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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    I hope you were noticed checking out the chesty one. That makes an elevator trip awkward in a hurry.
     
  2. edinatlanta

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    I was. She smiled slyly.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    kop a feelsky?
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    This is good advice, thank you. I am actually, sadly, not going to be escorting her today. I have a ton of things to do at work over the next few weeks and prep for shareholder's meeting and such. I just can't be out of the office. She understands though. In the future this will work out well.
     
  5. JayJay

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    Will you be able to go over to visit her while she's away?
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

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    Ha, no fucking way.
     
  7. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Well-Known Member

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    No she doesn't.


    No it won't.
     
  8. imatlas

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    Wife's new supervisor is turning out to be a heinous bitch. 6 months ago wife's beloved direct supervisor retired. They hired a replacement, but they divided the role into operations and line of business responsibilities, and gave my wife a newly created, associate director position with some operational responsibilities, reporting to the new director. The new director has been a problem from day 1: she is judgmental, quick to leap to conclusions, confrontational, and she has undermined my wife repeatedly.

    A few months ago, my wife was given responsibility for managing IT, despite a complete lack of experience in the area. Soon after she started the role, she was involved in a botched application for a technology grant - she reduced the size of the ask to make it more targeted, without getting management buy-in. Senior management found out at the last minute and upped the ask without telling my wife, then came back and demanded to know what was going on. Wife explained her (very sound) reasoning behind reducing the ask to make it more targeted and more likely to succeed. Unfortunately, they did not get the grant. Wife apologized profusely, went through a process of 1) explaining her reasoning and 2) identifying where she could have handled the process differently / better. She thought (and was told) it had been left behind and everything was fine, and went back to her usual daily grind of too many projects and not enough support.

    Well, yesterday her supervisor informed her that, "I would be remiss if I did not write you up for what happened, and place it in your permanent record. You will have an opportunity to rebut, but you, the CEO, and I will all be signing the write-up." Wife is freaking out and was in tears last night, we were both up until all hours and now I'm sitting in a training class trying to keep my eyes open.

    Why the eff would you write someone up for a mistake? What kind of petty, punitive bullshit is that?

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    tl;dr: wife is stressed at work, making me lose sleep.
     
  9. Liam O

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    this is a new brand of clothing?
     
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  11. in stitches

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    jeez, that really blows. sorry to hear that. :(



    yup :)



    i hope that is not the case. it isnt always.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    nvm
     
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    Really shitty news, imatlas. Piob is right. Get looking for a job now. This sitch doesn't sound tenable anyways from your wife's own perspective, but even if it were, the boss is making a trail for some reason or another. Get out while the gettin's good, unless there's some higher authority to appeal to... and even that's fraught with peril.

    If anything, the new boss is doing you a favor giving you some notice, notwithstanding the fact that she sounds like a royal c-word.
     
  14. deadly7

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    These. Start looking while she has a job. Same exact thing happened to a couple people I know, minus the big promotion/title change.
     
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    I read an article about this recently. Basically, in a lot of cases adoption has become so onerous that people who would prefer to adopt are buying from breeders, which means adoption has basically become a self-defeating enterprise.


    This sucks. I'm sorry you wife has to deal with it, but +1 to the paper trail being created.
     
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    Just rode down again, made an even more obvious stare. She smiled more. Man is she ugly though.
     
  17. in stitches

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    so you might have a shot then?
     
  18. whiteslashasian

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    A big :(
     
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  19. Thomas

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    I'm sorry to hear this is going on, but it sounds like it's time for her to move along. Good luck to you both in the process.
     
  20. imatlas

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    Thanks for the concern all. The paper trail path to firing is my conclusion as well. I told Mrs Atlas yesterday that if she needs to quit first and look for a job second I'll back the play, but regardless it's time to get while the getting is good.
     
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