– My coworker and I were in my office working on something the other day. My coworker, who’s married with a kid, said, “Our manager will be here late tonight, all night, so you can get those papers signed before you leave today.”
I joked, “Literally all night, huh?”
My associate replied, “Eh, he’s not married, he’s got nothing better to do.”
In my mind it sounded like the needle being ripped off a record player…errrk!) Knowing my coworker was just trying to be a playful asshole, I turned to him slowly and said, “Soooo…if we’re not married that means we have to stay here forever?”
He was quiet for a bit, grinned nervously as if he knew what he just implied, then laughed and said, “Ha ha, that’s right, you all know your place!” The lame, forgettable jokes that followed kind of disintegrated into the atmosphere and the subject was changed.
– I had my belated performance review last week! Met up with our campus director who wanted my brand new department manager to sit in on it for training. Well I got a raise! Woot, right? The main things that made her happy was the fact that I’m almost always there (hardly ever call in sick), that I helped run the department for the unfathomably long time we didn’t have a department manager and then once we did he was always calling in sick), and that I plan and coordinate graduation. They both noted, too, that I have improved with making more phone calls to employers. It was a good meeting.
– They even asked me what they could do to help make my job easier..Whoa! I’ve never been asked that before! I told them that more communication would be nice, which they admitted has been lacking. This past year we’ve had people quit and new people start, and unless you’re in the gossip circuit, you just aren’t notified. A survey had been sent around last month asking several different questions including something about staff meetings. It sounds weird, but I actually like the all-school staff meetings. We get food, we see people who we haven’t had the chance to talk to, and it’s kind of nice. Enough people must’ve suggested the staff meetings (it was multiple choice), because we’ll be having one the last week in July.
– Enough about that. I’m going to start saving up for a new car. Not a used one, but a nice, refreshing, new car. I’m not breaking the bank on one though, either. I have a few in mind. Any suggestions?