Saturday, February 26, 2005

update on work suckage...

Hey kids....just thought I would update ya on my last post, where I vented and bitched about how work can just suck sometimes.

Well...I went in and talked with my supervisor for a little bit. I shared with him the conversation I had with that co-worker and shared my frustration with him. He made me feel so much better. He was really understanding, supportive and helpful. He said he would do whatever necessary to make sure I was not treated like that again, etc...and he reminded me how valued I was at work.

It was good...I was glad I went to him, instead of just grinning and bearing it. I still need to find a way to work with this other co-worker since we will be working together on a weekly basis, but it is good to know that I am not alone...if I come across problems again.

Now I am off to rent the world some lovely DVDs....whoo hoo!

I still have a bunch of blog entries swimming around in my head...just haven't had the time to get them down just yet...but just you wait, they are coming!

Thursday, February 24, 2005

sometimes people suck....


Most of the time...on most days...I enjoy my job. Up until about 4pm today...I enjoyed my of my lovely co-workers decided to go another round in "let's have the most dysfunctional conservation ever" game.

It's just so frustrating...since it makes work seem like those tragic sides of high school. I gotta figure out some way to deal with a mature way...without wanting to start acting like a teenager too...and answering her digs with rolls of the eye and a passive aggressive "whatever."

And you know what is the most frustrating...she is a therapist by training...and within our conversations, she gives this fake approach to be listening to my side of the conversation...and that she understands, but in reality....she is just waiting to twist the conversation around in order to push her agenda.

The more I think about it...the more pissed I get. And it's 11:50pm...I should be in bed...and dreaming my evening away.


Wednesday, February 23, 2005 work...I supervised a community service work crew at the Old Salem Courthouse. The crew we had yesterday were kids...ranging from 13 to 16. The Courthouse is connected to the old jail as well. The jail is no longer used to house it is now mainly used for storage. They now have Christmas decorations, paint, cleaning supplies, etc...all stored in the jail where inmates used to spend their time.

We got a tour of the building when we first got there...and let me tell you, that jail is creepy. You just know that some serious shit went down in there. It looked old...and beaten down, much like I imagine the people were who used to spend their days and night there.

We had to go into the jail from time to get things we needed to finish cleaning one of the rooms of the court house. The kids at first thought the jail was pretty cool...they would put themselves into one of the cells and read some of the things the inmates wrote on the wall. But...even as they thought it was cool...none of the kids wanted to be in there alone. I had to go in there from time to time by order to grab something or another...and I got in and got out as quickly as possible. I couldn't shake the feeling...the undeniable feeling...that someone just didn't want me there.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I just finished watching The Office...

I have heard that The Office is fabulously funny....and when Ricky Gervais won the Emmy for Best Actor...or maybe it was the Golden Globes, I don't remember. Anyways...that got me to think I should see The Office.

So, I rented it through Netflix....and well, I don't think it is bad, I don't think it is good either. I usually really like British humor, but this show just didn't do it for me.

I think in the was Ricky who plays the main character who bothered me most. I just never connected with him as a character until the last episode of the second season...because until then, we never saw him as anything else but a one trick pony. I did connect with the other characters...Gareth and especially the unrequited romance of Dawn and Tim.

It's an interesting show, but not as good as I expected it to be.

Monday, February 07, 2005

negative is as negative does....

Hey y'all....remember me? I have had this growing list of stuff I wanted to post about, but I just haven't seen my lovely computer in the last week or so. It's a tragedy, I know! *giggles*

So, here is topic #1....on Friday I was out of town on a business trip to Syracuse. It's a training that my job sends me on...which also includes many other people in the same type of position.

There is this one woman who is always at those trainings. She is always SO DAMN negative...she seems to always look at the down side of everything. We were talking about the programs we were in and it didn't seem like she could find one positive thing to say. The programs aren't effective enough for her...she doesn't make enough money...the government doesn't support her and her clients enough...and it went on and on and on.

You know...I agree with seeing things that need to be fixed and speaking out about it, but there is a line where you pass into just complaining to her yourself complain. This woman wasn't looking for any solutions...and if we starting brainstorming solutions to help her out, she just scoffs and says that it is hopeless or pointless. And as a result, her situation seems to get worse every time we all meet up for a training.

I don't have much tolerance for people who complain or become negative "nellies" if they don't look for solutions to their problems. Because without looking for ways to fix or work on those things that are is just complain to get pity or to hear your own voice.

I can guarantee if this woman doesn't change the way she looks at life...her situation will just continue to get worse next time I see her at a training.

More topics to come...but first, I must go to work...