Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The calls have stopped...

Hold on one second and let me catch my breath....

I made it! Holler with me people! Free At last! Well kind of.....

Yesterday around 2:30 the phones were shut off at our call center. We were allowed to go home.... as long as our desks were semi-sane and relatively clean. With the promise that we would be in between 8 - 11:30 today(Wednesday). Anyway my desk was clean and I was sitting around chattering... next thing I know I was at Holman's having a pint and a couple sliders. I may have had another pint or two... no one can be sure. From there I went to the library and read a bunch of boring articles that nearly put me to sleep. They were mixing with beer after all and both the articles and the beer were whispering lullabies in my ears. I fought nap time off and read a few of the super boring articles and did a little homework and then went home.....

Today I woke up and headed into work around 10ish. I checked in, printed some pay stubs and deleted emails. I am a wee bit famous at this place because I write silly blog entries about the evilness of corporate America and the place I work(ed). Anyway the readership is not merely fellow co-workers but it includes a few supervisory and managerial types. So my recent rantings have been a wee bit risky... however the management felt I should know that they read them and found them very amusing. Apparently I give them too much credit in some of my previous pontifications.... if I was them I would not admit that the plans we all believe to be true were a fluke. I would instead just accept the theories of my pure evilness. First rule in business... don't admit ineptitude or human oversight. Second rule: Know your role, no matter what happens you are still in a higher position (even when you share the same fate as the masses). Anyway the official story is they did not give us a day off so they could tell us about call volume again. Apparently it was sheer (and terribly convenient) coincidence..... Yeah. Those dang coincidences always laying around making people look culpable!

As far as the rest of the week.... I will be calling in tomorrow to check in at work but I should not have to go in. I hope my sup reads this tonight. One can always use a good conversation starter when you have to sit around taking calls from a group of lay-about malcontents (the only way to truly describe employees who have been waiting for the official lay off date for 6 months). Friday I turn in my badge.... I will no longer have any stinking badges! Yay for me!

To all my cojorts... it has been fun (occasionally) and keep in touch. (Even if we didn't talk much at work) I like hearing from people. Plus.... we need to network. I mean, after all the company did pay a lot of money to send us to class to learn how! Hopefully you all get jobs soon (or not, depending on personal preference)

And to my managerial fans... thanks for reading!

2 comments:

EdieS said...

OMG.

Sups reading reading your blog...just whoa.

Michael Williams said...

Hey... what can I say? I am popular.