“well we think…”
anyone who works at a job,
especially in corporate,
knows that phrase pretty well.
it’s a phrase you will hear when your boss is about to screw you over.
sometimes it leads to great things,
but most of the time,
it’s the password to workload hell.
this is how it works…
you’ll get to a job and actually like it.
your position is exciting,
your team is phenomenal,
and you have absolutely no complaints.
if you’re like me…
you simply want to go to work,
do you job,
and take your ass home.
well in a few months of being at that job,
your boss(es) and ask to see you in their office.
you think you’re doing wrong,
but actually they’re about to do you wrong.
“we see you are doing such a good job.
well we think you’d be perfect on taking on…”
…and then it starts.
you take someone(s)/whole department’s entire work load
change your role to something you didn’t sign up for
they move you to a completely new team that’s the pits
if you tell them you aren’t interested,
they subtly threaten you with:
“well if you don’t take it…”
which leads to:
i’ve seen it time and time again.
many of my friends with great jobs have these experiences.
it has happened to me on more than a few occasions.
they never ask you:
“is this something you’d be interested in?”
“how would you feel…”
“it’s totally up to you!”
that’s too human and filled with common sense.
they already made the decision for you.
they just hold you at verbal gun point to make a decision.
work becomes hell and “indeed” is hidden between your browser window.
one of the reasons why so many jobs have high turn over rates.
i’m all for positive change and growth within the workplace,
but if it ain’t broke ima need bosses not to try and fix it.