Dehumanizing

Location: Land of the Lost Insurance Office
Job: Processor

I just don’t understand how and why people who blatantly waste the company’s time get promoted… Why do people who do their jobs stay in place and people who are problems get to do other things? I am beginning to think that people who are problems are moved to solve a problem and get an undeserved promotion. Nothing in this company has ever made any sense and things just get worse. I think they are blind and living in the past. They don’t care about movement of any kind…Just move the jerks along who can’t compete. People who are competent stay in place – forever.

 

Another one bites the dust

Location: London, England
Job: Office Bitch/Mind Reader/Magician/Hand Holder/Nanny/Psychiatrist. Depends on the day of the week, really.

So, another manager left one of our departments today. He lasted less than a year. To give you some context, within the past two years, the reprographics department has had more managers and team leaders walk out of that job than you’ve probably had hot dinners. To any normal, sane human beings out there, this would suggest that there’s clearly something not right with the way things are done. But not to “the client”. The “client” doesn’t care because we’re outsourced now. We’re not part of the organisation. In short, the “client” is a gigantic thundercunt. To say that I hate my job would be a massive understatement. I fucking hate it. Luckily, I’m in the process of conspiring (yes, conspiring) with my brother into getting me the fuck outta there and into a better job in Switzerland. Once I get out? Sayonara, bitches. I won’t be looking back. Good luck with the next sucker who buys into your bullshit.

 

No. Just…no

Location: Wisconsin
Job: Nonprofit Educator

Subject lines are not supposed to be paragraphs! Jesus Christ. I hate seeing emails that have subject lines cut off and nothing even written in the body. Learn some e-mail etiquette!

 

Over-Controlling Exec

Location: Wisconsin
Job: Nonprofit Educator

I am really starting to hate my boss. She is a sweet enough person but completely oblivious to the fact that she is a micro-manager who doesn’t trust her employees. She constantly asks my opinion on things but then is shocked that I have a different idea and dismisses it with this air that she knows better because she’s worked in this field for decades and I am young and new. Newsflash…you are dated. The things you are shocked by are the things that are commonplace now. You attend events with old white dudes and try to tailor our small, nonprofit events after what works there and it just doesn’t work.Continue reading

 

Lowman on Totem pole

Location: Florida
Job: Hostess

I hate when bosses are friends with a coworker because when you’re the new kid it means you get fucked over for the sake of their friendship. I’m being forced to take someone else’s shift so she can get a day off that she requested this week while my request for an afternoon off (that I put in three weeks ago and wouldn’t be needed for two more weeks) got denied within the hour. This is on top of my usual schedule and the double I’ve got to pull the day beforehand. Nevermind that the other three hostesses could easily take the extra day. Nope, it’s gotta be me.