Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My Inner Peace is Imploding

First things first... I did not get laid off and neither did Bubbles. Our hours were cut a little more when we went from working four days a week, to working five six hour days. Not too bad in the grand scheme of things and I can make up the difference with vacation hours.. for a while.

By the time I left here yesterday I was all in a tizzy. The GM pissed me off royal and I came in a hair of mouthing off and probably getting fired. Call me crazy, but I just don't take too kindly to being called down in the hall like a five year old the ONE time I leave my desk all day, when "others" are flitting around all over the plant with their noses up Tiny's big ol' butt.

He points to my cube and says, "Git back in there and get on that damned phone and get some sales!"

To which I responded, grinning, "Oh no worries, I've booked mega bucks today!"

"I don't care what you booked, it's not enough, get back to work," he grumbled, pointing at my cubey like it was my cage.

Now... I booked 72K yesterday. 20K is a "good" day. Lulu takes two breaks every day to go walking up and down the hill, once in the morning, once in the afternoon. Bubbles is always everywhere but at her desk and Thelma (and the GM) take multiple smoke breaks throughout the day.

I leave my desk to go potty and to go check the fax machine for orders. I don't take any other "breaks." Obviously... having booked 72K.. I was at my desk working most of the day.

Sorry.. it just rubbed me all kindsa wrong. Oh and then? I went back to the printer to pick up a report and spotted that sumbitch playing SOLITAIRE on his computer.


Yeah... the kinder, gentler Mahala had to take a back seat yesterday.

Anywho... so now I'm working 8-3 Monday through Friday and Bubbles is working 10-5. It's going to be nice getting home earlier in the afternoon, we'll see how it goes. Worse case scenario, I'll find something part time at night for the time being.

For now, I'm trying to just "Let go and let God." And not punch the GM in the kneecaps.

Ya'll have a good one.

Later Taters!


tndaisy1960 said...

I would have said something like: Well if you don't want me to leave my desk, I'll require a chair with a hole in the seat :)

And *I* would have actually said just that, cuz I'm just like that!

Tori Lennox said...

Oh, I'd have had a hard time biting my tongue. What a jackass!

Meritt said...

I just read that Craig got married over the holidays. I came as soon as I heard. I have fresh coffee, box of tissues and a bag full of donuts to help.


But don't worry this is his third wife. Just be patient and it won't be long before you have a shot at being number 4.


Travel said...

Try a tire iron on the knees, more effective.


Wildhair said...

First of all, how dare Craig get married when none of us were in white, pink or naked at the ceremont. psh!

Ok, so Blondezilla is one that gets her feedbag on first and takes really long lunches. She's the GM. A pregnant girl worked nearly 6 hrs before the lazy beeotch Blondezilla let her go to lunch. What was the delay? 'Zilla and EdZachary were sitting on their fat behinds in the office claiming they were organizing. Ugh.

kenju said...

I'm so glad you didn't lose your job.

Anonymous said...

Scary times out there Dolphie. Both my sisters who work for very large insurance companies are in jeopardy of losing their jobs between now and the 15th. Crazy times, I'm just glad to have a job.

Mahala said...

Ya'lls words of encouragement keep a smile on my face while I'm here at the office... and possibly save a life or two lol.

I'm currently scoping out a place to keep a big azz tire iron under my desk. Thanks for the suggestion DG :)

MJ said...

I think you may find that you don't miss the extra hours. I has my hours cut from 40 to 24 a week last month. I thought I would die without it, but I've simply tightened my belt. It actually is very refreshing to have the time off - no matter how broke I may seem.

Don't get me wrong, I'm searching for a new job - I'm just advising that you may enjoy it if you let yourself. Good luck!

Dianne said...

I hate how pressure passes through the universe! the GM must be worried and instead of creating a place where people can feel good - he acts like an asshat and then plays little boy games.

I'm so glad your job is still there even with changed hours.

I was thinking of ya all weekend

A Spot of T said...

Glad to visit and see you are still working and life is good. Cept for the idiot GM. I can come and slash his tires if you want?

gemmak said...

Grrrr...if he'd spoken to me like that I don't think I would have had your ability to keep my gob shut!