Last week the boss said he was going to hire a part-time person to help out around the office. Business has been picking up, and we got a little behind last week.
My supervisor found this worrisome. The last two new hires (each of whom only lasted a week or two) wound up under her supervision, because no one else really needed help—and they made more work for her, as she had to go behind them correcting everything they did. She’s also worried that the boss is judging our need for help right after she returned from vacation, and while my hours were still limited to 35/week, so there was a bit of a backlog. She thinks that with another person working here, there won’t be enough for me to do, and my hours will be cut again. And she’ll have to oversee a new person who doesn’t know what they’re doing.
I hope the boss listens to her, because I think she’s right. But I’m not too worried about it either way. Should be interesting to see what happens next week.