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This is a rant, one of those almighty work related rants that result in Bad Things usually.  But it needs to be said.

So I go to unnamedWorkplace every day, in and out and support the 2500 ish users there.  I do more than my hours and make sure of it after I was complained about leaving early one day (after coming in early) even though I take none of the legally required breaks and just take the time at lunchbreak I need to eat.

I put in as much effort as I can.  I am overworked, yet I feel like I haven't exerted myself mentally.  The problems are always small, simple issues; relating to configuration, data extraction, hardware problems, accidents or downright stupidity on the part of the users.

The points on my appraisel completed, are ones I had to complete - all training was paid for by me, all self improvement driven by me.  The unnamedWorkplace has failed to complete all of its points, including taking another appraisel, I believe it was due December 2003.

On the whole, the only reasons I have not resigned are the sallary and lack of a replacement for the moment; and my other colleagues across all departments.  My friends are steadily leaving too - another four people I work with and have known well for many years have announced they are leaving, and the beaurocracy and inefficiency is steadily increasing.

So go on, make my day.  Eliminate one of the reasons for me to stay:  If you have an interesting programming or complicated support job let me know, if I can't do it now I will adapt.  Fast.  I'd even work for free for a bit as a trial (subject to contract of guaranteed employment or payment for time spent!).

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spokjeew by byte at 05/21/2004 12:38:38
You know my threat, if you dont have a new job by the time i go on placement, im finding one for you, and if I find you a 50K a year job, you will take it, wherever you have to go for it :p No hold that thought a second.....If I find a 50K a year job, ILL ave it....heh Lets be honest, since unnamedBoss joined unnamedWorkplace, the beaurocracy was inevitable. Suppose the government dosnt help either tho eh? Whos leaving? anyone i know? chuck me an email or somthing. Chris who still cant remember if you need brs in comments....that would be a no then.... Oh yeah, and who is still anoyyed at you for making me use IE.

Non by simon at 05/21/2004 15:19:28
I checked... Mozilla should work fine :-S

Resignation by simon at 05/21/2004 17:04:32
I can write this here without spoiling the surprise as it's not public - I intend to resign immediately after slating my manager at my appraisel on the record.

BR Test by simon at 05/21/2004 17:05:03
Test test Test

Mozilla... by simon at 05/22/2004 12:15:28
Didn't like the content all being inside a paragraph... Whoopsee silly visual studio.

yey by byte at 05/22/2004 18:14:01
it worky!!!

So much for that plan... by simon at 06/09/2004 20:02:05
Looking back I didn't do anything like I wanted. Probably because my appraisel was never going to happen...