Post # 1
My company hired someone to help me with my crazy workload. They want me to work on more advanced stuff, while the new employee (right out of college) works on the more day-to-day tasks. Well, the problem is, the person is never around. The last two business days, the person worked from home. Today, who knows where the person is and its almost 10:00am. The person gets in around 9:00-9:30 and leaves at 4:00, along with a lunch break. I end up doing all the work. I’ve been with the company for a while, and I don’t get to make up my own hours and take vacation days whenever, because I am needed at work. Its just not fair!
Post # 3
These things generally don’t go unnoticed by higher-ups. Hang in there, it’s likely this person will be gone soon.
Post # 4
@coffeegal85: Have you talked to this new hire about what you need from them? Do they report to you or to someone else?
Have you talked to your supervisor about it?
Is this this person’s first job ever? Could they possibly have special circumstances requiring them to have more job hour flexibility?
I think I’d try to talk to the employee first, almost in a mentoring way if possible (i.e. this company really values people who put in their time and work their hours, they appreciate seeing people in the office, etc)?
Post # 5
Wow! Who does this new person officially report to?
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: Yes, I have had this person create a daily checklist of things that need to be done. The person doesn’t report to me or my lead, but to another lead within the same team. It is this person’s first official job, but this person has interned at the company for a while, and should know how things work. I am expected to be somewhat of a mentor to the person, so I can try and say something, but we were friends before I was put into the position of mentor, so the lines get a little gray sometimes.
The person makes almost as much as I do, too. That peeeeeeves me even more. I work my buuuttt off, and I have nothing to show for it, except tension headaches.