That title pretty much sums up my day. Warning: Ranting and cussing may ensue.
That is also a title that might do well to describe my day/week. So let me catch you up since my rosy and sun-shiney last post has twisted and malformed a bit into a spiteful and venomous vernacular cobra. So, this week started off with me getting severely slammed with a mountain of work. Last week, dead. This week, cataclysmic apocalypse of mountainous work. This didn’t hinder me or oppress me for the most part actually. I looked forward to monotonously weeding through it and making some money (my work is project based). Then the wall of kittens and rainbows came crashing down around me.
As you know from the last post, I decided to go back to school. I have my government education assistance filed, my transcripts sent, and my application accepted. This, unfortunately, falling under the pretense that my company would provide me with education assistance as I was informed would be provided to me after 1 year of working at my job. I picked out the degree that aligned with my job, waiting the allotted time, filled out the forms, and now some harpy of an HR woman is getting snarky with me and telling me that they will only provide education assistance if they feel it “meets business needs”.
So, I pick a degree that is specific to the job I am currently doing, you wave this carrot in front of my face and then you smack the carrot away and say “I’m only going to give it to you if I feel it benefits me”. Well, funk all dat noise. I’ve busted my ass in this job. I’ve gotten a job offer making almost twice what I’m making now in a higher position and don’t take it because I am loyal and trying to be honest and professional and I’m rewarded with this kind of crap.
So you know, this is only the straw that broke the camels back. There were several other issues that led to this. No raises because they don’t have business model for our lab yet, me being told from another HR person that as a non-degreed employee I was “in the wasteland” because they have no career progression path, and me working 7 days a week for several months which directly correlated to my department (of which I am the sole employee who works in the lab) being the only department to meet its financial goals and them awarding my supervisor thousands of dollars and patting him on the back and what do I get? A hamburger. No shit. They bought me a hamburger and said, “Good Job.”
If you can’t tell I’m a bit fed up. And I’m fully aware that there are people in worse positions with worse jobs. I used to have one. But I’m not those people. I’m in this job, at this time, sucking a big fat one. And I have to tell you…it kind of feels like sad. That’s it. I’m done. I’m sorry for ranting but I had to get it off my chest before I write an email that will get me fired.