Passing the buck

9:51 am Dear F@W

Dear F@W
I work in a company where organization doesn’t exist. It amazes me how we can still be in business. As the newest person, in the company it seems like many people hand me work which isn’t my responsibility, yet I need to do it anyway as there are no procedures in place. “Pass the buck” is a regular thing, and it just seems like I’m always caught in the end. Do I stick it out, or do I change jobs ASAP? It wouldn’t look too good on my CV only staying with a company for 5-6 months before moving. I feel like I am stuck in a rat race against everything and nothing that I do seems to have any long term effects.
–Daniel, London

Dear Daniel,
According to recent surveys, the average job only lasts three years. That means if you move now, and stay in your next job for a few years, this job will barely register as a blip on your employment radar. To put this another way, you should not stay in a job if the only reason is how it will look on your CV. Having said that, if this is part of a pattern of short-term stays, then you will need to take a more careful look at whether you are suited for full-time employment. Many people like yourself have discovered that other working arranagements such as consulting, temping, telecommuting and the like work much better for their temperament than sitting in a sterile office dealing with office politics all day. In addition, statistics show that people who adopt these unconventional working arrangments do just as well financially as (and sometimes even better than) their 40 hour/week colleagues.

75 Responses to “Passing the buck”

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    What a wonderful stepping stone you have found!! Learn what you can. Become the indispensible office guru and wait.. Time changes things, new people may come on board and procedures may happen. if not, what a great opportunity to add to your CV. Start being the one to suggest and implement, join taskforces. If the corporate style breeds this type of behavior, you’re not alone - make it your opportunity!

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    Take a few minutes and speak with your immediate supervisor and depending on his/her character you can discuss your main responsibilities. Write them down and tell him if other employees have the right to lay them on you. Perhaps better organization within the company could change for the better of each employee. Most of the times companies work with the employees whom have been longer with the company and these irresponsible people lay out their work with the newbies.
    It’s time to change your attitude towards the demands that are given to you. See why employees are giving you more. It depends a lot on the company. There’s a rule I hate on job descriptions: “Assumes other responsibilities” is the killer; that’s where they take advantage of you. Find out what your responsibilities are and tell boss you cannot be taking other employees work load.

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