The work place

Raiden

Registered User
Is it me or has the work place dramatically changed the last year or so? Has Covid-19 made people go mad?

So I started a new job the start of May and I feel my line manager is a bit of a liability. So my second week he went awol for a week and then returned saying his kid was really sick in hospital, so ok fair enough. This week again he’s a no show and won’t answer his phone or texts? Everyone has the hump as he is the only sales person and I’ve been dumped in the deep end and hardly had any training. I’m not too fussed as the pay is good and I’m not working to hard yet but last week my manager told a customer to F off and then had a screaming row with another manager over nothing. I’m no saint but I’m thinking dude you’re on good money working for a firm that seems to have more benefits than most plus you have a mortgage and kids so pull your finger out.

Company I worked for before half of them a nightmare!!! We didn’t get paid well but end of the day we had a job to do. People storming out saying I’ve had enough, one person kept going off sick and turned out on one of those occasions she went to Spain .

Even a friend of mine had a great career but last 3 years has turned into a waster. Not paying the mortgage, got sacked and can’t be bothered to work or talk with his kids. Has no answer why he is now like this.

Most of us hate work but we have to do it. Many a time I’ve wanted to stab someone in the eye with a biro but a little voice in my head says no you have to pay for. I swear 20 years ago this type of behaviour was not tolerated


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Alistair D

Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car.
Unfortunately after a couple of years of Covid19 uncertainty and change, Mental health issues have raised their ugly head with peoples ways of coping.
 

ChrisP1303

Registered User
I would say that you don’t potentially really know their situation at home and they could be using work as a venting space as unprofessional as it is, it could be their only escape.

I have just taken a 6 month sabbatical due to mental health reasons over the last year work has been crazy and just loaded more and more without additional support, I’m lucky enough to be in a position where I can afford to do it as not many can. They are supporting me through it now having been with them for 7 years they have realised I am an asset to the company as the choice was either let me have it or I leave with immediate effect.
 

quattrogone

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Sorry to say but most of it has been created by covid, an awful lot of people have got used to nearly 2 years off with pay an they don't like it now they have to go back into the thick of it. Couple that with an even more "entitled thinking" population and there's your result, lots of people want it, think they should have it, but they don't want to work for it. Can't be doing with it personally next time just tell them how it is whether they like it or not, me me me seems to be the general order of things nowadays!
 

ChrisP1303

Registered User
I think that’s a very narrow minded way of thinking, you don’t know anyways personal circumstances behind why they possibly are like it.

For me I had no furlough, worked all the way through. If anything I worked more during the covid season.
 

quattrogone

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I too worked all the way through covid, I was fortunate enough to not only work in a completely new sector but also keep my business ticking along in the background.
As for being narrow minded I don't think so but that is just my personal opinion, as for knowing whats going on in the background well personally I don't think whatever is going on gives an individual the right to either act in an unreasonable way towards others or not pull their weight as part of a team (which seems to have been the point of this thread) if one is having a bad time to the point that they can't cope then by all means get signed off, get help and get better, but don't come into work losing it with work colleagues or customers and don't let others down by going MIA and becoming unreliable...
 

AlS3BE

Registered User
I think there’s a couple of things going on here that kinda needs looked at in isolation.
firstly covid, lots of people recovering, mentally , physically etc and I have a lot of sympathy and patience for this.
secondly there are those who are taking advantage of rules and laws and taking days off here and there and bringing childcare into it knowing they can’t get sacked as long as they play within these rules. A lot just playing the system.
thirdly, these are the lazy ones and mainly younger generation. A good example of this is my mate had a apprentice/YTS type boy sent from the job centre to his factory. This boy lasted 2 days and got signed off by his doctor for ‘change shock’. His change was playing his PlayStation all day to actual hard graft.
Reason was he left school and it’s his first job, no qualification etc, and having to graft. He ended up resigning saying it’s too much hard work so went back on benefits.
lastly. There’s seems to be an overkill of psychological syndromes/disorders etc and it gets played too much. Everything can be related to some psychological issue and really boils down to some lazy *** needing to pull their finger out and get on with it. I get that some have ‘real’ issues and needs help but a lot again is playing the system.
I remember one of my first jobs after uni thinking I graduated and I know my sh1t. I was packing dirty boxes in an attic and basement and loading crap in van for archiving. I got dirty and tired and ready to leave after a week. When I spoke to the senior partner he said just get on with it and suck it up. We all have to pay our dues before getting the cushy jobs and there’s no shortcuts. It kinda stuck and I worked my *** off to get out of there. This was paying like £4-5 an hour. Nowadays folk won’t get out of bed for less than £10/h and even then they turn it down cause they could get money for doing nothing on benefits.
Anyway rant over. Probably missed a few things.
 

quattrogone

Quattro Back!
I think there’s a couple of things going on here that kinda needs looked at in isolation.
firstly covid, lots of people recovering, mentally , physically etc and I have a lot of sympathy and patience for this.
secondly there are those who are taking advantage of rules and laws and taking days off here and there and bringing childcare into it knowing they can’t get sacked as long as they play within these rules. A lot just playing the system.
thirdly, these are the lazy ones and mainly younger generation. A good example of this is my mate had a apprentice/YTS type boy sent from the job centre to his factory. This boy lasted 2 days and got signed off by his doctor for ‘change shock’. His change was playing his PlayStation all day to actual hard graft.
Reason was he left school and it’s his first job, no qualification etc, and having to graft. He ended up resigning saying it’s too much hard work so went back on benefits.
lastly. There’s seems to be an overkill of psychological syndromes/disorders etc and it gets played too much. Everything can be related to some psychological issue and really boils down to some lazy *** needing to pull their finger out and get on with it. I get that some have ‘real’ issues and needs help but a lot again is playing the system.
I remember one of my first jobs after uni thinking I graduated and I know my sh1t. I was packing dirty boxes in an attic and basement and loading crap in van for archiving. I got dirty and tired and ready to leave after a week. When I spoke to the senior partner he said just get on with it and suck it up. We all have to pay our dues before getting the cushy jobs and there’s no shortcuts. It kinda stuck and I worked my *** off to get out of there. This was paying like £4-5 an hour. Nowadays folk won’t get out of bed for less than £10/h and even then they turn it down cause they could get money for doing nothing on benefits.
Anyway rant over. Probably missed a few things.
That's about the long and short of it lol!
 
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