Friday, June 26, 2009

We are a team?

Since this blog is basically annonymous, I get to talk about work! Yay!

Well, I work for a media company as a graphic designer (incase you didn't know) and basically have two bosses. One boss signs my paycheck and he tries to tell me "how the cow chews the kurd." I'll call him A. The other boss I absolutely love, and she was the one that I orginally worked under until the company did some reorganization and royally screwed me, but that's a different story.

OK, so last week I received an e-mail from A saying that next week would be his last week. He accepted a job at another company. Well, I was thinking Woo Hoo! This is great! I can't wait! Mainly because he just has a strong dislike for me, and hasn't failed on letting me know that.

Well, my company is always looking for excuses to buy food and someone leaving is always a reason. The group I technically work for is even worse about food purchasing.

Since today was his last day, apparently the "team" I work with threw him a little going away party. He got up and made a speech and there was all kinds of food and a card. Well, my coworker and I weren't invited.

Now, I don't really mind the lack of the invitation... that isn't what bugs me. What bugs me is that during my performance review one of my negative traits was that I seculuded myself. I looked at my new "team" as them and I was separate. If my company would have been giving out raises, it would have effected my raise.

So, how do I go about not seculuding myself, when they do everything (including the lack of invitations) to make me the red headed step-child.

Update: I was just invited for leftovers... 5 hours later.


Melissa said...

Sounds like a cop out to me. How can you be part of the "Team" when the team doesn't invite you to the tea party?

Just plain lame!

Al said...

office politics suck.

Tamela said...

wow talk abot being rude. How nice of them to invite you for leftovers.....ugh.

Lil' Woman said...

Wow, that's pretty effe'd up!

New England Girl said...

Sounds like a lame way of being childish and acting like high schoolers in an office setting! I feel for you, girl. You should have thrown the leftovers at them! ;)

Kym said...

what. the. heck.
that's messed up.

ReRe said...

that is crappy. but at least A is leaving!

Archana said...

Just happened to chance across your blog, and that kinda work-environment is messed up! You should cruise into your HR department and subtly hint that maybe the word 'team' needs to be re-defined at your office, because last I checked purposely holding someone off at bay & then blaming it on that person that they seclude themself...isn't very peachy team-work in my eyes.

Anyway on the bright side, the A(ss) is leaving. :)

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