14 thoughts on “December 21, 2016

  1. I’m in the same boat. Just got voted best return/ customer service employee in my local district and I haaaate doing returns. I’ve even asked my manager to not put me on returns because of how much I loathe it, but instead my manager wants me to work it exclusively from now on. 🙁

  2. I know that feel Harris. It sucks. Job security sure, but it sucks. At least I got out of interacting with customers while hanging up the over elaborate window decorations

    • I’m the only one in the store who knows how to do something I do. I have tried to teach others so that I don’t have to do it all the time because I hate it. They’re not interested. It’s just so much easier to hand it off to me to do.

      Sadly, being the only person there who knows how to do it doesn’t even provide job security. Once I was laid off, then rehired 6 months later. While I was gone, no one did the work! Guess who had to clean up that mess?

      • Yeah, I kept trying to train my co-workers to do my rather complex job. They would pretend to listen. I couldn’t do the job fast enough to suit corporate, so they laid me off. My co-workers then lost the company 3 months worth of accounts, and the job got shipped to another branch office where a team of workers is doing what I used to do by myself. Another brilliant decision by corporate.

  3. I’m just the opposite. If I hate doing something I tend not to do so well at it, I’ll do it quickly and not a well as I could. If I love something it gets done more thoroughly.

  4. I blame those “Zack vs. the Future Blob” Saturday morning PSA’s that told you to pursue careers based upon your favorite hobbies.

    • Agreed. My brother ignored it all, and when he went into the Air Force he did NOT pursue a job working with computers, to our mother’s amazement. He explained it to her “If I do what I enjoy doing as a job, then it won’t be what I enjoy anymore, but work.” So, he went Security Forces and is now working with dispatch. Still using computers, but it isn’t quite the same.

  5. I learned the hard way never to let your employer know you’re good at doing something or that you hate doing something because they’ll expect you to do it all the time.

    • In some cases it can work in your favor to be flexible about handling other tasks, it largely depends on what kind of manager you are dealing with. I am willing to do pretty much anything I can to help out at work but I make sure to chose which of the front end managers I am talking to when it comes to volunteering to help as I know which ones would abuse it later on.

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