I am working really hard to move up the ladder while there is this co worker of mine that is not really doing much but is just going out with the boss who promoted her. I feel so down. I can't just imagine where this world is headed with these type of people living on it.
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It is really hard and very stressful. If only jobs in United States will go back to how it was 10 years ago, I would have left already. Unfortunately it is really tough nowadays and all i can do is deal with it and pretend everything is fine.
did you know that i personally asked the girl what needs to be done to get promoted since she got it in such a short period of time, and her reply: just keep your head up even if everyone is putting you down. so i guess ill just keep it to myself.
You did the right thing. If you feel that you'll never progress in a hostile environment, and you don't have years invested in your job, think about sending feelers out for another position elsewhere.
Not sure if progressing is part of work there, since there are a few that has been there for over a decade and still with the same position. I guess in a way this is only a stepping stone for minor experience.
If the boss is divorce (assuming the girl is not married) then he is courting her ?
I am not sure if he is but either way it still affects most of us working there. She was chosen to be promoted over someone that is more deserving. If you know what I mean.
I try to keep to myself as much as I can. Go to work, and than go home and try to not associate with those people too much. Others might not mind because they don't expect to advance or have no desire to do so, but there are those that want more.
It sounds like you are a good employee to have on board. Hopefully someone there will recognize this and you will be rewarded. Perhaps karma will come around and prompt a removal of those that aren't conducting themselves like smart adults.
Thanks for the praise, but I guess the only thing to do is to ignore it for the time being. I hope something else will pop up soon, but who knows how it will be if I get another job, it seems like its a typical problem the more I look at it.
I believe heavily in karma too but it seems though that people are always getting away with things by taking the lazy route. I don't intend to stay with this job long but it goes to show how lazy some people are to do anything for so little.
I have to agree with you snoblet. Many people do get away with things when they have little to no work ethic. Even worse is seeing hard working and ambitious people held back or overlooked by the lazy ones.
There was someone that was not promoted because the managers are afraid that the person might eventually end up much higher than them. Its sad how people are, and I know this because I overheard them speaking about it. sad sad sad
Nothing indeed that's why I needed to vent here :) it helps me a lot to see other's opinion so I know if I am alone or not with topics like this. It makes it hard when you know that you work harder and get nowhere while others do less for more.
It is their lives that affects mine which is very unfortunate. But yes, i should not do anything since it is practically useless to react. Knowing them, they could care less.
I thought about moving to a different dept but they don't want to let me go because they feel I am hard working. Sometimes working hard doesn't pay especially with lazy management.
This situation is worse than favoritism and we all know how it feels when we are not the boss's favorite. I personally am dealing with this situation right now. More work load for me while she chilling. But I will get over it in time. Hopefully.
You have a point. It doesn't matter what I think because if they were doing it, they obviously don't care sine it wasn't just me that knew about it. Thanks anyway, I should just stay out of it.
I don't want to be a rat, but it cross my mind. My performance is what is too good from what the manager said and because of that they want to keep me in that dept. Not wanting me to leave and move up. The whole company is a joke.
Knowing the company is a joke, I'd leave. There are are many companies that allow this type of behavior to go on and it does affect other employees and morale even if people are afraid to say so.
Some or most people there feel that they have no chance in moving anywhere from where they are. If you are hard working they want you to stay to make them look good and so they refuse to promote anyone out of their current position, lazy gets to go.
Finding another job sounds nice but finding one might not be so easy in this economy. I guess others might know and can handle it pretty well especially seeing a new hire be promoted so fast.
She worked the overnight shift fielding the job with the boss. Problem is there isn't an overnight shift, o well I guess in the end it makes a good laugh.
Make a move on that thing? I rather sleep in the streets. I guess I like to see someone else try that and besides the work makes me feel like I accomplished things. Not many hard working people makes me look better anyway.
Thanks, I did pretty much what you mention and just left if alone and let it blow by, I don't think I will be there long before I find something else
I like the send an anonymous letter to his wife part. He got divorced already, so I don't think the letter will do me any good. But thanks for your ideas though. I probably would just ignore not forget. And quit if it is unbearable.
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