Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Why do I have to be SuperWoman?

My coworker was let go last night and I inherited her work. Now, instead of supporting eight sales representatives (including the two MOST Demanding!), I support seventeen. Yay. Yes, I'm complaining. I'd rather complain here than put my extremely overworked boss through the wringer because she has to hear me complain at work.

Let me explain the complaining. There is this particular sales team that is highly demanding. Everything has to be done by them, approved by them, sent through them. I can't do my own job because they HAVE to do it for me. Why? Because they honestly don't think anyone else can understand their orders. They've told me that to my face. That I can't do my job. Ooookaaaay. Whatever. Anyway, because this team is like this, the easiest way for the Operations team (my work group) to handle them is to have only one person handle everything of theirs instead of splitting everything up like we do with everyone else. (One person in our group does invoicing and billing, while I do order processing and random questions answering and all the other little stuff.) No, since this group is so special, I have to handle all the processing and random questions for all my other sales reps on top of doing EVERYTHNG for this one group. Just an example of how much work Everything is...I spent 10 of my 11 1/2 hours at work today taking care of just the invoices and billing requests for this one group. I didn't even get to the urgent order that needed to be processed for another sales rep or even the normal everyday order from another rep. That ANNOYS me! Really. Why do people have to be so selfish!?! The work could be done just as well, if not better, if this group would just let my group do our jobs!

I know I sound bitter, and that's partly because I really am. I just don't understand how one person can be expected to be Superwoman and accomplish 2 weeks worth of work in 8 hours. Yet, that is my job. To be the one that everyone depends on. Without complaining. *sigh* I just keep telling myself..."26 more piano students and then I can quit my job. Just 26 more."

You wouldn't happen to know anyone in the Chantilly, Virginia area that is looking for a piano teacher, would you?

10 comments:

Jacki said...

Just an idea...but are there some homeschool groups in Chantilly that you could advertise with? There are several big homeschool groups down here in the Warrenton/Gainesville/Manassas area, but I am not sure how far you'd want to drive.

And don't worry about complaining...it's healthier to let it out than keep it in. Same thing happened to Peter last fall. His company had to slash his department in half, yet the amount of work stayed the same. So he's been busy since then.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Jacki stole my comment! E-mail me and I'll send you the e-mail address of the homeschooling newsletter up here! If you get a bunch of students on the same day, it's worth the trip.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Oh, and your profile picture doesn't begin to do you justice! Nice meeting you this evening!

~annie said...

Don't apologize for complaining! You have legitimate reason and it is YOUR blog. You don't have to be Superwoman even if that seems to be the expectation of these people. Doing your best is really all you can do.

It was so nice meeting you last night! Now off to lurk through some more of your blog...

Meredith said...

haha! You are so funny! I'm glad I got to meet you.

J-Designer said...

If I lived there I might take some piano lessons from you!

kcinnova said...

I was too far down the table to learn that you teach piano, but I'm glad to have met you!
Hang in there. It's happening all over, jobs get cut and the ones left have to do twice the work (or more).

Jendi said...

I have two in my house that could take piano. How often are you coming up to PA?

Phoenix said...

I would LOVE to come up to PA about once a month. Honestly, I'd like to come up more often, but that really depends on my job and Joseph's plans. If I could find a few piano students and schedule them all on a Saturday morning, though...I'd be up there all the time! LOL.

hoday said...

Ugh, I totally understand what you're going through. Sometimes, don't you feel like you're being punished for being competent?

Thanks for the comments on my blog =) I was surprised to see them, but glad.

I'll be back to your blog soon!