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Rant VIII: The Reckoning

Discussion in 'General' started by Cheesy1, Jul 3, 2012.

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    I want the opposite, I think. I write geological interpretation software, and it gives you an answer that is for all intents and purposes the Occam's Razor answer (in fact, we call it Occam inversion). But the the thing is, that is an answer, not necessarily the answer. Too many people in this field accept the Occam answer as golden and stop there.
     
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    Just be glad they didn't send you a laser turdcutter.

     
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    Should not have eaten that Taco Bell Habanero Doritos Loco before the performance.
     
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    The Chinese characters for "ogle" and "Google" look so similar. Yes, that's it. He was staring at her, not trying to cyberstalk/dox her.

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    We were lucky, apparently the formats it does allow (.jpg) are REALLY useful. I can scan images or do other things and print off those as well as grab off the internet images. It's great for testing it out!

    Rant averted.
     
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    OK, so I'm a Belgian owl fan. Just posting this anon so that real life people who know my handle won't run into it.

    I was just absent for 3 weeks due to a broken (just cracked, it turns out) wrist. In that time, my superior was to take over my job. Well, I mean, keep things running.
    WELL NOPE.
    Ok, fine, but surely he managed to keep things moving, just have people follow protocols we'd set up, follow procedures agreed upon with clients and suppliers and such.
    WELL NOPE.
    Maybe he noticed that I'm useful and some things run more smoothly when I'm there to pay attention and follow up on things.
    WELL NOPE.
    ...At least he didn't actively try to sabotage me or get me fired?
    WELL NOPE.

    So, the management of the firm is made up of my boss, one other manager, and the CEO. The CEO outranks the other two, they're more-or-less on even footing.
    My boss had actually drawn up half the paperwork to throw me out over some bogus claims. The other manager stood up for me and showed the CEO the claims to be complete fabrications. Or, more accurately, errors of my boss and his lackey, who's sadly part of my team, he tried to drop on my head. Well, that backfired. Turns out I've been saving my boss' ass! No kidding!
    At the same time, the people in my team finally discovered proof of the long-held belief that the forementioned lackey made his own schedule...and everyone else's. Which people would probably accept, if it wasn't for the fact he hasn't worked a single day shift in the weekend (the busiest shift of the week), more of the nights in the weekend (the calmest and best paid shift of the week) than anyone else, hasn't worked on either Eid-ul-Adha or Id-al-Fitr in four years, never works the day his team plays, and miraculously has both an unlimited gas card and an unlimited phone card from work (which even I don't have!). Yeah, if you're going to make your team's work schedule, how about trying to be fair?
    My boss also managed to...Oops...Forget to make invoices for over €800.000 (roughly a million dollars), this year alone. Since we work mainly with construction firms, those invoices are connected to work done on projects already finished, often with their balances totalled and accounts closed out - meaning some of our clients are furious because their books now turn out to be off by thousands of euros, and some flat-out refusing to pay.
    All-in-all, the CEO came pretty close to firing my boss, but he's been kept on for the time being. Sadly, there's no trust whatsoever in the team towards him at the moment, and my boss still maintains it's all my fault - I turned the team against him, I've riled them all up, and I've somehow managed to manipulate the other manager into my pocket and made him look bad. Still, since the CEO - according to the other manager - literally said "it's with the Belgian Owl Guy, and you can take it or leave it", my job's pretty secure for now...Except I have a boss who's out for my blood, with one of my team members who's not just in his pocket but actively wants me out and briefs anything I say or do to him in the worst possible light, and most of this I've only learned through "you didn't hear this from me, hushhush" late night phone calls from the other manager - who I don't much trust either. I'm well aware he's painting everything in a light to indebt me to him and get me in "his camp", since he feels cheated and passed by - he's one of the founders of the company and my boss managed to get on the "same" level as him by manipulation and being good at playing office politics.

    the atmosphere at my work is just splendid, let me assure you. My boss was sickeningly sweet and friendly and kind to me all day, making jokes, telling me how much I'd been missed, how I shouldn't work too hard on my first day back, etc etc.

    I mean...I guess I should be glad someone stood up for me? And that I still have a job? But really, "stress" is an understatement at the moment, I can just barely function at the moment, and i should just have stayed home an extra week 'till things quieted down. Next week - when I'm supposed to be on a holiday - there's a big meeting between the CEO and my team and my boss...very strongly against my boss' wishes - he tried to veto the meeting, but the CEO pushed through because he wants honest and open opinions and different perspectives on how me and my boss work... And apparently, no-one bothered to invite me or keep me in the loop. I officially don't have a clue the meeting's taking place, again, I only know about it through hush hush back channels.


    URGH.
     
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    Now THAT’S a rant!

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    Hypothetically speaking, if you were to find another job, what would happen to your current company?

    Also, six figure disparities in invoices is probably a bad thing no matter where you are... maybe have that exit plan in place, just in case...
     
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    Eject! Eject!
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    Iirc leaving a job is more involved in most European countries isn’t as easy as the US.
     
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    WHIRLPOOL MILLIONS!
    EARTHSHAKERRRRR!

    —Patrick
     
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    (it should cue up to the appropriate moment)
     
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    Me? Hmm, nothing special, really. He'd need to find someone to bully, I guess.
    And we're lucky our company is under the umbrella of one of the biggest groups of the country to bankroll us, or we would be up a creek without a paddle already.
     
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    Huh. And I used to think I was bad about replying to emails. At least I read them.

    Edit: This isn't a rant. Thought I was in the Random Crap thread.
     
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    ♫ I got breast implants
    Paid by my boyfriends
    I got a botox injection under my skin
    I only play with sex, but I don't let it in
    I got fake nails
    Don't answer e-mails
    I am a silicon valley walking on two legs
    What's the price of the world? I can write a check
    Cuz I'm a 21st century digital girl
    I don't know how to love but I live in this world
    My daddy is a workaholic millionaire
    My mom is on drugs, but I don't really care
    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ♫
     
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    I don't understand the comma placement in the number of emails there.
     
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    Misclicks. Sigh.

    So anyway, I'm very officially NOT invited to this meeting, because the CEO doesn't want strive/discussion/arguments between management in front of the troops.
    Well, I wouldn't have to fight my boss every step of the way if he behaved like a normal human being?
    Also, hey, thanks for saying I'm apparently part of "management" now.
     
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    :(:cry::(:cry::(:cry:

    I feel like I've just betrayed my best friend.
     
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    Making sure they're cared for when you can't is the opposite of betrayal.
     
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    I still feel sick about it. But that’s why they left first. New homes were already arranged.
     
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    We’re cat-free at the moment, And want to change that as soon as we’re able, and even thought about offering, but we’re still not able, so I am right there with you.

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