Not much time to write an entry but figured to get this little gem in here. Showed up for work yesterday at 7am, so did the other driver. The other driver was supposed to show up at 8, so I asked him why he was there. Bewildered look on his face - but he's a good actor. He knew he was supposed to show at 8, he's tryig to push the issue that he should be able to come in early and leave early.......okay, whatever.
Anyway, shortly after, the manager shows up, sees both of us there and flips out. Literally loses it. Why are you both here? The other driver started trying to explain away ...... this isn't that hard. Even children could get this. You are acting childess - addressing both of us - how difficult is this? This isn't that hard - he went on and on and on, angry, belittling us and speaking in harsh tones.
I forced myself to keep my mouth shut, for I wanted to tell him where to stick it and just quit, right there and go home. If I make it til' next month I"ll have about 90 hours of vacation time and I will get paid for those hours at regular time but still, it's like a whole nother paycheck. Which will help when I quit.
But, the plain simple truth of the matter is: this dude is not management material. I was afraid of that before they promoted him and I spoke my mind about it to upper management. So did numerous other people. He may know the nuts and bolts of the workings of the branch, but he has no knowledge of how to effectively communicate with people, he doesn't care about the people working for him and he is a ticking time bomb. He will lose it sooner or later and by that, I mean, lose it to the point of going back to his old ways of threatening people - with violence.
And the reality of it is, he just implement this new "policy" of his. It's not like we've been doing this for 6 months and we should know and have it down. To lost it like that over something so petty only points to his inaability to keep his emotions in check. Now, if I were getting paid $25 per hour I wouldn't care, just put up with it and la deee dahhh. But I am not and the money ain't talking to me at all.
I stopped applying for a day or so just to take a break from it. I've had several job offers but so far, none of them will allow a dog the size of Addler in the truck. 60 pounds or less, 50 pounds or less, 40 pounds or less. But - I take that back - I was speaking with Navajo yesterday and I forgot to ask them but I believe they do allow any sized dog and I was also talking with US Express and they also allow any sized dog. I believe I have an actual offer with Navajo, US Express said they were waiting for various reports they had filed to come back on my record.
Anyway, off to work.
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