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Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Ranting

So I had my interview with the reporter...still no word on when that story will air. I'll keep you posted. I got the Wifester a nifty little gadget that enables us to record from tv, vhs, and other media and convert it to digital files for the computer. So when it does air, I'll capture it and be sure to have it available...

In other news, I'm irate today. Nothing new for a work day these days, but there is some uncalled for nonsense going on, and I just can't tolerate it.
I suppose I have to tolerate it, at least until I've finished school and get a new job, but this madness is infuriating.

Without going into too much boring detail, I'm doing the work, and someone else is getting the recognition. Now, I wouldn't necessarily be so livid, if it wasn't an ongoing situation, and if there weren't monetary rewards involved.

The problem is, the person providing the recognition to the wrong person is so clueless, that they just take the other person's word that they are performing, rather than verifying, because verifying would require you know what you are looking for in the first place, right? Yeah. So that's what I've got going on. And on top of it, I keep getting more and more work piled onto my desk, while this person sits on their cell phone and visits at other cubicles, giggling, gossiping, and eating all day long.

I HATE office politics.
It really doesn't matter how hard you work. How much your customers (in my case bank managers and vp's) write in to say how wonderful you are, how helpful you've been, or how pinnacle you are to their operations.
You just have to be in good with the boss, and then you can slack off and do nothing, and get rewarded for it.
I hate working for tha' man.

Did I tell you I want to be my own boss? I want to open a small business. And I will, too. Wait and see.
I can't tell you too much about it right now, or you might be tempted to take my oh-so-cleaver idea and make it work for yourself. Oh no, padre! Not so fast. I've got plans,you know, and I'm going to work them out. Just wait and see. Just you wait and see...

7 cookies cracked:

fiwa said...

Oh goodie - I'm so glad we'll be able to see your interview!

Sorry about th' man. He does suck. I hope you can get your business venture off the ground soon. If you need a dependable employee in Seattle, I'm your gal. ;)

Have a great evening -

Jay said...

Can't wait to see the interview!

Office politics always suck. I think we've all been down that road a few times. It's a major pain in the ass. I've never figured out a good way to deal with it, but if I do I'll let you know.

And, I'll send you my resume when you're ready! ;-)

Karen said...

I can't wait for the interview.

I agree about crappy office politics. I am currently on the favorable side of the office drama, but I have been on both sides. It all just sucks.

Reb said...

Is there a way in which you can turn the work in directly to the PTB so that your co-worker can't take the credit? The only way to get the recognition is to call him/her on it, if doing it quietly & privately doesn't work, then make it loud and public. You deserve being rewarded for your work, so stand up for it.

Off my soap box now...good luck with getting your own business off the ground. I am sure, after all the other stuff you have conquered that it will be a success.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that! Agh. Office politics are very frustrating. I don't miss it one bit. Good luck with your planning- how awesome!

g-man said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your interview too.

Office politics and clueless managers blow. (pardon my french) I guess it would be pointless to go ask for your cut. you could threaten to not do such a good job in the future.

Good luck on getting those details worked out!!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I can't wait! You're gonna be...


And we'll all say we knew you when!

Can't wait to see the interview! Cool stuff!