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Thursday, October 9, 2008

The red-headed step-child....

I cannot help but feel like the red-headed step-child sometimes at work. Mainly, because I am the only employee who is not required to go to the bi-yearly board meeting in Anchorage. Everyone says that I should be happy I don't have to go sit during 2 days of mindless, boring, board meetings, but I can't help but feel left out. Instead I get to sit in my office in Juneau, in a completely quiet office building, slowly going crazy! As much as I like working by myself, a little bit of human interaction now and again is necessary for my sanity. The last board meeting, in April, I was still a fairly new employee, and just an admin assist then. I was told that I would most likely go to the next one, which is the full-on everyone invited board meeting (which started today). But then, just a few weeks ago, I was told that I would be staying here again. I am not just a lowly admin assist anymore (although that is still my techinical title, as I haven't been blessed with the "WC Claims Adjuster" title) but I do so much more than that. I took over the WC claims from a guy who was working in our Anchorage office, and just due to his proximity to the meeting, he got to go.

I know... I'm sounding like a whiny little witch with a capital B about it... If I were not me, and saw me whining about it, I'd probably slap myself (does that make sense?)...

Maybe I'm just cranky from the insanely busy day I had today, the migrane that started around 1 PM, and the fact that I FORGOT TO GET A DIET COKE AT LUNCH TODAY!!! I can't believe I forgot, and once I got back to work, I had to stay there in case the higher-ups needed something from me today... I should probably go lay down or something... Before I spew my hate and discontent all over my lovely husband, who cleaned the kitchen for me today... That wouldn't be nice... And I'm trying my hardest to be nice today...

4 comments:

lonestar818 said...

Well, that stinks :(. Maybe you should rearrange the office while they're all gone, you know, switch chairs or little things like that and see if anyone notices ;). hehe

Tripacerchick said...

I've thought about playing some little pranks, like hiding the favorite coffee cup of our deputy director, but I think she keeps it in her car... I don't have enough tin foil to wrap an office, oh, and the part that I left out about the HUGE PILE of work on my desk that I can't get through doesn't leave me a whole lot of time to do much... If only...

Vgerdeb said...

I was thinking the same thing as lonestar. So much potential there! All I can say is, great minds think alike. :) Try to enjoy some quiet, alone time. btw, tell your hubby my kitchen needs some cleaning, too......

partnerofapilot said...

And I would just do a lot less work and surf the net all day! Invite people in for a picnick on the bosses desk, and invite your man in for a naughty session! Haha!

You could 'interview him' hahahaha!
i'm also on board with the re-arrangement of the office. Also, I would switch people's stationary-ESPECIALLY if they have tip-ex'd their name on stuff. People are usually really prescious over things like calculators. I'd hide them all in one person's bottom drawer!!!

Plus, I know what you mean-it's not the conference you're feeling missed about missing, it's the socialising that will be going on in the evenings!

I think it was very wrong not to invite just ONE member of staff along, as these things are as much about team building as they are about the work element!