It didn’t hit me until just now that I hadn’t posted in a week. Things have been busy … well, things are always busy, but I honestly haven’t had much time to stop and catch my breath lately, much less post a few thoughts.
At work last week, the owner of the company stated that he wanted us to start accounting for our time, and give him daily production reports. The last time we all had to do this, they were preparing to fire someone … gee, wonder if anyone else has caught on to this? :roll:
I’m too tired to care anymore. And for all I know, they could be getting rid of me and/or Jim. We aren’t exactly winning any popularity contests recently. Apparently I have made a name for myself as a “self-righteous self-absorbed anal-retentive bitch” (a direct quote from one of my co-workers). It seems that I’ve made so many “friends” by speaking up at the employee meetings, voicing complaints and concerns, and standing up for my department.
This astounds me. I don’t complain about my workload. I don’t complain about not having the equipment I need to more effectively do my job. I don’t complain about being short-handed. I don’t take 10 30-minute smoke breaks every day. Hell, I even help the office man the phones when they’re short handed, or all busy. I pull my weight, I get the job done, and I don’t bitch about it. The only time you’ll hear me bitch is when there is a real problem. And usually when I am bitching, I have at least once suggestion on how to take care of the problem, or my opinion on how to make things better.
Since when is that a bad thing? :shock: Oh wait, I forgot … “any chimp can be hired to do this job” (a direct quote from the office manager a year or so ago about my department).
I don’t play games every afternoon as soon as the owner leaves. I don’t sit and surf the internet for 3 or more hours a day. Yeah, I check my emails and I blog, but I do it on my lunch/break. (I don’t smoke, I blog! hehe) During downtime, I research new software, scripts, etc.; perform software upgrades; look for things to improve our routines and workflow. (and technically upgrading my blog counted this/last month because a client wanted it done on his, so I tested mine first!)
Show me a chimp who can do that … oh wait, that’s right, that’s me.
You seem rather assured that you are doing the right thing. So unless you get fired, why don’t you just ignore everyone? Besides that everybody should know that:
1. The Administrator is right.
2. The Administrator is always right.
3. When the Administrator is not right, rule 2 applies.
4. The Administrator is never wrong.
5. The Administrator pre-existed and will continue exist even after the networking universe.
6. The Administrator decides, dictates and exterminates without asking any kind of permission.
7. The Administrator is a “solitary” practitioner. She/He wishes not to be disturbed.
8. The Administrator does not report to anyone because whatever is being done is being done for the greater good.
9. The Administrator is always calm because she/he knows that chaos is the only thing that will succeed him/her.
10. The Administrator know everything, has seen everything and nothing can touch him/her.
LOL, That *must* be from the BOFH archives! ;)
I wish that were true in this job, but it is not. I have no less than 4 bosses who oversee my department, and it’s a major pain in the ass dealing with them when something needs to get done. What’s worse is when there’s a catastrophe, ALL of them chew my ass.
Actually it’s what a network administrator replied to a user in a local IRC network :P
LOL! Well it sounds like the BOFH. :) Maybe he took lessons from him. ;)