Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I know I complain about my job a lot here, but I try to censor myself about what actually happens as much as possible for fear that someone will find out where I work and my employers will find out how much I actually hate this place.

This will sound vague but it’s the best I can do right now. I work on a team with 3 other assistants under one manager. Even though I’ve been here the shortest amount of time, my boss gives me the most work to do. He trusts me to get the job done. However it seems that my fellow co-workers are getting a ton more praise for their work and efficiency then I am. Don’t ask how I know, but trust me it’s a fact.

I am FURIOUS. Seriously my manager gives me so much work that I have no idea how I accomplish it all in such a timely manner. He constantly tells me that I am a great worker and how much he appreciates the fact that I have to pickup everyone’s slack. Why the hell am I suddenly being thrown under a bus? The fact of the matter is that this praise will directly affect how much of a raise I will get in a couple of months. If my performance is seen as mediocre my raise will reflect as such. And they? Will get a much bigger raise.

Nothing is for sure yet. I haven’t received my performance review yet or anything. I won’t for a while. But as of right now it doesn’t look good and of course I can’t say anything about it because I’m not even supposed to know what I know right now. Needless to say this has given me the serious push I need to find a new job immediately.

My question for you is have you ever felt seriously under appreciated at your job? Has something like this ever happened to you? If so, how did you handle it?


Karen said...

Just yesterday you were complaining how you had nothing to do at work. LOL. I am sorry you are overly busy now.

If you are not appreciated, maybe it is time to move on.

Anonymous said...

Ugh. I think it sounds like it is time to move on.

I've never been in this exact situation but I think it does happen more often that we realize.

Miss Merry said...

UH YES. Under appreciated to say the least. We'll chat soon!

magda said...

I feel woefully unappreciated almost every single day. Trouble is, there's so much about my job that I DO like--the subject matter, say, and the opportunities I get--that to move on, I'd have to find just exactly the right thing.

My advice is to take things one day at a time. Try to detach; just be there, do your work, and let the toxicity of the environment run off of you.

I also find that imagining myself into outrageous situations helps. Like I'm a spy infiltrating an evil empire, and no one knows. Hey, at least it makes the day go faster : ) Good luck to you!