Some people say we should be careful with what we say on the Internet about work because it will catch up to you later on. What if you are being bullied by your own boss but you have to stay at this low pay job for now because this is the only thing that will get back with me immediately where I live? I have stayed at this job willingly as well because I like working with the people I work with out on the warehouse floor. Staying at this job has been stopping me to find something better, but I am always complimented by my floor supervisor and the forklift drivers for my excellent work so I stay. I could have found a higher paying job with a full 40 hour work week, but I still stayed here with this company. Who would willingly stay for a 25 hour work week at a low pay job, besides me and a few others. And why? I’m cool with my co-workers and floor supervisor who I work with out in the warehouse, but I question my boss sometimes and one other office person. My boss of all people is giving me crap when everyone else is fine with me and always tells me I should get a raise for what I do. I have gone above and beyond my job description, I’m fun to work with. She doesn’t even really work with me. She just checks up on people from time to time.
This job ends in August or whenever the orders stop coming in, and they don’t hire the pickers in so I don’t know why she is making it difficult for people to work there.
Other people always call off and she’s taking it out on me when I’ve always stayed to work no matter how ill I was feeling I didn’t take a day off. I’ve never taken a day off with my hand that has eight stitches. Since I’m getting my stitches taken out, I called off and she gave me crap for it. The other lady hung up on me when I called into the office I called back and the boss said, “Ok, whatever thanks.” I’m like, really? This would only be my second and last time that I’ve missed work, but I’ve always had very legitimate excuses to take days off. They have seen my hand so I don’t know why she is being stuck up about it. I can still type because it’s healing so it’s okay now. It was kind of bad a few days ago. I’ve been moving my hand muscles a lot so my hand doesn’t lock up.
I’ve maybe missed once a long time ago, but I still stayed after and did a fantastic job every time I felt like going home for a stomach ache or migraine, I always stayed when my allergies were acting up. I would sneeze every five minutes and had red eyes — still stayed and worked. I didn’t make excuses. So I don’t know why she is giving me an attitude problem. Perhaps she expects better from me to never miss one day. I don’t know, maybe that’s it?
I’ve forgiven her for what she did to me one other time, even though I’ve never done anything outrageous to make her think she could treat me the way she is treating me. Any conversations she over heard me having with others were always said on break. I’ve always done good work for her, my floor supervisor always compliments me. I keep to myself, mind my own business…so none of this stuff should be happening right? Wrong.
I never expected this type of behavior from my own boss. I said to myself I don’t have to stay at this job if this is how she wants to treat her temp employee that’s stayed there the longest. Just because someone is a boss doesn’t mean they can act like a tyrant. My support says I can find another job, but what if this happens at another work place which it has happened before? I said if I find the right job, it won’t happen like that.
And honestly, in the end I want to work for myself. When I work for myself, I’m valued more by my customers who give me great testimonials as an entrepreneur. I just don’t have the marketing skills to make my company grow. However, I want to have another job with an established company, too, to do great work for them as well, not just for myself. I have a lot of useful knowledge that would be great for a place that my skill set is directed towards. Not only would having another job with someone else benefit me, but it would also benefit them, too.
If people would stop causing problems with me at work when I never treated anyone poorly in the first place, they would see just how valuable an employee can be. I’m waiting for such a company who wants to make someone feel like I want to do well for them and stay there. I know a company is out there!