my happiness here and what makes it a 1, is I am doing exactly what I am good at and wanting to be doing, which is a hybrid Accounting/IT job. Thing is, I am 30 now. 5-7 years ago, I would have never known that was the perfect job for me. Just something to keep in mind as your career develops.
This...I have been in Transportation/Logistics for over thirty years. Sold my trucking company 10 years ago and moved back home to Lansing. Found a nice little gig in middle management, have a great boss and most of my employees are good workers. Don't make near the $$$ I used to but life is much better now.
Sorry--I checked this thread a while ago, and it was dead. I was a tech dood, and I was funded through Title 1--enrollment drops, so does the funding.
Where did you move to?
Again, sorry--just got back. I'm "older." I'm on my third career. I retired once--very young, 46. Full retirement, drew my pension +lifetime bennies the first month after retirement. Then the school gig I loved. I did pretty much everything in an elementary school: I ran the computer lab, subbed in the building, subbed for the principal (more than administration ever knew, but that's another story), and tutored math.
This current job is a paycheck, no job satisfaction (you're expected to be perfect), boss has no clue how to do the job (it's very high stress), and I'm always worrying about it. Since I don't worry about bennies, it's easier to move--and I'm looking...but it's Michigan, so how knows how long that will take?
A co-worker is a straight up every day pain in the ass! Constantly day in and day out nasty to customers and the people around her.
So amazed she is still employed at the company.
This post was edited by 11B2P 17 months ago
1. Only thing I would complain about is more money.
set her up....friend or relative poses as a customer, nabs here being bitchy on their iphone and send it to corporate: repeatedly until she's canned....your life becomes better: unless of course her replacement is worse.
Updated on first post. I'm free. I'm free!!!!!!!
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