Friday, September 25, 2009

Seeing red

Have you ever been so mad you're seeing red?

I am at that stage right now, and have been since yesterday. Why you ask?

Well here is when anonymity comes in handy. I am so pissed about my job right now that in all honestly if I could survive on a Taco Bell salary I would have submitted my resignation yesterday. Crazy, huh?

Last week I was approached by "the boss" about upcoming changes in the company. Now with the recession and layoffs I understand that you must be flexible in order to keep your job. In all honesty, I have been extremely flexible. I have changed my job description, I have taken on a ton more work and I have changed my schedule.

Apparently that isn't good enough.

I was confronted and told to give my best argument about why things should stay the way they are currently. I gave some reasons about my workload, my prior flexibility and most importantly lastly my personal life. I told the boss I have submitted to every request possible, but there were some things I don't think would be fair to me.

Where did that get me? NOWHERE!

Last night I found out that not only was my schedule changed (and the worst possible change it could be) but also that I will be taking on even more work than before. I already work my fingers to the bone, but that isn't good enough. My coworker found out the same thing, and what did she do? She put in her notice of resignation.

The "boss" just wanted to use her newly found power against me and take control. There is no need for my work life to change, whatever happened to that old say ... "don't fix it if it isn't broke?" That doesn't apply at my job. We keep fixing and fixing and fixing and people will continue to quit.

So where does this leave me? It leaves me with a terrible schedule that in all honestly if knew it was going to come to this I wouldn't have taken the job in the first place and it leaves me without my coworker. Yay, I also get to do her work too.

Sorry that this blog is just a big bitch session, but in all honesty I am so furious right now. I was up until 4am this morning searching and applying for new jobs in hopes that I can screw them just like they've screwed me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

... we've been struck

Break out the medical masks folks, we've been contaminated.

Upon coming into the office the other day we all got a great surprise, tons of giant bottles of sanitizer. Why you ask?


Sorry for the over dramatic yelling that just happened there. So yeah, now I get to come to the office every day in hopes if dodging the pig flu. There are literally 10 bottles of sanitizer within 10 feet of my desk and posters all over saying how to protect yourself.

Seriously, these posters are ridiculous. I'll briefly summarize them.

Step 1. Wash your hands, especially after going to the bathroom.
Step 2. Sneeze or cough into a tissue instead of your hand.
Step 3. Use sanitizer.
Step 4. If you are running a fever or have the chills see a doctor immediately.
Step 5. Take your daily vitamins.

OK, that's not all of them but you have to understand where I am going with this. How many people don't know that they should do this stuff? Especially during an epidemic of the pig flu.

I will say on a sadder note that a teenager in Oklahoma died today from the virus. So even though I make light of this sickness, please get your flu shots and stay as healthy as possible.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Well, the important thing is that while this person is donating orgasms or taking d*ck breaks they are also looking out for the safety of those on motorcycles.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Shameless promotion

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OK, so I've been working on a t-shirt venture. A friend and I are design tee's and selling them. While I know I am doing some crazy self promotion, I thought you guys might enjoy them.

There isn't a lot of designs up there at the moment, but we are working our little fingers to the bone to get more. We are also taking custom design orders. Just go to the store site and send us a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

While we just have tee's (and one dog shirt) on the site we do have the ability to do just about anything on there. Looking for business cards, fliers, letterhead? We can make it all.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Modern day Noah?

Here in Oklahoma I am beginning to wonder whether or not I need to build purchase my very own ark. I'm seriously thinking about running down to the zoo and making sure we have males and females of all the animals. Maybe I should start stocking up on can goods and bottled water?

For the past two weeks it has been nothing but gray skies in Oklahoma. We will have an hour or two of actual rain every day, but then when it stops we are left with that humidity filled air and the rain that just feels like someone is constantly spitting on you.

Normally, I love a great rain or even a crazy thunderstorm but I am just over all this. My car is filthy from grass sticking to my shoes and driving through puddles, I get up every morning and try to go back to sleep since there is no sun, and most importantly my hair stays flat. Woo hoo!

So here I sit in my cave cubicle with the skies partially dark praying for sunshine.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shoplifting, seriously

There comes a time in every one's life where you decided whether not not shoplifting is bad. For most people, it is at a very young age when you stick that piece of candy in your pocket that mom or dad said you couldn't have. Then, once you're busted eating it in the car on the way home you have to do the walk of shame into the store and tell the manager you stole it.

After all that, you get the lecture all the way home about how terrible stealing is and that you will have timeout when you get home. Yeah, there are those who do it a few times before it is ingrained in their head, but then there are those that never learn.

So where is this all going?

Well last week I went to the mall to pick up some new makeup and as I was walking to my car I saw something really strange. A person was reversing out of a parking spot when a man walked up to the car and tapped on the window. The driver doesn't do anything, and the man yells that he is security and she needs to roll her window down.

She rolls her window down and I hear the man ask her if she took anything out of the store. I guess she said she didn't and the man asks "what's that" as he pointed to her passenger seat. As I walk by I hear her say "that's my purse." He asks her to hand it to him and it still has the tag on it and it's from the store she apparently dashed out of. He then makes her park and she does the walk of shame back into the store.

I couldn't help but laugh about this. I mean I know people steal, and I do not condone stealing, but if you are going to do it then be smart about it. First, don't stop for a man knocking on your window, second don't put your stolen goods in the passenger seat for possible security guards to see and most importantly try to go into the mall to blend in, don't go outside where you're more than likely alone.

So yes, I just gave you my tips on proper shoplifting, I hope none of you use them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Boating on the lake

(This boat was so awesome, I want one. We got up to 90 mph and I shoulda thrown my hands up also. My friend took this pic of us. Fun times!)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

It's that time again ...