Sunday, April 29, 2012

Royally Screwed

Things are not going too well for me this weekend. As I alluded to a few days ago, things have been crazy at my job. I had offered to stay in Queens because I was told they needed someone to take care of the residential buildings insurance. I thought it would be the best solution for me. Come to find out, they claim my duties would not be enough to fill a full-time job (never mind that I am taking over for my co-worker who did less than that for 7 years now), and I would also have to be the front desk receptionist in our other department downstairs. That would entail completing ALL of my insurance responsibilities, plus be glued to the phones ringing all day, fielding visitors all day long, letting every single person inside the door for 8 hours a day, and even having to get someone to cover for me if I have to use the restroom. I sat with the girl who is leaving, she and I used to work together and she told me not to take this job. They had stuck her there after the previous girl quit, and after three weeks of doing it, she is quitting too. Both of my new bosses are known for being verbally abusive, and half of the office quit recently. WTF did I get myself into????

Tomorrow I am marching into my soon to be ex supervisor's office and telling her I will not be accepting that position, and if that means going to the city than I will do it. With that comes a whole other can of worms because we were told that not all of us may be going, meaning some of us may be let go. Everyone's future is in the air, but I refuse to take on the other role. I have been with this company for 7 years, and have worked my way up and there is NO way I am getting railroaded into that desk.

I don't know what I have in store for me tomorrow, but I cannot let myself go down like that. I am no one's fool. My stomach has been in knots since yesterday, and I am scared, but I also have self-respect.

9 comments:

  1. Hugs for you Mina!

    What a difficult situation, but good for you for sticking up for yourself. You deserve better and I sincerely hope that you get a great position! Everything will turn out okay in the end, just enjoy today!! Keep us updated. :)

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  2. I am so sorry, I am supporting you, and things usuly work out for the best... Even when it's hard to see now. <3!!

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  3. I am sorry to hear that things aren't going well, but you should absolutely stick up for yourself. You have been with the company too long to settle for a receptionist job. Hopefully they are smart enough to see your worth and will put you where your can be better utilized. Keep us updated.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about this situation but you deserve to stand up for yourself! Good luck with everything.

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  5. That sucks. I hope everything works out for you. Hang in there.

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  6. Oh man, that really sucks. I'll be thinking of you today - Good luck!

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  7. Hugs Mina! So sorry to hear you are going through this. You deserve to be treated with respect. If the Queens position would mean being belittled and yelled at, do not take it.

    Downsizing always scares me too. You'll be in my prayers today. Hope everything works out.

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