Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-23 13:25:30
ID: 56947
In response to a confession. Hang in there. My step-sister is an engineer. She graduated from a top school (undergrad and grad) at the top of her class. She was recruited by several firms and accepted a position at one of the largest firms in the major city she lived in. After hire, they basically told her she was a token and would never get any real assignments other than planning parties. They treated her like shit. But she was being paid a ton of money. so she sucked it up. She saved enough money to start her own firm. It's now 15 years later, and her firm is one of the best and most recognized in the country. She is routinely tapped to speak at engineering conventions. She's been on the cover of countless trade journals. Basically, she's kicking ass. And that firm that originally hired her? They're out of business.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-22 22:11:11
ID: 56937
I am fed up to HERE with young cocky men who don't want to respect me or my knowledge. I'm technically their boss, but they are also supervisors and act like they don't have to listen to me. Plus I have to deal with the maintence crew and they are all older men who REALLY don't think they need to listen to me. I knew being an engineer would suck when it comes to this sort of thing, but I wasn't prepared for how shitty it would make me feel.
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Posted by: Stormyweather
2018-09-20 13:38:18
ID: 56870
In response to a confession. You have posted multiple times about this CW, but you keep enabling the situation by helping her or doing for her. She is just playing you. Stop letting her get away with this. If she can't do the job, and you stop doing it for her, maybe they will fire her, or she will get frustrated and leave.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-20 12:38:08
ID: 56865
Holy shit. Elderly CW is at the copier and cannot reduce legal to letter size. My God. She's been at this office longer than I have. She's been working in offices longer than I've been alive. And I just had to explain to her what a document feeder is. On a copier. Mother of pearl. *headdesk*
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-20 05:11:05
ID: 56867
I got named Committee Vice Chair of an important committee. Was reluctant to tell my husband. If I wanted to take yoga that would be fine, but this kind of thing doesn't go over well.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-19 14:53:02
ID: 56861
Trying to teach Elderly CW the new 'print to fax' system and new secure email system...... excruciating. Truly. *headdesk*
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-16 20:38:20
ID: 56802
I made my first work-related CPS call on Friday.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-16 00:08:19
ID: 56753
In my job I deal with legal contracts. My hours are 9-5, but I am to be available off hours if an emergent doc needs to be prepared. A few months ago, a CW texted me ALL weekend - to prepare a doc, send it out for signature, see if it was back, send it to the other party, etc. A) It wasn't an emergent situation, and B) In this case, it was HER responsibility. When I stopped answering, which was because I had important things to do around the house, she pitched a fit about how I could have jeopardized the deal. (Not.) Well last weekend there WAS an emergent situation that COULD have jeopardized a deal. I didn't know about it bc boss told everyone not to bother me on wknds, She got the doc on Sat but didn't send it out until Mon. Other party is PISSED. She's like, "Eh, I sent it out next business day, NBD." Hate hypocrites!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-15 23:06:23
ID: 56779
I am really loving my new position. I have my own office (with a window!) and I get to go to New Orleans for a food technology conference next year! Also, I found out I am eligible for a bonus in January--a $10K bonus. I want to pinch myself because I really feel like it's too good to be true. Also, we have a company wide no-swearing policy (it's not like, strictly enforced, but people who swear constantly get written up). I thought about the OP who hated her job because of the lady who swears. I didn't think it would make that much of a difference, but it really does. It's amazing how much nicer it feels to work with people with a good attitude.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-09-14 06:29:10
ID: 56757
Tomorrow will be a 13 hour day, off-site at staff retreat then directly to another training. First day of my period. And I'm not ready for this training at all with presentation and on-skills road drills, etc! I work for an organization that promotes this event, so I worry people will think I'm some expert when I'm still a novice. Trying to think positive thoughts, but I am really freaking out in the inside.
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