Pinata showed up to work today after taking off all last week for an illness that she made up.
How do I know she made it up? Because Pinata is the stupidest woman on the planet. Let me explain…
Just after returning from lunch I heard her on the phone. I presumed that it was a personal call because she was laughing hysterically about something, and her creepy witch-like cackle usually means she’s talking with her niece or someone close to her and not helping a client.
After attempting to drown out the nuisance that is her voice, something she said piqued my interest and made me perform yet ANOTHER of the many face palms that occur in my cubicle every – single – day.
Here’s a little slice of her conversation…
“Yes…we did some amazing things! He took me to the federal museum memorial where they take you on a tour and show you all the pictures and then there’s this audio that plays and it’s SOOO powerful. It made me cry.
“Then on Wednesday he took me to a place where they serve some of the best food. I have to go there again.
“What? … No… I had such a blast with him and we spent ALL LAST WEEK walking around Oklahoma City and …”
Oh, wait!…wait!…wait! ! !
It gets even more pathetic!!!
You know how I told you my supervisor was all in a tizzy trying to reach Pinata on the Friday she left early to get her back in the office?? …if not, you can read it here. Ummm… yeeeaaahhh… not so much!
So after hearing Pinata say that she was in OKC all last week, I quickly sent an instant message to Pippi and asked if she and Pinata had discussed the recent trip to OKC, to which Pippi replied…
“Oh yeah! She met some guy online who lives in Texas and decided to meet him last week in Oklahoma City. After she got back, we met for drinks on Saturday night and she told us all about it.
“Me and Mandy (our supervisor) were not happy that she was going to meet this guy; and we tried to talk her out of it, but she decided to go anyway.
“She drove down last Sunday and gave her itinerary to myself and Mandy (our supervisor) about where she would be staying and what her plans would be each day because we were really worried about her and wouldn’t let her go without knowing her every move and how to reach her…”
Pinata was never sick.
She left early to pack and get ready for her “date”.
My supervisor knew where she was going and that she wouldn’t be in the office all last week.
It was all a ruse when my supervisor acted like she was worried about Pinata leaving Bullhorn and I alone during one of the more horrendous months our call center has experienced.
And the worst part…there’s nothing any of us can do about it because it was all “approved” and if I go to HR it just sounds like I’m a disgruntled employee who needs counseling or anger management.
If I’ve never said this before, let me say it now…
This place is pathetic.