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I did a good job at work, now I have been assigned more work!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by doghouseman, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. doghouseman

    doghouseman Tele-Meister

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    I hate when this happens. My boss just volunteered me to other departments because he is so impressed with my work.

    I would rather be complemented and rewarded for my good work - instead of being given more work for the same pay.

    Shouldn't this be in the Management 101 class?
     
  2. Prairie Phoenix

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    Yep, happens here all the time. Show you can do something well and it will be your responsibility till the end of time. It's job security I guess...
     
  3. Toto'sDad

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    Another thing that happens out there in the real world. If you are really good at doing something no one else seems to able to do at your place of employment, forget about advancing, you're going to keep doing that as long as you work there.
     
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    "No good deed goes unpunished"
     
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    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That’s how it is. You do a good job, you get more work. The slackers who do the minimum don’t get extra work, because they don’t do things right and they go home at quitting and get weekends off.
     
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    It's hard to keep at a comfortable level of responsibility and work hours. Companies always want more. I think it's good to point out that means a higher level of responsibility and value to the company. You can try to be firm about how many hours you're willing to put in on average, too. If they appreciate you that much you have a strong hand.
     
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    Yes, been there and done that. It’s also the reason I retired early. Too many balls in the air for an extended amount of time isn’t healthy. I decided life is too short for that much stress. Best decision I ever made.
     
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  8. doghouseman

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    Yep. I had another job where HR had very specific guidelines about how to get promoted. So even though I was doing a huge amount of "extra" work, and busting my ass for other managers, the extra work didn't count toward what HR had defined as work that needed to be done to get promoted, so I didn't get promoted.
     
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    That'll teach ya...or maybe not.

    How it really works is the complete opposite of what you're thinking. Shouldn't be, but it is.

    Try not to drive yourself crazy or unhealthy in the process. Best of luck.
     
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    When I worked I had things sorted.

    When we had reports / investigations to produce, there was a to be submitted by date. The daft people, got them in nice and early and got given more work as a reward.

    Me, I didn't submit anything until the last minute, I was never top of the boss', who shall we give this junk to list.
     
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    Normal. Also a reason I left my company to work via contract only.
     
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    Then of course there is the opposite "Peter Principle" that applies to management where they will continue to be promoted to their level of incompetence.
     
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    If you want a job doing, give it to someone who is already busy.
    No good deed goes unpunished
     
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    I actually would hold completed assignments to the due date because if you gave it to them for review early they always found changes they wanted. I really only wanted to do it once.
    I am happy to be retired.
     
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    There is an old saying the farmers have: "You always work a good horse to death." It amazes me how many managers don't know how to manage. When I was consulting, I learned this is universal.
     
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    At least your boss is "sharing" the wealth...and not just taking credit for your results all for himself.
     
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    "The reward for hard work is more work." I'm not sure who is responsible for this quote, but it is certainly true.
     
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    I remember working for a national corporation and being in one of the local manager's office. He was talking about his staff and said so-and-so is doing a great job. Now we'll load him up until he screams. Then he started laughing.

    I was stunned. That comment always stuck with me. I didn't stay there long.
     
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    Yeah, I always found it was easier in big companies for someone to 'become a manager,' as opposed to moving up a technical ladder, but much harder to actually be a good manager than anyone in management seemed to appreciate!
     
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    I usually end up doing my lead developer's work since he's out sick so often. His frequent absences and lack of getting stuff done have become a bit of a running gag in our team.
     
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