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Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 12:34:45

Name changed for this one and posted it here because more traffic.

I work in a small company with 7 other people. We all have our own individual jobs and responsibilities. We all work as a team apart from one of us. He has decided that he's longer interested in completing his tasks. He just wants to turn up, do as little as possible and still get paid.

This means all his jobs are being left or me and another worker to do. If they're not done the boss is having ago at me. It's really bloody depressing me.

Now the boss wants to change 3 peoples days so all jobs are finished by the weekend because this other person is so bloody lazy.

As you can imagine we're really pissed off. I have attempted to speak to my boss explaining why we're all unhappy but it's like talking to a brick wall. My boss just wants an easy live and doesn't want any confrontation.

The worker is in his 50's and the job involves a lot of heavy lifting which his cannot do! So he has to just stand there twiddling his thumbs while he gets paid the most in the company.

Apart from this i like my job and i really don't want to leave. Any advice would be brilliant. Thanks.

Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 14:04:44

It is bonkers Blue. What's funny though is that the 2 who have the most responsibilities are leaving and the company will be in the shit!

Just thinking about going back on monday is making me ill.

Charliefox Sat 02-Mar-13 14:10:03

Well you could go down a formal process (raise a grievance, contact acas etc) but I suspect you won't want to go down that route. If you've got thick skin, just do your job and refuse to pick up the other guys responsibilities. Document everything and if you get the boot, you can take him for unfair / constructive dismissal. I doubt you'll want to do that though either, which leaves you with finding a new job. Nothing worse than feeling anxious about going into work.

Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 14:14:58

We're all feeling horrible Charlie, all because of one lazy sod and my boss.

My boss makes me feel incompetent half the time, shouts at me in front of customers and has even took the phone out of my hand because he didn't like the way i was dialling the numbers.

I need out asap.

maddening Sat 02-Mar-13 14:15:04

I assume he is paying for your lunch break - usually lunch break is not paid so if that is the case you should all get 2.5 hours extra pay each week for sacrificing your lunches.

Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 14:19:41

No we don't get paid for lunch breaks. Sometimes we have been known to work half an hour past closing because the boss is still with customers.

I was shouted at the other week because i hadn't sorted my own holiday cover out even though that isn't in my list of jobs.

I feel quite upset now just writing it down, could you imagine what its like working there.

aquashiv Sat 02-Mar-13 14:21:31

Look for another job Op - honestly you wont get anywhere here and it will drive you potty.

Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 14:23:29

I'm actually on the job centre website now Aqua.
I wouldn't mind retraining to be honest but i'm not exactly brains of Britain.
This job was the first one i had after having the kids, so i am pretty nervous at the idea of leaving.

Bluelightsandsirens Sat 02-Mar-13 14:23:49

If you want to PM me I know a good company jobs vacant website you could take a look at.

This would never happen with this Company!

Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 14:24:27

Thanks Blue. I'll do that thanks.

aquashiv Sat 02-Mar-13 14:27:30

Look at this as the straw that broke the camels back. You dont deserve this. He sounds awful and your boss sounds like an in ept arse so go for it. You have nothing to lose - perhaps your sanity if you stay.
Even looking will make you feel more in control.

Good for you! Do it!

Imagine handing your notice in grin.

Grindmygears Sat 02-Mar-13 14:30:32

I was told by a previous employee that they handed their notice and spent the next few weeks getting the silent treatment and shitty comments. I can't be bothered with all that crap. My boss thinks you should be grateful that you even have a job.

Grindmygears Thu 07-Mar-13 20:04:54

My boss made a mistake at work and for some reason i got the blame! Then my boss kept poking the side of his head telling me to use my brain in front of customers.
I had to walk away before i cried. I felt so humiliated.
I'm gutted that someone thinks it's there right to treat me like a piece of shit.

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