Work overload!

Been quite some time since i posted. Reason? Well i could put forward a number of them but the main one (of course it is the main) is work overload. Yes!! Again!!! It so happened that a colleague resigned abruptly after the boss yelled at him in front of a number of co-workers. Disgusted that (1) the fault was not his, and (2) did not appreciate the fact that the yelling was done ‘publicly’, he did not turn to work for two days, and on the following Monday, the boss received a resignation letter. No handling over was done whatsoever. So the remaining of us has to share the task of that fellow.

Additionally the boss has appointed me to audit the work of that colleague since January when he took over his job. I knew the hell of work that it would take and i replied negatively. He looked concerned but i remained stoic. He said that he would ask another colleague to help me, and called over that colleague. He restated the problem to her and guess what she replied?? It was already 1645 and she was one among those who usually left early.

Happy to receive such an enthusiastic reply, he continued that he would not impose a deadline to us but that the sooner the work is done the better….

In the meantime, the colleague went to ‘bureau du travail” and complained that the company did not pay him his salary. The officer in charge phoned the company and asked to talk to the boss, who did not answer the phone. So a recommended letter reached the  boss next saturday. Furious, the boss screamed that he would “mine la vie” of the ex-colleague. So he called the assistance of a consultant and informed that he wished to prosecute the colleague for non-submission of work notice as stipulated by law. The consultant took notice and went for consultation with the officers of the “bureau travail”. What he did not know is that the colleague mentioned to the officers that he worked a number of times after working hours and did not receive a penny in return.

Faced with this issue and considered the fact that in the eyes of the laws, non payment of overtime hours is “illegal”, the boss disappointedly finally decided to pay the colleague after deducting a loan he took.  Like the consultant said : “un mauvais arrangment vaut mieux qu’un proces”. The end..

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