April 18, 2007


After a nice long day at work, because they couldn't help but schedule non-stop meetings for me from 8:00 AM to 4:00PM with a 20 minute break and I had to stay until 7:00 tonight to make up for the lost time, I've finally arrived home in time to do my beer review. Folks, I'm so glad it's Wednesday. I always get a beer on Wednesday. But I have a question for everyone.

If you worked in an office where you have 6 peers that are supposed to share the duties and responsibilities for the entire department, but you find yourself carrying on more of the workload then the others because it's constantly assigned to you and not them, what would you do?

What if you where constantly singled out in meetings and memos regarding new duties and tasks?

Now what if the others all had something in common like race, religion or sexual orientation and you were in the minority?

Yea, I know I'm screwed.

But at least I got noticed today for not calling anyone in a meeting a Farking Idiot in almost a year!

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at April 18, 2007 08:05 PM | TrackBack

"others all had something in common like race, religion or sexual orientation"
I new it!!! You are a Canadian, Wiccian, Gay man!!

Posted by: Bruce Wayne at April 19, 2007 05:18 AM

You could always just join your peers in being incompetant - maybe the work would get spread more evenly if you all appeared to have equal ability ;)

BTW - I love this "meetings all day" example. One of the things I bitched about on my way out was the company's seemingly ingrained requirement to have meetings, not to actually achieve something productive, but just to say they had a meeting. Forcing people to come in on their off hours to listen to somebody talk to them for 1.5 hours about something that could be expressed in 3 minutes through an email does not make a happy employee :P

Posted by: Shadoglare at April 19, 2007 08:40 AM

Heh - that sensitivity training is really paying off!

Posted by: Richmond at April 19, 2007 11:40 AM

Two words: Document everything!

I'm in a similar situation & considered a star where I work because I make sure my work is reasonably documented. I let people swing or hang on their own merits & I'm as well respected (not very much) as possible in the business world.

Posted by: Hapkido at April 21, 2007 10:39 PM

Like Hapkido says - document.

Then mention the extensive documentation to your bosses on occasion and suggest that you're due for a raise.

Nothing to lose.

Posted by: Harvey at April 23, 2007 04:25 AM