Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Those People

Have you ever met one of "those people" who just have to have conflict in their life? I happen to work with one of those people. And since the city administrator position has not been filled, yet, our small office is even smaller. In the physical office, there are now only 2 of us (although there is a third person who works downstairs), so guess who she is turning her attention to? It's not that she didn't do it to me before, but at least then I had an ally in the office to vent to.

The latest was yesterday when she decided she wanted to be the "Leave Request Police" & tried to make an issue out of the fact that I didn't have a signed leave request for time off from the last pay period. One was a doctors appointment when Caleb had an ear infection, and the other was a court date that had been changed. I would like to point out that I did use sick & comp time for those absences (and it is documented on my timecard), so it is not like I paid myself for it. Second of all, she is just supposed to be checking payroll for errors until the new administrator is hired. (which does not bother me at all, since I am the one who does payroll, I like there to be an extra set of eyes so everybody knows I'm not paying myself any extra).

Nowhere in the assignment of duties does it say she is supposed to check for leave requests, and unless I am taking a whole day off, a lot of times I don't write one up...there are only 2 of us, as long as it is on the calendar so we know when the other will be gone, who cares? I guarantee that the mayor (who does not have an office here, since we are such a small town, he has a full time job elsewhere) does not want us to be bugging him for every half hour that we are gone! Especially if it is already over, like the doctors appointment. Besides that, the council has made it very clear that NOBODY has been made a supervisor in the interim, no matter how much she wants to be the office manager.

Okay, I'm better now that I've vented. I really do try to not let her affect me, but it is really hard sometimes! It has gotten to the point that I am really not enjoying my job very much. Which then makes me wonder why should I stay somewhere where I'm not happy. I am actually planning to submit a proposal to the council requesting to change my position to a flexible/telecommuting position and then they can hire a part timer for the misc. office stuff I do that is not at all related to the accounting for the city. That idea is sounding more & more appealing every day!

PS Meg, yes I can vent about work here. First of all, she does not even know about this blog, and to be honest, I don't care if she does read it. Maybe it would help her see what it is like to work with her.

1 comment:

Trish said...

vent away! :) I am feeling that work stress today and it is not a good feeling. May have to treat myself to ice cream tonight.