Sunday, February 21, 2010

That Sucker Punch Of Reality



I'm angry. I'm frustrated.

I promised myself I'd cut back on the work-related postings, because: a) it will eventually bore people, and b) I really don't want to be identified.

After all, I still need a steady paycheck.

But.

I've been fuming for a few days now, and writing is theraputic.

Anyway, The Job.

Something happened.... an occurrence that showed me exactly where I stand.

I've never been verbally abused or distrusted at any job in the last twenty years, but at this company it's standard operating procedure. A daily sucker punch in the face.

Some of my coworkers who noticed my appalled reaction tell me I have thin skin. This is the way it's done here. Get used to it.

Nice, huh?

2 comments:

PantomimeHorse said...

Wow. It's looking like you should be hitting Dice.com sooner than later! I just read a book called "The No Asshole Rule." You should check it out. I think it will fit with your situation.

Jen said...

I'll definitely have to check them out!

Ugh. If I thought I could get out of IT and still get paid well, I'd do it. Except I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

Heh.