Friday, August 1, 2008

Annoying...hateful....irritating...man!

I know I have blogged about my despicable job before....and today...I am going to blog about it again...because it is truly the thorn in my side....if it wasn't for this job...I could truly be a happy person....
(Also the reason for my horrible Tuesday post~he truly makes me want to kick his ass)

You see the problem stems mainly from my direct Manager.....he is an annoying little weasal of a man, that daily pushes my patience level to an all time low....seriously, I have none when it comes to this sniveling little man....he reminds me so much of Mr. Burns, from the Simpsons...except, take the picture below, put a really bad toupee on his head...seriously, does he not see how ridiculous he looks?


I am past the point of caring anymore....today, it has never been more evident to me that I have got to find a new job....If this blog post is found, I will probably get fired...yay, bring it on!
He made a total ass out of me, during a conference call with our region office...or should I say, he forced me to make an ass out of myself....
The man is like a mosquito bite....who somedays...just itches a little, but other days...itches so bad that the more you scratch, the angrier the bite gets, to you make it bleed....he is incompetent to do his job, he is not making sales, he sits in the office (which we share) day in and day out...instead of meeting customers, drumming up new business, etc....he does not hesitate to interrupt me, constantly...when I am in the middle of working on "my work" to help him do his, or even when I am trying to eat my lunch, off the clock, at my desk, he still interrupts me, to the point where our communciation with each other is very snappy, filled with hateful attitude....he is clueless...he is never aware of our sales numbers, where we should be, where we are at..etc...etc...

This morning was no different....toward the end of the conference call, our Region Manger asked for our Pro Stat numbers, Lawn, hort and subcontracting...(I know this is foreign to you guys, basically...just dollar amounts where we are with sales for the year)...there is a report that has to be run, to acquire this information..a report I have never ran before, because our region manager has never asked us on a conference call to supply this information before...the idiot looks at me, asks for the numbers, I tell him.."I don't have them"...tell the region manager, to get back with us at the end of the call, I will have them...I run across the hall to the Branch Manager, he tells me to go to the Office Manager, she can run the report...which has to be run in two parts, and prints out down the hall, at another printer around the corner from my office...we print the first one, I run and grab it off the printer, and as I am heading back to the office managers office to print the second half...I hear the idiot, tell the region manager.."I don't know what's taking so long, guess I will have to get it myself".....I seen red...I was so pissed!
I stood at the door, looked at him, said "I AM GETTING IT, I CAN'T JUST PULL IT OUT OF MY ASS!!!!"....I was so upset, at that moment, and under so much pressure, I snapped! I did not realize that he did not have the conference call on mute, therefore, everyone in the entire region, that was on the call heard me! I am so mad....at him, at myself....the region manager kind of joked about it at the end of the call, made the comment.."Donna, thanks for those numbers...although I really would have liked to see you pull them out of your ass"....(cue red face here)...I am embarrassed...the idiot made me cry....which is usually a weekly occurrence anymore...
I don't know what to do....I told the branch manager what happened...he laughed, said he thought it was funny....but, I am sure my "attitude" will be brought up at the next performance review....who cares....I probably won't be here next January...regardless of what the hubster wants me to do....I am going to look for another job...Purdue University has a ton of job offers on their job line...I am sure they need some Administrative Assistants....the only problem I have, is my resume'...it is saved on a floppy disk...I don't have a floppy drive on my computer...at home or at work....I think Kinkos does, so I am off to Kinkos at lunch time, to transfer it over to CD rom disc, then I am going to update it, start sending it out....

I am an educated, smart, pretty woman....I have four lovely sons, a wonderful husband and I deserve better than this shitty job....and damn it, I am going to get it!

12 comments:

Linka72 said...

Aww Dixie..I'm sorry you have to work for such a prick...my prick boss just walked by..I should have tripped him..lol
Anyway, hang in there and try not to kill him..that would look REALLY bad on your resume'!!!
Smile Girl!!!It's the WEEKEND!!!

ajooja said...
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ajooja said...

I've had a boss like that too. It sucks. :(

Hang in there, sweety. I wish you all the best with your job search. Just make sure to follow through and start looking.

I did the bitch-and-do-nothing for a long time. I know how easy it is to fall into that routine.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Sucky jobs are for the birds. I hope you are able to find something that uses your FULL potential and has a boss that knows a good thing when he sees it. Miss your comments...have a great weekend!

i beati said...

oh yes girl Shine on..You will make it maybe not right away but change will be the right thing. great song sk

Meg said...

WOW...get your resume updated and get the HELL out of there sista...

Brighton said...

Oh girl, I have been there. Go out and find a job where you are treated how you should be treated. Anyone expecting you to stay is advocating abuse- shame on them. Your self worth and happiness far out weigh anything else.

Good luck!

PS- And when you leave be sure to tell Mr.Burns to suck it. Hard.

Jamie said...

I feel your pain Dixie. I'm dealing with pretty much the same thing at my job.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Hi Dixie, I am sorry about your terrible work situation. No boss should EVER have a worker in tears.

I had a boss one time, the fellows who helped him maintain and supply his feeders were on his really good list. His office assistants did most of his work but were always in tears and would quit on him fairly regularly.
Once I overheard (he didn't say it to me, I wasn't on the 'in') that if he could he would get divorced ladies with lots of kids as they didn't quit so soon (they really needed the job).

I would tell my students one temporary way of relief is to wash his coffee cup every morning, in the toilet bowl.

Be sure to blog for us about your new GOOD job!
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Sicilian said...

Dix . . . I know it isn't funny, but dear I think you may not realize that others may not have such a high opinion of your small man boss. . . . . I think the comment from the guy on the conference call was an indication that the guy you call is an ass. . . .
I know it is hard. . . . laugh a little. . . . keep looking. . . . and remember when you interview. . . .never say a negative thing about your last job. . . . turn every negative to a positive slant. . . . and know that you are better than the ass you call boss.
Ciao

DIXIECHICK said...

Linka...thanks doll....some days or better than others....last Friday's was the worse one in a while....I am trying to take it one day at a time.

Ajooja...my main challenge at the moment, is to update my resume'....I hate doing that. Hubby doesn't want me to quit, because there are some perks...not many, not enough in my mind, to make me think it's worth staying...so, I am going to look, not tell hubby until a good oppurtunity comes along. Thanks for your well wishes.

Flat...thanks sweetie..sorry I haven't been around in awhile....I am so far behind on reading up on everyone....hubby and I are planning a Nashville weekend soon...hope to see you when we come down this time. I will email you and let you know when.

I Beati....Yeah, you are right...thing is, I want the change right now!

Meg...working on, definitely working on it.

Brighton...the day I finally leave...trust me, Mr. "Burns" and all the catty women in this office are definitely going to be told to suck it and suck it hard!

Jamie...sorry you are going through the same thing...Hope you can find a better job as well.

Jim...thanks, hon...I try not to let him upset me to the point of crying, usually, when I do...it is out of pure frustration. As far as Mr "Burns"....I don't make coffee for him....that is one part of being an assistant I will not do. I will make a pot for everyone....he has to pour it himself...but your story is too funny!

Sicilian...you are so right. Lately, everyone has been talking about him behind his back....how annoying and worthless he is...my Branch Manager, during a discussion with him over this guy, basically said "F--k him" referring to Mr. Burns.....He has pretty much had it to..I think, unless he pulls his head out of his ass...he won't be around much longer...I just don't know if I can last long enough to see it happen.