Anyone else think they are an easy target at work?
I work in a small team of 6 where one of the guys is our manager who oversees everyone elses work. Most of the other guys are a bit older than me and have more experience (between 5-15 years older). This means they get to work more or less on their own and manage their projects independently.
Because of the nature of my project which is much bigger than everyone elses I have to work as an assistant to our manager who's in his late 40's, about 47/48 years old...
The guy basically never does anything himself! He gets me to write everything, from his presentation slides, papers, documents, meeting notes..virtually everything. Sometimes he has to ask me how to print things on his PC!
It is good to be kept busy but when I look at what the other guys are doing they are producing a lot less! All they do is write emails and telephone people, or waste time in meetings......and they get paid a fair amount more than I do!
To make matters worse the desk I sit at is the worst desk in the entire office. It's right next to the corridoor where everyone enters the room and this means I never get a moments peace...
Also, I don't think my boss appreciates the work I do for him. I had an annual appraisal a couple of weeks ago and he said words to the effect of: "I'm not sure you've quite done enough to get the extra bonus payrise".
I could not believe he would even question whether I deserved it or not! Some nights I had to stay at work until 9pm while everyone else left at 5:30, just to make sure we met deadlines and saved his bacon! Some of the work I did was work that they normally give to senior project managers with 20 years experience earning £50k+ per year..
I just think I'm an easy target because I'm not loud and opinonated like some of the others. Every day it's stress because of all the distractions I get while trying to concentrate.