Are you bittersweet with any of your co-workers?
September 21, 2010 4:47pm CST
I am. And I thought it would be funny to start a discussion about it. (Since I'm cool like that). I have a lot of stress from work, so thanks to everyone who actually takes the time to respond and read some, if not all, of the discussions I start. . I just met my new "manager" at the location of a dry cleaning chain that I work at. I am a bit bitter about the whole ordeal though, mainly because she was chosen as the manager without even asking me if I was interested in the position. I was really upset with upper management over this, but I'm trying to get over it. The problem is - is that we've been working in the same position (at different locations) for the same amount of time - yet she was chosen as manager, and I wasn't even aware that they were hiring for the management position at my location. I feel a little betrayed by the company I work for, but more than that, I have this new manager, who is my age, appears to want me to do things HER way (whereas I have been at this store for many years and am conditioned to how I do things here), and I can just imagine being bitter about the whole thing. I really can. Just because she's probably making a good portion more than I am, getting more hours, and is generally taking the position I WOULD have applied for and interviewed for had I known it was an open position. And she isn't any more qualified than I am, yet she is going to be in charge of the store. Hmmm.. Do you have any bittersweet relationships with co-workers? Do share!
• United States
22 Sep 10
Not bittersweet but bitter, yes. Actually one of my managers. I'm in a unique position having two managers, and it's mainly because of the company re-structure. Anyway, I'm not gonna get into it too much, but I feel like one of my managers is getting special treatment from the higher ups and it's not fair. If this market wasn't so bad, I would have quit and taken on a new job. I'm actively looking though. And my advise for you is the same, but don't tell any of your co-workers. You wanna keep your job now (it's better than nothing) but be actively looking. If the higher-management doesn't care about you, they'll never care for you, and you deserve better. Good luck out there!