Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bad Boss

I don't understand, don't get it, and I'm ready to be on the unemployment line. (Emotionally, that is.)

For months I have been repeatedly disappointing my boss. It started with the first time I've ever done a contract, and the second... which happened to be in the very same month. That was last July. Since then she's ignored me, hounded me, given me lists on a daily basis, ridiculed me in front of staff and in emails to all office staff. She created a "sign out/in" sheet because there were several times I said I was somewhere that she couldn't "find" me. Even with the sign out sheet she's lost me a few times.

She wrote me up for leaving too many crumbs for the custodians to have to clean up... I'm surprised she doesn't have me followed to the bathroom to see if I'm using the toilet paper correctly. She says I disrespect her because sometimes I answer a question with "I don't know", so of course, now I have to say "I will look into that for you." I finally told her that I suppose she needs me to say "yes, ma'am" and Mrs. WhatsHerName to let her feel respected.

I have never purposefully disrespected her and I resent her comments like "people on campus think you are rude" when I have a good rapport with everyone else. This woman even declined signing a "Administrative Assistant's Day" card when the staff gave me one with flowers.

I have been working my tail off lately, even though I'm feeling yucky with morning sickness and still, when something less than pleasant comes across the wire and I'm there trying to help, she sends out an email to all thanking each of them individually to tell me she's not happy with me contribution. She's out sick this week, but I have a feeling I'm in for another "you just keep fighting my authority" speech. I'm effing sick of it.

Weight Loss while Pregnant

There was a woman on the pregnancy boards yesterday asking for help because she's losing weight while pregnant.You know, sometimes you want to slap those people. It cracked me up because she was at 202 pounds and lost 17 because she can only keep down fruit. Wow, I commented that I was cursed with an iron stomach and to count her blessings as long as she's getting the essential vitamins, she doesn't need to worry. I am not sure why she was too concerned since her doctor told her that it was fine.

I am feeling a little better during part of my day and I'm starting to make a list and schedule for what I should eat and when. I need to also write down all of my medications and see when I can arrange to take them daily too.
I am having a good snack of raisins (good source of iron) and then looking forward to Subway with my husband at Noon.