Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-16 21:12:24
ID: 58122
Same. My company is always doing things like Happy Hour, celebrations at the office after work or other activities (most recent was hatchet-throwing). Thankfully I can bow out of those, but not those with our team of 7. There's breakfasts and lunches, which are thankfully during work hours, but it takes away from my work and then I get behind. Then there's after-hours things like cocktails, bowling or skating. I'm not overly fond of anyone on my team - seeing everyone at our Monday afternoon meeting is enough for me. Not to mention, I don't get home from these things until almost 9PM. I'd much rather get home to my family, pets and couch.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-16 18:02:44
ID: 58121
I've always been super committed to my relationships, even if they aren't going well. Meaning, I don't fantasize about other guys at all, whether during sex or alone time, I'm not attracted to others, I don't flirt, etc. I'm just focused on my partner. Sometimes I'll have sexual dreams, but the guy in the dream isn't anyone I know IRL. However, a couple weeks ago I had an intense sexual dream about a guy at work. He's 20 years younger than me, and yes, he's really hot, and yes, I'm attracted to him. (I'm married, BTW.) I stopped short at work the other day when I saw him, because he was wearing the exact outfit I'd seen in my dream. And then I had another intense dream about him last night. WTF.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-16 02:14:18
ID: 58112
In response to a confession. My company is like this too--everyone is friends with each other and socialize together outside of work. I don't because I have a family and other friends I like more than I like the people at work. Plus, I see my work colleagues 50 hours a week and that's PLENTY for me. I want to spend my time off with people I actually care about. I can't stand this whole "company family" bullshit. It's ridiculous. I go there to do my job and get my paycheck, not to make friends and get a new family.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-14 14:17:46
ID: 58084
My co-workers think I'm a freak for not socializing with them, but I don't want to go out all the time, just to have something to do. I like my home. I like my pets. I like my husband. And, most importantly, I like me and my own company. All of them constantly complain about their spouses and kids. They aren't happy at home. I am. I don't have the need to run away from my personal life. It's almost borderline bullying from my boss, though, to socialize with "the team." I'm so over it. The only reason they want me there is because misery loves company.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-13 19:52:57
ID: 58068
Dear teammates: I took a personal day today, to do...personal shit. All of the things that have to be done during business hours and/or can't be stuffed into weekends or at night after work. It's on the calendar. It was mentioned at our staff meeting on Monday. I sent a reminder text on Tuesday. The emails you are sending me are auto-replied with "Out of the Office." Stop fucking calling and texting me. I'm sure you can handle your shit for ONE DAY!
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-12 19:44:21
ID: 58050
In response to a confession. Thank you for all the feedback on this. I just applied for a new job, at a much better company. The culture at this place, regarding hourly employees, is absolute bullshit. Glad to know I wasn't just being overly sensitive about their lame Christmas "gift." And I never even thought about them being able to write it off as an expense. Grrrrrr.
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Posted by: Stormyweather
2018-12-12 18:07:33
ID: 58048
In response to a confession. Still don't understand why you just don't ignore her, or tell her if she doesn't know her job, that is her problem. Why cause yourself the stress. Stop being a martyr for nothing.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-12 17:59:24
ID: 58047
It's a bad Elderly CW day. So far today she's needed my help to: log into our email, reset a password, verify she wasn't a robot, send an email, send a fax, set the copier to '2 sided to 2 sided', .... and right now she's over there at the copier and there's a little red light flashing. Jesus. Excuse me while I go shoot myself in the face with a bazooka.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-11 17:29:53
ID: 58031
I need some perspective, because I'm seriously aggravated at my boss. For Christmas, everyone chipped to get her a nice gift, like we always do. This year, she gave us all vouchers for an escape room, which we were excited about until we learned that the vouchers can only be used as a group, for a team building exercise. I'm pissed. I'm an hourly employee. If I do anything to benefit the company, including team building to help increase productivity that will help the company make more money, YOU NEED TO PAY ME. So, not only is it a fake "gift," I'm expected to gift the company my Saturday to do team building. I don't think so! It's probably no surprise, but I'm also the op whose boss gives M&Ms instead of bonuses. Am I overreacting?
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-12-10 23:45:42
ID: 58023
A partner canceled this morning's meeting I had planned to attend with a colleague I manage. When I told her the news, she became really upset saying that I always do this. It's not true. Her sudden emotional outburst caused me to react telling her it wasn't on my fault, take a breather, etc, in a defensive tone. In that moment, I wish I just held back and listened to her with empathy. Still the outburst had me shaking because I hate confrontation especially when it felt out of the blue. She was gone for hours this morning missing our staff meeting, I texted apologizing asking if she was okay, she said she was picking up her stuff and taking a personal day. I feel really terrible for what happened, but don't feel like I was in the wrong. I just wish I simply listened without responding to her aggressive behavior. She hasn't replied all day.
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