the company bitch

i just have to say that i’m so tired of being the office bitch. i know that i’m the assistant to the higher ups, but that does not mean i’m an idiot. they guys i work for are nuts. i mean, i know image is important, but come on. our office looks like ikea threw up in it and it’s so organized, it’s nuts. everything has its place and don’t even think about having the wrong type of writing instrument. seriously. i’m not kidding. we have specific EVERYTHING we can or cannot use.

i have to keep everything stocked, which for a normal work environment, would be fine. what is not fine is that these guys are so friggen particular. i have to spend part of every weekend shopping for supplies. yes, i could have things delivered. but water? seriously. it’s easier for me to go to safeway to pick it up.

or so i though.

last weekend i went to costco and bought several cases of arrowhead bottled water. guess that was the wrong choice for them. this week i was asked me to buy either evian or fuji. um. right. we are in a tiny town. i went to costco, safeway and the local high end grocery store. no luck at any of them. i ended up buying 5 cases of dasani. evidently i bought the wrong kind. again. i was just told to go to the high end store and buy single bottles of fiji. are you fucking kidding me? they only have, like 10 bottles in stock. we go thru more than that a day!

you may be wondering why i know this at 11 pm on a sunday night. well see, as the above and beyond work i do, i use my weekend time to shop for them, then go to the office and put things away and then email the bosses that i tried my best to get the ‘right’ water, but was not able to and have another kind in its place. evidently, that wasn’t good enough.

you may think i’m overreacting a bit, but they really are neurotic. it’s not just the water, either. so many things are visually wrong in their eyes. they are way picky, about everything. for example, our desks have to be completely cleared off when we leave each day and kept pretty neat while we are working. no personal effects can be anywhere at the workplace ~ no special mugs, pictures, flowers excetera. we can only use office issued coffee cups and supplies. i ordered a calculator once and they didn’t like it and threw it away as soon as i took it out of the office depot box. now if that isn’t crazy…

the hardest part for me is that i never seem to do anything right for them. when i make mistakes, which i seem to do so often, they don’t tell me what i should be doing to make things right, just how i screwed up again. no matter what i ask them, i am always at a loss. it’s so frustrating because i know i’m not an idiot, but i am so friggen tired of being treated as one.

i have a ton of work to do each day but i get bogged down with silly things like buying the right water, cleaning up after people, emptying the trash and washing dishes.

and now i find out two of my colleagues are going on a business trip this week and they have scheduled their own flights, which is really part of my job to do. no matter how many times i say so, they just avoid the issue. i don’t get it. if they don’t want me there, they need to let me know. i do not take well to playing games.

if i’m doin something wrong, tell me what direction to go in. while i do try to read minds, i cannot do it without some instruction. i’m working 10+ hour days, so throw me a friggen bone here. i’m not even taking lunches anymore.



6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gypsy on May 23, 2007 at 2:17 am

    Oh, that sucks. I hope things begin to improve soon. And this job started out so well!

  2. Posted by Sally on May 23, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Wow! They do sound a little psycho. Weird.

    I hope things start to calm down.

    By the way, I just heard that Organic Girl lost her baby…I need to send her a note. Just wanted to pass it on.

  3. Posted by Cece on May 24, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Wow that really sucks. I’m actually speechless! I hope you get a nice Xmas gift or bonus for all the hard work you do.

  4. Posted by Terry on May 24, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    I still have my fingers crossed that these folks loosen up after the big launch!!!.. Stress makes some people behave so terribly.

  5. Posted by shell on May 25, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    thanks, guys! it did start out so well…so i’m hoping after our big event next weekend things will calm down again. i’m keeping my fingers crossed…and drinking my dasani with pride! HA.

  6. Posted by Virginia Belle on May 28, 2007 at 1:02 am

    wow. sounds like you work for some real jerks.

    hope they snap out of it after the big event.

    otherwise, i’d say it might be time for a new job. no one should have to put up w/treatment like that.

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