Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Takes the Cake

Well, I've officially been back at the office for 3 1/2 hours... and it's already started. My boss just sent me an email lecturing me about using the Out of Office Assistant on my email when I'm on vacation... and I absolutely did. One of the people I support must have used the excuse of not knowing about my vacation to complain... but it was on our daily schedule for weeks, and I had my out of office reply set up the day that I left. I even know several people that recieved the message!

But that's just typical - they always assume that I'm wrong before finding out what the truth behind the story is. (The stupid thing is that I know my boss had to have gotten the reply message when she emailed me during the time I was out too!) She even came to my desk to look at my computer - like that was necessary... but once again - didn't acknowledge her mistake. She just turned around and walked off... how hard is it? I mean if I'm wrong - I freely admit it - I'm not perfect, and I don't hide behind my short-comings.

In her email - she said that I should have changed my voicemail message too - which I didn't do, but I told her that and offered to change it in the future when I am out of the office. It's really not that big of a deal... the request in question wasn't even an emergency - just a normal request that I will handle today and everyone will be just fine... but in our typical style - we have to make a big nasty deal about it... and once again - I feel attacked and incompetent because of the way it was handled.

Just once - I'd like for them to say "my mistake" or "sorry" when these things happen and I'm actually not at fault... or even more than that - I'd love to work for people that would talk to me like a human being before jumping to the negative conclusions. What kind of life do these people lead if they can't even think about things from someone else's perspective?

I just can't imagine being that kind of boss - I'd probably be a little to much of a push over, but I would certainly give the employee the benefit of the doubt before confronting them!

Ok, just a small rant as I am miserably back at work today... I really need one of those principals to call me and give me a brighter light at the end of this dark tunnel... but I'll pray for patience when I have an opportunity to walk away from my desk and have some quiet time. Serenity NOW!!


  1. wow, Kim, I'm so sorry you were hit with that immediately upon returning to work. Your boss KNOWS she was wrong about the out of office message... what gives?? Some people!

  2. Unfortunately, some people thrive at trying to make other people miserable. Keep your chin up, and know that you won't be there for very long. You will get a call from one of those principals and start a new chapter of your life! I'm excited at what is in store for you!


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