Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
so aside from my staff being sick... my fucking supplier from china will ship my orders tomorrow, when its clearly stated in the contract that they should ship it out end of this month. fucking assholes. now I gotta worry about having 200 tons of steel coming in 4 days before we close down and me flying off for Christmas and have all that shit in our warehouse, and even just one day's delay would be a nightmare for our logistics. fucking assholes.
So my job is just a shit show. As some of you remember there was a huge issue earlier in the year in my division. My boss, who ran the division, was forced out of the company for major shady financial dealings among other things. I was the number 2 and got roasted over decisions that my boss made, expenses he put through, his management style etc. The completely unethical and possibly illegal things he did I was completely unaware of and there is proof of that. I am guilty by association though and paying the price for it every day.
Thankfully, I kept my job and salary but my job responsibilities become more ridiculous by the day. I am now responsible for things that I can do in my sleep or are just a waste of my experience and abilitites. I have had 2 great job opportunities fall through at the last second, after interviewing all the way up to the CEO. Both companies keep in touch with me hoping something else will open up for me but it is incredibly frustrating.
Adding to this is my new boss who is totally un-prepared for his new role and truly does not know how to perform his job. Almost daily I tell my wife stories of his incompetence but this morning was by far the best.
Some background: I work for an apparel/footwear brand in wholesale. We have a store nearby in which we get a special employee discount of 50% off the selling price. My boss comes to me this morning and says "You know the product the store is currently running at 50% off? If we show our discount card does that mean we get the stuff for free?"
The question is bad enough from someone young and inexperienced but from the person who is supposed to be responsible for millions of dollars of revenue? I can't even believe he asked the question. I so need to get out of here!
I think I'm going to close my company and get a job as a buyer for a firm in a field I don't know anything about, it seems to be the standard.
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topcat - that sounds extra crappy. i hope you find something new, and quick.
Apart from being blamed for his boss' transgressions, I don't see the big deal.
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people who order with "let me get" or "can i get" - just once I want to hear the staff respond with "sure, go get it."
anytime you are being blamed for someone elses mistakes, its a bad sign.
Honestly, this sounds awesome. Take the money and use your extra time, brain and skills on the side to either look for something better, build something, participate in a charity / project that you care about, etc...
I totally know what you mean and to some extent I am. I am actively looking for a new opportunity and in the meantime I have been very involved in my daughters soccer teams, which have taken up an enormous amount of time. The underlying issue for me is I am actively being punished. They have taken every shit responsibility that they can't put on someone else and dumped it on my desk. I have gone from running the day to day show to being the grunt that does all the work. And, I am certain that this is being done on purpose (others in the office agree and have even mentioned it to HR). It seems as if they are trying to see how much shit I'll take before I leave. This combined with watching my boss prove daily that he has no idea what is is doing makes for a very miserable working experience.
I am also fairly certain that when the dust settles and they get things straightened out and some vacant positions are filled they will suddenly no longer need my services. I am trying to find a new opportunity before that happens but I haven't had much luck so far.
For now I just have to keep plugging along.
There's your problem.
Just tried to make a reservation for next saturday for 2...only options were 5 or 9PM.
wtf? It's not that well known of of a restaurant or anything and I am calling more than a week in advance.
They do that so they'll have seats for walk ins. Just go when you want and they'll probably have a table. Walk ins happen usually from 6-8.
Eh, I know the place and walk ins would be a bit of a wait (and it's my GF's birthday so I don't really want to wait).
Turns out like every restaurant has no reservations next saturday...but it's ok. I got a table at place I haven't been to yet, but they got bumped up to a michelin star this year so it should be good
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