I hope you're all doing well out there. I haven't been moved to write a blog post in a very long time, but the topic of this post keeps coming into my line-of-sight and I have a few thoughts on it. For most of my adult life, I have been a cube dweller in Corporate … Continue reading COVID-19 and Corporate Life
This is so much on my mind right now. As some know, I was laid off from my job back in March. I took it pretty well, this being the third time now I’ve been through this. I knew the struggle to find a new job awaited me, but deep down inside somewhere I … Continue reading Non-conformist Introvert
Most of you are familiar with Overseer, one of the managers I support here in my job. He's the classic cheapskate. When he took a one-year ex-pat assignment overseas, he actually had someone at the company ship his underwear to him that he had forgotten to pack, rather than just buy new where he was. … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – Big Brother Knows Where You Are
In which our heroine decides to conduct a further experiment regarding the Nebbish and seating choices. As you may recall, a few weeks ago I mentioned how Nebbish managed to plunk himself down in the weekly 2-hour staff meeting, sandwiching himself between yours truly and Manager Sporty, rather than avail himself of one of the … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – Controlled Experiment
I think I'll start titling all posts that deal with my office "Dispatches from the Zone -- (something more specific)". That way you'll know right away what it's about and can skip it if you've heard enough about Cubeville here. I hadn't been doing my daily card draws for awhile, but managed to pull one … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – Tarot sticks its neck out
More stories from the Zone (aka my office). Most of you are familiar with the cast of characters in my department, and my direct manager popularly known as HMFIC. Today just reinforced why I hate this man so much. When I first started working for him, he made a big deal of not having me … Continue reading This Devil Can’t Even Spell Prada
Eh, what the hell, why stop now? This place just makes my head spin. We have it all here: Drama, intrigue, grandstanding, backstabbing, power grabs, politics. Dilbert's got nothing on us. Another reorganization of our entire department, worldwide, went into effect this morning, causing some peripheral damage but also some potentially good news. Let me … Continue reading To Whine, or Not To Whine?
I should be happy, but it's not that simple. My direct manager (I qualify that because I support a bunch of managers, but directly report to Boss) is out of the country for the week on business, and you'd think that would be cause for celebration. Well, yes and no. This means there's no buffer … Continue reading What a long strange week it’s going to be