My boss is an asshole. He's been a miserable prick since the day he arrived (I've been there about 3 years longer than he has). I remember the first day we met him, the asshole was in a mood already, and he didn't even have the job yet. It hasn't been any better since. His moto (although I have never heard him actually use this term) is "Shoot first, deal with the casualties later". I mean this guy makes fellow women coworkers cry, and if they aren't crying when they leave his office, thoughts of hatchets, guns and knives are surely on their minds. I thought I would outline exactly what it is about this jerk (and he's called worse on a regular basis) that I find offensive and grating.
1. He is just.plain.rude No other way to say it really, call him, expect to be belittled, accused of poor work performance and well anything that will send you out of his office as quickly as possible.
2. He is the weakest administrator I have ever served under. He pacifys his staff momentarily and will tell them whatever they need to hear (essentially) to once again, get them out of his office. I overlap shifts, so I have seen him in action when one person has a gripe against another. He basically tells each what they want to hear, instead of being objective and solving the mess.
3. He prays on the weak and introverted, well like myself. (I'll get into that in a second) If you aren't the type to give it right back to him, then he will walk all over you. However, if you are cute, female and under lets say 40 (he is in his late 50's) then he will charm you to death, smiling, speaking softly, catering to your every needs (within reason) let's not even go into the flirting, but then again there is nothing politically correct about the behavior in my office.
I remember one time I had a calendar a friend made for me with my old high school picture in the center as a sort of joke, which I had hanging up. He saw it and asked loudly and sarcastically:"Why do you have a picture of a Guy on your calendar?"
or the time a co-worker took a day off to bring her son somewhere and I mentioned that he had given me a hard time about about taking my own son for a psychological evaluation..."Well, she's a woman, they are closer to their children, you know how it is..."
ANYWAY... one of his trademarks is while in a bad mood (more often than not) if he sees or hears something which might serve to worsen his mood... he flies off the handle."I'm going to fire him tomorrow"
"Heads will roll"
"Somebody is going to lose their job over this"
well evidently something went wrong after I went home at 4pm Monday. I was the convenient brunt of his anger. Evidently he has witnessed me using the internet more than he would like.
NEWS FLASH-- I work in technical support, we are pretty much there to take problem calls, which range drastically in severity. Some days are very hectic, some are nearly eventless, but no matter what type of day it is we need to be there ready and able. In between, to preserve our sanity we have the Internet, all of us surf frequently when there is nothing pressing to do.
Well today I was called into my direct superiors office (My boss didn't even deliver this directly) and handed a written warning.
"Internet abuse" was the main reason supplied. My crime? having the closest and most visible desk to his evidently. Everyone around me is online constantly, but it is my desk that he frequents the most because of the nature of my work and naturally if I have a site up, he only views my screen when he comes out of his office.
ugh.. I need to get my resume together, I can only take so much more of his shit.
I guess I feel a little better, for now anyway. I was so aggravated tonight I neither walked nor crunched, ate pizza and watched TV. I feel like I've morphed into a couch potato, but stress can do this shit to you I suppose. Here's hoping tomorrow will get me out of this funk I am in.
So I guess I've been wallowing all night and have had Fevers and Mirrors
playing on repeat for a while. It's funny how I use music to saturate myself with energy sometimes, not always positive, and with Conor it's kind of double negative saturation. I have been a follower for about 5 years now and actually was able to catch them at The Calvin in Northampton 3 years ago. Bright Eyes is an instant adoration or repulsion with people. I am drawn to lyrics, I can't appreciate a song if it is lyrically weak. This probably explains my disdain for most of what is popular mainstream crap these days and my love for lets say.. Tori Amos or System of a Down. Yea they have something in common imagine that!
Sonically as different as you can possibly imagine, yet both with a message twisted and interwoven into their lyrics. Anyway.. here is a sample track from my favorite Bright Eyes release and pretty appropriate given my mood tonight..