Friday, May 2, 2008


Wow, what a week. One of my staff is home recuperating from hernia surgery and another one was on vacation. So the work load was almost overwhelming just trying to keep up with customer requests and putting out fires. Not to mention that Wednesday was month end, and if you have ever worked for a publicly held company, you know how nerve wracking that can be.

Fortunately, no one died.

Although, there were a couple of people that deserved to be gutted like road kill. It never ceases to amaze me how downright mean some people can be. I mean outright, frothing at the mouth with venom mean. It makes a stressful situation that much worse. This particular person takes such personal satisfaction in berating other people that I am surprised that they aren’t being physically affected by their own nastiness. And it amazes me even more that my company allows this to continue. I may lose an employee over this because she is almost at the end of her rope.

I have no idea why people do this. I’ve found that in almost every situation, you can find a way to take care of issues without being unprofessional and mean. I guess they just feel the need for people to think they are important and they get that feeling by being hateful and hurtful to those around them.

I don’t know how much longer I can work in this environment…


David said...

yes, mean is IN
dirty tricks are 'cool'
and slime is not what the TV shows dump on your head anymore, its a new color of suit just for lawyers.

I am up way too late

Lani said...

OMG! Let me have one wild guess as to who this "Mean Person" can be???!!!!! Do I need to come back down there and kick some booty? Seriously? I feel for ya, Russ. My heart goes out to ya. In fact, I'm dreading the day our company goes public. It's going to be within the next 2 years, and when it does - watch out!! Love ya, mean it!