Do you feel exhausted at times? Sometimes I feel underappreciated, especially after I spread myself thin to take care of what seems like more than I can fit on my plate.
This seems to be a trend everywhere… employers asking more and more of their employees without proper compensation. It’s a shame, really, but it’s the reality of the situation. Almost no one wants to hire full-timers because they require benefits (more expenses for the company) so they hire part-timers and expect full-time work to be done in part-time hours. People are squeezing the productivity out of their workers and it’s not good for anyone! It’s detrimental to the well-being of the workers, and it results in sky-rocketing sick days and a faster burn-out rate. People are going from one job to another in attempt to see where they can work their way to a full-time position with benefits, but it sure feels like no one is budging.
What can we do to alleviate this matter? My guess is as good as yours. Several people I know have resorted to doing the bare minimum of what is expected of them in a bitter attempt to protest this situation. I, for one, don’t have the heart or character for that. It’s just not in my nature to do the bare minimum. I have to feel like I’ve done the right thing, helped as many people as I could along the way, and planned as far ahead as possible. I cannot be any less than dependable and reliable to my employer because I serve the public and that is always my number one priority – public service/customer service.
What do you think should be done about this matter? How do you see it in your workplace now and even in the past?