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  posted on 5/6/2008 at 01:32 PM
Last year, I got handed a high profile project in May and was told I had
90 days to do it in. Mostly by myself. I explained what they wanted,
I had never done before. They didn't want to hear it.

So I gave up my vacation (even though I wasn't going anywhere,
but it's sure nice to re-charge the batteries once in awhile).

I got the project done on time, verging on a nervous breakdown.

Now, these same bastards sat on a similar project because they didn't
want to do it, complaining they are swamped (as am I) and want me to
take it and complete it in a month and half. Which is next to impossible.
That means giving up the vacation I already planned and paid for.

meanwhile, if they are so swamped, all their management just took their
vacations even though they are in danger of failing the deadline on their
project.

I hate these bastards with a passion anymore.

Where's my winning powerball ticket ...



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  posted on 5/6/2008 at 01:34 PM
They suck. Squared.

 

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  posted on 5/6/2008 at 01:34 PM
Do you work in IT? Because this sounds very familiar...

 

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  posted on 5/6/2008 at 01:46 PM
Do you work at the same place I do?

 

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  posted on 5/6/2008 at 01:46 PM
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Do you work at the same place I do?


I think she is your manager !

 

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  posted on 5/6/2008 at 02:04 PM
I have been called back early from vacation in the past. Lesson learned, don't answer your phone while you're on vacation.

Remedy to your situation, find another job...plain and simple.

I left a big company and good salary and benefit package because I got tired of being treated like a number instead of a human being with a personal life. I now work for a small company with a family feel to it, they love me and treat me like a valued employee. Even though I don't have the salary and benefit package I once had, I get by nicely on my pay. Money ain't everything. And I have to admit, I don't work near as hard as I once did.

They'll keep steam rolling you as long as you let them. (Sorry, this kind of crap really frosts my grommet.)

 

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  posted on 5/7/2008 at 03:12 PM
Yep! Work sucks! Especially right now if your working in Lawn and Garden at Wal Mart with other non management co workers on your back telling you what to do! That really pisses me off, but I don't let it get to me!
 

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  posted on 5/7/2008 at 03:17 PM
It's typical to be treated like a number these days. There is no respect for the employee, only for management in a lot of companies. Mine sucks too.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2008 at 08:30 PM
I'm a recruiter

send resume to dkbcs@hotmail.com

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 08:17 AM
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It's typical to be treated like a number these days. There is no respect for the employee, only for management in a lot of companies. Mine sucks too.


Truer words have never been spoken. . . .
I started a new job on March 10 after being out of the workforce for 5 years and now not even 2 months later, I am unemployed again.
I was working for a management company out of the Indy area that has a large number of nationwide multi-family residential holdings and has begun to expand into southern IN ( if you want to know who these chickensh*ts are, feel free to PM me)
Everyone I worked with was fired a mere 3 weeks into my stay, all of them anywhere from 5 to 35 days away from making their 90 days and benefits. Job performance was cited as the cause, but these people had a level of experience in the industry ranging anywhere from 5 to 30 years and you don't get that far along by being stupid and unqualified.
I was immediately thrown into a situation of having 152 apartments to maintain, turn for rental, and service . . . . by myself.
I begged for parts, help running service, contractors to offset the painting workload and approval for overtime to get it all done in and what I got was a 2 week delay in getting parts, 3 weeks to get a painter,no help outside of a housekeeper to help me carry things I couldn't pick up by myself, and no more than 40 hours to get it done in.
So I decided to do some digging.
This outfit is flagrantly violating building codes on a daily basis, using unlicensed contractors from out of town/state, and violating I don't know how many labor and wage/hour laws, all with a smug-assed, arrogant attitude. I personally refused to violate code on more than a dozen occasions, which I'm sure played no small role in all of this, but I'm not breaking the law for anyone and especially not for $11 an hour and a couple of licenses riding on the line.
I also found out by chatting up the contractors that are working on site that they are nothing more than "flippers". They have no intention of even owning this place 6 months from now and it cleared up a lot of their bizarre behavior to me.
Last Thursday they finally brought in some help and I didn't see the guy for 2 days.
On Friday evening, the new property manager, who is the only straight shooter I've seen in the last 2 weeks came out and gave me a heads up that they were planning on letting me go without cause as soon as they had the new move-ins completed on Monday and she wasn't going to let them take advantage of me that way, so I took the hint and bailed before they had a chance to screw me even further, but not until Monday morning when I knew I'd put them in a serious bind.
I ended up costing them 3 grand in service calls from outside contractors in the last 3 days.
And so ends my latest experience with the "working" world.
I thought about pursuing them and bringing a whole lot of Hell down on them for what they're doing, but I just don't want to feed my remaining energy into all of that negativity and I prefer to just let Karma take it's course.
I have marketable skills and licenses to back it up, but I am not going to give it away for nothing to bastards that want slaves for a dime a day. I'm just not going to play that way anymore.
A bass guitar fed me once and it's going to do it again, I don't care what it takes.
Sorry for the long winded rant. Just needed to vent it off.
I'll now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. . . .

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 09:24 AM
quote:
Last year, I got handed a high profile project in May and was told I had
90 days to do it in. Mostly by myself. I explained what they wanted,
I had never done before. They didn't want to hear it.

So I gave up my vacation (even though I wasn't going anywhere,
but it's sure nice to re-charge the batteries once in awhile).

I got the project done on time, verging on a nervous breakdown.

Now, these same bastards sat on a similar project because they didn't
want to do it, complaining they are swamped (as am I) and want me to
take it and complete it in a month and half. Which is next to impossible.
That means giving up the vacation I already planned and paid for.

meanwhile, if they are so swamped, all their management just took their
vacations even though they are in danger of failing the deadline on their
project.

I hate these bastards with a passion anymore.

Where's my winning powerball ticket ...



Rant over






QUIT!

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 09:39 AM
It's so sad when you take your job/career very seriously , and enjoy your job. That there will always be some who will try to corrupt , take advantage, dump on, step on and over, to get what THEY want. You must stand up for yourself.. define how you feel. Prove your facts.
and Damn it take your vacation ..you've earned it

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 10:06 AM
quote:
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Last year, I got handed a high profile project in May and was told I had
90 days to do it in. Mostly by myself. I explained what they wanted,
I had never done before. They didn't want to hear it.

So I gave up my vacation (even though I wasn't going anywhere,
but it's sure nice to re-charge the batteries once in awhile).

I got the project done on time, verging on a nervous breakdown.

Now, these same bastards sat on a similar project because they didn't
want to do it, complaining they are swamped (as am I) and want me to
take it and complete it in a month and half. Which is next to impossible.
That means giving up the vacation I already planned and paid for.

meanwhile, if they are so swamped, all their management just took their
vacations even though they are in danger of failing the deadline on their
project.

I hate these bastards with a passion anymore.

Where's my winning powerball ticket ...



Rant over






QUIT!


If only it were that easy.
Gotta do what you gotta do right now.

However, the situation does still suck ...

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 10:07 AM
I gave up a job with a respected hospital, to take new job at a more respected hospital, for lots more money. I ended up hating it, and nearly lost (what was left of) my mind in the process.

I ended up taking a pay cut, and went to work for a municipal hospital, with no particular reputation. And a commute that was triple my previous one.

However, the director of the department is a good man, and I get more respect here than anywhere else. Well worth the trade off for everything else.

Sometimes you need to go backwards to later go forwards. Good luck and be open to any opportunities that may come your way.

Mitch

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 10:47 AM
My last job was real stressful. Always had deadlines, authorizations, folks calling and complaining, I wore many hats so to speak. I found that money is not everything. I got out of it, took a hit in the wallet and now work with my family. I finally have a job at 49 years old, I love coming it to everyday. It did make more time to spend with my parents and family.

There is another world out there. Its easy to say quit. But you got to get in a position to do that. Get another job lined up, get about a third of the way through the project and
stick it to the man.........................I felt good about doing just that.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 10:59 AM
The event that prompted me to resign from my last job five years ago was getting into a shouting match over the phone with an adversarial DOT counterpart. I had taken this guys crap for years. He had a bad case of Ernie Douglas little man syndrome. As with a lot of state employees I have run across, you give a man a little authority and it'll go straight to his head. It gives them license to EFF with people. One day in June 2003, I got a belly full of it and cussed him out on the phone. I immediately typed my letter of resignation and handed it in. NOT ONCE did anyone from my company come to me and ask me if there was something they could do or we could discuss to get me to stay. Their attitude was, "If you don't want to do it, we'll find someone who will." It didn't matter that I had been in the position for eight years and was well respected within the local highway construction industry.

I'm a much happier person now. Had I stayed in that position much longer, I would have either had a stroke or heart attack from the stress by age 50.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2008 at 12:18 PM
Been there, done that as well....now my current company is exhibiting signs of doing the same....time to start looking around again

 

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