I am so bloody sick and tired of the folks I have to work with. I work at a place like UPS and Fedex where it is a warehouse situation and there is a lot of physical labor involved. My workplace operates around the clock in 3 shifts of 8 hours each. In my section I have to do most of the work that just anyone else could do. My rank is a little better than theirs, but I am not allowed a say in my duties nor am I allowed to suggest more efficient means of handling my tasks. They say equal work for equal pay, which means in my situation, I must do more work than they, because I get paid a bit better. How fair is that?  How did all this start you must be asking by now…well, about 2 years ago I had 3 people on my team, now by attrition and nobody wants the job, I have to do the work of the 3 people myself. And there is more work for those missing two as well. My rank is Group A, there used to be 3 of us now there is just me. The other workers I “serve” are the Group B’s. There are 12 of them and they could easily do my job if they weren’t so picky about having to get up off their asses and move around. My job requires that I be on my feet all the time and I must lift 10 – 30 lbs of boxes and containers constantly. I have begged and pleaded for fairness to my boss and my boss’s boss and to no avail. As long as they see me getting the work done they will continue to use me, I’ve known that for a while and in every little instance where I should be given aid it doesn’t happen. Well, there is a bit of help, but they aren’t of equal rank and so won’t do everything I do. One of my helpers is a part-timer and so can’t be there for my full shift, the other is from Group B and will only do the lighter tasks. So I’m leaving again to work a different shift, same section,  where there is more help. In doing so I bump the least seniored guy there, who is currently on paternity leave and won’t be back until after Christmas, but screw them, they don’t give a damn about me. That's my rant and hopefully I won't have to wait too long for salvation.

Uploaded 09/21/2008
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