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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 07:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

Madaracs – March 29, 2008 03:47PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
It's neato. Esp. when listening to Bing!

Cloudscout – April 10, 2008 02:34PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
We all have to fill out our annual Global Employee Satisfaction Survey.

One of the questions on the survey asked about how confident we are that leadership will address respond to the results of the survey.

My response:


Based on past experience, I expect these survey results to receive lip-service from senior leadership as they express surprise at the low ratings and promise to address concerns. I then expect them to add orange juice to the list of "rewards" on "Thank You Thursdays" and declare the issue resolved.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/10/2008 02:36PM by Cloudscout.

El Jeffe – April 10, 2008 03:21PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
This should be renamed to El Jefe Huffies! ;)

What a journey.

stan adams – April 10, 2008 03:26PM Reply Quote
"Poitny Haired Boss' Committee to review employee survey" fly on the wall -- "

mmm Orange Juice -- I really like that pasteurized not-from-concentrate stuff from Tropicana. You know what else is good? That kind that comes in it owns plastic carafe. It's pasteurized too, but I think they screw you out of a few ounces that way but... HEY did that guy say he didn't think we'd address his concern? Pasteurized is going to cost too much. Yeah, but that kind in the little cans is really gross. Maybe we should get the kind in a plastic bottle, that is not too bad as long as it is nice and cold. So, its settled then. The kind in the plastic bottle, but get it real cold. OK? Meeting adjourned...

Dr Phred (Moderator) – April 10, 2008 06:30PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I wrote paragraphs this year and the section on "what can the company do to improve section" Most of involved restructuring management. Let's see if I have a job after they read it.
Sometimes you just have to say what's on your mind.

Cloudscout – April 10, 2008 08:14PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
It took me over an hour to complete the survey because I was extremely verbose. I sent my boss a copy of some of my comments. His response to one of the more scathing answers was, "I'm stealing that one and putting it in my survey, too."

Steve Cordova – April 10, 2008 11:42PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
I haven't told a manager/VP the truth about how they could make things better since 2K/2K1 when an SVP lost a political battle and left the company. Since he was the most effective VP in the company, I knew that the executive level people only cared about their turf and keeping it, but not necessarily keeping people happy. 4 mergers/acquisitions and countless reorgs later, ( I really should have applied to get out of front line service) I saw the writing on the wall and bailed. I am happy on my feet at a new company, and start new shift next week. Back to mids, which is where i started, on an all layer 2 ethernet global network. I don't know if I will stay 9 years this time, or not try for manglement and other advances here, but so far so good, and an effective 50% increase in pay doesn't hurt.

already hearing rumbles from people left at old company that some VPs in other groups are noticing that a large number of people who i worked with have or are planning to jump asap and the VPs are unhappy that they weren't able to grab my old cow-orkers before they left.

tomierna (Admin) – April 10, 2008 11:58PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Congrats, Steve!

John Willoughby – April 11, 2008 12:28AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I'm starting my job searching next week. Learned a lot of Cocoa, but I doubt I'll find a job that needs it in Reno. Still, it's a hobby.

El Jeffe – April 14, 2008 07:36PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
How do you know when the pressure and crap at work is just too much?
When the desire to run and cry outweighs the desire to slap everyone?

What a journey.

Steve Cordova – April 15, 2008 02:32AM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
Thanks Tom.
Bill, here is a simple list of when its time for a new job:

1. When you see your boss and the others at that level playing cut throat to see who can get rid of the most people.
2. When you see cow-orkers who are competent jumping ship and not getting replaced.
3. When you would rather have a migraine at home, rather than go in to work.
4. When you feel you should schedule all your major medical and dental procedures as close together, including all procedures for your family.
5. When all of your banked Personal Time Off starts looking better and better

We need a Snarky Top ten list for this.

(i start mid shifts wednesday night. I have already gotten more out of the new job in terms of training than i did from the old one that is actually useful rather than just platform specific crap.)

El Jeffe – April 15, 2008 04:17AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
almost check

What a journey.

ghidorah – April 15, 2008 05:55AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
WTF?! Bill, fricking go to bed already

rino – April 15, 2008 09:01AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Thanks for the list.

I just sat through a 30 minute HR meeting around a new Review process. The outcome? We've made the forms more meaningful. Which means, your wasted time spent filling out a form has become less tedious but it still doesn't really affect overall group/team/department performance or pay.

Also, not liking how things are going with certain projects.

So I work in stable place, good benefits, decent pay for the state although my current job warrants a 15-25% increase, frankly.
There's a job I have to inquire about which is only blocks away from my house, has a national bricks retail presence and seeks to grow the 14th profit center with the online venture... The CEO is a total nut-case from what I hear but possibly in a good way.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2008 09:02AM by rino.

John Willoughby – April 15, 2008 12:10PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
>5. When all of your banked Personal Time Off starts looking better and better

Ha! Ha! Time off?! What a concept. I know it's time to quit when I start thinking about ways to get a clean fracture in my leg to miss a day at work, or find myself looking forward to my inevitable heart attack as restful downtime... permanent or otherwise. I've just launched my job search after ten weeks of no work. Not really looking forward to going back to work, but the bills do pile up. El Jeffe and otherwise.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2008 12:11PM by John Willoughby.

El Jeffe – April 15, 2008 05:05PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
what about my piles?

What a journey.

Cloudscout – May 06, 2008 12:48PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
A couple of coworkers and I were waiting in line to microwave our food at lunch time today. There are two microwaves on each floor and I was next in line at the ones on our floor when one of the microwaves was freed up. I turned to grab my food from the counter and when I turned back around to put it in the microwave, the other guy who was already using one microwave took another plate of food and put it in the second microwave. I was going to say something but he only put it in for 45 seconds so I figured I would just be a nice guy and wait. When the 45 seconds were up, I turned to grab my food again and when I turned back around, he was hitting buttons to put his food in for more time. So I decided to finally speak up. I said very calmly and politely, "Excuse me. You probably shouldn't use both microwaves when there's a line of people waiting." His response shocked me. He looks at me (and the others waiting) and snaps at me saying, "Oh yeah?! Where's the sign that says I have to do that?!"

I just said, "Whatever. I'll just go to another floor, jerk." Someone else called him an asshole and we walked down to the next floor to heat up our food. The thing is, the guy was heating up ribs. A lot of ribs. He had a big brown bag with more of them that he put back in the refrigerator. It's taking a tremendous amount of self control for me to not go and deposit that brown bag in the trash can. After all, there's no sign telling me that I can't, right?

Mokers (Moderator) – May 06, 2008 12:57PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
There is only one way to resolve these sorts of matters, CS: stinkpalm.

Cloudscout – May 06, 2008 01:01PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Should I replace his ribs with chocolate pretzels?

Mokers (Moderator) – May 06, 2008 01:34PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I was thinking the ribs would work great, because it requires lots of licking of the fingers and such, but the chocolate pretzels does add a nice bit of authenticity.

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