(Closed) Favoritism at the workplace

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My office is full of that……. lay-offs are coming but instead of laying off workers that don’t pull their weight, they lay-off people who they don’t like.  If you have someone or several someones fighting for you, you are safe.  If you don’t you’re screwed!

Post # 4
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no! If it helps, I sit in a really dank cubicle. Right by the men’s restroom where I get to hear glorified post-coffee, breakfast, and lunch poops.

Nobody hates me, but I don’t really have any good friends b/c everyone here is either in their 30’s, married, with kids (and you know how women love when their husbands have “work wives” lol), or like, my dad’s age plus =]

Maybe your administrative assistant needs to dress less like a Victoria Secret ad, lol. I know that’s mean, I don’t even know her! Still, it helps a LITTLE, right? =P

Post # 6
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1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yeah, I hear ya. When we moved to our new offices Everybody– including the guy who works from another STATE and is in town maybe 9 days out of the year– got their own office. Me? I got more duties without a raise, and I get to continue playing receptionist even though I am Customer Technical Support. SUCKS.

Post # 7
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1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Incidentally, in about 20 minutes I have a meeting with the HR director. It is supposed to be about our new insurance plans. Things have not been going well around here. So…. Pray that’s all it is.

Post # 8
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve been there and it SUCKED.  My boss at my old job brought two people from her previous company to work under her there.  They were the most lazy, worthless and stupid people I’ve EVER met. 

Over the course of about 3 years she ran the department into the ground with these two idiots at her side.  We all quit and then the CEO didn’t understand why no work was getting done.  (Um, they don’t know how to do any of the work)  Two months later the department was shut down.

Post # 9
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2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Boss (who incidentally is also my FIL), always has a favorite. It can be sickening at times! We once had a new secretary who made more than me (I am a project manager). She also got to leave twice a week for about 3 hrs to go workout. Yeah.

I have noticed, though, while he always has a favorite, that person is never around for very long. They always seem to take advantage of the situation and then it blows up in their face 6 months down the road. I always find it better to do a good job, but be far less noticed!!

Post # 10
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2681 posts
Sugar bee

That stinks!!!  Its not favoritism here because our Director is in the same area as us, but we have one large glorified cubicle for 6 of us!  Me, the other manager and my Director all sit next to each with our own desk space and the other 3 managers share (but they arent at their desks often)  And we sit right next to the employee and volunteer entrance and people can be SOOO loud! 

Post # 11
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5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

as someone with a exec office that has a water view can i suggest the admin person might have information/files that are sensitive and to be honest, im snuggled in the middle of the Groomsmen & the VP with the CFO next to me because they want info when they ask for it and not go looking for me in somewhere across the building. in fact, even the GM’s PA has a very snazzy office with view for similiar reasons (access to senior execs & sensitive info)

personally i wouldnt mind a cubicle somedays because by the sounds of it the girls out there seem to have alot of fun most days

 

Post # 12
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My boss is a hardcore evangelical Christian, but the only people that get ahead are the people who go in a pray with him and tell him how God is working in their lives.  It just seems like they’re cheapening their faith to get ahead, and I don’t think I’ll ever move up because I’m not willing to do the same! 

Post # 13
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165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I deal with this daily – the company is 3 years old and the people who were here when it started are in all the manager and director roles now, though we are ALL mid 20s thru 30ish.  The few that started out here are of course great friends and cover up each other’s mistakes, allow each other to come in late or take long lunches that nobody else can, and are constantly whispering to each other where everyone else can see it, but not hear it.  Freaking ridiculous.  The best part is that my boss got engaged a few months after me, and was constantly lecturing me about the same 2 mistakes and how I needed to stop being distracted by my wedding, and has the VP convinced that I am doing a crappy job because of her insane overgeneralizing.  Yet when she makes mistakes they get hidden by other people, and I overhear her talking about her wedding constantly.  Even went to the printer one day and there was 40 pages of some destination wedding venue info… Ridiculous.

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