So...I get the "I want to talk to you" the other day from boss. Here are a few factoids - before I sum it up. When I started (3 years ago this coming March) I was your basic bookkeeper - not a full charge bookkeeper. I have learned and asked and read a lot. There was 1 sales guy, 1 superisor and me. 2 sub crews. 12 vendors. About 30 customers Three years later? There are 3 full time sales people, 1 supervisor, me, 2 in house installers, 4 - 6 sub contractor crews, 3 temp crews. 150 vendors, Over 400 customers give or take. I also order supplies for everyone, clean the office and 2 bathrooms. I run errands, make the daily deposits and am not reimbursed for gas. So imagine MY surprise today when my boss calls me in and says he has no idea what I am doing with my time. Says I should be able to do my job in 15 hours a week. Really? Who says. He says. Then says he has thought about having me for an assistant but if I can't even get my work done - he's not comfortable pushing me into a new position. Um..okay - news flash - I tried to explain I can't get my work done because I have been doing OTHER peoples work - so they could go out and sell so we'll all have a job. Did not belive it. (okay fine) What proof do you need? Tried to prove myself - it's like talking to a wall. Now I see - the snitch has set this all up. I've been doing a LOT of his paper work because he's asked and now he's gone behind my back and told the boss I'm "scattered" and "Overcomplicating" a lot of things. I said -WOW that's the exact same words the 'snitch' used to describe me to the consultant. THAT went over like a lead ballon. -Um wasn't I supposed to know that? Huh. (boss looked confused) THEN compares me to his old bookkeeper who went to work for his buddy who has 3 businesses and managed them with part time hours....all three businesses. I mean HOW do I compare to that? She's been a bookkeeper for 30 years. AND in my defense I could only say - "Well maybe THAT's why she quit." He just looked at me like I was crazy - and then said "No she found a full time job." Then I said "Well she said taking care of three businesses books is more than a full time job but when someone will only pay you part time wages and your husband has been out of work for over 2 years - you take what you can get - and take the rest home on your dime." - I get so tired of him comparing me to her. He had no idea she was doing 1/2 of that work at her house. My thought is someones wife is bored and out of work - and has told him - SHE could do my job in 1/2 the time. . This thought has stuck in his head and is as solid as a bear trap. Do a friend a solid favor - save some money - get rid of my insurance bill...all three a bonus. Then says - I really want you for my assistant, but makes no mention of a raise?? Hm...I left the conversation with - well I have no defense except to say I will be more cognitive than I already am of how I spend your time and I am putting together a manual so that you can get a feel for how much time it takes for anyone to do this job blindfolded. To me that's the sign of a good manager. Then I said - turning around " Let me ask you this...Do YOU think I'm sitting in there goofing off?" He said "No" I said "then what do you think I am doing with the other 25 hours a week? He said "I don't know." I nodded and said - well apparently you don't think anything worth paying me for - interesting...and you think you can do what I do in 15 hours a week?Hmmm." I smiled and shook my head in disbelief and walked out the door. That being the case - I'm going to challenge myself and see if I can. If I can - then I'm going to get him to figure out how much that is worth to him - keep my insurance and go get another part time job. Making MORE money. If I am THAT good? I should be able to make twice as much. Not? I just wonder who is putting all these quirky ideas in his mind - first it was - outsource the payroll...gosh theres a brilliant idea - payroll takes me all of - 30 minutes a week....for 22 people...plus taxes. yeah - lets pay someone $500 a month to do what you pay me $50 a month for..brilliant! Shoulda let that happen....I would have had a whole 2 hours to myself. - to goof off...ugh.