Question: “I work for an accounting firm with about 65 employees. We have a receptionist, and her sister (Sue) is her back up. Sue has other job duties as well. Myself and another admin process all of the tax returns, financial statements, letters and all other support duties. When the receptionist or Sue is out, it is my job to back up Sue.
I have complained several times that doing all of my work and Sue’s work is too much. When Sue is in the office, she doesn’t like to answer the phone so she waits for someone else to answer it; she doesn’t like most of her job duties, so she wonders around and I am told that I need to do her work. When I am out, Sue does not have to do my job. Favoritism seems to be at play here, so how should I handle the situation?” – Numbers not adding up