Speaking of productive, my work computer fails miserably at properly running the massive files I work on. I'm the only one who actually writes code around here and since my review is coming up next week, I'm not asking, but TELLING my manager that I'm bringing my home-built desktop into the office. I'll take out the network card to shut IT's whiny traps if need be, but my desktop would simply ravage what my laptop takes seemingly forever to do. Then, when I finish my work even earlier than I already do, I'm going home.
There's a girl that sits diagonally across from me that has the most high-pitched, loud cackle you've ever heard. She is also terribly easily amused by the old guy that sits next to her, has a crush on her, and is a wealth of inane, tired puns.
To top it off, she's been sick for about two weeks and every five minutes does this extraordinary hork like a 80-year-old man.
Plus, our boss is on vacation, so they have been spending more time screwing around doing absolutely nothing than usual.
Long story short, left the office at 11:00AM today. Only day I went in this week. I working from home.
In addition to the lady I share my office with, we have a receptionist who spends more time on her cell phone than answering the company phone and gets upset and makes loud annoyed grunts when she has to stop her personal call, or facetime, or facebook time to do her job and answer the company phone. She keeps her ringer at full volume and also the keyboard sounds on her iphone are turned on. So when you walk by you either hear her, the iphone keyboard going a mile a minute, or some obnoxious techno hip hop song.
Also, for being a receptionist and the person who is supposed to open the front doors and turn on the lights, etc... she is habitually late.
How she still works here is beyond me. Probably due to her age and "looks" which I don't find attractive. I've never come across a receptionist who only had to answer phones and do nothing else. And she is terrible at it and vocal about hating it. I have to cover the desk when she is out and for her lunches and if she only knew how easy she had it...
Most everything I do could be done from home. If we had a proper phone system that could follow my cell phone, there'd be zero reason.
I could do 100% of my work from home, but for some reason they think it's better that I sit in a cube. Funny thing is, nobody in the office misses me when I'm gone because I don't do any work with any of them.
I gave up a nice office with a large window to move into a cube at one of our offices closer to home. Fortunately, I got a reasonably quiet corner of the building except for the conference room right behind me where they don't like to close the door. I usually get up and close it for them.
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?
I'm the only person in my department in this office and I have no friends here. I go most days without a single face-to-face conversation.
I can do 99.9% of my job from home. At least this place is more flexible about working from home.
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?
What you are referring to is an accent... not "ebonics." The fact that your boss is black is likely why you immediately assumed it was ebonics. But sorry. It is not.
I've got a dollar in my pocket that says you wouldn't even bat an eye if your manager was a white guy from Gloucester MA that invited you to get in his caaah and go out for some chowdaaaah.
In short... deal with it.
"We'll not risk another frontal assault... that rabbit's DYNAMITE!"
A chinese guy behind me normally isn't very loud... until he starts talking on the phone. Then his speech becomes very slow and VERY VERY loud. That's when he doesn't chomp his food at his desk... or doesn't hum some tune, going "deee dee deeee deee deee.... "
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And now for something completley different...A Scotsman on a horse.
I'm in my first year of a job that I went to college for. I'm not expecting much out of the first job, just glad to have the experience on my resume.
I work with a girl a few years older than I who feels like it's her duty to control EVERYTHING that is going on in the graphic design department. Not only that, but she has the most irritating personality where she feels like she can say whatever the f*ck she wants and get away with it.
Example: I was spending some time in illustrator testing out a few things I didn't understand. It's a really slow day and I don't see any ads needing to be worked on. Of course, she gets up, looks at my screen, then declares out loud "you know theres work you can be doing rather than just having fun"
I mean get f*cking real. You are no better a designer than I am. You aren't a manager or in any supervisor role. Keep your eyes on your own sh*t. Don't try to tell me I'm just "having fun" rather than working. Me learning to use all of the features in Adobe Illustrator will make my work that much better.
It is because of this girl that I dread working. She meddles in EVERY SINGLE THING anyone talks about. If I want to ask a coworker where a particular client's file is, she's always going to yell over where I'll find it. I didn't ask you because I didn't want to talk to you. Shut your mouth and do your own thing.
If I want to ask when a paper is supposed to go out, she's going to yell it out and make sure I look dumb for not knowing.
If I want to get a quick design down so that I won't forget it, she's sure to walk by and tell me there's work to be done. I get that there's work. Now screw off
Also, she's the kind of girl who thinks she knows EVERYTHING about EVERY subject brought up. Two women who are mothers talking about their children. Yeah, she's going to chime in with her own wisdom from when she NEVER HAD A F*CKING CHILD. Relationship advice? SHE'S NEVER HAD A F*CKING RELATIONSHIP, BUT SHE'LL SURE AS F*CK TALK LIKE SHE HAS.
I half jokingly ask out loud if I could bring an expensive new chair I'm getting from a friend's office that's closing. She has to say that SHE wants a new chair and should get one before I do. WELL F*CK THATS TOO BAD, FIND A FRIEND WHO'S CLOSING A F*CKING OFFICE AND GET ONE? WHY DO I GIVE A **** IF YOU WANT ONE?
She also sh*t-talks anyone who doesn't agree with her. Salesman wants an ad a certain way. She'll bitch about him and how he knows f*ck all. Except he's telling her what the client wants. Not everyone is going to agree with you, girlfriend. DEAL WITH IT
Another thing, and I'm not exaggerating. She complains about EVERYTHING. Not only that, but she complains ALL DAY. At least 3 times an hour. At least that much, many days it happens more often. We work long hours, and she's complaining non stop. Without music on really loud I would have to end my life. I can't keep hearing about how we should adopt her way of doing things.
She has the same f*cking music playing loud (no headphones. because if you're an annoying bitch you don't need them) She walks away with the same **** songs playing for all of us to hear. Thanks a ton! The Across the Universe soundtrack is ****ing golden after the 14th time hearing it. Why not set it on repeat so we can hear it again please?
What makes me happy is knowing that I plan on getting out of there and moving on to bigger and better places. I'm not content simply working there with the poor salary. I want to do more exciting things with my career. I'm happy knowing that I wont stop until I get somewhere better.
I cannot wait for the day I can quit and get a new job. I love where I work and the managers are amazing. And the other workers are great. She ruins it all. Once I get some more time into this job and more good portfolio work I'll be gone and won't ever have to deal with her again.
Yes. I'm mad