Post # 1
I wrote a post a while back about how the secretary does not do her job:
Work Problem- Need advice from some lovely bees!
Backstory: I work in an office of 3 people. My boss is the secretary’s grandmother. The secretary hadn’t been doing in her job basically since she started. The boss said something to her, and things were [barely] better for a while.
We’re back to where we started and I’m fed up. For example, we get an hour for lunch. She left at 1:10 and it is now 2:30 and she isn’t back. (We don’t have a time clock.) All morning she sat at her desk staring at her phone.
Another thing that bothered me: She doesn’t ever do her filing, so it piles up and makes my job a lot harder. So the boss said “I’ll tell you what. You can have the entire day of Christmas Eve off if you get the filing done.” WHAT? I do my job every day and I still have to work Christmas Eve.
I guess I’m just frustrated and don’t know what to do. It’s at the point where I’ve started applying for other jobs, but so far haven’t had any luck.
Post # 3
@alaska_99705: Ugh, that sounds so frustrating! It’s awful when people don’t do their jobs, especially when it makes yours harder. I would suggest trying to ignore her, but, it’s really a problem when her work makes your more difficult 🙁
Post # 4
Yeah I think you’re kind of stuck. Slackers are an unfortunate part of every company. There was a guy who I used to work with who made me so damn mad every day. He’d come in late, leave early, take long lunches- that’s STEALING from the company when you don’t put in a full 40 hours! Because we weren’t doing well, our corporate office mandated we lay off 5 people. He was one of them.
It’s just you, the boss, and the secretary? Does that make up the three people? Yeah, there’s not much you can do. You can try and approach your boss about it, but tread lightly. If you like your job otherwise, I’d consider it a necessary evil. Even a new job won’t get you away from slackers. I should know- my company has been through 3 rounds of layoffs and are completely bare bones, no extra people. I STILL have a few slackers in my office.