Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Okay let me try to break this down and depersonalize this issue.
Employee One: Started with the company 6/3/09.
Her Duties: Answer the phone, handle billing calls, mail invoices, cancel accounts, make changes to accounts, call delinquent customers and credit card declines
Occasionally: She will QC a website for accuracy or populate a contract in a template.
Notes: She is on AIM and/or FACEBOOK 8 hours a day. She usually has 3 billing windows open, and a facebook, aim, and another fun website
She also just got assigned to for 1 hour a day monitor the video surveillance video.
Started with the company 10/15/07.
Her Duties: Cover Billing Department and all duties when rep is at lunch or out.
Prepares almost all contracts, receives, processes, inputs and files.
Makes all kinds of appointments for CEO, COO.
Takes the brunt and responsibility for front office in general.
Keeps all kinds of records for the company - go to person (software library, licenses, keys, supplies, forms, etc.)
Daily reviews all kinds of government and contracting websites for proposals.
Double checks Employee One's work, helps her out, completes harder billing breakdowns for her.
Ships UPS/FED EX - Go to person.
Runs the Morning Credit Card Batch.
Filing, Copying, Printing, Faxing
Preparing and documenting emails from legal cases for our files.
Handles Vacation Calendar, Equipment returns
Does anything the Director, CEO, COO, VP of Sales, Accountant or any other co-worker might need throughout the day in a timely fashion.
(SO MANY THINGS TO TYPE)
This person usually has 2 billing windows open, a time entry, calendar, ups, a few other sites travel etc, at least 5 emails.
And this employee is using a very very old computer, with office 2000 and xp.
And practically no ram at all. And a small monitor.
Notes: Occasionally will go on a website for a few mins, occasionally works unpaid overtime and over lunch to get more work done for the company.
Question: Who would you give a brand new Windows 7, Office 2007, Widescreen monitor, new printer, new keyboard, new mouse, etc too?
I completely understand that Employee 1 needed a better computer to complete the video job and I know they don't want to burden Employee 2.
However, they usually ask Employee 2 who should do the job. And I know for a fact that Employee 1 will not be able to handle this job and I feel like they are rewarding a bad co-worker with a new computer.
-- Should I hold my mouth shut and say nothing at all and just hold out for a year until I can quit?
-- Should I throw my co-worker under the bus and express my full feelings on the subject even mentioning her facebook use? (I do like her)
-- Should I ask my boss, if I maybe could have one of the widescreen monitors if they are compatible with my computer? (At least it would be kinda a new step up.)
As you can tell I am Employee 2.
Stop now to avoid --
I guess I wouldn't be so upset if this job wasn't completely outrageous. They make us sit in complete silence and yell at me for the craziest things. And my co-worker doesn't care or work so she lets it roll off her whole system.
She has a great husband. He babies her. She doesn't have to do chores or drive her self to work or cook or clean. She goes on all kinds of vacations. Right now she is with her mom in NYC. From her own words she is spoiled.
And here I am alone. Busting my ass to keep all fires burning. I get chest pain at work I am so stressed and panicked to get it all done, and I have no man, no life nothing to speak of. And here she does nothing and here she gets a computer.
But it isn't all just that it is because I work so hard for this company, I give blood, sweat, probably heart problems with all the stress, and all I get is the short stick.
It makes me want to hide and eat and curl up and disappear.
But I won't. I won't be working here forever even if I have to hold it all in.
She won't either her husband lost his job now he owns his own company and will hire her soon. So then she can work for her husband.
I love this girl but I hate how this job feels like it pits us against each other because she doesn't work. And she still gets. HOW??? WHY????
I just don't understand this world and why it is mixed up.