Wednesday, February 03, 2010

My head hurts

I rarely discuss my job in the blog. I never mention the company nor specific details about what I do. However, work has become such a pain in the ass for me. It is not the job per say, it is the people. Here are some highlights from the past week:

-Yesterday, the whole company got a spam email. I did not open it, it went straight to my trash box. However, a few did and then people started to "reply to all". We have about 12,000 employees around the world. Our email was clogged for 2 1/2 hours. The sad part, most of the reply to all and then the emails telling people not to reply to all, were written by managers. At last count it was up to 300 emails!

-Would you tell your co-workers that you are on an anti depressant? Would you tell you boss? Would you start crying at your desk (and some of your co-workers desks) complaining about menopause, your doctor and insurance? Yes, this was the same person!

-I am trying to wrap up a project. A project that was to be completed by the end of 2009. then was pushed back to the end of January and is now pushed back till March. Why the hold up? Well the team leader has decided to "check out" and is not being as active as she was in the beginning. So as the project leader I pick up the slack and all I hear are crickets. People don't get back to me, they do not get back to my boss. It is beyond frustrating. What kills me, is that this project has affected my 2009 performance review. Thankfully, my boss is very understanding and has supported me through out. Which is a good thing otherwise I would have flown out east to kick some ass.

-IT is overworked and not communicative. So they do not respond to my requests for info and updates.

-Our office is overdecorated for Valentine's day. I am a fan of a few things here and there, but it is over the top. Not as bad as Christmas, when Ms. Prozac wrapped all the pictures on the wall.

-I am over the passive aggressiveness.

I need a drink.

What is giving you headaches?

4 comments:

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I've learned some people are more willing to share their personal stuff than others. Though I'd likely never share what medications I'm taking, maybe it helps her that you know ... you know, so you know why she is the way she is. Ahem.

What gives me headaches? Drama. Especially family drama.

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Yeah, I have a number of coworkers that "overshare" EVERYTHING. I think that maybe when people get older the filter wears away??

What is giving me a headache? That I can't wait to move to Denver, yet haven't gotten an answer from my company on when/if I can transfer yet.

Diana said...

Ohhh, I've got some doozies at work that would make your head spin.

Oh wait, you already know about a few in particular!!! :)

kilax said...

I feel sorry for your menopausal coworker!

That email thing is just crazy.

The same thing gives me headaches - people dropping the ball on stuff and me having to pick it up. I do so much work that I shouldn't. And it is not that I'm not asking people to do their job. I do ask. They just won't.