I know. I know.
I’m probably jinxing myself even more (Pinch! Poke! You owe me a Coke!) but sometimes the heavens just open up and down comes the most laughable, ironic email that has been sent around our little happy fun fun workplace in quite awhile. It comes from the same toss-pot that sent the email about sending potentially “offensive” shit to the other cunts in the company.
(Perhaps a bit of a backstory. YYYYYY is known throughout our company to be the biggest crybaby EVAR! (and, yes, that includes me). He’s recently been walking around the studio like a pregnant princess (he recently quit smoking and has gained at LEAST 40 pounds since then. Big fat bastard…)))
Anyway, right or wrong observe this email from the financial/fucktard director who accidentally sent this to EVERYONE IN THE COMPANY only days after warning us about sending shit that might totally fucking offend people:
XXXX and XXXXX
Looks like YYYYY is raising this old chestnut again (back pain due to shitty chairs), this time with XXXXXX. I watched YYYYYY hobble around today but am unsure whether it was genuine or just put on for me as I was in the room at the time. The chair he refers to is £110 which is about £30 more than we normally pay for chairs. We could get him this to simply shut him up and keep him productive as I can smell a sickness period coming on again (he was off for a week last week. The risk is that we open the flood gates for everyone to demand a new chair for the same reasons.)
My feeling is that we make it obvious that he is to be treated as a special circumstance (a bit like the special glasses scenario a few years ago) (I have no idea what this shit is about. “Special Glasses”??? Does YYYYY have fucking X-ray vision that the rest of us don’t know about???) ,and keep him productive.
One hour of his time is £90 so the cost of getting him a different chair is significantly less than the loss of him out on the sick again.
What are your feelings on this issue?
Oh man. I have SOOOOOO much to say about all this.
But I’ll save it for another time.
Because the shit is going to hit the fan very, very soon…
I’ve been off “work” since last Friday.
If I’m honest with myself, I’d have to say I’ve been off work since the day I started.
I FUCKING HATE ADVERTISING!
(I didn’t say that out loud. My boss might be listening.)
Anyway stress, or lack of mental capability or whatever you want to call it, finally crippled me. I’ve had a cough (a “deep something-or-the-other chest-al type infection” which has gripped and shook and strangled me) that only a strong anti-biotical-type drug thingy will cure. I’m taking it now. It’s tasteless. It’s a capsule… It seems to be working…
I’ve made a list of the things I’m going to/have accomplish/ed whilst I’m out.
This is the list so far:
“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. (Done. Got at least 5 other books now to read before Christmas. My will shall be done…)
“It’s a Wonderful Life.” (done)
“Elf” (also done)
“Match Point” (Woody Allen) (done again)
“Spiderman III” (oh yeah, done)
“Life of Brian” (fell asleep… like I always do. Why is that?) (still…done)
This is it, folks. (Not really. Got tons of other movies and books to see/read. Not a chance I’ll be bored.)
I’m a boring S.O.B.
A sick S.O.B. but an S.O.B. nonetheless.
I’m gonna listen to my iPod and sleep now, even though it’s only 2 in the afternoon.
Take care, peeps.
It’s been like a month since I posted.
That’s because my boss (and, yes, I know y’all are cringing at this moment cuz you’ve heard it all before) is a total asshole.
This is what the last 2 weeks have given me:
1.)A private meeting with said “asshole” in which he told me that I and I alone was responsible for the company being 2 weeks behind in a major pitch process. I was too angry to point out that all my work was, in all actuality, done and dusted and that it was the creative director he should be focusing his anger upon. This meant nothing to anyone. I took the blame. Hi “blame”. Nice to meet you.
2.) A second meeting where the fat son of a bitch threatened my job in front of most of the company and then excused me from said meeting. His reason for threatening me? I didn’t change some copy that he said was fine. No. You read that right. I didn’t change something he didn’t tell me to change.
I must be some kind of fucking idiot.
Anyway. My job has been threatened and so I need to leave.
Let me just say this…
No. Never mind. Can’t really say what I want.
Until I get a new job.
Then I’ll spill the beans.
Oh, yeah. Spilllllllll…………..