VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1900 posts, RR: 21 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3785 times:
as i sit here doing the one thing i absolutely hate about my job, i was wondering what that thing is for you?
for me is it the time-entry system. we have to track what we do and enter it in to the system that was the firm can bill clients appropriately. we have to keep track of how much time is spent but also provide a narrative for work done.
what is awful is i generally wait until the day it is due to enter in a week's worth of time...and with some 35 clients on my plate, my days can get messy. other attorneys sitting near me seem to agree with me on this being the worst aspect too.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3760 times:
I work for a medical equipment company as a product manager and I have 2 pet hates:
Prima donna anaesthetists and cardiologists who think that because they are doctors and you are not they can treat you like absolute crap. They make appointments and don't arrive, they will take a phone call in the middle of a meeting and get up and leave, never to return.
Nursing staff who call you in the middle of the night complaining that your equipment must be faulty because it is giving an alarm... "no it's not the patient, he is fine" (then why is he in ICU???)
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3749 times:
Quoting VSLover (Thread starter): we have to keep track of how much time is spent but also provide a narrative for work done.
what is awful is i generally wait until the day it is due to enter in a week's worth of time...and with some 35 clients on my plate, my days can get messy.
At my previous job it sucked - we had to turn in worksheets for each project weekly.
Now, we have electronic timekeeping. We just enter the appropriate project code and hours. No narrative. Also, our company policy is to keep these up-to-date daily, as we get audited by the government. So, it takes me about 30 seconds every day.
AirportGal From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3716 times:
the commute..... but the job's great!
here's a little giggle for ya, when you think your job sucks...
When you have an "I Hate My Job" day, try this. On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand.
When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed. Change into very comfortable pajamas and sit in your favorite chair, carefully open the package and remove the thermometer.
Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken. Now the fun part begins - Take out the literature and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson &Johnson is personally tested."
Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, "I am so thankful that I do not work for quality control at Johnson and Johnson!"
NOW, HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE
ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS WORSE THAN YOURS!!!!!!!
ABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3620 times:
As I work in the NHS, the one thing I can definitely say I hate about my job is the polititics and S**T that is dished out to us nursing staff on a day to day basis. The nursing care now in England has become secondary to targets and saving money - That is not why I do what I do.
Nuff said (I can feel my blood pressure going up as I type this )
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3619 times:
I hate everything about my job. I have to justify stupid bank charges, try to get customers into even more debt than they already are in, have to sit in a cold dark call centre all day with the blinds closed. I don't even know why we have windows. I'd much rather be on the move all day, I don't like sitting all day at work.
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