Overworking Is Now the New Escalation

When your colleagues perform better than you, I agree there’s going to be a lot of jealousy on your part. That’s obvious, no? But what’s baffling is when the team leader has a problem with you (in this case, me) performing better than the rest.

So here’s the context. I hate that witch. It’s a fact that female bosses are always a pain in the arse. I am sure when I get there, people will hate me too. That’s just how it goes. Period. But she and I have been having issues ever since I stepped foot in the project. We’ve been at loggerheads, mostly with me insulting the fuck out of her team-leading skills. We had quite a few back-and-forth emails with all the management marked on it, after which the delivery manager gave me a call and had a friendly chat with me.
He agreed with most of the stuff I mentioned in my mails, gave me kudos for the excellent work I have been doing ever since I joined, and requested me not to ‘rip’ a person. I could see he was on my side, so I adhered to his request and moved on with my work.

But then they went and fired a dear guy who was the job assigner and got this particular team leader to start assigning jobs. And oh my god! It’s been hell having to communicate with her. Last month my productivity was a good 183%, and I continued to be among the top-performing associates. I think she was so pissed with that, that now she doesn’t assign a lot of jobs to me. I would ideally work around 12-14 hours a day and pitch in on my weekends because the productivity and quality reports give me a high. So I started doing more. But now that she has taken over, she doesn’t allow me to work on weekends, gives me no jobs, and has told me blatantly on my face, “you cannot boost your productivity at the cost of other QAs.”

Seriously? So now, her problem is that I am overworking and trying to be the best? I am filled with rage, and this rage is eating into me and making my work life quite difficult. While I can’t get back to ‘ripping’ her, I need to find a way to combat this issue. I shouldn’t have to feel embarrassed or awkward about working more, right?

#female bosses suck

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