Monday, August 03, 2009

Totally boring job post

I have to get this out and get over it so feel free to skip this.....

We know I am a govt contractor. The rule is there always has to be govt personnel here for the staff to be able to be in the building. Makes sense but it doesn't always work out. There are 3 govt employees, me and another woman and then 40 other contractors. Me and the other woman are considered more govt since we do the admin stuff for the govt.

OK so, 2 weeks ago all 3 govt employees were off. Someone in DC was trying to get a hold of a govt employee and got no answer so she took it one step further....I wont bore you with the details but there was trouble. So the boss here (not our real boss, she is our govt boss) told us that the next time this happens that we need to call her at home at 9am and she will come in.

Oh surprise it happened again last Friday....as a side note everytone always gets sick on Friday. shocker. The boss left me a message last friday at 5:30am that she had a migraine but to call her if skanky coworker didnt come in because the 3rd employee had the day off. 9am comes and I call her house phone, noone answers. The other woman has her cell # so she calls that and it rings in her office. Nice. So I try to call her house phone again. I leave a message this time. I told her that noone was here, it was after 9am, a contract supervisor was looking for a govt employee and someones computer had crashed so I wasnt sure what to do about it.

Never heard a effin word back. All day.

The boss comes in this morning and asks if skanky girl came in Friday. I said no and read her off the list of things that went wrong on Friday. She said she didnt get my message until 12:30. Oooook and you didnt even call then? I was a bit flustered but held my cool. A little while later she comes over and says if that happens again we need to keep calling her until we get ahold of her. ARE YOU EFFIN KIDDING ME? *I* am at my job, doing your work because your staff doesnt ever work and you want me to be your alarm clock. I was FUR-I-OUS. I said ok but couldnt hold my tongue anymore. I said you know its really tough because about 5 people came through here saying how we shouldnt be working because there is no govt employees here blah blah and we have to listen to this BUT we are the ones who wont have a job in 24 more days. Not happy. I am pretty sure my voice cracked and you could tell I was shaking inside. I dont do confrontation but I couldnt take it anymore. It was like I was getting reprimanded because I came to work. Oh....she said I cant help if my staff is sick at the same time and walked away.

Well you know what, dear boss.....You suck as a boss and thats probably why I am losing my job. Its quite apparent to everyone else that this place is not run correctly. I cant wait for 24 more days. I hope you know that this place will definetly fall apart then, if it can get worse. Good luck with that. My days cant go quick enough.

7 comments:

Staci said...

grrrr.... That totally SUCKS! I know what ya mean about confrontation!!! It SUCKS!

Mammatalk said...

So sorry to hear. Good luck.

Lisha said...

There is nothing worse than working for or with people who are incompetent! I feel for you being stuck in that situation. 24 more days!

pedislp said...

Now, really, what were you THINKING? NOT being sick on Friday? Sheesh... Seriously, though,I think you did great with the confrontation! I suck at it hugely. I think I hear a clock ticking....LOL!

~~Mel~~ said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again...your boss is a tool...she sucks!

Fridays from here on out should be your sick days...come on you know you want to...everyone else is doin' it! lol.

Carie said...

In my limited experience with govt workers, I find that, because they have security once they've worked a certain number of years (I think it's 3 years.), they don't work as hard. In contrast, contractors have to work to keep their contracts and thus their jobs.

I admire your willingness to confront the boss. You did the correct thing! It's called integrity. Sounds like your govt counterparts need to learn that word!

Jennifer said...

It sounds like it may be for the best that this job is ending. Way to go on confronting the boss!