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Today’s Goal- Justify Your Job

It’s hard to take over the world when you sleep 20 hours a day.
Darby Conley

I would say that I haven’t had time to write because things have been so hectic, but… that would be a lie. Something I’m trying to avoid on here. Truth is- I was too tired/lazy/bored to write anything useful. So I didn’t try.

Not that I have much to say now either, but at least I’m back at work. And yes, I caught up on over a week’s worth of work in 3 hours. Not bad. Not good either.

I’m sure there is more work for me to be doing. Though I can’t for the life of me figure what it could be. It isn’t that I’m lazy at work. It is just that I get things done so damn fast. Of course I skip about 80% of the steps that some other OCs do, but I consider them useless after about a week. 😛 I’m not doing brain surgery or solving world hunger over here.

I’m answering emails. Posting pictures. Uploading new information. Updating old information.

You know- the drudge’s work. 🙂

I know there are a lot more CEOs, Managers, and Supervisors that are tech savvy coming into the business world. Many think that they don’t need an OC, Administrator, or Secretary. But the truth of the matter is- they do.

You know when you call the office and some poor guy answers the phone who says they’ll pass the message along then you never hear from that person again. That’s an office without an OC. You know when you get the line that your paperwork that you sent via email got lost. That is an information center without an OC.

There is no one who is actually doing the information management. There is no one who is actually seeing that messages get to where they are supposed to go. There is no one who is actually ensuring that emails are forwarded to the right person.

Hell, most of the time you have to wade through the machines before you get to that poor guy who barely has the telephone connection to be understandable.

For the most part the job of being the Information Manager has been rolled up into other jobs that fall under the umbrella term of customer service. That is like saying the traffic cop’s job is under the umbrella term of homicide. Two vastly different systems.

I think I’ll stop this line of thinking. It sounds way too much like I’m trying to become a politician. I’m good, but I’m not that good. 😛

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Just when I was working up the nerve…

Sometimes you just know when things are going to go wrong. You know that the deck is so stacked against you that it isn’t worth playing your hand.

And sometimes that is the best situation to be in.

So bad news is that I got fired. The Lady is very very …how do  you say psychotic nicely? She’s that. 🙂 She claimed in my termination letter that I had violated the confidential information clause. In other words- I kept talking to JJ after she left the company and The Lady assumes it was about company business. When in fact I was talking to her about v2.

But I learned that trying to prove something to a psychotic person who believes it is a pointless exercise. 

Besides JJ has offered me a job with her company. So now that I’m fired I don’t have to give two weeks notice and work with people mad or pissed at me.

Not a bad start to the week considering. 😀

Another day, Another war

Sometimes ya gotta do stuff ’cause it’s expected of ya, not ’cause of anything else.
-Laura Moncur

Well this week will be interesting. I’m not sure if that is interesting bad or interesting good, but it will be interesting. The Lady has decreed I work in another office this week and possibly next. I don’t work well in new environments….with people I don’t know….with equipment that isn’t mine…

Yeah, I’m not looking forward to this. ~shrugs~

I guess The Lady called JJ last night and it may or may not have turned into a blame game. Though from what I know- The Lady did say something about legal action.

So I find myself wondering what the hell is going on and how it is going to effect the rest of my week? The answers are not all that comforting so far. In fact since I’m a doom/gloom person I can say that the options are looking more and more like I’m going to lose my job before I even get a warning that they are shutting my office down.

This is actually not as alarming as it probably sounds. I have a job offer that I’m waiting on to see if I even stay with this company to begin with. But that office is new and they may have to wait a month or two before I can start work so it isn’t as if I’m in danger of being jobless.

I did that once.

Once was enough.

We’ll see how this plays out. I’m just hoping that it takes a month or two before anything that impacts me too much takes effect. I can hope anyways. 😀

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