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Granny: Worst Co-Worker Ever.

Earlier today, I was reading a statement I'd written for the local Labour Board about my last job. I've been gone from this job for some time now, but I thought I'd post some details here, since it seemed like the perfect thing to post in this comm.

In late 2014, I accepted a job as an accountant for a local warehousing company. I found the job through a staffing agency. The pay seemed pretty good, the office was really nice, and the interview had gone well. I was there for just over a year, total. For most of my duration there, I didn't have to deal with the owner's grandmother, who I'll refer to as 'Granny'. The last three months saw Granny practically living at the office, and things went straight to hell in a major hurry. Since I was the only financial-type employee, and she'd been a bookkeeper for 40 years (so she claimed), she made it her life's purpose to supervise me specifically, but she also had to have her nose in everyone else's job.

She was miserable. She was vile. The woman was 100% certifiably batshit nuts. I think she had some sort of paranoid or delusional disorder, or dementia, because her behavior was completely out to lunch. My boss was a bit of an odd duck, as well; he was terrified of confrontation, and he hated communicating with people, so he'd send everyone emails instead of actually talking to them. If you had a question and went into his office, he'd get this fear in his eyes. I never knew why until Granny showed up. She was the one who'd raised him, and after spending a month or so around the woman, I realized she'd fucked this guy up (and his sister, but that's another story). Whatever the case, he was terrified of her, and would never stand up to her. I was actually warned about this from the previous accountant who I'd taken over from (Granny was the reason she was quitting), but I thought it was just a personality conflict that wasn't going to affect me.

Boy, was I wrong.

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PowerPoint PRO Master!

I am a Graphic Designer. Where I work there are 2 other graphic designers, and a communication/marketing specialist.
I don't know WHY THE HELL my boss has put a fucking label on me that reads: "PowerPoint PRO Master" or something!!
I HAAAAATE it that every-single-fucking-time that the marketing department, or some manager needs a fucking ppt, or a shitty template... she asigns me that job!!! AAAARGH!!
Sorry, lady... I DID NOT take some PhD in powerpoint!!! I fucking hate power point!!!
Why can't any other person work on them?? I mean, CAN'T YOU make one? Or just let the others help out a bit!! You don't need a carreer on graphic design to make a fucking powerpoint presentation!!!
I know that powerpoint can make wonders if you know how to use it correctly and are familiar with the tools... but... WHO THE FUCK told her that I know how to use that 100%???

yeah... that's why I studied graphic design 4 and a half years, and payed for university..... to make powerpoints. THAT is my life goal.


Sandwiches With A Side Order of Tears

This isn't a message about my workplace but about something I saw on Sunday at a well known sandwich chain.
A female, about 18-22, was working on her own in a busy store. The weather was quite nice so there were a lot of people about.
She'd just served 2 people, was in the process of serving two more sandwiches to a guy in front, then it was me and 3 people behind me! The two people she'd just served called her over to say that the drink machine was only giving out water. She changed the syrup box in the back but it still wasn't working. The guy in front of me started to complain because she was supposed to be serving him, even though one of his sandwiches was still in the oven heating up! She phones someone and explains that she's tried twice to change the box but it's not working and that there's a queue. The guy in front starts speaking saying that she'll have to redo his sandwiches, but he isn't saying it directly to her but loud enough for her to hear! The group of 3 people behind me start chiming in saying that she shouldn't have left his sandwich. She then starts to cry on the phone and goes into the back. One of the people behind me then starts to say 'Oh she's having a breakdown. It's not right that she's on her own'. You're part of the f**kin' problem! You and your ilk, thinking the world revolves around you, commenting about a sandwich that ain't even yours. These are the same people who don't think it's right that she's on her own, but are to f**kin' lazy to clear their table when they've finished so it'll gives her one less thing to do. Some people will be thinking 'well it is her job', but I'm sorry, the only time I ever leave food/plates on a table is if it's a restaurant and the plates need to be taken away into a kitchen/staff only area to be washed, otherwise if it's a McD's etc, I pick up my paper bag or wrapper and throw it in the bin, that is why they provide them after all.
She ended up giving out bottled drinks. No one likes to wait and if you're in a shop waiting to be served and staff are standing around talking then that is annoying but that wasn't the situation here so cut her some slack. No it's not your fault that she's understaffed but it's not hers either, it's some manager/owners fault thinking he can save a buck. Put yourself in her shoes, she doesn't want to be run ragged (and I'd love to know who's covering her break?) so calm the f**k down! It's a sandwich, wait or calmly go some place else to eat.

It's retail, work weekends!

I've mentioned in a previous post about colleagues not working weekends. Well I overheard a colleague say that someone else has said that they can't work Sundays anymore! He only works Saturdays and Sundays anyway! That means that his Sundays will need to be absorbed by the remaining staff so we'll all end up doing even more weekends. The manager really needs to sort this out and have a meeting saying that as it's a retail environment and ALL staff are expected to work the busiest days of the week which are Saturdays and Sundays and when they took the job they knew this was the deal. They don't have to do every week but at least 1 weekend a month to allow other colleagues to have time off.
But also on a Saturday and Sunday it's non-stop customers after customers, questions after questions but on a weekday, although it can still be busy, it's not in the same league, yet they're still paid the same per hour as the people run ragged on a weekend! Pay the weekend staff more and lets see how many of the people who refuse to weekends change their minds and can all of a sudden work them.
One of the woman who doesn't work Sundays comes into the store almost every week to buy something anyway! There's only one woman who I don't mind not working weekends because she's been there that long that her contract wouldn't have had weekend work in it, when she joined back in the 80's shops didn't even open on Sundays, so I don't have a problem with that. But most people have joined there within the last few years so know they have to work weekends.

yea, all blames on the intern

I know that I'm just an intern who has no value to the company.But that doesn't mean you can blame me and raise your voice to me when all I ever did is completed all the work intended. I finished all my work and send all those invoice but just because you can't find one paper, you raie your voice and blame me. You're the one who didn't came to work yesterday. I finished all my work ad yet you're so jealous of me.

"Am I the only one who works here?"

I tend to curse a lot... And the raging rant...

Really?! Am I the only one? Sure feels like it for the last 3 fucking days with doing everything from receiving, sorting, jotting down records, posting to putting stock away!Hell, even taking out the trash! While the 2 of you special kind of deplorable snowflakes laze around, sitting on your asses with your smartphones updating Facebook statuses and checking out YouTube laughing your asses off something probably stupid! Oh don't forget the kdrama, your favourite..
Oh? But did some work, did you?
Good job with the display. With the 2 of you it only took you a jiffy. After that, it's free time. More like, having fun modeling the new stuff because you feel like it.
Oh don't mind me. It'd only take me 3 days to finish it all. No big

Who the fuck do you think you are? Guests? Instead of employees? Just because I usually store away the stock doesn't mean you don't have to do it. Besides, I'm doing something else while either of you aren't doing anything much. Pick up the slacks a bit please!! It would have taken less time. And who the fuck do you think you are, lording me around?!
Don't talk to me! Can't you see I'm busy?!

Of course I tend to look like hell because I feel like so! But talking behing my back, literally, when I'm standing not 4 feet away... You know just because I cant speak Chinese nor understand it, doesn't mean I don't get what you're saying. Then proceed like nothing happens, you tackless bitches!

Thanks a lot. You reminded me of how much I can't stand you.
Recap: Afternoon/closing cashier/recovery at a certain dollar store.

So, as if things there can't get any worse... they did. How?

1) Evidence of rat infestation in the store.
2) Health department shut the store down.
3) It was published in the freaking paper!!
4) Manager KNEW about this (and so did the DM that should have had his ass out of Manager's butthole) for THREE MONTHS and did NOTHING about it!

So, what does this mean? I haven't worked in almost a WEEK. I wonder if I should actually put down the dollar store at any future applications because of their BS.

Guess what, Manager who decided to re-hire someone who called out and did nothing about a rat infestation (like the law says you SHOULD!)? Karma's a bitch. About time you got off your lazy ass and did something for a change!

That time of year...again

Ok guys, it is that time of year again. Puppy and kitten season. Now...I've noticed that, for the most part, you guys do NOT get in too many very young orphan puppies. Me....I know there are idiots wandering around who like nothing better than to come across a litter of 'orphan' kittens, (with feral mama watching them, hoping they just go away) picking them up and bringing them in...kinda like your cat does when he drops his prey on your shoe.

What that means, I'm swamped. I CANNOT do the 24/7 care for tiny kittens. That is why we have fosters. However...once those kittens are about 6 to 8 weeks old...they all come back in. All this to say....I have had my hours cut. Boss doesn't want me there more than 30 hours per week. Since I work 7 days a week, that is about 4 and a half hours per day, in which I have to take care of almost fifty cats, clean cages, take care of the four bunnies, (three of which were brought in after owner was jailed for being a meth head) I also need to clean any emptied cages asap, as I know Animal Control will be bringing me in more cats and kittens on a daily basis.

All this rambling to let you know, I do NOT have time to clean the lobby floor, clean the bathrooms, do all that laundry piling up back there, clean your butts and wipe your noses. One of you is there until closing. That one can sweep and mop floors, do laundry and make sure surgery cages are clean, and the floor in there is swept and mopped. Once a week, someone can go in and take a couple of minutes to scrub the toilets and sinks out. You guys work with dog poop....why would scrubbing a toilet out (and you don't even have to touch the water) freak you out? Heck...I'm not even saying one person has to do all that in one day. Just that it needs to be done, and until the slam of the season is over, and I have less than 40 cats...I won't be doing it.

Yes I know...I'm demanding, once again, that you get off your butts, and off your phones, and DO something. Horrid of me. But...should we have someone come in for community service, you can have THEM do it. After all, they don't need to sit back there in the laundry room swatting flies, put in a load of laundry, the wet stuff goes in the dryer, while that load is going (about an hour) clean bathrooms. (we have two...won't take that long) Another load, then sweep and mop the lobby. Another load, clean cages in surgery.

I've told you all this, the kennel manager has told you this. Do I need to get the boss to tell you this?


I work at a facility located in Tijuana, Mexico. There are not just mexican people, but also people from different countries. It's quite a big company. Some employees live in San Diego and work here at Tijuana. Some employees work under the USA calendar, and some others under the Mexican calendar. So, today, 4th of July, the ones who work under the USA one, had their day off.

Many of the people we (my department) have to work with are located in the USA, or are people in our facility that work under the USA calendar. So, that means that today would be a super slow day without any new project to work with. That's why my boss, who is mexican (like me), and works under the Mexico calendar, requested 1 day off from her vacations. No problem there.


JESUS!! She just doesn't know how to relax and enjoy a fucking day off!!! She's already emailing us or skyping us and asking if there's anything new, and asking for things that are not urgent and that could be discussed tomorrow!!



Can't she just let us enjoy our working day without her annoying us?!?!?! She's always pushing, and pushing, and watching us every single fucking minute!! Let us work in peace!!! We (my coworkers and I) were soooo happy and relaxed working, and she just HAD to annoy us online! When it's a slow day, when the other people are not working because of their holiday, and when there's nothing urgent!



That woman just doesn't know how to relax, rest and enjoy her time! Stupid workaholic! She doesn't have a life!! Jeez!!

Come on! you bored?
Then go to the movies! go and have a coffee with a friend! go to the park and run/bike while listening to your music! Go shoping! have a fucking netflix binge! or just sleep!

Whatever!! but please... let us be and work in peace!!


Wasted time / Tiempo perdido

I know I have to hold on until I can pay some big debts I have and see if I can save some money for a trip I have promised my mom all my life... but there are some moments, like right now, that I feel like I am wasting my days, that I am wasting my time being here, sitting in front of a computer, in a room lit just by lamps, without exploiting my creativity and talents, every day, for 10 hours a day. Almost half my day!

I feel like I shouldn't be here. That I should do something else. That I am just wasting my time and going nowhere.

I'm not expecting an answer or advice, I just wanted to share this with somebody.

So goodnight, dear void.

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When the rat bastards get you down.

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