spent today being rather cross (okay being fucking pissed off).
a new role was created at batshitcrazyorg for a photocopier operator – he commenced today. i had to make up his personnel file and during the file creation process found out the salary of aforesaid photocopier operator. at the time i thought he was getting the same salary as me. which filled me with rage (because i have supervised a similar role in the past and am familiar with the tasks/skill involved).
so the new guy presses a button on a machine all day while i set up a whole filing/research/library *on my own* – yeah, i can see the similarities in the two positions!
i calmed down a little at lunch after a foray to DJs Food Hall & Gowings. while in Gowings I heard Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel “make me smile (come up and see me)” – and had a gleeful time singing “bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop” and “how can you tell so many liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeesssssssssssssssss”.
so i get home and decide to check if i’m mistaken about the remuneration (surely they would be paying me more!) – and well golly gee, wouldn’t you know it i am – the new guy gets *more* than i do – even after my pay rise – which makes the whole thing all the more infuriating. the ultimate evidence of how greatly my role is valued by the batshitcrazyorg.
it certainly took the gloss from my squishy feelings re the increase. if fenton was not on a 2 month contract i would hand in my notice tomorrow.