(Closed) I’m so irritated! Workplace rant.

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

In all jobs fields there are usually a few bad eggs who like to do nothing while everyone else takes up more than their fair share. I don’t have a manual labor job (which would make it even MORE irritating) but I still have to deal with it. Unfortunately, not everyone shares the same work ethic, and those lazy people are probably not going to change. For whatever reason, she’s getting away with it, and without understanding or knowing her situation or all the politics involved, I can’t really speculate as to why, but I’m assuming that it probably has been noticed by management already, even without you pointing it out. Maybe it’s favoritism by a supervisor, or  maybe they really just HAVEN’T noticed it (I know, that seems unlikely), and when you point it out to them, they’re viewing it as criticism or a threat to their own job.

I KNOW how irritating it is, trust me, but unfortunately it’s not your job (or mine) to make too much of a ruckus about it. The people that are standing back and letting others do all the work are probably not going to get good reviews when the time comes, but until then it’s really just up to their immediate supervisor to address their work ethic (or lack thereof).

Post # 4
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I know you and the others’ are irritated about this, but maybe this lady has some health issues that will not allow her to do the gang up thing. Managers are not allowed to specify why when there are medical issues involved. Since the manager said not to worry about it, I would think that that is why.

Post # 6
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I know you’re meaning well and that this is really unfair (it is), but it sounds like you have done all you can. Now all that’s left is to let it go. They talked to her about it but you don’t know what happened in the meeting. Either she is now blatantly disobeying orders, in which case the managers can see this and decide what to do, or she presented some extenuating circumstance for not participating that your managers found acceptable. Either way, the ball is in their court now. Even if they do let her get away with it, complaining at this point isn’t going to get you anywhere. It sucks, but I think you’re stuck. I would just try to focus your attention elsewhere. Even if this woman doesn’t get in trouble this time around, her laziness is going to hurt her in the end, whereas you will succeed because you care about doing a good job.

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