Posted by Margaret (22.214.171.124) on March 05, 2003 at 14:31:57:
In Reply to: Re: How do you..? posted by Sharlee (126.96.36.199) on March 05, 2003 at 03:32:13:
They told me to definitely expect long hours upfront and to definitely not take the position if that was an issue. I figured at the time it was no big deal. I had no idea it was this hard and exhausting at the time though. If not for the exhaustion, it's not so bad. I will still keep it, I dont want to lose it, especially after all the moving I jsut went through. I don't want to move again. And I don't want to look for another again. That would jsut exhaust me even more. I will most likely stay put.
I just wish I had a way to manage my day more, a way of streamlining evyerthing to make this all run smoother. I had only one day of training, as opposed to the three month average training period. And so I am training while doing, also am the only loan processor in this office, so I have no other administrative support to help me.
I guess it's alright, I like the challenge, and the opportunity I could not pass, espcially in this job market. Muvh better here than unemployed which I never want to be again ever for the rest of my life. That is why I am staying here. We are getting more help next week, so hopefully that, with getting used to things will help ease my workload.
We are also moving to a new office bdlg today at 5pm, which means I will no longer have access to the internet, because this computer is in the commons room. I will now have to find a library local somewhere to keep in touch.
Thank you for listening, and for your support.
> What sort of work are you doing Margaret? If you have some independence, the best way to tackle this, if asked, is to confidently say "That job did not make it into my priority list today. Would you like me to make it a priority tomorrow?" and pack up and go after your normal hours. If they are immediate tasks that they expect you to action immediately, you need to renegotiate your situation.
> > ..tell people you can't work long hours anymore? You jsut can't do it anyumore. This job is killing me. I can't do theselong hours anymore. I 'm getting killed by it. I can't do it. I just can't. I got to stop. I can't take this anymore. To make it even worse, I'm not even getting paid for it. I just took it because I didn't think anything else avaible was out there for me. Not because I 'wanted' it. I don't like it here, I don't liek the long hours. I'm not getting paid for these hours. I'm not getting compensated for what I'm doing. I'm just not. I don't like this. I need thsi to stop. I can't take this anymore. Anyone have any ideas? advice?
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