Working for idiots
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June 15th, 2010 09:19 PM
You are NOT alone... I have a guy that works for me that drives me nuts trying to prove how smart he is by making a jerk of himself. He defys the laws of science trying to prove himself right no matter what the issue. He is slowly weeding himself out of employment.
For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the son of man be. Mathew 24:27
June 15th, 2010 09:52 PM
The philosophy I've taken here lately is go to work, do my job, don't say much, collect my paycheck and go home satisfied that I did the best I could that day and actually produced something. I know that will show in the end.
If my supervisor and co-workers are going to make idiots of themselves to the people up at HQ, it'll show eventually, and I think it already is. I was trained by people who did this job for 10+ years, and they all thought I should have been the supervisor because of how I handled things, and how sharp I was. When ever a problem arises at work, I'll give my 2 cents on the issue (the correct mil-spec way, the way I was trained) and if the supervisor wants to do it another way, I just keep my mouth shut and let him make a fool of himself to the higher ups, even after my warnings that it has to be done XYZ way due to military standards or specifications.
It's all I can do anymore. I'll make a note, or contact one of the buyers up at HQ and explain my thought on the matter and what should be done. 9 times out of 10, they agree with me... I do it to cover my butt should the fecal mater hit the rotary oscillator later on. I don't want blood on my hands when they mess up. The people up at HQ are beginning to realize that I am only doing what I am told to do and not doing it because I'm an idiot that has no common sense.
Maybe it'll pay off one day
June 15th, 2010 10:17 PM
Notes. If it's not written down it did not happen. It's saved my case in a state job before. And nearly ruined my bosses career when I left. Seems HR was very interested in the notes detailing why I was leaving.
But right now I feel you pain. I told my boss not to do something 6 months ago. They did it. 2 months later I am there covering for them. They did it again. And now want to make a back room deal with me to cover them again. Why they don't understand that noone will do the job in question for the money it offers is beyond me. Instead of fixing it by adding some work and money to it. They just seem to hope it works out. I have half a mind to take a new run just to see them scramble! It's not brain science or rocket surgery. It's trucking.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
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June 15th, 2010 11:21 PM
June 15th, 2010 11:30 PM
How about renting Office Space video, then you can be visualizing which character best fits the office mate next time you have a problem.
"Yeaaaaaaaaah, uh-huh. Okay then" as you saunter off with the coffee mug. It would be really cool to do this with paisley suspenders.
June 15th, 2010 11:47 PM
Move up the latter. Try to make partner, manager, owner, CEO, just move up the latter.
June 16th, 2010 12:44 AM
If you're indispensable, you'll never get promoted.
Originally Posted by jackson85746
If you can't kick the dog, what is it for? JK!
Just make sure you turn in those TPS reports.
Originally Posted by cammo girl
Try this one on for size:
Wife: This recipe calls for a third less than 2 cups. (This is the point where I enter a NO WIN situation) That means 1 2/3 cups, right?
Me: No, a third less than 2 cups is 1 1/3 cups.
Wife: No, if you take a third out it is 1 2/3 cups.
Me: Is it a third less total volume, or a third less cups?
Wife: Can't you just answer the question?
Me: I did, but you didn't get the answer you wanted. (Yes I am stupid)
Wife: The recipe says a third less. It's not complicated.
And on and on and on like Who's on First. I could be a world class comedian if I just transcribed conversations at home.
And for the record we still don't know which answer is correct!
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June 16th, 2010 03:59 AM
Consumption of alcoholic beverages works for me.
How do you deal with that? This isn't the only thing that's happened either... I'd probably crash the server with my stories.
June 16th, 2010 04:02 AM
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June 16th, 2010 07:47 AM
JoJoGunn is well acquainted with working with idiots of the highest degree.
Try working with a guy who is the Supervisor who cannot do the job I have done for decades. I have to teach him how to do the job so he can tell me how to do it, then forget everything I taught him the next day.
"A Smith & Wesson always beats 4 aces!"
The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green
June 16th, 2010 08:16 AM
I cope by looking for the humor in stupid people rather than getting frustated. I chuckle almost the entire drive home. Try it, you will be happier and live longer.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato
June 16th, 2010 08:59 AM
June 16th, 2010 11:59 AM
Actually after thinking about it some more "American Mensa" magazine had an article on this about five years ago. Perhaps it is still available through their web site.
Infowars- Proving David Hannum right on a daily basis
June 16th, 2010 12:39 PM
ok..i'll play...no skin off your back but if nothing else it should have been entertaining to you....
even though "everybody knows the voice mail system doesnt have anything to do with the phone" there are phone systems that an improperly working phone or a phone that is not programmed improperly can have an negative effect on voice mail service....how would i know?...cause i got caught up in the same trap...i thought it had to go somewhere else but it turned out it was a phone issue...who knew?...
so be careful what you think you know because the one time you make an issue out of it you might end up being the idiot...all it cost was a bit of time and it probably wasnt worth the aggravation you managed to get out of it...
and ive heard all of the "there are those who can and those who lead" comments..usually right before i show them there is an easier way to do it and they thank me for saving them a boatload of time...
remember...you work for them...analyze that backwards sometime and figure out where you went wrong...instead of just tearing them down...thats a waste of your time...
June 16th, 2010 12:46 PM
Sounds just like my supervisor
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