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May. 26th, 2014

I just found out that one of the three other people who applied for my position (the one that was created as permanent specifically to keep me on) - specifically Aggressively Awkward Girl from our neighbour department - is actually already a permanent employee. Me? I'm a temporary employee, but I've been doing this exact same job for two and a half years. She's apparently been calling HR every couple of days to demand status updates.

So this is probably the reason the process has been held up for so damn long. The competition ended in April, but they're talking about not even doing testing until mid-June, which will be two months from the competition close date. They've already had to give me two one-month extensions, because my last contract ended in March. I'm way more qualified, but she's got seniority. As in, she's already got a permanent position. Whereas if I'm not rehired, I'm unemployed.

I know it's petty and all but I'm currently extremely annoyed with her. Like, JFC, you already have a job. This one doesn't even pay more than your current one. You apply to every permanent position that gets posted, which I know because you gossip about it to all and sundry. Leave mine alone.

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neomeruru
May. 26th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
Wow. It would be out of line to talk to her about this yourself, but perhaps someone could on your behalf? If not a manager or a staff rep, then maybe a friend to be like 'oh my god, but that was supposed to be chandri's way to get permanent, what if you messed it up???!!!???' ...you know. Out of concern. Because everyone knows. Not because they'd been fed lines by you.
chandri.dreamwidth.org
May. 26th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, she knows. Even if my contract status weren't general knowledge - which it is - she's been not-so-subtly asking my co-workers about what other positions I've applied for, sounding out her chances. According to my boss, the only reason this is taking so long is because they're getting their ducks in a row in case she files a grievance, which she's done at least three other times with other positions she's applied for and not gotten over the last few years. Given that this is the same girl who obnoxiously declared people who didn't want to go to PAX anymore due to the whole rape culture thing "whiners," this all kind of just reads as her being an entitled asshole.

Anyway, my boss also told me I'm definitely being extended for another month; it just takes them ages to generate the letter, so I'm sitting tight for now.
maelie
May. 27th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh good GRIEF. >:( Hands off, woman! (Picture all the hand-smacking to get her away.)
resplendissante
May. 27th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
SOMEONE needs a good hard smack on the nose with a newspaper.
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