If you read my post Fell On Black Days, you know I’ve been dealing with some serious stress and depression lately.
I have gotten to the point where I make jokes about the situation, because comedic relief helps and I’d rather laugh than cry at this point. I’m tired of crying, especially over a boss who doesn’t have my best interests at heart. I’m done, which lead to my poem Puppet Master.
Well, now she’s been calling me EVERY DAY, to apologize, but the thing is I am so hurt and disappointed, that even though I may forgive her, it doesn’t change anything. And I told her that. I asked her if she breaks a plate and then says sorry will the plate be put back together. Of course, she said no, and then I asked her if she understood. (Her words were very spiteful, and I’ve never felt so belittled in my entire life.)
She is now calling me to complain about one of my staff members, which leads me to my rant!
Ya know what really burns my biscuits?
My boss now calls to complain about one of my staff members, let’s call her Carol. She states that Carol doesn’t do her job, and when she goes to complain to her boss about Carol, nothing is done about it. She said and I quote “I’m tired of people around here not getting in trouble for not doing their jobs.”
To which I replied “Well, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.”
My boss delegates every detail of her job to other people. I’m not joking. I have no clue what this woman does all day, although; I have caught her many times shopping online at Talbot’s.
Her job duties are to write grants, hold monthly staff meetings, oversee the department, approve timesheets and appropriate leave, do change of statuses when one of us is due a raise, and run VITA.
She doesn’t do any of it. I run VITA, which is our volunteer income tax assistance program. I keep up with my volunteers throughout the year to keep them wanting to come back, I troubleshoot any issues, I deal with irate costumers, I answer the tax payers questions, I create flyers and newspaper advertisements, and I try and recruit new volunteers. And I do all of this on top of my regular job. My boss also asks me to send emails for her, and has asked me to run personal errands. She has done this so much that I have her middle name and social security number memorized! Well shame on me for allowing her to take advantage of me, but I will not be her doormat any longer. I told her last year that I was no longer writing grants for her, and I even went above her head when she asked me after I told her no. Now she has another staff member doing that for her. She also has a Director of another department approving timesheets, leave, and making her change of statuses.
We have staff meetings, maybe 3 times a year.
UGH!!!!! It’s so frustrating! I really, really, really hope she quits. Which I keep trying to persuade her to do. I mean, her significant other makes an obscene amount of money, and he wants her to stay home so he can whisk her away to the Bahamas whenever he wants. She’s an idiot for not taking him up on his offer.
What about you? Do you hate hypocritical statements and behavior?
Love & life lessons,