more reasons to stop

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
March 20, 2012 10:10pm CST
everyday, i think i am finding more reasons to stop working. Not that they do not compensate well, it is more with the people.. i am not one who mind what they say, but often times they asks too much, they want to be spoon fed rather than work for it. I am one who works my as* off. I believe that if i can do it, i will do it but i am not superwoman, sometimes i have limitations. There are officemates that do asks to much, they get lazy!!
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11 responses
@dazzledlady (1624)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Do something about it. Maybe you are letting them do that to you. But if you are not really happy with your work then better find another job where in you can become productive and will lessen your stress level. You are just fed up with them, you need a change in working environment. A fresh air to breath. But remember that if you do quit make sure you have another job to land on. Life is hard now esp with the economy. Though maybe all you need is a little change of routine to get things going.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
26 Mar 12
the job is fine actually, i even enjoy it.. well used to, it includes helping people and making a difference. But lately, the higher ups are just too much.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Mar 12
That's hard. Sometimes the harder you work, the more people dump on you and the harder they expect you to work. Meanwhile if they don't want to do something, Oh she'll do it and find tasks to dump on you. It becomes frustrating because the mroe you dol the more they give you. If there are deadlines, esp. many for the same time, tell them,"I have to have all this done by tomorrow and that won't get done in time. See if someone else has time." Once it gets to be too much. If you can do that without being fired. Or go ask for a raise and tell the boss that if you have to do your work and other people's, too, then you need a raise. That might even out some distrobusion and fast. Just ideas, you probably can't do them, but you know when you're on mylot and just throwing thing off the top of your head.
• United States
21 Mar 12
Sounds like your office mates are taking advantage of your good nature. You have your job and they have theirs. Do not help them. You work for your money so should they. I have worked at places where when you help someone once they just want more and more and will run right over you because they know you will do it for them. They hired in to do a job just as you have, so let them start doing theirs.
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
21 Mar 12
Sometimes it seems easier to do everybody else's job too than to say "no". Then you are exhausted in the end of the day, and they don't even appreciate your help, they think it's natural. Don't spoil them, they shouldn't expect you to be an energizer bunny while they are doing nothing. Maybe just saying "Please, could you help me with this" and giving them back the work they are supposed to do would help, if the have some empathy.
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
You need to learn how to say NO. There are really suck-ups in the workplace. People who would pass their own responsibilities to others. If you are not happy with your work then you can look for another job. good luck
@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
21 Mar 12
It sounds as if you at least need to find another place to work where everyone tries to carry their own share of the work load. I hope you can resolve this. It makes you not like your job very much if you have to be a one woman team.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Hi there. These things do happen in any workplace or organization, not just in yours. I notice that the types of people who get into these 'situations' are those who are friendly and accommodating. Perhaps the main reason why they ask too much of you is because you say "yes" to every favor or request that they ask of you. There's a concept of "personal space" that you need to understand, it shouldn't be that at any given time people in your organization could approach you and ask something from you, you should put limits. I see people in my organization who keep on complaining that they have a lot of things to do all the time and it seems that it's them who's the only ones working hard while other people just hang out. I always tell them that it's because of how they are perceived by the group. If you are perceived and seen to be someone who's hardworking and doesn't mind extra work, then they will abuse you. But if you are firm on your ground and would not tolerate being pushed around, then these things won't happen. So lay low with the friendliness and accommodation, say "no" once in a while to keep things balanced. After all, regardless the number of work done or effort given, your salary would be fixed (unless you're on a commission based pay). Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
• China
21 Mar 12
Hi Jazel Just do your job well. No matter how much you did, if there is a problem it will be your fault.So do your job well first then help others if you still can afford otherwise bravely say "No"
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Do only what your function says Jazel. Learn to say "no" sometimes. It's not bad to say "sorry, I can't do it", "you should/can do it, "I'm doing something". Maybe, you tolerated them before, but it's not too late to shift for good! It's really fun to work around with a "happy-working ambiance"! Wish you luck *wink!
@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Maybe jazel, you can ask the help of your immediate boss, in helping you ease your load and the attitudes of some of your co-employees. If and when it cannot be solved through that, then maybe a bit of a joke to those people could express your disappointment in being the doer of almost all their tasks. But if they turn a deaf ear on that, then it's time to start scouting for other companies to work with.
• Malaysia
21 Mar 12
If you do feel you cat get another better job, just go for it. Sometimes it's an advantageous when we locate ourselves to a new environment. The only thing is that hoping the office-mate in new place did not behave like your ex-office mates.