- Is it time to move Jobs…
I’ve been in the job for 24 years I get that a lot but I’m a line manager and a member of staff who’s been there years. Now while they could look on a system it’s often easier to ask someone who may know and show them or explain to them better than any written policy can. It comes with the territory.Posted 4 years agotreaclespongeMember
I get this all the time. To the point now where everything gets deferred through me, regardless of simplicity. Im amazed anything gets done when Im on holiday.
As above its nice to know that people respect your knowledge like that, however I agree it does get boring and often prevents me from doing my own work as I get dragged into other things. Its part and parcel of work though, Id always seek out the person who could answer my question rather than trawl through a system or read various documents to find it out, and potentially still be none the wiser.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Sometimes its a consequence of time served but thats a good thing as ‘corporate memory’ is more valuable that written systems as employees have the ability to colour information with experience – its might also just be indicative of you being a good (or easy) person to ask.
A lot of my work is in film so I’m working in an assembled crew for between 1 and 3 months at a time – different crews and different productions each time. We all start around the same time so nobody is more time-served than anyone else in the context of that job. Invariably after a few days in if the production team have a query about seemingly anything they’ll phone me – regardless of whether it has anything to do with my department or not – in fact most particularly when its not. I run the construction team in the art department but I field queries about electrics, site security, the ladies toilets, truck parking, facilities hire, minibus hire…. Usually I miss the call cause I’ve either got my hands full or we’re making too much noise to speak on the phone so I listen to the message with the query and in the time it takes to listen to question and phone them back to tell them who they should call instead …. they’ve already worked out that out for themselves. Then they call me again the next time they have a question.Posted 4 years agoworsMember
Yeah – I get the like to be asked bit, but like treaclesponge, it gets in the way of me doing my job. Some days I can do absolutely nothing that I am supposed to be doing.
Guess i’m just letting off steam, there are plenty of worse situations to be in!
Maybe the information on the systems / booklets isn’t very good?
On the contrary, It is very good, but I think there is far too much of it to digest/find what you are looking for. My boss disagrees 😕Posted 4 years ago
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