I'm a little worried because my colleagues are complaining they've never had more work to do, while I've never had less. This week was almost like I was on vacation. I mean, it’s not that I’m complaining because I’m not overwhelmed, but I wonder every day if that means they’ll soon tell me they don’t need me anymore. So I'm interested in what is your situation like, are you overwhelmed or are you more in a situation like mine?
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Being underutilized is a warning sign if it persists. One week is not a big deal IMO, those types of weeks show up now and again but if it continues that way I would be very worried. If you need to step up, by all means do it but if you are being underutilized intentionally, then I would start making plans to find another job.
I am busy but not as busy as pre-COVID and nowhere near overwhelmed. I never really got a chance to get a good feel for a true MPC workload because of COVID. It's been my experience that pre-COVID MPC was a 20-30% less workload than Andeavor. I used to wear multiple hats at ANDV, about 5, but down to 1 hat at MPC. Not sure if that's a good thing or not but it's nice to have my weekends back.
I couldn't agree more. Don't suck up to superiors, related to key ppl...provide the favors. Then u might be next to go. Especially if you fill a certain demographic they need for lay off. Like 20% women, although less than that work for mpc. Even if you were doing 3 peoples jobs. And they are lost without you.
I agree it’s all about perception and sucking up. From what I’ve seen, this company hires, promotes, and retains some of the most dysfunctional, unethical id--ts to lead others.
Everyone knows at MPC its perception that matters more than reality. Time to start whining and patting yourself on the back every chance you get.
Your coworkers are making themselves sound busy in reality they ain't doing squat. These are the same people who probably are begging to work from home so they can do even less...