Tomorrow starts a new chapter at work. Not the chapter your thinking. It's a new version of an old chapter, or something like that. The powers that be have decided finally (thanks to a phone call by me, not the mgr.) that we have been short handed for long enough. We are bringing on another co-worker. The strange thing about it is that this "new hire" was the manager before the current one. Can anyone say role reversal? Now, I have been told that new guy is being hired strictly as a lowly co-worker like me, not in a management position. I really wonder how this scenario will play out. I am not telling new (old) guy about the current state of affairs and how bad the manager is. I'll be damned if he thinks he is going to slide in and take that position. BTW, guess who gets to welcome new guy to the job. Yours truly! The manager and the director of operations are both off. I love being a lowly peon that does the managers duties. All I can do is smile when it all goes down. And it will go down, just not by my doing. He will do it to himself. I am going to sit back and smile as I hold the wheel of this ship I'm steering. Welcome aboard new (old) guy!
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Have you heard the saying the nothing changes if nothing changes? That's what's going on at work. We can have meeting after meeting but the fact is, nothing changes. The lack of leadership, the lack of team work, the lack of anyone other than me doing a damn thing is really getting to me. We had another meeting about productivity two weeks ago. Not one person has done one thing differently. Well, I have. Today, I walked out without finishing some menial task that is supposed to done everyday. It wasn't done yesterday, and I'll be shocked if it's been done when I get to work tomorrow. I'm not even the manager of this place but I am doing his job. I had to do the time sheets for everyone yesterday because he forgot all about it Sat. night and all day Monday. To me that was the last straw before the last straw. Next time will be ugly.