Thursday, April 16, 2009

OK...Just Breathe

Today, I was informed that all of my Office Manager duties will be turned over to that woman at 9:00am tomorrow.

We are going to sit down in a "meeting" and map out what duties I am keeping, and what she will be doing. They will also be making an announcement to the entire staff of the change in front of me.

When I asked today, "If she is going to be doing everything that I was doing, why the hell do you need me?"

I was told that they still would like me to do the collections. Great!!! The worst job in the building!

Matt and my mother keep telling me to go in there with a smile on my face and take my lumps because they don't want me to be without a job.

She walked around there today with her nose in the air and a smirk on her face.

How am I going to face this tomorrow? Everyone will give me a look of pity.

I even had a fantasy that the whole place would erupt in outcries of protest and management would change their mind. But who am I kidding? No one is going to care as long as their jobs are safe and their work gets done. It will be just another day for all of them while my life falls apart.

What am I going to do?

I'm sorry to bore you all with this again. I promise I will stop talking about it.


Nana said...

I think you need to keep talking about it becuase this is obviously bothering you. What the hell do you need us for if you can't bitch a little? ha ha ha

Take your advice and just breathe!!

That women might fail miserably at your job, she could be great whatever. The fact is they still want you. I know you feel like an idiot, but don't let them see that, and like you say no one cares as long as they have a job to go to.

Take it one day at a time. Nothing ever stays the same, this too shall pass. I really mean it. I tell myself that stuff all the time, and guess what I am right.

Good luck tommorow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimmy said...

You have no reason to sorry. You have every reason to be pissed off right now. In fact, I'm pissed off for you!!! This is WRONG!! I would like to go slap that smirk right off that chick's face for!

We are here for you so you can vent. Vent away!!

Just remember, like Nana said (above), that woman might fail and they still want you.

Keep your head high and good luck! *BIG HUGS*

Intense Guy said...

I can imagine collections would be less than thrilling.


Maybe this is the time to run around naked?

Becky said...

You have EVERY reason to be upset about it, and to write about it! I think it would completely consume me! However you get through it, I don't blame you for anything. I am so very very sorry.

You cannot not control what is happening to you, all you can control is how you react to it. You have nothing to be ashamed of! Hold your head up, and just do the best you can.
Just get through tomorrow sweetie, and know that we are thinking of you!

Dorkys Ramos said...

This just sucks and you have every right to be more than annoyed. Good luck tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

*big sigh for you* None of this sounds right... what is really going on there at your job?

The Blue Ridge Gal

Sassy Britches said...

I cannot handle this, so I cannot figure how YOU are handling this! You are seriously a saint. I agree with Becky; you cannot control this, so you should focus on just controlling yourself and your reaction. I have faith that you will make it through this with dignity and grace.

And vent away, love! This is your space!

Funny in my mind said...

Just smile like you are a star! Tell her "Thank God you get to do all of this crap so I can focus on my blog" and walk away

LadyStyx said...

*HUGZ* Nothing more I can add than that's already been said...

Rebecca Jo said...

Dang man... I get so upset FOR you over this... its just wrong how they are treating you!

You are a strong woman to go in there & stay calm...

Just know "Vengenance is mine, sayth the Lord"... What comes around, goes around! & You'll get rewarded for the abuse you are taking here!!!

Heather said...

Becky, don't feel like you have to "entertain" us all the time on your blog. We are here for you. If you need to write about this everyday to get it off of your chest, then do it. We'll still be here.

And remember, Jenny (from Priness Peonies) has friends in the Mafia. I think she offered them up before...

JamieH said...

You have every right to be pissed off. Maybe either blogging or writing in a journal about what your feeling will help some. I totally feel your pain...I'm going through some crap at work too.

kel said...

Well that just blows. I did collections for awhile and it sucks. Damn her. Hopefully she will screw up and you will get your old job back.

Punkn said...

I wish I had read your post yesterday. I know you handled today with great dignity. You are just that kind of person.

Keep talking about it, whatever you do. If you don't, you'll implode... Just take one day at a time, or if need be, one hour at a time.

Huge hugs, hun.

Tori_z said...


Sorry, but I have no words of wisdom.

I still can't figure out - despite mulling it over since your first post on this subject - why they didn't let you keep your original job and give her the job they've now given y ou. Especially when they themselves admit that she doesn't know how to do the job. It doesn't make sense.

Mind you, very little in this world has made sense to me lately. *Looks confused*

Anyway... *Giving you more hugs*

Lacey said...

Please don't stop talking about it! I feel so much for you... This isn't fair or right or even sensible... It's ridiculous. But if there's anyone who can handle it with grace, it's you (I've heard about the way you manage in heels, haha). Hang in there, it will work out the way it's supposed to.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Seriously. I can call the mafia...

I hope today wasn't a totally suck ass day. I am so sorry this is happening to you. When I was working there was this woman who didn't do her job and got promoted above me because she was a huge brown noser. I was so angry. Then I got over it continued to do my job and then I was promoted over her. Karma's a bitch. She got what was coming to her.

breathe....and then imagine what Karma will do to might make you laugh at least.

ChicagoLady said...

Just remember your comment in your earlier post. She'll fail miserably and dig her own grave. Management will soon see the mistake they made. Until then, just be the best damn collections person they've ever had!

And don't worry about writing about this too much. That's what your blog is for! We're all here for you. Blogs don't have to be sunshine and roses every day.