Posted 11/17/2014 4:49 PM (GMT -7)
I feel the need to vent and this is the best place for me as i always enjoy everyone's insightful outlook and advice on life, UC related or not. Anyway, away I go...
Lately, I have been getting fed up at my coworkers. We are a team of 5 (including myself and my boss). All 3 of my coworkers have their own things that irk me, but they all share the same trait that I have grown frustrated of. Their lack of respect for me.
When I came into this job, I had no experience whatsoever and within my 4 years, I have worked myself up to the ranks of #2 behind my boss w/o the title. Countless execs and folks who make 10x as much as I do respect what I have to say and respect my work. Some may remember my post earlier in the year where I was rewarded with a fairly healthy raise.
Anyway, back to my coworkers. When they (Who came into their jobs with existing experience) ask me for my help, they expect me to drop everything. I help as much as I can in a timely manner for the sake of the team's productivity. However, when I ask them for help? Forget it. Non-existent. "Sorry, you're on your own." "I'd like to help, but..." Always an excuse. I have discovered that some of my coworkers may have lied on their resumes about their experience because they are struggling with tasks the boss has asked of them. No joke, last week, one coworker was in a call with our boss about a project, our boss asked if my coworker could take care of this as she has experience in doing this in the past. Of course the coworker said no problem, but within a second of agreeing to do the task, I received an IM asking for a "refresher" on said task. I, obliged, but if the tables were turned, i wouldnt have gotten that help, I am certain of it.
Longwindedness aside, I decided to stay home today (came up with a phony excuse) and will be staying home tomorrow. I feel a little guilty about taking days off because I feel this is the only way i can get a day off and I am hoping during my absence, my boss will realize how much I really do (Although i know she does) and more importantly, realize how much my coworkers really dont.