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Am I being unreasonable? (rant)

post #1 of 8
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Gosh, I was so mad I was shaking and couldn`t talk properly!

I live in the flat below where I work which is 2 houses with 24 rooms for people with support needs. Now recently a member of staff left, she used to come in at the weekend and put out bread, milk, microwave meals, get the post etc and was paid £30 for the 2 days.

Since she left I have taken over her job as domestic assistant. Now on the weekend I have to go up and do the meals , post etc. Also Sooty the cat needs drops in his eye twice a day, so I`m up there doing that and the woman who looks after him is hard work.

Now I get paid £10 for the 2 days Don`t ask why, things got a little heated when I argued that one. Anyway, 4 O`clock saturday morning someone was hammering on my door. Someone had busted open the side gate the night before so as my door is down a dark alleyway I was pooping myself. I didn`t answer it and they went away.

Now it`s evening here and someone was hammering again Then I get a txt from the woman next door and my boss saying someone has locked themself out of their room, not the actual house and could I let them in.
Yep, fine, but they will have to wait because I need to get dressed and decent

So I`m in the bathroom and they come back and start banging again. I shout that I said I`ll be there in a minute. They carry on banging and swearing. Basicly there were 2 guys out there shouting abuse because I hadn`t dropped everything to let one of them into his room

I guess I`m just off because I get less money and more abuse. The weekend goes quick enough as it is without having to be constantly running up there.

Ok, Im done. Thanks for listening
post #2 of 8
Here, have some chocolate.
post #3 of 8
You need to find out why you are making less that person who had job before you. I would not do it for less, espeically with the bothering at all time of the day & night.
post #4 of 8
I would be angry as well. I think you ought to make as much money at it as the other person was making.
post #5 of 8
When you say they have support needs is that the same as special needs?
post #6 of 8
Did they ask you to do this, or just make you do it? Is there a way you could quit doing the weekend bit and keep your regular job? Sounds like it's way more of a hassle than they're paying you for.

Keep in mind that building managers get free rent to deal with those same things-- way more than 10£! I'd have a hard time not telling them to find someone else to do it.
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Did they ask you to do this, or just make you do it? Is there a way you could quit doing the weekend bit and keep your regular job? Sounds like it's way more of a hassle than they're paying you for.

Keep in mind that building managers get free rent to deal with those same things-- way more than 10£! I'd have a hard time not telling them to find someone else to do it.
I agree.... Don't do it! Is it in your job description, or this is an extra? Good luck!
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Here, have some chocolate.
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
When you say they have support needs is that the same as special needs?
There are a few people with learning diffs, most have mental health and/or addiction problems. They are a nice bunch really It was the guys brother that was getting gobby.

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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Did they ask you to do this, or just make you do it? Is there a way you could quit doing the weekend bit and keep your regular job? Sounds like it's way more of a hassle than they're paying you for.

Keep in mind that building managers get free rent to deal with those same things-- way more than 10£! I'd have a hard time not telling them to find someone else to do it.
I kind of felt pressured into it. There are two full time members of staff and they work really hard so I don`t think it`s fair they do weekends as well. Then their is the owner, he runs a building business also and lives about 30 minute drive away so I`d feel bad as I`m already here

When I asked about the money he said she was doing 'other stuff ' and got all defensive. People seem to think something was going on between them

He did say this morning he wouldn`t ask me again and had the manager speak to the guy.
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