In every workplace, there’s always that one coworker you can’t imagine the company without. Usually it’s some devoted employee who’s been with the company so long that they’ve carved out an entire department-worth of responsibilities with their swivel chair– these coworkers are usually heavily praised, loved dearly, and begged to stay. Bosses with half a brain cell bopping around in their heads know that this kind of employee is invaluable and have made themselves a cornerstone of operations, without which, the workplace simply could not survive. However, there are times when workers believe that their hard work and devotion to a company will bring them this sort of praise, but more and more often, hard work is completely unrecognized.
In this case, a diligent, semi-workaholic banker learned a tough lesson about going above and beyond with his first job at a bank. Bright-eyed and possibly a little naïve, OP accepted countless overtime hours (without extra pay), worked ceaselessly on other coworker’s responsibilities, and quickly turned his banking branch into a one-man show. After years of thankless efforts, OP was burnt out and exhausted, only to have his rage fueled by an entitled, nepotistic boss who had grown a little too comfortable with OP’s consistency.
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