Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Today I went to the staff meeting we are at 17million. I won our employee of the month
I also got a massage which was nice and lifted my frustration level to a 7.34 today.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Some people have lots of fun.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

I am frustrated.

Today was a 3.27

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Today I went to Oracle World - larry ellison still uses power point. he has this huge stage. They use a montage system and lazars and huge buildup and then...yes he has his bullet points on a black background and this giant screen wheich of course is green.

So bad. So so bad.
Today was a 10

Is your boss an idiot?

When it seems like Dopey's in charge, you're the one who's always out of your mind.
August 27, 2003: 4:41 PM EDT
By Jeanne Sahadi, CNN/Money Senior Staff Writer

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – You can't live with 'em. And you can't shoot 'em.

This, of course, is the dilemma when you work for an idiotic boss.

A lot of us have had the experience at least once. But once is plenty. That's because being the bright charge of a dim bulb often means suppressing the urge to say so many things, such as:

"So, why are you the boss?" That was surely on the minds of staffers at one Web start-up when they attended a meeting held to introduce the new chief technology officer. According to one former staffer, the CTO had zero Internet experience, a fact made all too apparent when he walked into the meeting carrying the book,"Building a Web Site for Dummies."

"Okay, did you not get the memo that it's the 21st century?" Often what makes a boss really aggravating isn't necessarily a lack of brain cells but an inability to channel them in appropriate ways. Take the boss who was presenting an award to a group of female employees and was reported to have said, "To my most attractive and shaggable team."

"Ah, you got the memo. You just don't know what to do with it." Striving to make the office more diverse, head honchos at one company reportedly were quite pleased to have hired someone they just assumed was Latino on the basis of his last name. On the new hire's first day, the bosses kept asserting that surely, he speaks some Spanish. No, the employee said. "I'm Italian."

"Oh, good thinking. That'll boost morale." There's nothing like a little ice cream to make everything all better. That's what one top dog seemed to think when he threw an ice-cream party for the staff to raise spirits after he unexpectedly laid off several employees.

"Look, Mike. These are people. Say 'Hello.'" Some chieftains exhibit a stunning inability to deal with anything animate. One nonprofit director reportedly was studious in avoiding potential donors at fundraisers even though their contributions were vital to his organization's bottom line. Said one disgruntled former staffer: "You can't be afraid of your constituency."

"Hey, anybody see the big guy this year?" It's not unusual for a boss to be out of the office for a few days or even a few weeks at a time. But months? One head of a corporate unit had a tremendous fondness for his mobile home, so great that his staff created a "Where's the boss?" Web site, tracking the boss' whereabouts whenever he would check in with his assistant (which was only "every now and then," one former staffer said).

"Going where no man has gone before again, are we?" Going with your gut can be a good thing, except when your entire brain trust is telling you it's a bad idea. But try telling that to some bosses. The top deputies of one chief gave a vigorous thumbs-down to his proposal for a major client project. But the boss presented it to the client anyway. The client rejected the idea -- as vigorously as his top deputies, said one former manager. His deputies, meanwhile, made a successful pitch to another client, one the boss had spent no time cultivating.

Don't expect sweet justice
So you work for a dimwit. Unfortunately, you have two choices: Get over it or get out.

That's the advice from Kathleen Lundin, coauthor of "When Smart People Work for Dumb Bosses: How to Survive in a Crazy, Dysfunctional Workplace."

The problem in most cases, she said, is that your boss isn't going anywhere. Those who are in charge either had enough acumen to get themselves to the spot above you, they have the benefit of a protector, or they own the place.

"The boss is there and he or she is not going to change," Lundin said. "It's you who has to change."

The risk in staying is that you become part of the problem. By fitting in you may adopt some of your boss's craziness just to get things done and to get along. "It's unconscious. You just do it," Lundin said.

And then if you still have enough energy left for reflection, you may find you've lost all self-respect. "You then have to get in a mode of remaking yourself," she said.

So better to dodge a dope by leaving. That's easier said than done in a tough job market, but at the very least you might position yourself to change departments within the company.

"Standing still has no advantages if you're in a bad situation," Lundin said. "You've just got to get out."

been ok lately - also why I havent been here lately.

here is some forced shit to make these people look interesting.


daily rating 4 and three stars.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

So today is a crappy day again. Wish i didnt have to bitch about my job all the time. I think I wont ever be happy. Life sucks here. We lost 2 clients yesterday.
Sucks ass.

daily rating - 7

Saturday, August 23, 2003

When i drive home I sit in traffic. I look back at my day and I know I have busted my ass all day. But I dont ever feel like I make a difference. I mean promotions going on around me - secert rasies et.
Life cant be more shitty at work. Everyone around me makes comissions but me. yet I do like my home life.

Not me link

Daily rate-- 3 stars (now that its Saturday and I am off to moms and Sacred Muscles 10)


Thursday, August 21, 2003

This week has been hurting my head. I have been trying to make things smooth. Running around making things happen.
My boss came in and started discussing a job in November and how he was going to have to deal with a produer of ours becaue she thinks this producer will "bite his head off"
Man grow some balls.
Fuck her.

daily rate--4
Yesterday- good day- no problems.

daily rate- 9

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