Posted by Raz62 (188.8.131.52) on September 12, 2003 at 12:28:18:
(I address Margaret in particular because of her experience a few months ago with having people come in her workplace and be made her partner and one her superior, all without her being given a good reason why . . .)
Our office administrative staff now consists of one Office Manager/Senior Editor and Licensed Supervisory Analyst, who reports directly to the Research Director, and under him 3 separate areas: Editorial (me, alone), Library (there is one Library attendant), and 4 Administrative assistants dedicated to specific sector teams.
Now they are starting a new person on Monday and, first of all, the Director and Office Manager told the rest of us that we would get to interview anyone new on admin staff, but none of us met this person. So this woman is being described as an assistant to the Research Director and Office Manager, but also possibly as a Research Associate for one of the sectors (the sector that the Research Director has followed for the past 15 years in fact). Now I was told -- ONLY BECAUSE I ASKED -- that this person was a Communications/Media editor and producer with one of the big NYC firms, I believe Bear Stearns. So the Type 8/9 I'm friends with here and I were just shaking our heads, and predicting that this person is something of a replacement for me. She does NOT have the Supervisory Analyst License, which is the one qualification that would differentiate her from me; so, I'm just sitting here wondering things like what the hell is going on, and how much money is this person making? The feel of it all reminds me of what Margaret went through, with one big difference -- I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 3 1/2 years, got a superior performance review when they did review me back at the end of 2001, and the Director & the Office Manager have never complained about my work to me. But the way they do things here, they are sneaky, they just start ignoring and excluding someone if they are OUT rather than sit down and give them a formal written appraisal and warnings for areas that need improvement.
Plus I found out today that my cholesterol is 271. I'll have to get to my doctor ASAP and see if I need meds or something.
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