January had just gone by and it seems that February is gonna be long gone before I know it! Really peeps! I can't believe we're in February, ALREADY! Looking back, I really can't believe I spent last month mostly with all the work that's dumped on me!
Yesterday, during a short briefing, I was dumbfounded when another job was dumped on me, without me being told before the meeting started! Why is this a big problem? Coz I am the assistant! I believe in discussing matters TOGETHER rather than the jobs dumped on me WITHOUT prior notice! I know my job is to assist but in my little dictionary, 'assist' means 'helping' or 'polishing' the work that's done WITH the leader, NOT me doing all the !@#%$%^ PER SE! Shessh!! It's really getting on my nerve!
Today, it just got worse! When I was still doing the dumped task, I got whispers about an authority felt upset over my spoken anger about some colleagues who were not cooperating in the department. It was obvious that I wasn't directing it to 'the authority' but somehow this person complained to my head, who passed it on to me. What did the head do? Told me to apologise that's what! I mean .. What the !%&@#*!!!! It wasn't even my fault!!
So I said, "I wasn't talking about X. I was talking about those who didn't do much last time!"
The reply? "Yes I know that," (nodded) "But X really feel bad about what you said."
Pissed, I said, "Why did X tell you that? Why didn't X come and say it to my face?"
(Giggling) "Well, it should come following the hierarchy .."
Me: Hierarchy my @$%#$%@!!
So it was obvious that I wasn't even 'protected' in here! I was even TOLD to apologise!! Now tell me, what should a leader do in this case? Especially when he/she knows that his/her people are NOT guilty?
Told me to apologise??? I just can't believe it!!!
With that, another task was dumped on my desk again. I was just ........... speechless!
My status? STILL NOT HAPPY!