Being taken advantage of at work

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Pixie26:  you said you have a big company.  Do you have an ethics department ? (I work for  a large company and we do).

Post # 5
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1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Do you have to do her work?  Does it harm you if her work isn’t done?  And if you don’t like what’s going on and are leaving anyways, I would stop doing her work for her.  You are allowing this to happen by continually covering for her.  Once production is impacted management will take notice.  Sometimes nothing happens until management starts looking bad.  Although I would be very cautious if this is the path you choose.

About the ethics hotline PP mentioned above… Do you really, honestly care if you’re anonymous or not?  If she is claiming 8 hours a day, working 5 hours a day, and being paid for all 8, she is illegally recording time and in many companies (as a matter of fact, I don’t know of A SINGLE COMPANY where this is tolerable behavior) this is grounds for termination.  No one likes being stolen from.

Post # 6
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you have been going above and beyond, qualify for the descriptions of the levels above you, etc, you need to make a list of all the examples of your achievements, dedication, etc and take it higher up the chain. If they still give you the run around, you need to find a new job and demand a higher position/salary at that job. Gotta have your own back!

 

Post # 7
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7286 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@crayfish:  +1. You have to advocate for yourself. There is no worse feeling than being silent while you are being abused. If you at least speak up, even if nothing is done you can say to youself “I’ve done all there is to do”. And just continue to ramp put the job search.

Post # 8
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1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LMD:  +1

@Pixie26:  Will it effect you if her work is not done? I would also stop covering for her.

Post # 10
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1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@Pixie26:  If the company is as large as you say, I doubt messing around with a relative of an executive will help her much.  Sounds like your manager is just as guilty.  I’d hit up that hotline asap.  Get rid of that bad apple!

Post # 11
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79 posts
Worker bee

@Pixie26:  Can you ask your boss if he would rather you do your work or answer phones? Because you can’t do both and J never seems to be around. This puts him on the spot and you can try to force him to give one responsibility priority. 

I would probably start ignoring the phone and just answer voicemails when I get around to it. But I don’t know what your job is and if that is supposed to be a significant part of it. 

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