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Pay Problems

November 18th, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Well, today my boss told me that I need to do my invoices differently. Yes, I did them just the way she told me to, but, in her defense, she is just figuring this out as she goes, and she didn't know what was required either.

I can't just turn in hours worked; I have to identify projects and how much time was spent on each. That's okay going forward, but I don't know how I'm going to catch up on what I've already done. I went back and forth among the profiles I was working on, and really have no clear idea of how much time I spent on each. Another problem -- quite a bit of my time was spent learning the procedures and troubleshooting problems with my computer and the remote connection. I hope they aren't going to say I don't get paid for that time! And what about meetings, and training? Is that a project?

I know they have a need for me to show accountability, but the truth is I've been extremely reliable and circumspect; they just don't realize it. They are also urging me to finish profiles more quickly so they won't "cost" as much -- well, that's not how I work. I do thorough research and work hard to be accurate and produce a quality product. I don't do fast and slapdash. Everyone pays for that, in the long run. I may not be the right fit for this organization. We'll see how it goes.

I have to go back tomorrow because there is a training session/meeting. I hope I get paid for it! What am I saying, I haven't been paid for anything (she said peevishly).

Anyway, I'm really tired. I'm going to have a glass of wine and go to bed early!

4 Responses to “Pay Problems”

  1. Butterscotch Says:

    I would ask her to supply you with a list of project codes. Additionally, she should provide codes for meeting and training hours. I've worked in jobs where I've had to allocate time and there were always codes for time spent on non project specific hours. There should also be some kind of code for technical/troubleshooting issues. This shouldn't be difficult for her to provide so I would be direct and flat out ask for it. Good luck!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How absolutely frustrating! I hope it gets worked out soon.

  3. bluesfemme Says:

    Having just been through something similar I understand the frustration/annoyance. It shouldn't be up to each person to figure out these things - there should be guidelines/worked examples/ pro forma. Good luck and FinX they have some kind of code for overhead/administration.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks for the feedback. I will definitely ask for codes for training, meetings, overhead, and troubleshooting.

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