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"Don't Temp Me"
There are some temps and contract people in my department and some full time staff members who think that they are better than the rest of us. They spend most of the time chatting on the phone. Their work piles up and then they dump it on to me and others. They do not care what happens. However if a person does their work they take the praise from the boss, while they treat us like #$@!
Feeling Put Upon
Dear Feeling Put Upon,
It sounds like
a division has arisen in your workplace between the full-time and the
temporary staff. When divisions arise, such as over work load, it often
happens that we will band together with others who are in the same position
as ourselves. While this provides some emotional support, it can become
a barrier to resolving the problem. Because what needs to happen is
some conversation with the other parties.
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