Settle In For the Rant of the Week...

I have spoken many times of the dislike for the personnel in my company’s HR Department. I should clarify, I’m sure that outside the workplace, they are fine people. I’m sure they have friends, family, hobbies and a life, but I don’t really care to find out because let’s be honest - I try not to socialize with the people that drive me bat shit crazy on a daily basis.


I should also clarify that I am not affiliated with the HR Department. I am not a member of their team, although the HR Director seems to be misinformed on this note. The only thing that perhaps ties me to them – is that (1) my cubicle is in their vicinity and (2) my boss is also the boss of the HR Director.


Last year in December, I was asked by my boss to assist the HR Director with the preparation of sales compensation letters because (and I quote) “You are the only one out there smart enough to figure it out and get it right.” I’m not sure if it was actually a compliment or his way of saying “you are the least dumb of all of them”? But, whatever…


You see, we had a huge turn over in the HR Department just weeks before, so in order to minimize the learning curve on the new ones, he thought I would be the best person to do the job. Hmmm, okay, not that I had any choice in the matter, but I reluctantly agreed to help out.


It was a freakin disaster of epic proportions. For 3 weeks straight, I had to forgo my own tasks and work closely with that department and their stupidity to ensure that the letters were prepared properly and at the end of it all, I didn’t so much as get a thank-you - from anyone, not even my boss.


A year has passed and we have since had yet another round of HR personnel turn-over within the past 3 months. NOTE: Shouldn’t the frequent turn over alone, say something about the management of that department?


Apparently not - because guess what? I have been directed (not asked) by the HR Director to begin preparing the letters again for this year. WTH? What is wrong with her department now - aside from still not being the brightest bulbs in the package?


Within seconds of getting her e-mail, I forward it to my boss and demanded an explanation. I have yet to hear from him, but the whole “my HR Department is too stupid to figure it out” is not going to fly with me this year.


If they weren’t capable enough to do their ENTIRE job, why in hell were they even hired in the first place? I’m still waiting for a response, but I suspect hell will actually freeze over before I get one…

Comments

K13 said…
Man how frustrating for you AND me....me? why you ask? I have 10+ yrs in HR/Staffing/Recruiting and I need a better income than my crappy GA position pays. Sure I don't live in Canada nor am a Canadian Citizen, but my Grandma was born there and I've been there LOTS..so that should count for something. Hire me!! We'll run off the crappy people!!
K13 said…
oh and "bat shit crazy" - freakin' hilarious!!
webruci said…
I love your writing! very good!, they can do one with us bulshit not more time. why they don't put to do this jobs the bunch of ass lickers...bastards!
You are a rebeld and clever girl, go ahead:-)
Have a nice week and punch in face this bastards:-)
@K13 - Oh, I'd hire you in a minute!! I need someone with intelligence here to back me up because people are starting to think that I'M the one with the freaking problem. Ughh!!

They drive me so nuts that I am looking for something else. It's hard when you like you job, but contemplate leaving because you don't foresee it getting any better because you are surrounded by idiots!

@webruci - LOL - Thanks!
Brian Miller said…
yikes....sucks, really. the fact that it keeps happening year after year should clue someone in to a needed overhaul...
Seriously?! May the Lord have mercy on their souls because I think you're ready to send them to their eternal resting place!

Good luck with those idiots.
@Brian - I've been worried for weeks that this same thing was going to happen and then it does. You would think it would make more sense to have me "train" the HR people to do their own job, but I guess not...

@SA - I honestly think I may be reaching my breaking point. Part of me wants to stall on doing this this week and then call in sick next week...ah, a girl can dream (about her own demise)...
JennAventures said…
IT should make you feel better to know that HR departments are hated everywhere. It's not just yours.
Chrissy said…
Well at least they seem to be getting rid of the ineffective but you would think they all of people would know how to hire someone better.

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