Lately it feels like
I'm burning the candle
at both ends.
Changes at my job
has meant an increase
in responsibilities while
still having to deal with
a co-worker who is .....
not up to the task of
his job requirements.
And being his direct
that I must deal with auditing his work,
correcting his errors, and then
reporting it to management.
Which sometimes feels like a
full time job in itself.
Frankly, I'm of the mindset that sometimes it's easier to just
do it right myself the first time rather than delegate it to someone
who ... doesn't. It would be one thing if he was a "newbie" but he's
been doing the same job for 5 years now and still makes the same errors.
In any job, it happens. However, my position deals with a lot of
what we term "compliance issues" - rules to be followed as set up
by the DOT, or state and local authorities. For example,
when shipping aerosol cans, the box has special markings,
and the actuator must be covered by a protective cap.
That's not a company policy, it's Dept of Transportation.
When we don't follow the rules, my company
opens itself up to liabilities, be it in the form
of fines, or, God forbid, an accident waiting to happen.
Which means lately, weekends have become my sacred time,
down time, to do nothing but walk the dog, read a good book,
watch some TV .... anything that isn't going top speed for
9 hours straight! Happy Saturday!