Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-30 00:16:29
ID: 61880
I don't normally pay much attention to what people wear at work, but we recently moved to a new building, and have to sit with another group, and holy shit. Black, skintight, spandex workout leggings worn as pants. Not worn with a long shirt or dress, but a small, belly length shirt, and actual grimy flip-flops. How the fuck do they get away with that? I don't want to look at camel toe, dirty feet, and belly buttons all day! And there's more than one person who dresses exactly like that.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 23:29:51
ID: 61893
In response to a confession. Are there really a lot of ‘Italian boss’ stories or are you making a little fun of the confession?
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 23:15:18
ID: 61891
Anyone else want to share a story about an Italian boss that they've had?
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 22:50:03
ID: 61890
I got my very first business cards! I feel so important. I've never had a job where I've had business cards before.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 22:43:54
ID: 61887
Sometimes, I feel bad about not taking work home on the weekends. But then I realize how much shit my company wants me to do for the paltry amount they pay me and I'm like--meh, screw it. It gets done when it gets done.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 16:07:55
ID: 61877
In response to a confession. When I was much younger I had an Italian woman as a boss. Her husband bossed her around at home-she would jump every time he called her at work, even stepping out on a client. She was a horrible bully in the office. We worked for a bank. It turned out she was stealing money to finance the failing business her husband owned. She spent a few years in jail because she stole about $500,000. Do I feel bad for her? No. She was an adult who chose to steal that money, and she made my work life a living hell for almost a year. And she went right back to him when she got out of jail.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 15:44:21
ID: 61875
I posted a month or so ago about having an interview, then second interview, then third. I was really excited about the job. I didn't get it, but that's OK because the more I learned, the more it seemed like a horrible company to work for. Stupid things like a ridiculously strict dress code, really inflexible schedule, horrible vacation & benefits, etc. I recently applied for a job that sounded great but I thought no way, since I didn't think I was qualified. Two interviews later, and they are sending me an official offer. No dress code, completely flexible schedule - basically make my own. Great benefits. And the best part - twice as much money as I have ever made in my life (and twice as much as the other job). Office/business manager position for a start up. Most I have ever made is $40K. Offer is for $80K a year. This is life changing, you guys. I am so happy. Can't wait to officially accept the offer and give my current employer my resignation.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-29 00:40:23
ID: 61868
In response to a confession. Oh, NO KIDDING about the job hunting situation! Around here it's the same way--everyone wants you to have a degree and 8 years' experience but only wants to pay you $35K a year or something paltry like that. Like, um, hello?? Or they post a job as entry level but during the interview they say they'd actually prefer you had experience. I was fortunate to get a job that pays a good bit more than that but most companies actually pay even more for my skills than what I make now. I hate how fucked up our salary system is right now. No one can ever get ahead this way.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-28 23:43:19
ID: 61863
I get a new boss on Monday and I'm wondering what it will be like to switch from having a female boss (who, although she did address issues, was very aloof and didn't keep up much with what was going on with us) to a male boss (who I've worked with on other projects--he's very laid-back but gets things done when they need to be done). I think it'll probably be good because he won't make catty remarks about my clothes like my woman boss does. I know I don't have great style always, but she has this way of making me feel like I'm 2 inches tall.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-09-28 07:23:39
ID: 61858
A couple of years ago I posted on here about my principal seeing a parent raise her hand to her son, who was one of my students, and folks said I should have called CPS. I didn't see it happen, and she didn't hit him, but I've thought about him many times since and regretted it. Last week I heard from the boy's father, He's seeking full custody, and asked for a letter of support. I had every text message and email between us saved. I never delete anything! I got a call from an investigator who said that my letter was very thorough and detailed, and that it corroborated everything dad was saying, which was that their son, who has autism, needed more stability than mom was able to provide. This man truly is an amazing father. He said that they had driven by the school recently, and even though his son was only with me for a month, and that was two years ago, that he pointed at the school and said my name. I hope that I was able to help. This little guy deserves a good life.
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