With the high unemployment rate, so few new jobs opening up, and such fierce competition for the jobs there are, do you think your employer taking advantage of the situation?
This is exactly what I am feeling. I have worked for my agency for almost 20 years and always given my heart and soul to my job. I don't walk, I run! If they say, jump, I am already jumping higher. But they keep adding more and more on (each time saying the new task will only take a few minutes) without removing any of the old job duties to the point where I feel I will crumble or worse, start not caring. Not caring is the very worst place for any relationship to be.Absolutely. My company has us so overburdened, we can't possibly keep up. It's a very stressful way to work, always waiting for something to go wrong because you couldn't tend to it the way you should have. I like my job, I can't imagine losing it ... but there isn't a day goes by that I don't think about quitting or wishing I would get fired. Really. I'm not enjoying this at all anymore, I'm worn out.
I am a small employer, and let me tell you......it's tough on us too........when it gets tough, I am the first one with NO paycheck to make sure everyone else is taken care of......but still working more hours. I value my Good employees, but this is effecting us all!
Oh, I totally agree! Our company would never do that. If we can't pay overtime, then the employees get comp time to make up for the time worked.I think running a tight ship always makes business sense. What I don't think is productive is asking for so much to be done that an employee has to work 10 or more hours over their normal working hours and telling them not to write down they have worked over.
One thing I am feeling, and I am sure many other older workers feel, is that because the economy is so bad, we don't want to give up our job (no matter how stressful). QUOTE]
I officially retired in 2005....feeling comfortable that I would find "something" when I wanted, which I did. In today economy, I'd still be there...blocking the way for younger workers to advance.