Bitter sweet

Yesterday was a good mixture of both. The day was sweet because my boss was still on vacation so that makes the environment just a bit nicer. It was super sweet when one of the big wigs upstairs caught us in the lunchroom to tell us that the new memory for our PC’s had arrived. We work with big hefty images in about 4 different programs all day long and our machines were seriously under powered. Excitedly we tore open our machines to install the new memory. While we were performing the memory operations one of the shippers came in and said, “I think this is for you.” And he sets down three medium sized Dell boxes. They looked about the right size to contain new machines but we knew we weren’t getting new computers so we were a bit perplexed. Unfazed we continued installing our new memory. About 5 minutes later the big wig that gave us the memory came down and said, “Ooohh, more goodies, I wonder what these could be?!” He was acting goofy which is totally not his personality. It was funny. He cracks open the box and pulls out a beautiful new 20″ widescreen flat panel monitor! I was so excited I think I pooped a little in my pants. K and I both let out “whoo hoos!” and hurriedly put our machines back together to play with our new monitors. It seems the company decided to finally listen to all our bitching and splurge on us! That was all the sweet stuff.

The day went on without a hitch, our new monitors are like a dream. They are mounted on some sort of hydraulic lever so that you can adjust the height with just a little pressure, it’s pretty neat. Things were smooth until about 2pm, my lunchtime. I was about to get up when the head honcho, the big guy upstairs, the CEO if you will calls for me. He’s fired up. Great. Seems while he was away at some big trade show last week there were supposed to be some products put on the web so that all the customers he gained at said trade show would be able to go home and order these awesome new products. Guesst what? That’s right, the images never got put on the web and he wants to know why. I’m totally blindsided, I look through all my paperwork, fumble around on the phone like an idiot trying to BS as fast as I could for an answer. Basically I look succeed in looking like a total incompetent putz. I tell him I’ll get to the bottom of it and call him back. After some digging I find all the images on the my boss’s computer but she never put them on the freakin’ web! I start processing the images to put them on the web but as I get almost done I realize she did something funky with the images making them virtually unusable! K and I scramble to scan and take pictures of these stupid things and get them on the web, we finished up literally about 5 minutes before it was time to leave. It all sucked.

Here’s the thing that really gets my goat. If this would’ve been me or my coworker that forgot to put these on the web our boss would’ve reamed us a new poophole. I sooo want to tell her about her faux pas when she gets back on Tuesday but here’s the problem. No matter what, she will make it our fault. She’ll exclaim that we were supposed to put those up while she was on vacation and she’ll swear that she told us, etc…etc. It’s such bullsh*t. So instead we’ll all zip our lips and act like everything went smooth all week. Stupid.


  1. Phil said,

    May 27, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    Stick it to the man!

  2. Billy said,

    May 27, 2006 @ 6:29 pm

    Sometimes working means doing something you don’t like five days a week for 40 years so you can die when you retire. Sometimes it’s fun.

  3. Micah said,

    May 27, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

    And that’s what ‘they’ call the American Dream. Yay!

  4. Jake Foster said,

    May 28, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

    What happened with Fred Meyer?

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