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09 Jan 2006

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The company I have worked for for quite a few years hired a person for a position(which no longer seems to exist) to what I do while I was on leave but now it seems like this person is now also supposed to assist with my job which is ridiculous because there was barely enough work to do as it was. Other people in the dept were also twiddling their thumbs so could have also assisted iwth my job if necessary. I find myself resentful towards this new person as all they do is play games as there is no work. We have also had a few altercations at the beginning as he was very pushy and wanted lifts here and there among other things. Also gave me a hard time every time I was a few minutes late for lunch etc. I know it is not their fault that they were hired for a job that doesn't seem to exist anymore but it just all seems so unfair to have them assist with my position when there is not enough work for me. I know it will do no good to mention this to my superior as I will just seem to be petty. I just don't understand why they would hire someone permanently when there is barely enough work to do for the current staff. What is the best way to handle this situation? Why are employers so short sighted as to hire people when no vacancy exists?Fortunately I have a possible oppurtunity for another job later this year but I now feel my current position is threatened and that it was very unfair to hire someone permanently while I was on leave when there is not enough work for two people.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Sounds like bad management, which sadly isnt uncommon in this country. Can you discuss this woith your boss and or HR dept, and say that while someone may have been helpful while you were away, there's not enough now to keep them occupied, and could they perhaps find something else for him to do ? It doesn't need to sound petty, but rather make the impression that you are concerned to be helpful and see the company / dept running as effectively as possible.
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