It's been a bad week and a half or so
I was called twice in the middle of the night
I was called early one morning to look at another issue
I had to stay over twice to deal with what should have been easy solutions because management doesn't keep spare equipment on hand.
There is no extra pay for any of this.
Management decided to install equipment that are difficult for end users to work with and constantly break, which has been my headache almost every day.
My boss is sitting on vacation time requests I submitted a month ago. I submitted one about two months ago and then submitted another a month ago. The requests from two months ago was approved when I submitted the request one month ago. I haven't said anything because he will eventually approve but WTF is up with this game?
When the boss wants to call me out about something, he'll send an e-mail and doesn't want to confront me face to face. If he sends a nagging email and then I approach him, he acts like he doesn't want to talk about it.
We have these office moves that take place from time to time. A co-worker (boss's friend) scheduled the office move to take place at the end of one of my shifts (AFTER the time requested by the department) which doesn't give me enough time to work and also I am there by myself when there are others guys on site earlier in the day. I proposed a new time and didn't hear back from the guy.
Now my boss is re-visiting this:
The one guy who was pushing this before is now boss and trying to get me to work split shifts again. Why not go with a COMMON SENSE solution and have one guy work a shift that starts that early? I went over his head (before he was boss) and proposed that idea to his boss who nixed his power play. Now he's in power but I could still go over his head. We have more people now so it wouldn't be AS often but still a burden (i.e. having to take care of this early every morning including off days, and then have to go in later on scheduled work days - 12 shifts in a week).
Little by little, I am slowly having more stuff thrown onto my plate...and getting nothing in return. I cannot get any software dev stuff done due to the constant interruptions throughout the day (including training the new guys)
I am being expected to take more responsibility and get involved in day to day operations which takes me away from the work that I like and good at, software development.
I'm going to have to have a talk with this guy and see if we can schedule a one on one. I have three different bosses (two on site, one off site) and they all have a different agenda on what my job should be.
The immediate boss is playing a game, using his power to benefit himself. His boss has no clue what's going on. His other boss works in another state. Should I schedule one on ones with just my immediate boss? Should I schedule a separate one on one with his boss (going over his head)? Should I schedule a one on one with both of them at the same time?
Have any of you ever threatened to quit because unreasonable demands were placed on you without anything given to you in return? They hired a guy awhile back who has some of my skillset but he's not yet ready to take my place.