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Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by Alibaba Saluja, Apr 10, 2018.

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  1. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    Here's the thing. This morning I was at work and then my boss called me to his office. He was pissed that I didn't take care of some forms and started babbling a lot, I of course responded accordingly whit what had happened, and even so he thought he was right.

    Here's what happened. I received an email friday to take care of some forms at noon. I went to eat something at home. Afternoon I was doing work unrelated to that task (that I needed to do as part of my tasks). Day over.

    Monday morning I arrived at work and almost immediately I had to go to the fireman's department as requested from my boss. It took almost all morning. I arrived at work, and then my boss called me to do some briefing of how did it go. By the time we finished it was lunch time already. Monday afternoon when I arrived at work, a colleague of mine came to me saying that I already have access to a plataform that I needed to the training that I was going to have next (which I didn't know anyrhing about because they decided everything at lunch time apparently). I went to the training session (more like an explanation session) about the plataform. It took 1h 30min. I finally return to my desk at 4 p.m. and I decided I should train with the plataform because as with was something new, I could forget how to do things there. I got out of work at 5 p.m. which is the hour I always get out of work.

    And now today my boss was pissed because I didn't take care of the forms.

    Like wtf really?

    They put me to do other things and what do they expect? I can't be at two places at the same time.

    Oh another thing, a colleague of mine (not the one who gave me access to the plataform) was so "helpless" that the forms weren't taken care of that she emailed the boss about it instead of for example emailing me and ask about it. I only got this assignment a week ago. Moreover she emailed him at 6:30 p.m and I assure you that at that time 99% of people who work there have gone home. And I highly doubt she stayed at work much longer.

    Why didn't she talk to me the next morning instead of talking to my boss so late? Not even my boss was there at that hour.

    Even the boss of my boss seems to want to talk to me.

    Anyway what do you think? Is he right? Should I talk to my colleague to not do that again?

    Thank you for your help.
     
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  2. Mider T VM Rapist

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    This sounds like it belongs in the CB or a blog.
     
  3. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    I didn't know where to put it so I ended up putting it here. :ryuukobored

    What's CB?
     
  4. Mider T VM Rapist

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  5. John Wick I'd like a dinner reservation for twelve.

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    kidnap his family.

    or just learn to suck it up
     
  6. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    Done both

    :gabe
     
  7. WT #for the watch

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    You leave at 5pm.

    Part timer.

    Have no sympathy for you.

    I leave at midnight and start at 7 am.

    And the fact that you're bitching about this makes me think you're even more lazy. Should have just spent that half hour extra to get the shit done.

    And your boss seems like a bitch as well. Seems like he complained to his own boss because its passing the blame culture at where you work...

    Let me guess

    You get up at 8 am
    Get to work by 9.30
    Take an hour lunch
    Spend a few hours of your day talking crap to other people
    Leave at 5 on the dot

    I consider myself lucky if I manage to get lunch by 5
     
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  8. WT #for the watch

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    Why the fuck does this make me so mad...
     
  9. WT #for the watch

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    Literally losing my shit at how incompetent you are OP
     
  10. WT #for the watch

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    And you're complaining as well...
     
  11. WT #for the watch

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    Empty office by 6.30pm...fuck me...
     
  12. Island In the Sun

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    Communication, my friend.

    Think of this from your boss's perspective. He needs something done so that somebody else can get something done. The fact that you didn't do that thing means that the other person can't do their thing. Now everything's backed up. What went wrong? He asks you, and rightfully, he's mad that the thing didn't end up getting done.

    If you absolutely can't do something because of time constraint, then say that to your boss so he can figure out a way for that thing to get done.
     
  13. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    Public worker. :noworries

    Part time doesn't give me enough money.

    Actually i arrive at work at 8:30 a.m.

    1h and half for lunch because I have a flexible schedule. I can arrive at work between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.. I can have lunch anytime between 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. and i can get out of work as soon as 4 p.m.

    However I have to to work seven hours per day. That's why I arrive early, so I can get out of work earlier. Moreover I can work less than 7h in any given day as long as I make up for it in the same month.

    Nope. I don't talk crap to people because as I work in the city hall they are all too weager to talk crap about others. So I just sit quietly at my desk without talking to anyone as much as I can.

    I'll give an example. We're entitled to a pause of 30min per day, 15min in the morning and 15min at afternoon. Someone told my boss that they always see me at the same hour smoking. Now why is that a problem if I have a routine and we're given permission to do that? Very shitty people I tell. I get as far away from them as possible.

    Yes they have that blame culture. That's why I don't like the people there.

    Do have sympathy for me WT-san. Those who get a lot of fortune from their parents without doing anything in life to justify that wealth should be the ones who we should have no sympathy for. Only today I saw a form of a french guy who lives in China and has a LOT of apartments at the age of 35. And I only saw the houses he has here in Portugal.

    I do have sympathy for you. If I could make your life more balanced between work and leisure I would do so.
     
  14. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    I know why. You wanted a better life and no one can blame you. We always look for an inprovement in our lifes and if we see someone we perceive as having a.. more balanced time spent between work and leisure we can get pretty mad.

    I once saw a quote that goes something like this: "some wanted to have a car, some other just wanted to be able to walk. Some wanted a better work, some other just to work. Some wanted a better life, some other just wanted to live" and so on.

    Note that I don't agree with your schedule. You should have a better quality of life.

    However do remember that those who amass incredible wealth are the ones who should be blamed for these situations.

    Another quote: " If you give 100$ to a rich person, he'll put it in the bank. If you give 100$ to a poor person they will spend it on basic needs"

    Those 100$ will be distributed between the people, who will get more money because of the other person spending it. However the rich person will just make that money unavailable to those who need it. That's the problem the world has.
     
  15. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    Yeah maybe you're right. I don't talk a lot there as I explained above, so probably there is some miscommunication sometimes.
     
  16. Roman Phantom Thief

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    The least you could've done was send an email to your boss letting him know what was going on before he had to call you in. If you had laid out to him that you were having problems filling out the forms because you were being made to do so many other things, chances are that he would've handed the forms over to someone else so they could be done sooner.

    Also, you said you took some time to train on the plataform on your own for about an hour and a half. How long did the forms take you? Cuz I think you could've finished those within that span of time.

    While I agree with that last sentence, I'm having to wonder what you do for work if you have regular 17 hour shifts. More than that, I'm wondering if you're being ironic about this. Most jobs involve 7.5 to 8 hour days, which seems to be the case for the OP.
     
  17. Catamount Wreak havoc

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    OP fucked up the job.
    The position does not sound like high responsibilities one and it serves you right for not putting more effort than you could.
    When you get the job, you settle the priorities and finish everything ASAP. Any education/training goes in a spare time unless specified otherwise by the people who are paying you money.
    It is not an issue of miscommunication, it is a lack of responsibility.

    @Roman there are plenty of jobs in plenty of industries that take 12 - 15 - 22 and even 24 hour shifts. At my job there are people who have 12 hour shifts, the industry is IT. Additionally, there is such thing as overshift, which is paid accordingly. I personally did have 12 hour overshifts, but that is so only because more than 12 is not allowed in one go.
     
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  18. John Wick I'd like a dinner reservation for twelve.

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    I've done overshifts too in my due when I had a time sensitive manner like suddenly having to go to war without functioning military hardware.
     
  19. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    When it's these kind of things he normally knows, as every mail sent to me about training and such is sent to him also. I was actually surprised when I noticed he didn't know. The one who sent the mail was a boss from another division.

    Each form takes more or less 25min to complete. I have to register the data in two platforms and take care of the documents produced in those platforms.
    That hour and half I used to cement the knowledge I gained from the training session. I did like four forms in the new platform.
     
  20. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    Not so much the position but the current assignment. The other division doesn't have enough resources to take care of this unprecedent high volume of forms submmited so I'm temporarily helping them.

    Training sessions always get priority over anything else. Moreover this one was specific to me and one other person. No way I could say no.

    Moreover last week all I did was register forms and that's not my only assignment. I took the friday afternoon to do what I didn't do all week.

    And I would have done the forms if they hadn't occupy my Monday. Like really? They were telling me to do other things and they start babbling how I didn't do the forms? C'mon..

    With what happened, it's the same as having been out of the office for a full day in a full day training session. And next day asking why I didn't do something.

    EDIT: I don't get paid for extra hours although if I do extra hours they go to a "hour's bank" which let's me work less in another day of the same month. So if I work 9h I can use those 2h extra and work less hours in another day. However that's pratically in theory only as my boss probably won't like the idea of me working less hours than the fixed norm - 7h. I already have 2h extra this month and it's more than enough.
     
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  21. Catamount Wreak havoc

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    :catdude
    You are not prepared.
    You are slow.
    If you cannot take the heat, you get out of the kitchen and go to work in a casino cause there are no tears, no fears, no runined years, no clocks.
    What you are saying is that you are slow, lack skills and know nothing about time-management.
    All the explanations are making you less and less of a good worker and a professional in the field. If you get a task that does not fit in the schedule, you make the schedule fit the task. This is how you move up the ladder in money, position and company not being a child or deepthroat of an owner.
     
  22. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    As this is the city hall, you only move up the ladder if you're afilliated with a party and are important enough or you know a politician and are friends with him. Or what least be a friend of a friend of the politician.

    I can work all my life in here but the prospects to be better (money,etc) because of my work input are null.

    And they can't fire me (literally) because I do work and I never miss a day.

    There is no incentive to work extra hard.

    My ex-boss only came to the city hall because he was friends with the president's right hand. He never worked in the city hall before and he's only here by nomination. It's not like me where i entered by public contest. If someone doesn't want my ex-boss, they can "fire" him on the spot. That's what happens to all bosses here, they get there by nomination and very very very rarely by work that they've done. Normally they're not even working in the city hall before the nomination
     
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    That is why I have specifically mentioned moving to a better company. A better company wants a better worker. You are merely justifying your lack of desire being above mediocre on a mediocre job.
     
  24. Alibaba Saluja Sindria Kingdom

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    I'm waiting for an opening in another place. You are right about that.

    Anyway this is water under the bridge now. My boss got all munchy munchy these days.@Khaleesi please close this thread.
     
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    You can't assume that tho. Unless you're in a really small team, you can't expect him to keep track of everything each of his workers are doing. You have to take responsibility of things you might be having to so that are holding you up on other tasks he requested.
     
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