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Old 05-20-2020, 12:34 PM   #471
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What's going on?
Burnout. And other issues that I can't discuss here. That's why I need my boss to call me.

I'm frustrated with work and there are other issues at work i.e. not doing as told sort of thing, selective listening. And then there is the boot, sui thoughts, increased stress,and the possibility of a death in the family.

Basically sh** hitting the fan
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:48 AM   #472
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Was I right?

Last week, I did a regular old part of my job. I

(1) reviewed my information (on my own)
(2) realized that something was in need of action
(3) took action
(4) once all was ready I asked my boss if I could do x,
(5) he said, yes,
(6) I executed the plan and completed what was necessary, on my own.

This week, my boss (I don't know why) proceeds to send around an e-mail to my work group -- congratulating us on completing this transaction.

Um, what "us"?

This transaction was 99.9% me. The two other people he was congratulating as "we" failed to even respond to my e-mails and had zero to do with it. I was shocked that he seemed to be spreading credit (honestly for something that wasn't even a big deal) to people that were not in anyway involved. His e-mail started with, "not sure if you noticed but this got completed last week" as if it magically happened. As if the transaction elves made it happen?

I could NOT take that. I sent an e-mail to him that was pretty nice but I had to stick up for myself. I told him that he had previously mentioned he had a hard time keeping track of things from home but from where I sat what was done was 100% done by me.

He responded that he understood that and would be telling another boss. That wasn't my point but to avoid making a larger deal out of it I just kept my mouth shut.

Obviously the tone was that I was raining on his parade.

Got to say I am on my last legs at this point... I have lost all faith in this guy. He does NOT appreciate me in anyway. I don't understand why this keeps happening. Since we have been working from home we have had a few run ins - mostly because he cannot remember who did what, and just hauls off and says something that isn't accurate. (of course, seeming to slight me).
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:57 AM   #473
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i work 2 days in the office. others come in as needed. today, besides me, six staff members came to work in the office, five of them did not wear a mask. i have only been working there for six months so i couldn't say anything but it really bothered me. wearing a mask is to protect the people around you. we all feel good but what if there is an asymptomatic carrier? ugh.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:08 AM   #474
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Blaaaah, I am going to have to take a work trip next week. Part of it is a good cause. I'll fly some medication somewhere, but then I'll have to stay for a few days. The second phase, bad part of the trip is that it's for Mickey the Monster (previously cited by me here). I swore that I would never put my life on the line for that rancid bag of...goodies. I about hate myself for doing this, but I'm going to be the bigger person and do the job and fly the....stuff he needs flown. Oh, that creep is ten pounds of...sh....sugar stuffed into a five pound bag. I just had to say that.
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Old 05-25-2020, 02:12 AM   #475
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With my job not having a date when they are going to open and, this possible second wave, plus personal issues, I’m honestly quitting work until I move next spring. I doubt any employer would really wonder why there’s a gap my employment.
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I meant I’m “thinking” about quitting work.
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I have to take a day off to get used to the medication. This sucks!!!!
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Yesterday during our mandatory meeting online we were held captive while our boss harangued us for almost a half an hour about something that was not remotely connected to work. No one said anything. We all just sat there. I turned the sound down but I couldn't turn it off completely in case I needed to pretend I had been listening. So I was forced to listen enough to know when she stopped (finally figured that out when she started crying) The whole organization seems to have lost its focus and professional boundaries have been thrown out the window. This triggers my PTSD. I am sitting here right now trying not to freak out. Trying not to freak out is so exhausting.
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