or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › Things that are pissing you off.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Things that are pissing you off. - Page 3150

post #47236 of 61929
Annoying thing at work today. I've been working on this irritating personnel issue for several days, lots of back and forth without any clear resolution. My boss and I went to our unit's deputy director and I talked through it, she understood, and all seemed well. Then we got called in out of the blue to explain it to our director. Not a big deal normally, he is laid back and a nice guy. As we're walking towards his office my boss rattles off, "OK, frame the issue like this...blah blah blah."

We got in there and I sort of froze up. I remembered some of what he said, but I fumbled a bit. Definitely recovered, and gave what was definitely a good and thorough briefing on the topic, but afterwards my boss pulled me aside and said, "Listen, if I give you specific direction like that, please follow it, etc."

I thought I did. Which was pretty good for you springing it on me 30 seconds before I had to begin talking. Just one of those situations that isn't a big deal or problem, but bothers me. ffffuuuu.gif
post #47237 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Annoying thing at work today. I've been working on this irritating personnel issue for several days, lots of back and forth without any clear resolution. My boss and I went to our unit's deputy director and I talked through it, she understood, and all seemed well. Then we got called in out of the blue to explain it to our director. Not a big deal normally, he is laid back and a nice guy. As we're walking towards his office my boss rattles off, "OK, frame the issue like this...blah blah blah."

We got in there and I sort of froze up. I remembered some of what he said, but I fumbled a bit. Definitely recovered, and gave what was definitely a good and thorough briefing on the topic, but afterwards my boss pulled me aside and said, "Listen, if I give you specific direction like that, please follow it, etc."

I thought I did. Which was pretty good for you springing it on me 30 seconds before I had to begin talking. Just one of those situations that isn't a big deal or problem, but bothers me. ffffuuuu.gif

Government work is so foreign to me. If I read this right you talked this through with your boss's boss, then you had to explain this to your boss's, boss's, boss? WTF?
post #47238 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Government work is so foreign to me. If I read this right you talked this through with your boss's boss, then you had to explain this to your boss's, boss's, boss? WTF?

Explained to my boss and boss's boss yesterday. Today had meeting with boss, boss's boss, and boss's boss's boss. And then to the boss's boss's boss's boss.

And tomorrow it will be going even higher up the chain. Do I laugh.gif or ffffuuuu.gif?
post #47239 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Explained to my boss and boss's boss yesterday. Today had meeting with boss, boss's boss, and boss's boss's boss. And then to the boss's boss's boss's boss.

And tomorrow it will be going even higher up the chain. Do I laugh.gif or ffffuuuu.gif?

You call in sick. teacha.gif
post #47240 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I'm genuinely scared for when the next generation hits the work force.

On a start up related note, I have 31 year old cousin who has never held a proper job and is still in "school", who wants to self employed, what does he want to do you ask, not have a boss, thats his goal/plan, he doesn't know in what field etc.

As a self employed I can honestly say, the saying "You never get tired of working for yourself" is a blatant lie.

my wife's got a 24 yo niece that's as irritating. she works for her dad, and I use the term "work" loosely here, and there was this one time we were having dinner and she's been ranting about "work" and saying she's a good catch and she'll just find a rich guy to marry and so she doesn't have to work anymore and just spend her rich husband's money... I'm surprised her mom who was there in front of her, and who had to stop school and work when her father died when she was 18 or 19, didn't slap her kid silly... oh and she is not a "good catch" at all.

+++++

wanna join this mountain bike race, but it falls on a workday. and it'll happen after my vacation next week. dammit.
post #47241 of 61929
I get no weekend this weekend (supposed to be a three-dayer, too!) or next weekend, and then the weekend after that I think I'm supposed to do shit, too.
post #47242 of 61929
Hah, what's a weekend?
post #47243 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Hah, what's a weekend?

Something his generation is spoiled with.
post #47244 of 61929
Three day weekend, then three day work week, then another three day weekend. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #47245 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Three day weekend, then three day work week, then another three day weekend. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I get off two hours early today. Thanks Obama!
post #47246 of 61929
I'm working from home, waiting for the cable guy to come and fix my internet (which is intermittently very slow). Hopefully he comes during the first half of his damned allotted time, but he will probably show up an hour later.

Although honestly, I have been impressed with the service I get from RCN vs comcast. Their cable TV/dvr stuff might not be fancy, but I only use them for internet so that doesn't matter. Ever time I call them, it seems like I am immediately talking to someone higher up on the support chain. When I called them the other night, they didn't do the "we'd like you to restart your computer and powercycle your modem", but rather she immediately started with "I'm running a traceroute to your modem and it looks like you are getting a lot of packet loss..."

Did some more diagnostics and decided she had to send a tech out (and none of the comcast "if the tech gets there and it turns out to be your fault, that will be a $50 charge")
post #47247 of 61929
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

Although honestly, I have been impressed with the service I get from RCN vs comcast.

Comcast has worse customer reviews than the IRS.

Real talk.
post #47248 of 61929
this non stop rain is getting oppressive. im glad we chose an indoor waterpark for our memorial day getaway.
post #47249 of 61929
There's something hilarious about complaining about rain when you're vacationing at a water park.
post #47250 of 61929
I'm really hoping that this seat next to me remains the only unoccupied seat on this longish flight.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Chat
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › Things that are pissing you off.