Office politics, favoritism, unbalanced work loads, meager salaries (for support staff), bad management
Pros: location (near metro)
Cons: the aura of laziness amongst certain staff members, incompetent managers, no growth potential or job security, underpaid, overworked, underappreciated
A typical day consists of me arriving at 8 am, and already having [at least 1] email from someone (the same people every single day), requesting a stack of files to be delivered. From that point, I have to try to handle the multitude of email requests I receive every few minutes, in addition to having people running into the file room & blurting out file numbers (attempting to request files), while I'm already in the middle of several prior requests. They also have a tendency to constantly misplace files, then try to shift the blame to the file clerks, when certain files come up missing. My manager prefers not to "micromanage", so she sits in her office all day, which happens to be 5 floors down, and assumes she knows what's occurring in her department, but she's always wrong. And due to office politics/favoritism, this won't get resolved, because her boss is also her close friend. I get along with most of my co-workers, but that doesn't change the fact that many of them don't share my strong work ethic, and would much rather socialize than complete the tasks at hand, creating an unbalanced work load for myself & the other staff members that actually arrive, ready to work. The hardest part of this job is dealing with lazy people & favoritism. The most enjoyable part of this job is the fact that I'm only working part time, currently, so I don't have to endure this type of drama for an entire day. I don't enjoy this job anymore, at all, that's why I'm currently searching for a replacement.