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The Perfect World >> Finance, Careers, & Education >> Job stuff.

Job stuff.

ErinPooh -- Saturday, July 20, 2002 -- 12:25:37 AM

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Lori Dee -- Sunday, June 23, 2013 -- 02:10:47 AM -- 17089 of 17108
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

After my stint at my current company, palmist, I realize that despite how outrageous it is and the wrongness of it, nothing really happens to change anything. Even if you report her. They are right, she'll just make lives more miserable and nothing will be done about it. I hate to say that because it sounds so defeatist but I've come to realize it's the truth.

javajeanelaine -- Sunday, June 23, 2013 -- 02:26:32 AM -- 17090 of 17108
Life is too short for bad coffee.


sapphirerose -- Sunday, June 23, 2013 -- 04:38:44 AM -- 17091 of 17108
Hot like a hepatitis-induced fever from a thirdhand heroin needle - Nicholas Kronos on the appeal of Russell Brand


palmist -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 05:49:52 PM -- 17092 of 17108

I am in the doghouse. My boss just selected a document I created to use as an example in Sales training and it was the wrong version. Significantly wrong. She asked me to proofread a bunch of these documents last week and I hadn't even started.

I may be cooked here permanently. She is now likely to have lost all confidence in both my ability and my accuracy.

I do not love my job today.

kim kay -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 08:20:47 PM -- 17093 of 17108
I hope to impress the judges with my chicken feet.

Oh no.

palmist -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 08:45:17 PM -- 17094 of 17108

It's by no means the worst mistake ever made here, not even my worst mistake, but I am always out of synch with this woman. I have begun to believe that she thinks I'm backdooring her by helping people from other departments, specifically my last boss, for whom she has no respect.

I help everyone, for God's sake, and I used to specialize in helping people correct their mistakes. I became a champion groveler on other people's behalf. That's not serving me well working for this woman.

jenrenton -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 09:56:29 PM -- 17095 of 17108
I myself have a quarrelsome and disputatious nature.

Sorry, Palmist. I hope it blows over.

kas -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 10:09:46 PM -- 17096 of 17108

Palmist I hope you can maybe make a move away from that boss. I had a horrible boss and we were just not compatible. I could do no right My current boss introduced me to someone today as a godsend. I don't feel like my performance has changed all that substantially. It is amazing how much of a difference it can make to be in the right job with the right boss.

Lizzie T. -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 10:20:56 PM -- 17097 of 17108
Oh, for crying out loud.

palmist, I had a manager like that once. She and I were just not a good fit for so many reasons. I wish I had gotten out from under that job sooner; it took me quite a few years to recover from the reflexive self-doubt I developed while working under her.

kas -- Thursday, October 03, 2013 -- 10:32:05 PM -- 17098 of 17108

Lizzie that is it exactly. I took a serious hit to my self esteem and had to job hunt in that mind set. It was not a good time.

Sparky -- Friday, October 04, 2013 -- 04:31:59 AM -- 17099 of 17108
Lyte me!


it took me quite a few years to recover from the reflexive self-doubt I developed while working under her.

Really, really sucks. That followed me from my last job and I am still getting over it.

but I am always out of synch with this woman.

Every step you take ends up being the wrong one, just because . . . Terrible working with that. I hope you find a solution.

palmist -- Friday, October 04, 2013 -- 06:16:11 PM -- 17100 of 17108

Thanks for the commiseration. It's probably time for a move, for all kinds of reasons.

In other news, I got an email from a recruiter last night, and I see that someone I know well is connected to him on LinkedIn. Think I'll vet him with her, but talk about timing.

palmist -- Tuesday, October 29, 2013 -- 05:07:45 PM -- 17101 of 17108

Whew. We've been going through a funding round since last spring. The target was Sept. 1, but an investor started dragging feet, so it started all over again and we waited, and waited. We were still waiting on Friday, when I heard that we were in the red by $94.

Yesterday, we waited again.

Looks like the funds are coming through today, two days before pay day.

Whew. We might all be able to take a deep breath now.

theDowager -- Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -- 10:39:11 AM -- 17102 of 17108

What a relief but ugh, what a bad feeling that must have been.

palmist -- Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -- 12:29:17 PM -- 17103 of 17108

Usually, only the finance team knows about this stuff, but it slipped out and worried a few more people.

theDowager -- Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -- 12:41:37 PM -- 17104 of 17108

My general philosophy about those kinds of things was always to give people as much accurate information as possible, as soon as possible, in order to avoid the inevitable (i.e., stuff slipping out, or the pernicious bastard cousin, Folk Start Making Shit Up) and allow staff to plan. We were never so close to the edge as you guys were, though. I'm glad it worked out.

Lizzie T. -- Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -- 01:47:42 PM -- 17105 of 17108
Oh, for crying out loud.

That was also my philosophy. It really works to keep the rumor mill down, because my staff knew that the minute I knew something, I would pass it on to them.

What a relief, palmist.

Sparky -- Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -- 10:58:42 PM -- 17106 of 17108
Lyte me!

Boy, that brought back (not so good) memories, palmist. I'm glad you'll get paid and I hope it doesn't come so close to that again.

palmist -- Thursday, October 31, 2013 -- 05:17:24 PM -- 17107 of 17108

We're still in startup mode (seems like we've started up about six times in the last six years), so we've borrowed to make payroll before. Nothing really new in that, but we were at the end of our borrowing ability. Eeek.

Good news is that the funding was bigger than expected, almost double.

Whoo hoo.

Sparky -- Thursday, October 31, 2013 -- 11:23:59 PM -- 17108 of 17108
Lyte me!

Oh that's great! Yay!

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