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Old 10-27-2015, 10:04 PM
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Nothing like being shown the door after 13 years as part of a general layoff...with 48 hours before network and physical access is shut down.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:26 PM
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To the people doing the construction work:

Go Away!

We're so over having remodels done in our space, and all they really did today was show up en masse with their plans and talk to each other about them and generally get in our way.

Well, that's all they did before noon. That's when I left.

(For the record, I went in at 4 am, that's how I got to go home at noon).
I'm in the commercial construction trade and this rant always seems to blow me away.

The remodeling crew didn't magically finish the job in minutes you say??? Well holy shit!!!!!

Watching office gimps vomit construction deadlines is always great for a fucking laugh.....Please explain how you could do it faster with your Wal-Mart screw driver and corded drill.....
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:53 PM
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Sorry, my turn to vent.....

We did a walkthrough today on the Health First building we're remodeling. 95% of our work has been out of sight/mind of all the regular employees at this location. We eventually have to tap into the existing generators to finish the add-on that we were contracted to do. Anyways, the 12 dollar an hour scum continually gave us the stink eye today for impeding on their barely above minimum wage space.

I'm dealing with a 90 thousand dollar draw......your 20 bucks worth of inconvenience means less than nothing to me or anyone connected to me.

Deal with it........
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:44 PM
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Ah, construction stuff. The sound of progress I say. It's always temporary. There's elevated train trackwork going on in my neighborhood right now. From 9pm to 4am. Why? Because it's the Purple Line and that line doesn't run at night, so why not do the work when no commuters will be impacted? Oh, the whining by neighbors on Everyblock! It's the end of their whole life! Yes, they use airhorns, they have to because while they're working on the north and south bound tracks for one train line, the other one, the Red Line, runs all night. So they're working on tracks that are immediately next to tracks that have trains running on them - electric trains - with a live third rail. No missteps allowed, they can't be surprised, and the only safest warning system for oncoming trains is air horns.

Suck it up, all you little buttercups. It's for 6 weeks and isn't every night. Jeez. Earplugs, white noise, you really can deal with it.

On to workplace... Sheesh, it's not worth explaining, but non-handy people should just admit defeat before trying, before they make it worse. Plus, when you make sure things can be handled electronically and then find out they're using paper forms instead because reasons. Not smart reasons, either. Gah!
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:58 PM
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Nothing like being shown the door after 13 years as part of a general layoff...with 48 hours before network and physical access is shut down.
Oh, damn. I'm so sorry to hear this!
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:15 PM
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Comparatively minor but definitely work-related:

My co-worker two cubicles over has spent the entire morning and is still on the phone with one hotel, making a reservation for ONE person, for two nights. She has no inside voice, is dumber than a bag of hammers and I have an online radio station on my headphones, playing Celtic music LOUDLY, and I can still freaking hear her. Please make her STFU. I could have made the reservation, negotiated the best rate and sent in the PO in less than 5 minutes.

Kill me now (before I climb over the partitions, rip the phone from her hands and strangle her with the cord).
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:30 PM
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Nothing like being shown the door after 13 years as part of a general layoff...with 48 hours before network and physical access is shut down.
I'll add another damn - just damn.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:57 PM
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Nothing like being shown the door after 13 years as part of a general layoff...with 48 hours before network and physical access is shut down.
Understand your feelings completely - had that happen to me as well. It just plain sucks.

Hope things get better for you quickly.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:51 PM
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Anyways, the 12 dollar an hour scum continually gave us the stink eye today for impeding on their barely above minimum wage space.

I'm dealing with a 90 thousand dollar draw......your 20 bucks worth of inconvenience means less than nothing to me or anyone connected to me.

Deal with it........
Ah, what a sorry excuse for a human being you are. "12 an hour scum" and how you're so much more important.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:10 PM
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Ah, what a sorry excuse for a human being you are. "12 an hour scum" and how you're so much more important.
His post seemed so over the top I assumed that it did not reflect his sincerely-held views.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:06 PM
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Ah, what a sorry excuse for a human being you are. "12 an hour scum" and how you're so much more important.
Yep. A real entitled douchebag.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:33 PM
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His post seemed so over the top I assumed that it did not reflect his sincerely-held views.
And probably was not about an actual workplace situation. It was, however, completely in keeping with the persona he has decided to provide us with.

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Old 11-02-2015, 04:17 PM
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We're migrating between two email/calendar/document management systems. There have been hiccups.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:48 PM
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October 14th: "We had to take one assembly from stock, so you'll need to write a procedure for its replacement. And even though we can't use the undocumented assembly, we can store it if you want to in case the paperwork ever shows up."

October 22nd: "Yeah, go ahead and issue the paperwork to replace that one assembly for stock. We're still looking for the missing paperwork -- it probably just got filed in the wrong folder."

November 2nd: "What did you issue this ONE procedure to make ONE assembly for??? Don't you know we buy these IN BULK??? Why would we ever make just one??? Why did you issue this??? And SCRAP that other assembly that doesn't have its paperwork -- we don't need it!!!"

>.<


Bonus: I get to go on a scavenger hunt in the warehouse sometime this week because some samples for an assembly that was ordered well over a year ago appear to have gotten misplaced during the transition to a new inventory system. Joy. >.<
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:00 AM
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Dear HP Help Desk People:

My stupid company has outsourced all of our help desk needs to you, and generally I get good results, but for the love of all that is holy why did you send my repair ticket on the plotter to some guy in the UK? All he can do is tell me to do what I've already done! I am not a plotter repair person, I am just a CADD jockey who took on the task of contacting the Help Desk when something goes wrong.

FFS send a technician to my location and fix my damn plotter!

Not So Very Cordially,
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:45 PM
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I have been after a few co-workers to do some simple tasks for months. Months, and I have the email chain to prove. Finally, in a sideways sort of way - because I work in the corporate offices were nothing involving escalation is simple - finally, I managed to get their boss to tell them to do it. One of them completed the task in ten minutes.

After months of my fruitlessly asking people just to do their damn jobs, one of them did it in ten minutes, clearly destroying any argument that there just wasn't enough time to get it done. I promptly ratted him out to his boss, in the nicest manner possible.

Boss did not get it. Boss did not grasp that if the task could be completed immediately, there was no reason for it to have taken months.

The kicker? The task takes half an hour.

He still did not do it, he just signed off on it.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:44 PM
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Dear HP Help Desk People:

My stupid company has outsourced all of our help desk needs to you, and generally I get good results, but for the love of all that is holy why did you send my repair ticket on the plotter to some guy in the UK? All he can do is tell me to do what I've already done! I am not a plotter repair person, I am just a CADD jockey who took on the task of contacting the Help Desk when something goes wrong.

FFS send a technician to my location and fix my damn plotter!

Not So Very Cordially,
TheFaerie
It's just a simple carriage drive belt replacement. We'll send you the belt and you can install it in an hour or so.

Here's a Youtube guide to walk you through it.

Just be careful if the old belt has begun to fray badly. It has a fiberglass core to prevent stretching and the glass stands can cause some painful cuts.

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Old 11-06-2015, 06:38 AM
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I only create one invoice per month, two tops. I always send them electronically, and I couldn't find one of my invoices for this year so I asked the client, my previous agent, if he could please send it back to me?

It took him something like two minutes and I think half of that was how long it took the letter to reach him. The new! Shiny! Improved! Reporting method they came up with on my last month with them was a pain in the ass, but this particular guy has been one of the most helpful agents I've worked with. I wish there were more like him.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:15 PM
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It's just a simple carriage drive belt replacement. We'll send you the belt and you can install it in an hour or so.

Here's a Youtube guide to walk you through it.

Just be careful if the old belt has begun to fray badly. It has a fiberglass core to prevent stretching and the glass stands can cause some painful cuts.
:-D turned out to be a misaligned waste toner bottle sensor.

But in the process of helping the repair guy, I found out that someone walked off with my empty waste toner bottle. This floor of this building is the only one that has this model of plotter. It will not fit any other plotter in our entire system. The only thing I can think of is that someone saw it out and thought it was trash. Now I have to order a replacement. Bah. I hate plotters. They are the bane of my existence as a drafter.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:04 PM
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Understand your feelings completely - had that happen to me as well. It just plain sucks.

Hope things get better for you quickly.
Thanks all for the well wishes. I might have something lined up already with the partner I used to manage.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:18 PM
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I remain slightly annoyed at the number of items on my daily to-do list that consist of bugging grown ass adults to get off their butts to send me necessary info for tasks they said were urgent and/or high priority.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:01 PM
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I remain slightly annoyed at the number of items on my daily to-do list that consist of bugging grown ass adults to get off their butts to send me necessary info for tasks they said were urgent and/or high priority.
I am currently in the process of rewriting my resume (yay layoffs) and when discussing why I was having such an issue with writing it, I replied to a former coworker that most of the time is spent coming up with politically correct words to convey that I'm really good at getting grown assed adults to act like semi grown adults instead of the 4yr old tantrum throwers that they behave like when they're not watched.

Apparently that is "Facilitated smooth working relationships between groups" in resume speak.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:09 PM
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I've heard about so many changes in resume writing (like they're not always called that anymore?), I have no idea where to even start if I have to write one again. It's been something like 15 years since I've needed one. Hoping if I need to skip jobs I'll still not need one as I'll probably end up working for another place where people already know me. The veterinary/shelter community is small.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:15 PM
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I am currently in the process of rewriting my resume (yay layoffs) and when discussing why I was having such an issue with writing it, I replied to a former coworker that most of the time is spent coming up with politically correct words to convey that I'm really good at getting grown assed adults to act like semi grown adults instead of the 4yr old tantrum throwers that they behave like when they're not watched.

Apparently that is "Facilitated smooth working relationships between groups" in resume speak.
We should have a beer together, because I have given up on smooth working relationships. I will do my job, and cheerfully, but I just cannot deal with people who won't anymore.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:54 PM
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Hi folks I often read this (and the earlier) thread but don't have anything to contribute. Until today...


So dear coworker, how long have you worked at the station? Thirty eight years? Oh yeah, you mention that every other sentence while you are bitching to me about being moved partially out of sports back into news.

The thing is under this management sports is less important, so with fewer stories to do they need you to shoot news. You still have your take home car, you still have your seniority, in fact you have everything you had, except you are shooting news three days a week instead of shooting sports all five.

What's that, the younger guy gets to shoot four days of sports still and you don't think that's fair? Hmm, last time I checked he actually knows his way around the modern newsroom a bit better (no actually a LOT better) than you, and he's not a whiny drama queen to boot. People like to work with him. Imagine that.

What's that you say? Thirty eight years? Well that means you have a lot of vacation and you get to pick close to first. It guarantees nothing else.

I'm sorry you didn't like my suggestion to just lay low and let it blow over. I'm really sorry you think you actually have a reason to be upset. Don't you remember a couple years ago they took away (other coworker's) car for no apparent reason other than they didn't like him? How did that work out? Yeah, he never got his car back, even though it really was unfair.

Keep bitchin buddy, it's gonna get interesting soon.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:07 PM
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I am currently in the process of rewriting my resume (yay layoffs) and when discussing why I was having such an issue with writing it, I replied to a former coworker that most of the time is spent coming up with politically correct words to convey that I'm really good at getting grown assed adults to act like semi grown adults instead of the 4yr old tantrum throwers that they behave like when they're not watched.

Apparently that is "Facilitated smooth working relationships between groups" in resume speak.
The right office manager would hire you based on that skill alone. I work with so many drunken monkeys I'm surprised there aren't actual feces being flung anywhere.


I have recurring characters from the other thread to bring back! Yay ...

I've been "given" ownership of a task that's a bit higher-tech than what I was hired for but completes the final 5% of the setup process for the product I (unofficially) manage, which is great since that takes out the delay where I re-assign setup X to the guy who used to do it, wait for him to notice that it's in his queue among the dozens of other things he does, complete that portion, re-assign back to me etc. etc.

Except that the guy who used to do it is Lazy Bastard, and I still work under Useless Manager, so it went ... per the usual. Useless Manager left me off the email thread wherein she re-shuffled some task assignments, so I didn't even know she's dumped this into my lap in the first place until I started protesting all these tickets in my queue asking for unfamiliar status updates. "Oh, you handle those now." Say what?

Having endured his "training sessions" before, I can attest that Lazy Bastard couldn't effectively train a butterfly to flap its wings, so I'm slogging half-blind through this unfamiliar task ... and realize he hasn't touched this shit in a solid six weeks at least. While it was very solidly his responsibility. I went to Useless Manager about this but she completely blew off that it was any big thang ("Well, just work through those tickets as best as you can. Tee-hee!") so now I'm untangling his messes and placating pissed-off branch employees while he smirks and I seethe that he got away with it.


Oh, and I have a call with a recruiter tomorrow about a job I'm quite interested in pursuing -- it sounds so much like the "good" parts of my job but with more accountability and authority -- so I'll just let Useless Manager keep shoveling more crap onto my plate, because as satisfying as it's gonna be to drop the mike and walk out, dropping six or seven mikes will be GREAT!
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:47 PM
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I'll admit upfront that everything in the post is minor and petty, but it all adds up.

I was sleeping really hard when my alarm went off this morning (at 2:45 am). So I was a little tired and grumpy when I left the house.

It was COLD out-- temps have been warm enough to make a fleece jacket plenty, so I didn't think about warmer clothes or a hat or gloves.

It was also Foggy.

And then I discovered that the stuff on my windows was Frost (and not just moisture).

Not happy.

It scraped off pretty good, I drove to work, and then couldn't get into the building (I work retail--the store is closed overnight, but there's almost always someone inside). It was too cold to wait as long as it took to get someone's attention. But I wasn't actually late by the timeclock.

I then went and collected my pile of price tags for the day, and there were TOO MANY.

TOO MANY means that I did not finish hanging the whole pile by the end of my shift.

I hung all the important ones, though.

I was also irked by the late discovery that I could have worn red, white and blue rather than my uniform today ( I wish they'd publicize these things better, and more consistently, and further in advance. And not have "fun" days quite so often).

And . . . well, it wasn't a horrible day, really, just irksome in a bunch of minor ways.
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:53 PM
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I'll admit upfront that everything in the post is minor and petty, but it all adds up.

I was sleeping really hard when my alarm went off this morning (at 2:45 am). So I was a little tired and grumpy when I left the house.

It was COLD out-- temps have been warm enough to make a fleece jacket plenty, so I didn't think about warmer clothes or a hat or gloves.

It was also Foggy.

And then I discovered that the stuff on my windows was Frost (and not just moisture).
Aren't you in Sacramento??
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:35 PM
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Keep bitchin buddy, it's gonna get interesting soon.
I used to work with a Mr McBitchy who always justified himself by saying that the squeaky wheel get's the grease. He didn't appreciate me pointing out that the squeaky wheel is also the first one replaced.

I only experienced a little gratification when he squeaked one too many times.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:49 PM
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I have to escalate an issue tomorrow. I hate escalating issues.

But I have done all I can. My coworker was given a documented deadline of today to do something, and did not do it.

I have tried getting my boss support on this (insanely minor) issue, with no success; I have to escalate to Grand Boss, essentially ratting out my Boss for not ensuring someone else's report did something that no-one really cares about anyhow - even me - but we are procedurally required to have done.

And people will be annoyed at me, even though I did not write the procedure, I have done all that I am allowed to do, and I have been pushing to get this issue resolved for months.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:41 PM
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This is a bullet point on my resume.

"Interact with Development, QA, Customer Service, Professional Services, Marketing, and various other departments in an aggressive, politically charged, time-sensitive environment."

I always joke with people who are writing resumes that it's all in the phrasing. If you wipe your boss' bum every morning after his coffee kicks in, you can write, "Assisted boss with all essential daily functions."
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:38 PM
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Well, they did it. Two weeks ago I was called into the HR lady's office and was told that I am now assigned to Demanding Partner - the one I told them I would walk out if they assigned me to. Yeah, that one. I knew he wasn't happy with his current secretary because (among other things) her grammar sucked, and I knew he liked me (grammar is my superpower).

I did not walk out though I was tempted to those first few days. I just reminded myself that the reason I'm working there is one, the excellent health insurance, and two, my salary means we don't have to budget and I can spend money on fun things.

Demanding Partner is happier than I've seen him in ages. Working for him is a pain, but I have the advantage of knowing him well and not being afraid to use my "bitch voice" on him. He's actually doing what I tell him to do (well some of the time at least).

There will be a discussion with HR (after the holidays) about a raise, and certain other conditions I'd like met. And my bonus this year better be huge!

But the worst part of this whole thing, is I had to switch desks with his old secretary, and she got my nice, easy to work for attorney as well as my desk. Then I have to listen to her bitch about how much she hates her new desk, i.e. my old desk that I loved! So unfair.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:57 PM
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It's furniture. It can't be moved?
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:04 AM
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It's furniture. It can't be moved?
The micromanagers in the upper offices tend to have shit-fits when employees do shit like that.

I once worked in a brand new building at UC Berkeley. The offices on our floor had several chairs each, upholstered in brightly colored naugahyde. The offices had chairs of various colors -- red, blue, orange, yellow -- but all the chairs in any one office were all the same colors.

So I and other employees swapped our chairs around, so each of our offices had chairs of several different colors. Shit-fit from micromanagers in upper offices ensued.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:17 PM
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This is long, and I apologize in advance, but it needs a little explanation. I'll try to be concise.

My company is essentially a data warehouse for a very specific, global industry. We have browser-based software that lets customers enter their data into our databases. We in turn, have automated processes that distribute that data to everybody in the industry. We also have a large set of online documentation that explains how to process the data. Since it's a global industry (read: everybody in competition) the documentation is critical to ensure that everybody's data is processed the same way for a level playing field on the market.

For unknown management-think reasons, last January we got reorganized from subject matter experts for an entire product end to end (collection and distribution) to most of us working on the collection side of things, and a few of us working on the distribution side of things. (I'm on the small distribution team.) When this reorg happened it sounded to me like the collection people would design solutions/enhancements to our software, I'd listen in on meetings so that I would know how to update the distribution documentation, and then when the proposed solutions were finalized, I would do my changes and run them through our usual documentation reviews and then publish the docs.

The collection people immediately adopted the attitude that all they needed to do was design the UI. In their opinions (many of them have told us this to our faces) it's up to the distro team to do all the advance legwork on all projects, design and document the solutions, update the distribution documentation, and when we're done with that, then they'll write the requirements that tells where on the screen the new fields go and if/how they should be validated.

I am not sure if I'm selfishly peeved because my job turned out to be much bigger than I first though, or if I have a legitimate beef that I'm doing the majority of the work now. The way my boss and I see it, projects should be run as a team, where both the collection and distribution people do the advance legwork and solution design. But so far they just seem to be saying "hey, you own this project, let me know when you're done so I can do my screens".

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Old 11-13-2015, 06:49 PM
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Hey, I guess this job is a lot less toxic than my old job if all I can really complain about is a close-and-non-stop-talker.

I have an office mate who listens for me to approach my office. Honestly, as I get close I can hear her close her laptop, straighten up her papers, push her chair back and Get Ready For Some Serious Chat-Time!

She must think we're going to be dishing for quite a while so she wants to get everything organized and put away first. Then, as I'm in my doorway but haven't even approached my desk yet (let alone had time to sit down), she muscles into my office (literally! I haven't cleared the doorway yet, so it's tight with her suddenly there too), and asks a pithy question like "Soooo?"

And she asks this from a foot away. I started out responding politely, but that was a major time-sucker. Then I found that if I asked her "Sooooo, what?" she'd clarify with "Sooooo, what's going onnnnn?" But now I often reply "Really busy. No time to chat. 'Scuse me, gotta respond to an emergency right away."
Her immediate response (that she starts in with before my sentence has finished): "I know what you mean! I have soooo much to do thatIthinkI'mgettinghivesfromthestressormaybeit'sfrommykidsisthatathing?!"

I've also started saying "And, remember? I need some personal space here...." as I retreat.

I'm just venting here, because I hit on the perfect solution that deals with the immediate, non-stop chitchat, the annoyance factor, and the space issues.

I just stay away from my office.

Seriously. I've been in my office once in the last three weeks. And that was when I'd seen her somewhere else.

I'm getting so much more done! I'm carrying my bike bag with everything I need in it, and if someone's got an issue, I commandeer a table or desk nearby and get their problem taken care of on the spot.

And so's not to be too much of a jerk, I'm chatting with my officemate! But doing so when I have time to, when we're eating lunch or something.

Sooooo, anybody want to rent some space? It's got a window and a Mac Cube and a Boba Fett Pez dispenser. There's just one little drawback...
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:03 PM
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So ... they get paid much less, right?

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Old 11-13-2015, 08:54 PM
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To the members of management at my workplace: you are all fucking idiots. No one respects you. Even the eternal kiss - asses look pained as they begrudgingly prostrate themselves before you. In my field, I've known so many grubby little wormy managers. They can't compare to the trifecta of idiocy you constantly display. The moronic puppet master and her two insipid puppet lackeys: the most unnecessarily top-heavy organization I've ever had the displeasure of working under. You always talk about "following the chain of command." Perhaps we could do that if any of your leadership skills amounted to anything more than a wet fart. The equivalent of listening to your commands would be following the genocidal rantings of an evil dictator. Fuck ya'll. There's a special place in hell for the three of you.

By the way, if you fucktards wanna retain employees, you may want to quit screwing with everyone's paid time off. We need breaks from your Hitler, Goebbels, and Georing asses.

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Old 11-13-2015, 08:54 PM
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Aren't you in Sacramento??
No, not in Sacramento. Am somewhere in the middle of the country. Not north, nor south, not east nor west. Frost on windshields in November isn't odd, it's just annoying, especially the first time it happens in awhile, and when one wasn't expecting it.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:45 PM
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It's furniture. It can't be moved?
I should have been more clear. The desks are identical, the locations, directions they face, and amount of extra real estate (tables and such) are not. I had a lot more space and a more open feel at my old location. She does not like the openness at all.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:59 PM
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sick of this woman at my job asking me every damm day what I am having for lunch
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:02 PM
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Comparatively minor but definitely work-related:

My co-worker two cubicles over has spent the entire morning and is still on the phone with one hotel, making a reservation for ONE person, for two nights. She has no inside voice, is dumber than a bag of hammers and I have an online radio station on my headphones, playing Celtic music LOUDLY, and I can still freaking hear her. Please make her STFU. I could have made the reservation, negotiated the best rate and sent in the PO in less than 5 minutes.

Kill me now (before I climb over the partitions, rip the phone from her hands and strangle her with the cord).
I had a coworker like that 2 years ago, instead of having ear plugs in her ear she played songs out loud all day. Sometimes it was the same song
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:18 AM
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sick of this woman at my job asking me every damm day what I am having for lunch
"You."
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:55 PM
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sick of this woman at my job asking me every damm day what I am having for lunch
Well, you could start in on a long, overly-colorful rendition of the gourmet entrée you're planning on nibbling:

"Thank you for asking... no one else ever does, you know. Wellll, today I'm having Viande de Grison, an intriguing-yet-obvious cured wildebeest filet, solar-kiln-dried somewhere in Quebec, laid on a demi-baguette of half-white bread-half-whole grain-spelt toast, but here's where it gets fascinating, because that's overlaid with Valbrie aux Poivre, a piquant semi-turgid brie-esque spread from young Provençal cows, rolled in Romany emerald peppercorns. You know the ones, grown by a convent in the Viogniere Valley and hand-cracked by nubile novitiates? Mmm, lovely. The pepper, too. Over that is laid a turf of Arugula, Pink Russian Kale, Curly Endive (as well as the Moe and Larry varietals), Broadleaf Paris Island Romaine and French's Mustard Greens. All complemented by a squirt of Chef Anatole's hand-beaten salmon-ejaculate aoli (Have you tasted any of Anatole's creations? You simply must trot round to Totley Towers, Totley-on-the-Wold, and try his signature Tittering Totem tarts). Now, I'm thinking I should pair this with a pithy-qua-insoucient zin/beaujolais blend from the early twenty-teens. I'm looking for just the right balance between weathered leather aromas and tropical notes of palm leaf and guava, with perhaps just a hint of vintage kindergarten paste. And then... three to five Milk Duds."

No need for her to know you brought PB&J again.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:34 PM
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Well, you could start in on a long, overly-colorful rendition of the gourmet entrée you're planning on nibbling:

"Thank you for asking... no one else ever does, you know. Wellll, today I'm having Viande de Grison, an intriguing-yet-obvious cured wildebeest filet, solar-kiln-dried somewhere in Quebec, laid on a demi-baguette of half-white bread-half-whole grain-spelt toast, but here's where it gets fascinating, because that's overlaid with Valbrie aux Poivre, a piquant semi-turgid brie-esque spread from young Provençal cows, rolled in Romany emerald peppercorns. You know the ones, grown by a convent in the Viogniere Valley and hand-cracked by nubile novitiates? Mmm, lovely. The pepper, too. Over that is laid a turf of Arugula, Pink Russian Kale, Curly Endive (as well as the Moe and Larry varietals), Broadleaf Paris Island Romaine and French's Mustard Greens. All complemented by a squirt of Chef Anatole's hand-beaten salmon-ejaculate aoli (Have you tasted any of Anatole's creations? You simply must trot round to Totley Towers, Totley-on-the-Wold, and try his signature Tittering Totem tarts). Now, I'm thinking I should pair this with a pithy-qua-insoucient zin/beaujolais blend from the early twenty-teens. I'm looking for just the right balance between weathered leather aromas and tropical notes of palm leaf and guava, with perhaps just a hint of vintage kindergarten paste. And then... three to five Milk Duds."

No need for her to know you brought PB&J again.

She probably wouldn't ask again after I said that. lol
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:05 PM
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She probably wouldn't ask again after I said that. lol
So borrow that description, and you'll never have to come up with a second one!
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:57 PM
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Hey, I guess this job is a lot less toxic than my old job if all I can really complain about is a close-and-non-stop-talker.

I have an office mate who listens for me to approach my office. Honestly, as I get close I can hear her close her laptop, straighten up her papers, push her chair back and Get Ready For Some Serious Chat-Time!

She must think we're going to be dishing for quite a while so she wants to get everything organized and put away first. Then, as I'm in my doorway but haven't even approached my desk yet (let alone had time to sit down), she muscles into my office (literally! I haven't cleared the doorway yet, so it's tight with her suddenly there too), and asks a pithy question like "Soooo?"

And she asks this from a foot away. I started out responding politely, but that was a major time-sucker. Then I found that if I asked her "Sooooo, what?" she'd clarify with "Sooooo, what's going onnnnn?" But now I often reply "Really busy. No time to chat. 'Scuse me, gotta respond to an emergency right away."
Her immediate response (that she starts in with before my sentence has finished): "I know what you mean! I have soooo much to do thatIthinkI'mgettinghivesfromthestressormaybeit'sfrommykidsisthatathing?!"

I've also started saying "And, remember? I need some personal space here...." as I retreat.

I'm just venting here, because I hit on the perfect solution that deals with the immediate, non-stop chitchat, the annoyance factor, and the space issues.

I just stay away from my office.

Seriously. I've been in my office once in the last three weeks. And that was when I'd seen her somewhere else.

I'm getting so much more done! I'm carrying my bike bag with everything I need in it, and if someone's got an issue, I commandeer a table or desk nearby and get their problem taken care of on the spot.

And so's not to be too much of a jerk, I'm chatting with my officemate! But doing so when I have time to, when we're eating lunch or something.

Sooooo, anybody want to rent some space? It's got a window and a Mac Cube and a Boba Fett Pez dispenser. There's just one little drawback...
We have an Office Talker, but fortunately I don't share an office with her. She is in the office right next to mine. Lucky me. Meet my Annoying Coworker...when she comes into the office in the morning, she's not actually in her office for at least an hour. She goes down the hall and plops herself down in another coworkers office, and talks and talks and talks. She doesn't do it so much with me, probably because I'm not very chatty with her. Because I have work to do. The coworker she does this to the most is very busy, and I know for sure she doesn't have the time to sit there and talk, but she's probably too nice to say anything. Another coworker just told me that she doesn't like it, which I didn't know because I thought she liked talking to Annoying Coworker.

We had a weekly project that used to be done late on Friday (we work regular office hours, so we're done at 5).There was one part that my supervisor had to do, and then I could finish it and send it off. So every week without fail, Annoying Coworker would go plop herself down in my supervisor's office and yack for an hour, and my supervisor would expect me to stay late ON FRIDAY so I could finish. Oh hell no. I started going in to my supervisor's office while she was talking to AC and asking her about the bit that needed to be done. She finally did start getting it done in time, but still. Very rude and disrespectful.

I will be back soon, with a tale of the Project From Hell.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:02 PM
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"Thank you for asking... no one else ever does, you know. Wellll, today I'm having Viande de Grison, an intriguing-yet-obvious cured wildebeest filet, solar-kiln-dried somewhere in Quebec, laid on a demi-baguette of half-white bread-half-whole grain-spelt toast, but here's where it gets fascinating, because that's overlaid with Valbrie aux Poivre, a piquant semi-turgid brie-esque spread from young Provençal cows, rolled in Romany emerald peppercorns. You know the ones, grown by a convent in the Viogniere Valley and hand-cracked by nubile novitiates? Mmm, lovely. The pepper, too. Over that is laid a turf of Arugula, Pink Russian Kale, Curly Endive (as well as the Moe and Larry varietals), Broadleaf Paris Island Romaine and French's Mustard Greens. All complemented by a squirt of Chef Anatole's hand-beaten salmon-ejaculate aoli (Have you tasted any of Anatole's creations? You simply must trot round to Totley Towers, Totley-on-the-Wold, and try his signature Tittering Totem tarts). Now, I'm thinking I should pair this with a pithy-qua-insoucient zin/beaujolais blend from the early twenty-teens. I'm looking for just the right balance between weathered leather aromas and tropical notes of palm leaf and guava, with perhaps just a hint of vintage kindergarten paste. And then... three to five Milk Duds."
May I steal that, please?
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:23 PM
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"Is there more copy paper on the way? We ran out on Sunday."

Yeah, sure, since I'm psychic and shit. Since I told you I'm happy to order your paper but you have to tell me when you're on the last case. Maybe you shouldn't wait until the big printer is out of the four reams it holds, to figure out more should be ordered? Or maybe, hey maybe, you could even USE THE STAPLES LOGIN I GAVE YOU and, I dunno, ORDER IT YOURSELF. Like I showed you.

We had one salaried person leave that department, and three waged people replaced her. They can't get any shit together between them. Inventory. It's a thing.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:44 PM
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Attention, Monday: bite me.

It was bad enough going to work on something like three hours of sleep, with school also on the agenda tonight. I did NOT need to have multiple problems/dramas in a few minutes' time.

To the various parties:

S, lose the 'tude, bitch. NOW. Refusing instructions from leads because you will only listen to a supervisor is NOT accepted behavior where we work. Oh, and please do find a working gear that involves actual motion.

M, you might want to think about some sort of meds, guy. Really. Riding your mood coaster is rough on the rest of us, too. Yes, we get jerk customers. It's the nature of retail. The matter got handled, grandboss assured me she's fine with our side of it, quit agonizing about how boss will feel about it tomorrow (he had the day off today). If grandboss is OK with the situation, boss probably won't say a word about it, and he's not someone who will fail to communicate if he thinks we have an issue to work out. Yes, I know losing your phone is a bad thing, but whimpering so hard about it was a pain for all. And please stop slamming your hands between hard objects. You may be a trial to our patience, but none of us really WANT you to be harmed.

Oh, and jerk customer who decided that being part of a group that were ALL being asked to let us park the [bleep] carts before you swarm like hungry piranhas was some horrible act of discrimination against you worthy of huge public tantrum that had other customers complaining to managers about YOU, [bleep] off. We could do without your pushiness, your attitude, your grabbiness (including the time you helped yourself to an item out of another customer's cart), and your odor. It really wouldn't kill you to bathe and do laundry more often than once a week (if we're lucky).

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