Overtime...

@ElicBxn (60134)
United States
October 29, 2012 8:48pm CST
So, they offered some overtime to the roomie to get caught up. I was in and out of there kind of keeping track of the storm on her TV, but she was working away. Part of the problem was that the tools the job uses weren't working most of the day. So, finally after 3 and a half hours she writes a note to her boss that she had lost track of time and that I came in and yelled at her. Hey, I don't care if she works, but I was in there kind of nudging her earlier - concerned about her fatigue because when she gets tired her eyes start acting up. She says that she was so tired she was forgetting what fingers she needed to type! So, I get blamed for making her stop. You get credit/blamed for things... even if its not your fault - and I don't mean those kid things where one sibling is trying to stay out of trouble....
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15 responses
• United States
30 Oct 12
Mad! - If someone gets mad too bad.
Concern is nothing to be blamed for. Your roommate is pushing herself too hard. If someone gets mad too bad.
@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
She used that as an excuse for working as much over time as she did - don't you know, the tools aren't working again today - kind of hard to do your job if the tools don't work during work hours!
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• United States
30 Oct 12
She should have a quiet word with her boss about her misbehaving tools, or is the problem related to hurricane Sandy?
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
31 Oct 12
Hun, even her BOSS was having trouble with the programs, they are both too far down the "food pyramid" to matter to the programers who just love to "tink" with the programs and mess them up!
@GardenGerty (92192)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct 12
It seems that some people really need to have a reason or an excuse to do what they really want to do themselves. Like quit working and rest their eyes. It is frustrating when the tools or equipment you need does not work the right way and it is really exhausting. Good you are there to shoulder the blame.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
she quit when she decided to quit, I had nothing to do with it, she just blamed me, or credited me depending on how the person wants to take it
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@Hatley (161768)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Oct 12
hi gardengerty and elic I needed one of you the other night. I was really pushing m self to get more discussions and do nore comments on responses so I would get my 25 dollars and darn my right hands carpal tunnel decided to just go to sleep and my roomies yellikng give it up; for the night as she saw me trying to get my hand to wake up again and it was only 8 pm. most intelligent women would have stopped then but no not me so it finally came alive and I typed and made typos and typed and finished everything at ten to nine then gave up. lol.I do know better too. My doctor tells me to quit typing before it goes numb like that but he does not know about the end of the month lol lol
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Some people can not, will not accept responsibility for their actions.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
She had been asked to work over time, and wanted to knock out as many records as she could, but she wasn't given a time frame "one hour" to work, so she used "lost track of the time" as an excuse in case the boss gets mad at her.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Just today I was informed that I was thrown under the bus so to speak by my former employees. There is a new general manager and a new assistant manager at the job I left a few weeks ago and some of my former employees were getting "screamed at" from what I was told by the new bosses every time they did something wrong. Since I am no longer there and it didn't matter anymore they all said that it was my fault that they didn't know how to do things properly. Thing is..they know how to do these things properly they just choose not to do them the way they know they are supposed to be doing them.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
sadly, there's not a lot you can do about people who lie, that's why lying gets people in trouble - they can be caught!
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@Sindelle (830)
• United States
30 Oct 12
You were only trying to look out for her best interests. Unfortunately not everyone knows what is good for them. It also sounds like she was just looking for an excuse. Its not very nice to blame you but sometimes people do strange things in a pinch. I wouldn't let it bother you too much just learn from this experience.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
she was looking for an excuse all right - as to why she worked that long, she says she had lost track of the time until I told her to stop
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@GreenMoo (11842)
30 Oct 12
Is her boss so scary that she can't be truthful?
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
no, she just wanted an excuse for working that long - "lost track of time"
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• United States
30 Oct 12
It is easier for her to blame you for supposedly disrupting your work than it is for her to take responsibility for her own actions. It sounds like the work is a bit too tiring for her. However, it seems unlikely that she will admit that to herself. It seems that she would rather blame you for disrupting her than admit that the work is simply too taxing for her eyes.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Well, I had been in there and suggested she stop - about an HOUR before she finally did. I think I'm going to be credited with stopping her by her boss so it won't be ME getting in trouble... not like I work for the same place or anything...
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• United States
30 Oct 12
You were probably just a good excuse after she realized you were right that she needed to take a break. She probably knew it as well you did. But you know when you need the money if your too tired or not feeling well sometimes we do what we feel we need to do because we have to, to keep bills paid.
@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
She didn't stop until she couldn't type any more, just said that I told her to stop so she could say she had lost track of time... not that she had - that much...
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@natliegleb (5187)
• India
30 Oct 12
it is not good and one can feel easily tired,i always try to take big breaks and relax to the max possible extent for sure
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
I think that's what got the totally blind roommate "laid off" from her job, because she didn't think it was "right" for them to expect her to increase her speed. Instead she slowed down...
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
30 Oct 12
When I worked as a cook at an Italian resturant,my cureent boss was also my boss at the other resturant. When we worked together,Mark,would stress out and take out all his frustrations on me. I didn't like it and it took forever for me to get over. At least Mark would apologize later! Once inwhile he still does it but I don't let it bother me. He still apologizes! My dad would do this with me,my brother's,my sister and mom. My mom got the worst of it and I was the second one who did! He never has apologized and never will! I keep waiting for him to but he never will! Thanks to his verbal abuse I am still trying to deal when other people yelling at me. Sometimes people are not yelling at me but giving suggestions or just telling me what needs to be done. I still feel like I am getting yelled at! I am so sick of this! My dad sure did a f&cking number on me!! Enough said!
@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
actually, I had nothing to do with stopping her from the overtime, we'll see if the boss wants her to take off a little early to take some of that time "back"...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
30 Oct 12
[b]It won't be the last time she pulls that.... Mags[/b]
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
31 Oct 12
By 'tools the job uses' are you referring to internet access and soft ware? If so I can absolutely relate. It never fails that when I am on a deadline and running late my ability to access the company's website and use the software they provide to write up my reports goes wonky. I guess it is just Murphy"s law. Unfortunately most people like to think that since they are adults they have the all the answers. Sometimes we need a nudge to do what is right for us instead of always trying to fulfill the expectations of others. Corporate bosses will take advantage of those who work under them just as much as they can. They don't care what the work load does to the workers. Your roommate should be glad that she has someone who has her best interest at heart instead of the company's bottom line. You can bet the company don't.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
31 Oct 12
Well, she gets a pretty penny working for this company so they don't often authorize overtime. These are specific tools supplied by her company and they ALWAYS release things too soon and then force their people to try and work with them while they are still very "buggy". The sad thing is, this company has long had a reputation for doing this. The internet access is fine - the cable company supplies a good, fast connection, but the company is terrible about these buggy programs. AND they spend so much time making them "pretty" but not handicapped accessible!
@savak03 (6682)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I just got a new internet service when we moved. Seems the company I was using upgraded and everyone that signed up for new service had to get the new kind. It is called Uverse. So far it seems to be more stable than I did have. Time will tell. Maybe the company your roommate works for is using the employees to work out the bugs in the new software. I wouldn't put it past them.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
1 Nov 12
actually, they have a LONG history of using their CUSTOMERS to work out the bugs!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I have come to think that the first reaction is for people to point the finger at someone else. I have been blamed alot..but not so much the given credit thing..lol.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
1 Nov 12
blaming me is a way of crediting me for stopping her... LOL
@Hatley (161768)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Oct 12
HI ElicBxn oh I got so angry with my room ie as my son came to see me last night and right at nine oclock shes whining its getting so late so he obliges by leaving and he had not got here til 7 o clock and I on ly get to see him one day a week. s e knows that and also that I d o not go to bed til ten so what the hell difference would it make for him to stay til ten minutes to t en?? she was miffed with me but still he leaves I sit down to read and eat my diabetes snacks and she is asking me every damned ten minute how long are you going to read ? I feel like t elling her oh I am going to read til 2 am Kathy. lol loll i am damned if i do and damned if I do not. I have asked her to l et me have that hour between nine o'clock and tem p m to relax read eat m y snack and get relaxed for bed at ten. she refuses to leave me be.gtgrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
Now, my suggestion is to turn it back on her, find something she likes doing and interrupt her every 10 minutes with a "are you done yet" sort of comment!
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
30 Oct 12
That's also the way it is with husband and wife. Hell if you do and hell if you don't.
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@ElicBxn (60134)
• United States
30 Oct 12
nahhhh, her boss will think I'm some kind of hero stopping her...
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