I’ve decided to start a new group that will be focused on eliminating hate forever. I call it, “Haters Against Hating Against Haters Against Hating Abominations”
For short, we’ll just refer to it as: HAHAHAHA.
My manager and I were discussing the reasons as to why so many pathetically ignorant people are promoted into management positions in my little vortex of hell, and then we realized that they never seem to leave.
We actually named off close to 30 managers in my little vortex of hell who should be demoted or fired for ignorance and stupidity alone.
Ya…that’s right . . . THIRTY! . . . and quite pathetically we probably could have named off more if we hadn’t been so rudely interrupted by a phone call from one of the managers we had previously named.
These so-called “managers” are very much like a nagging cough or stuffy nose that keeps you awake at night . . . Actually . . .that gives the annoying cough or stuffy nose a bad rap.
I swear my little vortex of hell is cloning or breeding these people in a some secret lab, bringing them into our facility and placing them in management or supervisory roles and then secretly watching how the rest of us react to their stupidity and lack of knowledge.
It’s like we’re lab rats or something.
Yesterday I had this conversation with one of the aforementioned nagging coughs…
Computer Manager: “Sooo, what did you find out about my computer order? Will it be delivered tomorrow?”
Me: “I did find out that the order is still in production and hasn’t left the facility yet. So no, it won’t be delivered tomorrow.”
Computer Manager: “Soooo…I’m not going to get it tomorrow?”
Me: “No, but it looks like it might ship over the weekend and we might see it on Monday or Tuesday of next week.”
Computer Manager: “But that won’t work. I need it delivered tomorrow.”
Me: “I don’t have any control over the vendor or the delivery company. All I know is that it won’t be here tomorrow.”
Computer Manager: “Would you please look again? I need that shipment tomorrow.”
Me: “Sure, I’ll check again, but I’m confident that we’re not getting the delivery tomorrow.”
Me: (after checking status again)…“It’s still in the production stage, so no change. We’re not getting that shipment tomorrow.”
Computer Manager: (in slightly agitated and bewildered tone) “Are you serious?!?! (sighs heavily) I cannot believe that they haven’t shipped my order yet!! What’s the hold up on their end?”
Me: “Again…I don’t know. I don’t work for the vendor, but let me contact the sales rep and see if they can shed some light on this.”
Computer Manager: “Okay. You do that. And tell them I NEED that order delivered tomorrow.”
Me: ” yeeahh…I’ll see what I can find out.”
— — time passes as I’m waiting for an answer from the vendor — —
— — Answer finally comes from the vendor — —
Me: “The vendor sent me an email to let me know that the order is still in production and won’t be delivered tomorrow.”
Computer Manager: “Seriously!!??!! I can’t have that!! Did you tell them I MUST have it delivered tomorrow?”
Me: “Yes. But seeing as the entire order is STILL in production, it can’t be delivered tomorrow.”
Computer Manager: “That’s no good. Give me his number. I’ll call him myself.”
Me: “okay…here’s his number: ###-###-####”
— — time passes while I do other stuff that actually matters instead of waiting for her to contact me again — —
— — unfortunately, she contacts me again — —
Computer Manager: “Okay…the sales rep told me that the order is still in production so it won’t be delivered tomorrow.”
Me: “yep.” (color me surprised)
Computer Manager: “what does the status “in production” even mean? Does that mean it’s on the truck?”
Me: (completely shocked (even though I shouldn’t have been) that question was even asked) “Uuuhhhh…..no.”
Computer Manager: “Well, I need a tracking number so I know where it is, so if it’s not on a truck how do I know what the status is?”
Me: “The vendor will provide the tracking number once the order ships, but since it’s still “IN PRODUCTION” and has NOT shipped yet, there won’t be a tracking number.”
Computer Manager: “The vendor needs to be more specific about the status of my orders. I can’t tell if it’s being shipped, in production or where it is. This is so frustrating!”
Me: “Yes it is.” (but I’m talking about her, not the vendor…fortunately for me, she’s too wrapped up in herself to recognize that)
Computer Manager: “Well, stay on top of this and let me know the status once you have a tracking number.”
Folks, I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I tried, but this is the stupid and pathetic I have to deal with on a daily basis and it’s frustrating.
Having to be a lab rat in my little vortex of hell is pathetically exhausting.
I work on a team of three people. We had four, but one quit late last year because he was tired of people not doing their work.
Well…let me rephrase that…
He quit because after almost ten full years with the company he grew tired of having to bail out ONE specific person who refused to complete their assigned work.
Here’s the poop, each of us has specific responsibilities that we’re assigned to. Responsibilities that aren’t very difficult. Assigned by our supervisor. That should be completed in a specific amount of time.
Matter of fact…this is probably the easiest job I’ve ever had. Unfortunately, for a specific someone on my team…they tend to make it more difficult, and for some strange reason that person can’t seem to understand the concept of getting the work done on time. . . or at all.
For example, when a new request comes in that is assigned to him, he lets it sit in his queue for months.
There have been times where he will let work sit in his queue for up to a year or longer.
Never acknowledging the request was assigned to him.
Never updating the request with a status of where he’s at in the process of completing the work.
Never contacting the person who made the request to let them know if there’s a delay or a problem or when the task will be completed.
Oh, one might think that he’s probably burned out and doesn’t want to do this specific job anymore, but if that were the case, he’d do more to make that evident . . .
which he doesn’t . . .
So I don’t believe that being burned out is the problem.
Two years ago when I first started this job, I began hearing from a lot of people about how bad this co-worker of mine has been over the years. People were sharing their stories of failed orders, lack of accountability, communication, laziness, slacking and just down right unacceptable behavior.
I asked why they haven’t complained about him, but I always received the same reply…“we have!! but no one takes our complaints seriously! He’s been like this for over ten years!!”
Many of you reading this might be asking yourself if management knows about this person’s ineptitude?
Incredibly, yes they do.
Management has tried to move him to another team or even fire him; but since the human resources team here at my little pathetic basket of hell is afraid to do their jobs, he remains employed.
And of course, he always has an excuse for delaying the work or never completing the work.
His reasons are endless, but after only a couple years of being his co-worker I’ve managed to figure out the two main causes of why he’s so inept:
Neither of these are conducive for providing proper customer service or getting your work done in a decent duration of time.
That brings us to the here and now.
After a nice, long weekend I came in to work, opened my email and found an email from upper management who requested a status on something that was submitted over a month ago. A simple request to purchase something that would take maybe a couple hours to complete. Sadly, after a month of waiting the purchase has not been made and the staff who requested it has not been able to do their job.
Interestingly the email was addressed to our entire team and not just to the inept co-worker who won’t do his job and since the email was sent to our team, I could easily take care of the situation and complete the work . . .
But what does my co-worker learn if I do that?
Answer: he learns that his slacking off doesn’t have consequences and someone else will always bail him out when the pressure mounts.
Therefore, I’m not doing his work.
If he plans on being lazy, if he refuses to complete the work assigned to him in a decent manner of time; then he also needs to suffer the consequences. He needs to learn that his ineptitude won’t be accepted by his co-workers.
And that’s exactly what I said when I confronted my supervisor about the issue this morning.
I refuse to bail him out.
It’s not going to happen this time. It’s not going to happen in the future. He must take responsibility for his actions, or in this case, his lack of actions.
I’m tired of working with inept co-workers.
This workplace is really pathetic.
The place I work sucks!
It really does.
I don’t like the atmosphere or the people.
The conversations are horribly redundant.
I don’t look forward to going into work because I know what I’m about to deal with for the day.
I dread every single morning and even some evenings before I go to bed, mainly because I know that morning is coming.
While driving to work I have to force myself to actually turn into the parking lot and not keep driving until I hit the mountains or the ocean.
My manager isn’t that great and normally wants to talk about some stupid board game he’s into. A topic I care nothing about.
The upper management has no clue on how to operate a business and is financially irresponsible.
One of my co-workers is lazy and spends most of his time on Facebook or some other social media site that has nothing to do with his job.
He loves hearing the sound of his own voice which means that I normally have to listen to his stupid stories about his grand kid or his son or his daughter or some other idiotic story that I care nothing about.
We have to share the office with another team that loves to discuss stupid topics and most of the time we have to listen to one guy complain about software, hardware, politics, his medical problems or just some random issue that got him riled up that day.
The whole office is a petri dish of gossip, slander and down-right horrible stupidity.
The only saving grace is that I get a half day on Friday’s.
The only reason I’m stuck here is because no one else will hire me.
What is wrong with you sick people that you feel the need to know so many details about every person’s life? Especially the whole issue of a person’s sexual preference?
I’ll tell you why…
Because YOU are obsessed with sex!
Oh. . .and on the topic of sexual preference. . . if a person is born with a certain sexual preference, why the hell can’t you tell just by looking at them? Shouldn’t you know without having to ask??? Why exactly do you even question it?
Oh, wait! That’s right! It’s similar to all of you who were born a dumbass.
No one can tell you’re a dumbass just by looking at you, instead people have to ask you if you’re a dumbass.
Typically, you all try to cover it up, but eventually the truth is revealed as soon as you open your mouth.
Soooo, going back to my initial question…why is it so important for you to know which way someone swings their ding-a-ling?
Does knowing that someone is a pervert make you feel more human? Does it make you feel more adequate that you’re not the only pervert in town?
With the way society has become so sexually obsessed I’m not surprised that companies don’t require sexual preference on a résumé.
Sexual Preference! — Ah!! The perfect candidate!
You cattle need to get over the sexual obsession already. After all, it’s just a means of creating humans.
But leave it to humans to make it into something perverted, addictive and disgusting!
Brav-o! (insert slow, pathetic golf clap here)
Pathetic cattle disgust me.
I’m so smart. If it weren’t for me, the world would cease to exist.
No..no..no…I’m so much smarter than you or anyone else.
NO! I’m smarter.
Hahaha…well, I have such a high opinion of myself that everyone needs to know it, so let me tell you just how great I am.
Your skills are good, but MY skills and traits are far greater than anyone on this earth can ever obtain. I’m so special.
Well, I’m perfect.
Look at me!
. . . . . . ???
I’m the best, the smartest and the most knowledgeable about everything.
No one knows more than I do.
I know what’s best for everyone, not because I have experience, but because I’m just so damn smart so let me spout off how smart I am by telling you what I think I know about nothing in particular.
Hahaha…that was SOOOOOO smart, but you know…I know more because my mommy told me I was so knowledgeable and smart…and everyone knows that my mommy is never wrong. Hell, she even left my daddy because he couldn’t understand how smart she was and his lack of knowledge was unbearable to her.
What an idiot daddy was.
Mommy is so smart.
I love mommy.
Mommy packed my lunch today. I think I got a surprise.
Maybe it’s pudding!
wouldn’t that be great!?
I like pudding.
hey! why did you walk away? . . . . . ???
Where are you going?
What do you mean I’m annoying? . . .
I wonder if making a sign about not supporting someone’s protest and standing in front of them screaming obscenities and chanting repeatedly that their protest is annoying, would make them stop protesting.
Either that, or…
maybe I should stand a few feet away from them with a sign that reads, “Honk if you like Beer” to make them think they are supported by all the people driving by who honk after reading my sign.