I recently read an article by, Liz Ryan, who said to someone else in a similar boat, This place does not deserve you now, if it ever did. Your COO doesn’t know how to build an organization or how to utilize the talents they have on their team.
Re. training the bosses
What she doesn't give advice on , is how to make the environment tolerable. I've been feeling conflicted by being "Uncooperative," because I'm paid $13 per hour less than two new colleagues who are asking to be shown how, where, what repeatedly on the same tasks. I've lead them to the water, there are many available resources but they have shown considerable disrespect in receiving help by me. They have worked together and are very close, they say things department meetings like "oh.. this is how THEY did it." while scoffing with how they know differently and questioning it. to a reasonable person this is very disrespectful.
Alternatively, I've been in their shoes and successfully self teach myself how to do something to prevent mistakes in my duties/task the work I was hired to do. Let me be clear, taught myself how to do the former CFOs task so that the duties I carry out from their direction doesn't impact costly mistakes.
speaking of mistakes, Now that "I" found a costly mistake and fixed it. How can I point out to these people that with the retirement or resignation of legacy colleagues job responsibilities or tasks aren't being absorbed by their replacements.
and how can I voice the concern that those duties are being reassigned because of their unwillingness to learn it and increasing the workload of legacy individuals who had a part in those projects but were not the originators or lead of those projects. How can we negotiate if we are to become the lead would our pay be eligible for renegotiation?
To be very clear: In that example these people (including myself) were shown how to do the data entry of a project but not shown how to put a project together and what resources this information exists, government agency (if applicable) and who should be involved.
When I asked for a raise and opportunity to promote I have and others too have slapped with a 3% increase for the last two years while new people continue to be paid at a disproportionate rate without absorbing or knowing how to do the work they were hired to do.
Of course, I am looking and actively applying. I screen for red flags to prevent jumping from my current place to one just like it.
I close with this, I'm have good rapport with all levels of my colleagues including the CEO. The comment that is institutional is that the administration is rotten and by many of my colleagues I'm greeted with smiles, hugs, told often how I made their day and that many people stay away from these hiccups I mention.
These people have 15+ years and say how it has become much worse. I cringe knowing how majority of those people I provide services for are unhappy, treated unfairly by the c-suite.
Need Help. Thank you!
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