Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The temperature gauge at my desk reads 77 degrees. It has been this hot in here since I came in at 12:15 today. I am working until 9 or so; until all of the employees go home for the evening.

This is what sucks about working in one state and reporting in to another. All of the other managers in my department were treated to a happy hour tonight. I was asked to stay behind and run the shop. Why? Because we don’t have the same boss.

Funny thing—when there are hot dog sales, rallies, department fundraising type deals, I am asked to participate; to volunteer my time to sell or man a booth, or to pass things from desk to desk. My associates and I sit here in NY, and support associates who work and report in to NY even though we report in to NC. The whole concept is very interesting to me. I tried to take myself out of the situation and look at it from the outside, and even doing that I have the same conclusion. It is all very unfair.

It’s not like I am included when the management from NC goes out to happy hour. How could I be? Wouldn’t it stand to reason that despite the reporting structure I would be included in the activities where I sit?

Apparently not, unless it somehow benefits them.

Shafted again.


Kristin.... said...

That sucks. I hate the politics of office life.

Jess said...

Wow. That's crazy. It's insane that it's so regimented. Maybe you could say something to your manager in NC or something? Have them ask whoever's in charge of these things to include you in the future?

Anonymous said...

I so do not miss office politics. Life is too short to be bothered by petty shit like that. Not saying that your work or job or importance is petty, but it's awful that you have to endure being treated that way.

Penny said...

Okay, that's a SUCKY job. Sorry, man.

Nowheymama said...

No wonder you were emailing so late in the evening yesterday!

I'm sorry. Hope today is better.

Pickles & Dimes said...

Oh no. If you get sucked into all the crappy stuff, you should get to enjoy the fun stuff as well!

JMC said...

That most definitely sucks. Surely SOMEONE in the NY office understands that?