so my new job is going well, most the time. only ‘down’ side is i happen to be sitting in the wrong desk.
as in, the office is lovely, but i’m one desk away from Reception and i’m in the boss’s recently retired PA (Sharon’s) old desk.
This means that when the (lazy-assed) receptionist goes to the bank for HOURS (literally) i end up answering all the calls, and even worse, everyone assumes (incuding my boss) that I am her replacement PA.
So no matter how many times I have told people I am the Copywriter NOT New Sharon / stand-in Receptionist i still get stuff put on my desk and emails sent to me that have fckall to do with my work.
when my boss came and told me she’s off to this annual travel show for 10 days and she will be fwding me her emails while she’s away i lost it a bit (quietly inside my head) then called an emergency meeting with her the day before she left – with her, with the HR lady and with my colleague / friend / ally Jolene (who semi-works in my department so i could have her in my corner).
Anyhow i explained about the receptionist needing to be sorted out / fired, and that i am simply not getting my work done cos i spend hours doing crappy admin stuff that they never got anyone else in to do when Sharon left.
Result! Boss grovelled appealingly, i got to place an ad for ‘data capture / admin / front of house’ person and Jolene and I are shortlisting applicants while the boss is away, so that The Person can begin mid June and I can do my work.
Very chuffed with myself for the way I handled it, I now have the boss eating out of my hand in gratitude which will be great when time comes (also in June) for the annual salary review.
In other news the inhouse food is still great, i have put on 4.5 kg (yay!) and am walking for one hour a day every lunchtime with Jolene so feeling healthier than I have for a while. 5 years ago