Asta 2

And Now For Something Completely Different...

I know I bitch about work quite a bit. And even though I'm completely justified in doing so, I'd thought, for a change, I'd say something positive about 'The Special Hell'. ;)

I had my fair share of aggrevation today. This time enimating from our Southfield office. While it shouldn't, it still constantly amazes me to experience people's ineptitude, laziness, and good old fashion whining. The highlight of which was when the office manager (and I use the term loosely) in Southfield sent an e-mail to her entire office attempting to make me look like the bad guy. I'd be upset if it wasn't so damn funny. See, just about everyone in her office hates her. I'd hazard to guess that they were either a) laughing at her ploy for sympathy or b) applauding me for putting the screws to her.

Which bring me to my orignal intent. Even with the time consuming, irritating crap I had to deal with today I had this overwhelming sense of how liked I was. Yeah, I have those few in my department with sticks surgically implanted up there asses, but the vast majority of my firm I think genuinely likes me and thinks I do an excellent job. As sarcastic as I can be, I actually have a pretty good attitude at work. If I'm in a bitchy mood I don't feel it's right to inflict it on others (not everyone apparently feels that way). And even if I totally disagree with the person at the other end of a conversation and *know* they are wrong, I'm still pleasent.

And maybe that's part of the problem with the people I do work directly with. I think they may resent the fact that I'm more popular (for lack of a better term) and even respected, in some cases, than they are.

This quasi epiphany came about today as a result of various conversations I had with people throughout the firm. Would the firm fall apart without me? Uh, no, I'm not that full of myself. :p But I really do think I'd be missed. That is a nice feeling to have.

In other good news, I saw the latest Van Helsing trailer tonight. I only wish I knew ahead of time it was airing so I could have recorded it. Hugh looked yummy of course. And there was one clip where I thought I would melt into a big old puddle of goo. I can't believe I have to wait until May 7 to see the movie. :(
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I've gotta say "yay you" for being liked and respected. I totally think that people who are easy to work with and keep control of their tempers are definitely the best kinds of employees - and I'm absolutely not surprised you're one of those people. That you're great at your job is an added bonus, I'm sure :)

And pretty icon - I'm about to pop on some X-Files eps, actually. It's that kinda night :)
There has been quite an X-Files fandom resurgence lately, I'm wondering what has triggered it? We're getting some great icons though! :)

Thanks for the kind words. I think I'm fairly easy to work with. Even when I'm asked to do something that is an inconvenience I always say "no problem" even if it is. :p But, if someone gets belligerent with me, I will get my back up. Otherwise, I skip the arguing, it's just not worth the headache. :)
I agree with Onetwomany :) Good for you! It can be hard to stay easy going in an office environment with all the b.s. politics going on around you. Also, the catty office people are likely to snipe about people who don't join in. So I'm proud of you for knowing you are well liked and for not caring so much about those with whom you have problems.

Dang, that was wordy when all I really wanted to do was echo Onetwomany's "Yay you!"
Also, the catty office people are likely to snipe about people who don't join in.

I think that's part of it. I'll hear others bitching and complaining about how difficult or unresponsive someone is then I throw in "Gee, I've never had a problem with them" and, well, I get The Look. :p My motto is if you are snippy to someone, they are going to be snippy right back.
Having navigated office politics for many years myself, I think you handle yourself just great - it's always easier and nicer to work with someone like you than the kind who constantly whine and complain, and don't help. The fact that you are liked and respected for those qualities simply eludes the others because they're too busy bitching :)
Triple bummer
Yeah, I have those few in my department with sticks surgically implanted up there asses

I read: sticks surgically implanted up three asses

And I thought, now there's a crap work environment. Colleagues with three asses. And sticks up all of them!

I'm not surprised you're wubbed at work. For all your sarcasm, deep down you are a sweetie pie. (Don't worry; I won't tell anyone. Honest.) And very bright and concientious.