Winning Lottery Numbers

I need `em.  I’m so sick of working for morons, it’s not even funny.  I finally saw Office Space last year, and have long been a fan of Dilbert.  They’re so close to reality, it’s frightening.  I saw a sign once that read “This isn’t a job-it’s Hell with fluorescent Lighting!”  That pretty much explains where I work. 

Today when I got to work, my manager told me there was a new process for doing a report to the client for which I am responsible.   They bear a strong resemblance to TPS reports.  So I was in the process ofcreating this report, when I hear hime say “Stop!!  They’ve fixed the OLD way we did it, so we don’t need the NEW way!”  As I did the report, Isaid “You do realize that all of the numbers for today so far are incorrect, because of this?” 

What a maager looks like when stumped
What a manager looks like when stumped

So being the good little peon that I am, I corrected the rest of the numbers FOR TODAY!!  Yesterday, he can worry about.   However, I didn’t do this without trepidation.

Three months ago, I was runing the office at night. I did everything, from issue equipment to monitor call flow. 

 “My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light!” Edna St. Vincent Milay

Did they appreciate it??  No they tried to fire me.  Never mind that everything was chugging along nicely,  I had brought a short-coming to the attention of my then-boss, and his response was to fire me for causing the problem.   I made enough noise up the chain that not only did I get moved to a day slot, but that manager got demoted. 

However, this does put a crimp in the desire to “go the extra mile.”  You never know, they may get rid of you for working TOO hard.

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One thought on “Winning Lottery Numbers

  1. Don’t you feel better getting it out? I knew this blog thing was a good idea for you!

    Office Space always makes me laugh. No matter how many times I see it. It is a classic that will stand the test of time.

    I feel a book coming out of this…You could call it “Surviving Morons”…or something like that.

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