I work as an admin assistant, supporting a sales team. There’s a bunch of things I would love to say to my boss/colleagues but can’t because I need the money and can’t risk being fired.
Firstly, there’s a lot of things which are the fault of other branches/departments but which somehow morph into being my fault because I ostensibly don’t discover them early enough. A) it’s not me who has made the fuck up in the first place and B) shouldn’t I be entitled to expect them to do their fucking job properly, rather than have to check everything like a fucking schoolteacher? Why isn’t he on the phone to the relevant manager giving them hell, rather than his own underling who just happens to have discovered it?
Also, he is described as the ‘area manager’ despite only being in charge of 1 branch with 6 people in it. An area manager should have a number of branches under them, he has the easiest ‘area manager’ job in the country but still feels hard done by somehow and complains about all the crap he has to deal with. I feel like saying ‘I would kill for your job because it’s a total fucking sinecure and you get the area manager pay & title for fuck all’.
Finally, everything I do seems to be wrong or not enough etc. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, ‘it is always the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it’. It’s easy for him to sit in his fucking ivory tower and say what I should’ve done but when you’re actually in the situation, it’s not so easy. I feel like saying ‘can you just give me the bollocking now and get it over with’ rather than quizzing me about whatever imagined wrongdoing and then bitching about it. The laugh is he’s never done my job, just been promoted above it. I feel like walking out and leaving him with no admin, then he’d realise how hard it is.