I love old phrases like, "she's the cat's pajamas" or, "you're living high on the hog". They all can be traced back to their origins, which I find interesting. I bet your kids wont be able to properly or interestingly trace back phrases like "that's hott" or, "Ima bust a cap in yo ass". Add that as reason 2,34987,446 I don't want kids. No cool phrases to teach, plus I like my space.
See, at work we are cutting down costs, ie; not hiring people when someone quits, so the rest of us are overworked. Then, they fired the plant people and had us all adopt plants. Ok that was kinda cute. They sold our "grill" to Eat N Park who charges us 1.59 for a banana. And $7 for a salad.
Then, they decided to stop having our mail delivered by one person and having one person from every department go pick it up. The mail sorters stopped even sorting it right so now, we have to find the right person to deliver mail to. Although, I'm stopping this today when I start going over to pick it up, to hand them their shit back to their supervisor. I'm putting on my big girl pants, and being assertive.
The latest cut back is with travel. We have a department devoted to arranging travel for or company, it's what they do. But in order to not hire another person, they are only going forward, going to do multiple destination trips, and group travel. The rest of it, falls on "the people". So, we have to do travel for our VP's. Sure, we do it now, and by doing it now, I mean we fill out a form and fax it to travel.
We have a website now, that we have to learn, and it.......is.......slow. I spent 2 hours booking a trip to california, round trip, and a hotel. I could have done this on my own at expedia in about 10 minutes. But we have 1,000 rules and regulations that go along with it.
So after sufficiently cussing at my computer last Friday I gave up. I spent an hour on the phone with travel arranging it on Monday. After complaining about the time it takes to go screen to screen, I told the supervisor, in my sunshiney way...."I'll learn to love this system". Just like old fashioned "telephone" this got to his supervisor, which told my boss's boss's boss, that "fizz loves the new system". That's what I get for being optomistic? Suck it.
I mean what's next? I've been spending the last few days justifying my people's workloads for a presentation on Friday. I have to fill up the month with what we do. I have to justify....being 3 people down. Seriously, what's next.