I currently work as a sub-contractor and have a contract outlining my responsibilities as such. A few months ago, as my project expanded, my contract had to be modified for me to provide support to other locations (since they weren't in my initial contract). My problem with this was there was originally supposed to be another person doing this and they've basically leveraged my contract to have me do it instead. It's nothing super difficult so I don't mind much but it is something someone else was supposed to do (they eventually gave me an extra $1/hr, woo).
Just last week some guy in a different department turned in his resignation which I guess sent ripples up the chain and the higher-ups scrambling to figure out what to do. They need someone to support the stuff this guy is responsible for but don't have anyone. Eventually, someone pointed to me and I was called by the company with the contract (who I sub for) and was told to do a knowledge transfer from this guy leaving as I would be supporting his stuff. They said it's "urgent" and to just start working with him as they'll "get paperwork handled later."
No one said anything about an increase in pay for this, and I really don't see a benefit to me to do this (it'd just cause more headache). Not to mention, I'd then be doing the jobs of 3 people while still only getting paid as 1. I thought it sounded shady so I called my direct employer who said "you should just do what they want you to do, in 4-5 months down the road we can go to them and say 'hey, you really need to pay for this.'" To me that sounds like BS. I don't know why I should be providing any service for nothing. The contractor wants to look good to the organization because they can say "hey look, you were in trouble and we provided the resource" but that doesn't do a damn thing for me.
Anyway, here it is Monday and this guys last day is Thursday so I'm supposed to be "shadowing" him. If anyone has any sort of thoughts on it please let me know.