Something that seriously ticks me off…

OK.. I know it’s not rant day, but I was hit with it this morning and it has me so angry that I need to blog about it. Besides, I use my blog as a healer, so for me it may be writing about some yucky stuff, but I do feel better when it’s out…

Here it is. Yesterday I told a team that I work on that I would only be testing their product until the end of the day today and that I would be moving on to other topics because we’re on regression testing and I have a daily quota I have to meet. As a good little employee, I updated my Supervisor on the conversation and their subsequent horrified looks on their faces. I wanted to let him know that he might be hearing from from them because they’re surely going to want more of my time.

Well today, he comes in an says to me “I think you delivered that message too harshly, if they had horrified looks on their faces… we’re supposed to give the impression that we’re able to tackle what ever they need from QA.”

I looked at him hard. I seriously looked at him hard. I gave him the ‘Pat Bailey’ look. And then I said “What do you want me to do? I have a quota that you require I make. I have to move onto other topics to meet that quota. So, I told them that I would try to fit testing of this product in between that quota and that I would would do my best.” How on earth could that be done differently? We’re supposed to all be professionals here, when I say that I need to make a quota set by my supervisor, then they just need to suck it up because I don’t control that in my life.

Furthermore, he knows I have a quota, because he have it to me. So don’t question my ability to juggle way too much to do in a day or a week when you hold the fact that I don’t make that quota over my head and give me a really sucky review because of it. Oh yeah… and also tell me I’m not a “true leader”.

I’m so angry, I can only think of adjectives that would require a beep on TV or radio. Of all the RUDE and inconsiderate things to do… correct how someone talks when you weren’t even in the conversation, under the guise of “helping me grow professionally”. Even if he was there in the conversation, DO NOT correct how someone says something unless they are so completely rude as to be offensive. It’s insulting to my intelligence.

*Sheesh*

And… to top it off, I really miss my friend. I have that feeling like a limb is missing… I had that when Nana passed too… I worry and am so worried about his Mom. I will do my best to take care of her like she were my own mother. There is only one other person that I’m close to that has known me for as long and isn’t family, so this is something that has rocked me to the core.

OK… off to work…

Fizz

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About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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12 Responses to Something that seriously ticks me off…

  1. Sherry says:

    I don’t know how differently you could have said it and if he wasn’t there how would he know unless they complained to him. Even if they did it’s their word against yours so he should realize that. I hope your friends mom is ok.

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  2. Terry says:

    Sounds to me like you did everything right and they are trying to cover the fact that they want you to do more of the work. I’ve had both a friend and a sister who have had supervisor trouble lately. Your friend’s mom has a good friend in you.

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  3. Terry says:

    Funny how we both couldn’t wait to rant. lol

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  4. john says:

    supervisors have friends and that sometimes trumps sensibility. next time let them know your super has you on a quota and to talk to him and see what he can arrange ….put some of the burden back on him.

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  5. Teri says:

    Perhaps he should instead counsel the co-workers that they need to "mature" somewhat – we ARE all grown-ups arent we?? Hang in there my Fizzy friend – you can dump on us and as John says – don’t carry all the load yourself, put some of the burden on the supervisor, send them to him!!

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  6. CAROL says:

    Big Hugs to you J I know how something nothing makes sense sometimes. Hope that it all works out okay.. you were right! Breathe Friday is only3 days away and it will come fast. : ) Take care : )

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  7. Babblelot says:

    Oh like let you do your job eh? He has to trust you to do yours and can’t run everything you tell your crew at him before you say it. Geesie ennaway. I hear how your feeling about that. You have other things on your plate and can’t pussyfoot around when telling it like it is. Yep, professionals have to be professionals and not be mamby pansies. I know all too well about the missing limb. But life goes on and when in private you can cherish the memories. As an ‘older’ person I can forwarn you to suck it up, because as you git older this sort of thing happens more an more. I am saying this with love sweety because you are young and can prepare slowly for it. Sending big hugs to you! Let’s have some ice cream later huh? We’ll jist vent everything! Wouldn’t that be nice to do? I gottah git snipe or skipe or whatever it’s called!

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  8. Beth says:

    I know it is hard to be on the receiving end of undeserved criticism. Dam*ed if you do and dam*ed if you don’t. Hopefully things will get better and the big wind bag will have his air let out one day.Hugs,Beth

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  9. Joe says:

    I am sorry to hear that the work place is such a point of stress, I figure when it’s like that you can only do what you did and let them know where you stand. The empty spot when a friend or family member passes away is far worse when it’s unexpected I know, I pray you find that time heals all wounds before too long, sorry life’s being a pain Juli.

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  10. Grandpa Dewey says:

    Everyone has said all the good things, so I will just add "You Go GIRL"

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  11. Rita says:

    Sounds like you are between a brick and a hard place. Like Beth said, dam’ed if you do……I hope venting here made you feel alittle better.Wanted to tell you, my daughter posted books on the swap.com and 5 of her books were on peoples wish list..or whatever.And there are books posted there that she has been looking for.The books she posted she was going to throw away because they didn’t sell on ebay and our library is not accepting any book donations at this time, so its working out good. THANK YOU for the link ~hugs

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  12. Charlotte M Simonsen says:

    sorry to hear of the loss of your friend… and when it comes to ranting… you just go right ahead… don’t need a special day. gotta get it off your chest… and with losing a friend… comes the anger of loss as well. consider yourself hugged … lottemae

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