Training my own replacement?
Question: I am a human resource coordinator who handles payroll, benefits and related work for about 100 employees, and I am being “forced” in very stern written communications from my direct supervisor to “fully cross-train” a co-worker “in all aspects of all duties and provide instruction and access to all documentation.”
This co-worker does the same job as I do, but for a separate division of our department. She handles approximately 60 employees.
This is a very unusual circumstance; not warranted, in my opinion. (We do the same job but for different employees.)
The other side of this story is that this co-worker (female) is very good friends with my direct supervisor (male). They tell each other everything, and my co-worker has been asking me for all of my information but has told me nothing about her job. It’s almost as if this cross-training is a ruse, convincing me that they just want my information so they can easily be rid of me.
I have been having some health issues lately. I have fibromyalgia and perhaps lupus, along with some other issues, and have had a lot of physician appointments. But my work is always completed, no matter what I have to do to get it done. Nevertheless, I cannot help but feel as if they are pushing me out.
What should I do? I have been complying and have been cooperative and nice, but I am not happy.
Please help! — Being Pushed Out in Ohio