Originally Posted by Middletown
I got a 7 lb ham, is that a bonus?
Err. technically yes..And quite common from what I hear! My sister got a 15 lb turkey (and a cheque)
So, from all the responses here, it sounds as if I should either be yelling my head off or quietly crying in the corner, thankful to be here
Nah. I am still annoyed and am annoyed for most of you here who seem to be able to utilize even less rights than I do.
Its an employees market this year and I plan on gently making this suggestion to my boss again this year before he escapes on his cruise.
(Its not so much the Christmas bonus I am fretting over as that sounds like just what it is..a bonus)
Its the lack of raise and feedback for a job well done coupled with his less than lack-lustre support and his grand holidays at my expense that get my ire up for the most part...
I would never consider myself lucky to have this job. I am super overqualified and worth much more than every penny they give me..Not to mention the fact that there are employees here who feel belittled or who may not have the experience or education to know that they should be treated better.
They could be treated much more fairly than they are.
I got together with this co-worker last year and we (mainly me) put together this presentation for our boss on why we were worth more (complete with statistics and employment prospects/qualifications/expectations), that took quite some time. He said he would look over it and get back to us in a week or so. He never did. When I questioned him over a week later, he then stated that he thought we had decided there was to be no more of a raise than the regular 3 %. Argh. It just frustrated me to feel so overlooked.
Now, while this is only a job between schooling for me (I won't start school for at least a year), its the principle of employers being allowed to treat employees so demeaningly in certain respects. If I didn't demand respect in certain aspects of my job, I know I wouldn't get it. I see the way others here (and other places as well) are treated with such a neglible amount of respect all the time. It really burns me.
(can you tell?
I am so looking for a way to slip in the cruise/getting his floors redone and the lack of monies available to give us a raise but haven't come up with the greatest opportunity yet..