September 22, 2010

Ups and Downs

Work has been rather rough lately. In different capacities I'm working with two people who are not competent. Neither mean anything maliciously, they have just truly passed their highest level of competency.

Bonus is that nothing they do is of any consequence in the long run and with so much oversight, it's always caught.

Negative is... it means that much more work and aggravation for people like me.

Here's a tip for those of you who don't work big industry... big companies have lay offs to get rid of folks like this. Oh sure, they'll blame it on the economy, and sure, that's the catalyst. When the economy is bad... the least competent have to go. If the economy is REALLY bad, they cut deep into their good people and that's when the big problems start.

Both folks are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. They'd give you the shirt off their backs. But... it just aggravates me to no end, in particular as I know both of them make more money on an hourly basis than I do.

I'm struggling.


On a positive and funny note, my three girlfriends as a joke, sent me a shake-a-weight in the mail! (Expensive joke... dang...)

So I called one of them up and I'm LMAO when I nearly screamed, 'You... CANNOT... MAKE THIS UP!" and I read to her, the little yellow warning tag attached to the item:

"Warning... To avoid possible injury, keep shake-a-weight at least 6 inches from your face while exercising. For instructions go to"

No. Joke.



On a good kid note... tonight I was at the kitchen table paying bills when T came in and said, 'Mom, can you proof this essay for Music?"

I took it from him when I heard Ringo say, "Good move. Get Mom to proof your stuff and you'll make an A..."

Said Mr. T, "Why do you think I asked?"

Love the kids. Mostly... I guess I'll let them stay... this week. Heh.

Posted by Boudicca at September 22, 2010 07:28 PM

Bou - There are amazingly a lot of people out there that SHOULD either find another line of work or retire. Instead we have so many talented, experienced workers, finding another line of work due to the frustration or THEY retire. I hear my husband talk about this one guy who is the nicest man in the world and would do anything for you but he's been 'fired' from every position he's EVER held there and they can't let him go because he also happens to be the union rep for the state workers.

Hang in there. Either chant to yourself every few minutes that "they are NOT a problem... "hey are an opportunity..." and if your mind rejects that as horse crap you can always close your eyes, tap your glittering red shoes three times and chant, "I want to go home, I want to go home, I want to go home" and see where you get the fastest...

Looks to me like you have really good news too... you get to look forward to going home and 'shaking your bootie" (hopefully without a concussion) and your kids know your real worth, even if company x doesn't.

PS You REALLY were a Christmas baby? Sorry, I read that hours ago and I'm still laughing. :o)

Posted by: Lemon Stand at September 23, 2010 02:39 PM

Love these days with those boys Bou, their time at home is rapidly draining away. What great boys you have, each one in his own way - I love reading about them.

Posted by: patti at September 23, 2010 05:28 PM