- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
First, before I go into my vent I just want to say that I know I should be happy I have a job as many people are looking and not able to find one. I do feel extremelly lucky to have a job, especially in this F*^$##$ awful economy.
I am just getting so super stressed with my job lately. I don’t make the money I am worth, but that is my own fault. I am going to school and will have my bachelor’s degree at the end of April in Information Technology. Yay! (Of course finding a job in my field, in my area might be a little bit difficult.)
But anyway, I started school after starting at my current job. My friend who works there put a good word in for me to get hired there, he’s their IT guy. And he did put a buzz in the higher ups ears that I was going to school for this.
First year there was horrible, I am on the Sales/Customer Service team and our manager was a nightmare!! I was the low man on the totem pole. I was the only one in the department who wasn’t making commission. I never understood why, I was doing the same job as everyone else.
But anyway, she quit about a year and a half later so next thing I know I’m getting commission and a heck of a lot more responsibilites. I took the commission thing as my raise, and maybe that was my first wrong step.
Well fast forward to about a year ago (been with the company 5 years now). I got word that they were looking for someone to help my friend on the IT staff. He actually approached me and asked me if I would be interested. I was! Even if the pay raise wasn’t great, it would still be valuable experience for me to put on my resume. So we went and expressed my interest.
Well about a week later, they are showing the new IT guy around. I was very disappointed. They never even said anything to me, but I found out that they didn’t want to break up the department cause everything works so well.
Since that happened I’ve kind of held a little bit of resentment.
So now here we are the company has grown tremendously in the last year, everyone in the office is on the brink of freaking out. We’ve already had it happen twice. Everyone has tons more work piled on them, noone else hired, and no raises.
Well, now I am starting to get IT work put in my lap. Just stupid stuff, that I can’t even put on a resume. This makes me really mad! I wasn’t good enough for the job, but I am good enough to do the work that the other two don’t want to do? I am getting used because I am so good with the computer, but I am not getting paid to do IT work. (Not by a long shot)
Even entry level IT people make about 10,000 – 15,000 more a year than I make.
And here’s what really fires me up. Once a year they do an even for their customers on a Saturday. Certain people from the office (my department) are pretty much expected to be there. We work. We don’t get paid for this. I don’t see how it’s legal. Other people can attend if they want to come and eat and just hang out.
Why do some get to say Yes or No but others don’t?
I end up doing IT for it, at least I did the last 2 years I ran the computer system. WTF?
This is coming up and I am really trying to think of something to get out of it.
I know, I should look for something else since I am so unhappy there. I’ve tried, but right now I am just so darn close to finishing school I might as well stick it out. I can’t really complain about the less than a mile drive to work either so I am able to come home on my lunch hour. Most of the people I work with are nice. So there are some good things.
At this point though I don’t see how the owners don’t see that everyone is stressed and at their limits. Or if they do see it, then they just don’t care.
Thanks for listening. I just needed to get this off my chest before I went back to work for the afternoon sporting a big attitude. LOL