Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Welcome to the end of my tether

I'm feeling under so much pressure at work and am getting absolutely no support. Yesterday though really took the proverbial biscuit. I was told that I shouldn't really complain about the new office assistant not doing his job properly and being surly & rude because 'he is really intelligent and has a degree in philosophy so it must be very difficult for him to have to do such a menial job'. I'm sorry but this is rubbish. Why take the job if he thinks it is so much beneath him? Big deal that he has a degree in philosophy - its a harsh fact that this isn't going to have prepared him much for working life and will probably (like most of us) have to work his way up. There are lots of parts of my job that don't involve using my brain but I didn't realise I was allowed to opt out of them by waving my degree certificate around.


Anonymous said...

I agree... Being intelligent isn't much of an excuse for being poor at your job.
If it's your job, it's your job. That's what you're supposed to be doing, by definition. You can't just go randomly not doing bits because you don't want to.

Our last trainee was clever, but just couldn't apply it in a useful way (It's no good being clever if you can't get the simple things straight), and definitely didn't feel "part of the team" (eugh, that sounds so "managementy", but it's the best simple description).

Clever, but stupid. Such a waste.

Suz said...

What a load of absolute hogswash. If you're intelligent, you should be able, and willing, to make a good and thorough success of *whatever* job you're undertaking. Frankly, that's is a ridiculous excuse for bad behaviour. Honestly - I feel wuite riled at that and I don't even work there!

Jen said...

What Suz said.That's utterly rediculous!!