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2007/06/19 13:32:59 (permalink)
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Find it hard to give a flying foook

I was just at a meeting with my boss there, a quarterly performance review. He was telling me I'm getting on very well as usual, and starting talking about aims for next year etc. bla bla drone waffle.

Asking me about complicated crap, expecting me to do stuff at level 5 which most level 6's here probably wouldn't even know how to do anyway. I asked how long it will take me to get to level 6, answer is nobody knows, but most likely I will still be a level 5 this time next year despite all the complicated sh*t I've done, doing even more complicated sh*t, and receiving a really crappy pay rise of 3% in March (inflation is 5%) despite one of the best performance reviews in the company.

I was just sitting there like Homer simpson with a few black and white monkeys dancing in my head and playing the eukalaylee, and really found it difficult to motivate myself to actually give a fcuk about the job.
Lucky I'm enjoying training so much and the moment and making such good progress or I would probably just curl up into a ball in the office in front of him and start hibernating.
What do you guys & gals do when you feel like this?
post edited by Dan Nukem - 2007/06/19 13:34:28
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 13:45:34 (permalink)
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    know the feeling.... i do exactly the same work as the engineers here, but i've just finished my apprenticeship.
    So i'm still the 'tea boy' in some peoples eyes, and although my salary is jumping every year by 3500-4000, the attitude is that i still am the tea boy.

    i just grin and bear it and have the monkeys dance in my head when i get the patronising speeches from work mates about being the 'young apprentice'

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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 14:22:09 (permalink)
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    Same here too - I asked for a pay raise and was told that it isnt possible right now so i intend leaving.

    I'm working hard so they realise the void left when i do leave

    Cant get the black and white monkeys dancing playing the eukalaylee out my head now
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 14:33:12 (permalink)
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    So what job do you do?
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 15:08:41 (permalink)
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    same mate.

    i finished my apprenticeship 2 years ago and came out with 5 grand payrise, then 6 months later got myself another 4 grand rise.. now a year and a half later i'm on the same wage but with tenfold the responsibility but they won't move me up another band on the pay scale yet which is unfair considering the work i do and have proven to do. i want to get my degree finished which will be next May and see how i feel then. Right now though it's difficut to motivate coming into work knowing there is a hell of a lot to get done for such little reward

    no advice sorry, but just to et you know your not the only one peeved!
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 15:35:33 (permalink)
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    i can relate, i am on minimum wage p/t retail, sucks major balls.
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 15:36:58 (permalink)
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    Dan, are you financially tied to this job mate ?

    If so I just found making my life better and more enjoyable outside of work helped me best tbh bud.
    Unless circumstances change drastically I don`t plan on ever working for someboby/ a company again.

    If you`re not tied financially I`d just leave and find something I like doing.

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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 16:15:22 (permalink)
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    Yes mate, locked down for the moment at least until the missus gets sorted, hopefully within the next 12 months.

    Didn't want to come across as a broken record whingebag, hoped it would be a bit more humorous.

    Main point I was getting at I suppose was just the monotony of it all, and how people are so wrapped up in their job and the corporate BS. The place I'm working is not the worst place by a long shot and my boss is a nice guy, but when you think of how amazing life is and all the amazing things/places to do/see in the world, and we're spending it in a place we don't want to be, doing things we don't want to do, for people we don't want to know. LOL.

    I hope its sunny tommorow.
    Anyway, shoulders tonight, I'll forget about all this crap once i'm at the gym I'm sure.
    But for the next 3 hours.....more of this:
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 16:51:44 (permalink)
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    Lol, no probs Dan I get where your coming from mate.

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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 17:05:53 (permalink)
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    I think inflation is around 2.7% mate

    I know this is always easier said than done, but you need to put your foot down. If you are being asked to do something that the level of pay dosnt reflect. Politely but firmly explain why you wont be doing that.

    Trouble is in these kinds of meetings, most people AGREE to do stuff and then winge about it afterwards... that meeting was your placeto winge. Its a bit late now to be comming up with reasons as to why that is unfair!!

    If its beond your level then what can they do? sack you? and then train up someone else? hope that they are prepared to work beond their level?

    If you truely do a good job and can honestly stand up and say you deserve the extra cash.. then do just that. If there are skelingtons lurking then keep your head down and try not to create waves because on balance you may not be all that.

    Personally, I'd ask for a second meeting, thats me, but then again I do a good job and am confident in that fact.
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 18:01:12 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: bdadavies

    I think inflation is around 2.7% mate

    I know this is always easier said than done, but you need to put your foot down. If you are being asked to do something that the level of pay dosnt reflect. Politely but firmly explain why you wont be doing that.

    Trouble is in these kinds of meetings, most people AGREE to do stuff and then winge about it afterwards... that meeting was your placeto winge. Its a bit late now to be comming up with reasons as to why that is unfair!!

    If its beond your level then what can they do? sack you? and then train up someone else? hope that they are prepared to work beond their level?

    If you truely do a good job and can honestly stand up and say you deserve the extra cash.. then do just that. If there are skelingtons lurking then keep your head down and try not to create waves because on balance you may not be all that.

    Personally, I'd ask for a second meeting, thats me, but then again I do a good job and am confident in that fact.


    Oh, I have, believe me mate, I have.
    I told them him that I was dissapointed with it and really the sparking performance review was the only thing I considered valuable.
    He gave me some the company standard line BS about pro-rata (not his fault, I'm sure he would give me more if he could) and said it will go up when I reach Level 6, really I'm not in a position to bargain until I have more experience, I know that myself. Inflation over here in the republic is a shade over 5%.

    Trouble is you always think of the good things to say afterward, thats why we all seem like poets on a forum.

    Its my own fault for going into IT in the first place, so just gotta suck it up I suppose.

    Anyway, back to my eukalalee playing monkey friends.
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 18:20:28 (permalink)
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    but when you think of how amazing life is and all the amazing things/places to do/see in the world, and we're spending it in a place we don't want to be, doing things we don't want to do, for people we don't want to know.


    That pretty much sums up life!
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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 18:39:11 (permalink)
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    Inflation over here in the republic is a shade over 5%


    Sorry I was quoting english figures.

    Sounds like you stood your ground, so thats a good thing, a lot dont.

    IT is getting hard.. too many damd people prepared to do it!!! LOL

    I'm in IT too, but am looking to move to a trade this year (electrician) for that reason.

    Im good at IT but i think its an empoyers market ... never a good thing to be in.. so thought I would give myself some more options and enroled in a night course. 3 years later and its almost finished (2 weeks to go).

    Keep your head down and look for somewhere else, if somewhere better comes up take it without hesitation. They dont seem to be overly loyal to you so dont be the same to them.

    Training is important so you may want to stay put if training is good.. until you have reached a point they have no more to offer.

    Best of luck mate

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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 18:43:27 (permalink)
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    your a level 7 in my book Dan

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    RE: Find it hard to give a flying foook 2007/06/19 18:47:28 (permalink)
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    It was only a few weeks ago that ComputerWeekly's front page was saying that now is a fantastic time for experienced IT professionals as employers were having trouble recruiting etc.

    I know it's not 'easy' getting another job, but plenty of people I work with (or worked with) have done it recently, - and by jumping ship they're securing themselves BIG pay-rises.


    bdadavies, - how have you found the electricians course out of interest? Difficult? Interesting? Did it cost you much?






    post edited by Skrewdriver - 2007/06/19 18:48:10
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