Karma Kicks My @ss Again

When am I going to learn?

Even as I am close to finishing The 4-Hour Work Week, I receive a document from work that mandates a company-wide increase in work hours. The fact that the extra hours I put in bring it up to and often exceed the new total is beside the point.

My issue is that this is being etched in stone so the choice to work additional time is taken away from me. On the flip side, what happens if I finish the work I need to do ahead of time. Does this mean I get to go home early? It actually means I continue to take on more and more (and more) work and responsibility as I become increasingly efficient and knowledgeable.

It is very interesting how the expectation of additional hours with the requirement to work even more hours is very clearly outlined while one’s compensation and the opportunity to do better for oneself is kept decidedly vague and unreachable- except for those with at least ‘Director’ in their title. Of course, some people will get a bone thrown their way but they are the exceptions that prove the rule.

I am the fool for making things look easy. The undeservingly promoted receive much by telling everyone (who will give them the time of day) that what they do is very difficult and time consuming. Anyone with half a brain knows that is a lie and yet they carry on their merry way, getting what they want while achieving as little as humanly possible.

Yes, life is fair.

Yes I am bitter but I am also tired.

Very tired.

Do I sign the memo that accompanies the manual? Do I really have a choice?

If there was actually an opportunity to do bigger and better and be compensated for it, I would suck it up and push forward. But my work is going unnoticed and unacknowledged and there is no opportunity for advancement….

Karma/Fate/Destiny is smacking me again. 3 1/2 years is long enough.

Just quitting out of frustration would be a stupid move but it is definitely time to look for another job or create my own.


~ by angryegg on June 6, 2009.

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