Archive for the 'kerfluffle' Category

workaday Thursday

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Worked an earlier shift today, which was weird, but not unpleasant. The cat is confused. I am also confused, so I am at a loss to assist. What am I doing? What time is it? It is 7 pm. I am doing the 9 am things. It feels like the start of a shift work […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Given these two factors: 1. My workplace may or may not be moving an additional 30 minutes further away. 2. My job may or may not be slowly driving me around the bend. I am currently looking at other options. Sadly, rich eccentric is still off the table. However: 1. Job hunting is basically awful. […]

electrical misadventures

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

I am Not Great at crisis thinking. As in: Monday night, an electrical outlet in my apartment started making noise. It was that alarming crackling static sound that immediately makes you think ‘is that catching on fire?’ And there’s me, staring at it like that’s going to do anything (a watched outlet never ignites?) and […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

This weeks brings the end of the fiscal month to my workplace, a time when important people “drop by” our neck of the woods to remind us how important it is for us to work harder/faster/longer in order to ensure that other people (not us) get their commission checks. What really gets me is how […]

work goals

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Some goals for work this week: 1. stay out of trouble 2. don’t say anything too ill-considered to my boss 3. or my coworkers 4. really just keep quiet in general 5. talking has historically made every problem I’ve experienced in a workplace much worse 6. but not too quiet 7. because then you’re “not […]

what we have here is a flamingoat

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

I’ve been trying my hand at writing some fic for the new Power Rangers movie, but it has been slow going. Work is All About The Drama right now, and it’s hard to avoid Even More Drama when writing about high schoolers. So I’ve been reading a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy fic, which […]

snowmageddon 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Stay safe out there!

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The backstory: My boss is getting a new boss after about a year with no one in that position. The job description has changed, but no one bothers to tell us anything so I have no idea what the last person did or what the new person will do differently. The story begins: Last week […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

It’s review season! (Again!) Every year, my workplace has us all fill out a self-evaluation, which is the starting point for an extremely opaque and generally frustrating process in which you may or may not get a raise. The kerfluffle so far this year is that the schedule for reviews was sent out with a […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

I have So Many Feelings about commission-based pay for salespeople. None of which are politically expedient to share at work. So I’m summarizing the rant here so I can stop thinking about it. Unpopular opinion time! (Note: these are based on how things are set up in my current work situation. I understand that commissions […]