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My employer (company) has been reorganized by our corporate office several times in the last few years. My previous two supervisors were sent in to "fix" the company and were too busy to notice me or know what my duties entailed. Instead, the first one used me as a scapegoat and the next one used me as a whipping post. Both have since been fired as ineffective, with my employment just barely surviving the politics. I've been with my current supervisor just under a year. When performance review time came around, I was shocked to be told that he deferred my review due to not working with me long enough. Over the last several months I had been compiling a list of my duties, special projects, the amount of money I saved the company and how, examples of leadership and team work. I sent an email to my supervisor and copied Human Resources, explaining it had been 3 years since my last review and I was disappointed at not being given one and requested an opportunity to meet with them to discuss it. They granted me a meeting and I presented the report I had been working on. Subsequently, I was given my review and am told I will be receiving a bonus in lieu of the fact I am at the top of my pay scale; amount yet to be determined. My advice is to keep records of your accomplishments,be proactive and assertive if you feel you are being treated unfairly and keep looking for opportunities, which I am doing now.
Contract and Temporary Employees Need Better Benefits
Just because an employee is in a contractor or temporary employee status doesn't mean he/she should be subjected to accepting insurance that doesn't meet their needs. There should be more equitable coverages available - or flexible plans for single parents.
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