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
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…