Thursday, 12 August 2010

Bureaucracy Fun!!

Finance are dragging their feet on approving us making an offer to the woman my team and I interviewed on Monday.

So much for snapping her up!!

What irritates the hell out of me is that I am recruiting for a position that was vacated by someone else. It's not like the client revenue isn't all signed off and in place to pay for this person's salary, but for some reason I still have to put a business case together to recruit a replacement, send that to HR who send it to finance, who mull it over, come back with questions and then finally an offer goes out and the candidate is all....oooohhh sorry, I accepted another position!!


My manager Ryan is on the case. Upward delegation is the name of the game for this one. I know he is not too happy about all the bureaucracy either, he's about ready to open up a can of whoop ass on finance and HR. We have at least 4 open positions at the moment and the hiring process is just painfully slow!! Meanwhile those of us on the team are spread thin trying to cover at least some of the work, but we're essentially losing money by not having enough people and overworking the people we do have, which puts us in jeopardy of losing them if they become burned out.

Ugh, management, it's exhausting!!


Amel said...

OH no....SO SORRY to hear that. Bummer!!! :-((((

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel

Kitty said...

Totally awful feeling when one's hands are tied. Urgh.

Have a good weekend, Fish, though I can't believe it's the weekend again. I feel as if the weeks zip by these days.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Kitty, hope you have a good one too.