Friday, October 20, 2006

Working Friday? Damn!

Another Friday and another pay period comes to an end. We get paid every two weeks which is both a curse and a blessing. The blessing is huge checks every two weeks and the curse only getting paid every two weeks. Managing your money to last 14 days is beyond difficult- it’s impossible. I also feel for our techs around this time. We have some who did not work at all last week and I am afraid it looks like they will not be working again this weekend. It is not a reflection on them as employees, but rather a nasty side-effect of our being so good at research.

Every research project we do has specific requirements not only for those patients we enroll, but for those who will be working on the projects as well. Some require a minimum period of employment with our company be reached before they are approved to work on it while others require only full time employees. Every study also has specific protocols that must be understood and followed by each tech. Any tech that missed a meeting cannot do that research. What this breaks down to is that I have a small group of techs getting massive over time and others getting nothing.

I am also positive they think this is being done by me with a smile and a giggle. I know this because I used to think the same thing when my hours were cut years ago. To any of my techs who have stumbled upon this blog, I guarantee you that I do all I can to schedule you as much as possible.

That is todays “It’s Friday” as I return to my numerous phone calls to make sure those who I need are coming in. I still have five “left messages” left on my list. If you are one of those techs….CALL ME! =D

4 comments:

RexZeitgeist said...

Revenge of the techs......Temporary or shortened work weeks do suck....in partivculoar when the employee has no control over the amount of hours he or she may work....

Kan, dio not drink out of the public coffee pot....It may have something 'unpleasant' in it...

Serena Joy said...

It's tough when hours are cut. Probably most everyone has experienced that at one time or another. I've been on the other side of the spectrum, too, as an employer who has to make some cuts. That's every bit as tough.

You have to do what you have to do. Like Rex said, though, don't drink anything you don't fix yourself.:)

Variant E said...

I'm in favor of short work weeks. The shorter the better. Of course, I'm on salary...

Steve G said...

If you don't send a link to the techs, they'll still think it's you. Damn if you do and Damn if you don't.