Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Legend Grows

You'd not read it anywhere else but here. Both I Sick and her darling hubby threw, you guessed it, sickies for the day. I wonder where they went shopping. Add to that the fact that when she's faced with work that she might not be able to do she just hides it and hopes no-one will notice. The result of that was an irate customer at the counter today and another on the phone - where are our details? they screamed. Buggered if we know we replied. Eventually we explained the situation and tracked down the missing files and registrations, located under a box on a bottom shelf. I Sick not only refuses to file, she's now refusing to work. There you go.

That's two full weeks of work gone since the beginning of the year, plus a handful of half days. As it stands I'm, once again, left to do both my job and hers because she doesn't want to come in and nobody has the guts to pull her up on it. Still I was angry and unhappy enough today to let a few choice comments loose and I think that they had an impact.

I found out my new region and I'm not happy, but there you go. I've placed a set of unreasonable demands on my acceptance, so I guess I won't be going anywhere in a hurry. It's not the work, it's the fact that I'm being forced to accept yet another region that'll see me traveling for 4 hours a day to get there and get home. I'm just sick of it. HR are lying to me - they tell me I'm the only one left, I know it's a lie. They refuse to take some people away from regions, or pull them away from contracts, but I'm not allowed to accept anything until they say so. Still I managed to turn the tables somewhat, and I did get HR screaming at me on the phone, the first time I've seen her ruffled. Good thing too.

One rule for some, another rule for others. Welcome to the Government!

6 comments:

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Tournee Du Chat Noir said...

Why don't you lodge a formal grievance? Workplace bullying, everyone else having to do her work, etc... maybe she can get deployed to your new region instead of you! And, surely, there must be some way you can formally object to such a remote posting. Although you might be able to claim mileage money or something. Also, if you've been in the organisation more than 18 months I believe they *have* to make you permanent, at least that's the situation in my government department. Check into that - if you can get permanency, get that first and then do all of the above things. The mental health damage of 4 hours' travelling per day would be enough to put me seriously close to going out on Workcover...

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