So, we have a boatload of overtime going on at work at the moment. I’ve been asked by my current manager to sign up to as much as possible because apparently he considers me competent. So I did, I like money.
However very early on there were communication and behavioural issues between the team as a whole. The boss attempted to nip this in the bud early and it seemed to work. The next day, everything went smoothly, no issues.
Few days later, after I’ve taken two days off, I’ve arrived on time and everyone else is late. Someone very rudely asks me why I didn’t turn up yesterday (I cancelled the shift with the boss early this week, citing scheduling issues). Then nobody says anything to me for 20 minutes, chatting away between themselves and very clearly excluding me.
Then, when we start doing the work, nobody explains what is going on or what the new system they have designed to do then work is, and after asking one person how I can help, the boss loudly asks whether I am actually going to bother helping or not.
So, I advised him politely that I would like to cancel the next three weeks worth of overtime, and that I was going home. No doubt he will pull me into a meeting room tomorrow and either berate me massively, or ask me to reconsider. Either of those will probably end up with me telling him where he can shove our friendship, will speak to the manager of my next placement asking if we can deal with the move between teams as was expected. I was meant to move tomorrow, but delayed it for this project. The one I now want no part of.
Why do I bother?