My previous post was about my morning and how Magic Mike wanted to delegate his work by approaching me after I had just returned from taking a sick day, me telling him off and he complaining to my immediate supervisor; which led to a meeting scheduled this afternoon of all parties.
Now when I say “all parties” (heh, heh) I mean…ALL parties.
You see, Magic Mike doesn’t think I’m very smart. He also doesn’t know that I am well aware of his antics and behavior; and that when I started this job a couple years ago, I also started taking note of who he would delegate his work to and how often. Because even though we don’t all carry our own weight, pajama tops, the velveteen yard ornament and pinata to name a few, we still communicate with each other.
I’ve known about Magic Mike’s delegation tactics for some time, and I’ve been keeping a journal of his deliberate actions for the past few months. I have all the work history, the conversations we’ve had, the dates and times and roughly how much time each job took for me to complete.
If nothing else, I’m thorough.
So, after I received the meeting invite from my supervisor this morning I did a little something that neither he, nor my supervisor expected. I sent my own invite to all of my coworkers, Magic Mike’s supervisor, the next supervisor above him (who happens to be my boss’s supervisor) and my HR rep.
Not everyone was able to attend in such short notice, but let’s just say…Magic Mike lost a little magic today.
When I informed my team about the reason for the meeting, they were as angry as I was and every one of them agreed to join the meeting. The only one who wouldn’t be in attendance was the upper management guy.
When we walked in, my supervisor and Magic Mike weren’t happy, but I didn’t care. We had a long 45 minute conversation where I did the majority of the talking, mainly because I had my trusty journal.
Each coworker explained their experiences with having Magic Mike delegate his work to them over the years, and well…
This was an eye opener for many in the room, including Magic Mike’s boss, who didn’t know about any of this, but assured me and our team that anything we send their way would not be sent back to us.
After the meeting was over I had a little talk with my HR rep who informed me that Magic Mike is under investigation… shhh! I’m not supposed to share that ...beacuse his drinking has been an issue for some time and people around the company have been complaining about his lack of…how shall we say…work ethic.
Soooo…the short end of it is this….
I didn’t get fired, Magic Mike is under investigation for being drunk at work and not doing his job and I get to live another day to blog about my coworkers.
Yeah….that makes me happy!
Today was extremely pathetic.