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Title: The Venting Thread
Post by: chevelle on April 26, 2006, 11:51:16 AM
This is a thread to complain about anything that makes you really angry.

I, for instance, am on the brink of strangling my co-worker. My boss left work early to go to the doctor's with his pregnant wife. I have a ton of accounting work sitting in front of me, that has to be done.

The problem? The girl I work with is supposedly a trained accountant with Wall Street experience, and she has dumped all of her work - entering invoices, doing the books on me - who has never taken an accounting course or had any interest in this kind of work.

I was hired to do work on the computer server and am only a part-time employee, but I feel like I should be calling myself the accountant. She doesn't do much all day, except talk on the phone to customers once in awhile, and cry when something goes wrong. I have to do all of the financial work myself....while she just sits around on her computer. She is paid more than twice what I am.

She sits in the back in her office listening to internet radio while I sit out front, do all the accounting work, deal with any customer that comes in, and answer all incoming phone calls.

I am just really annoyed.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 11:54:03 AM
oh man, your work life suks.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: chevelle on April 26, 2006, 11:56:52 AM
I know, if I wanted to be an accountant, I would have gone to school for it.

I'm stuck here until 6 but she says she's leaving at 4. She got in at 11:30 today. I got here before 10.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 12:00:44 PM
thats what revenge is for.

can u do practical jokes on her and not get caught?
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: chevelle on April 26, 2006, 12:03:57 PM
I already told her it's not my job to do it, but she had my boss come and tell me that he wants me to do it. If I don't do it, I'm guessing it will probably get me fired.

I don't think I can do anything to her that wouldn't get me in trouble. The boss is a big fan of hers.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 12:07:39 PM
call up the irs, anonomoulsy, say you heard her talking about how she cheats on her t@xes...
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 12:11:57 PM
Here's my vent.
This board used to be mostly friendly people, a handuful of angry people and occasional troll.
Now it seems to be mostly angry people, numerous trolls, and a handful of friendly people.

Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 12:13:12 PM
Here's my vent.
This board used to be mostly friendly people, a handuful of angry people and occasional troll.
Now it seems to be mostly angry people, numerous trolls, and a handful of friendly people.



well, say something happy!!!
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: chevelle on April 26, 2006, 12:13:29 PM
call up the irs, anonomoulsy, say you heard her talking about how she cheats on her t@xes...

Word is she's not legal. I don't understand her situation. But she's paid off the books.

what if you say you don't know how to do it?

I tried that, she told me she doesn't know how to do it either. A couple of people who work here think she's lying about her experience. She says she has a masters in accounting but she struggles with stuff my 20 year-old business major brother knows how to do. My boss never verifies info.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 12:16:55 PM
call up the irs, anonomoulsy, say you heard her talking about how she cheats on her t@xes...

Word is she's not legal. I don't understand her situation. But she's paid off the books.

what if you say you don't know how to do it?

I tried that, she told me she doesn't know how to do it either. A couple of people who work here think she's lying about her experience. She says she has a masters in accounting but she struggles with stuff my 20 year-old business major brother knows how to do. My boss never verifies info.

sound slike shes doing something extra for him...
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 12:19:01 PM
Here's my vent.
This board used to be mostly friendly people, a handuful of angry people and occasional troll.
Now it seems to be mostly angry people, numerous trolls, and a handful of friendly people.



well, say something happy!!!

I'm not in a happy mood. I'm just trying to take a break from studying for a short while.
Perhaps that's part of the problem. Perhaps most people don't show up on LSD when they're happy.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 12:19:48 PM
fake it til you make it
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 12:22:53 PM
Chevelle --
I know what you're going through. I've worked with quite a few incompetent people myself.

Maybe you should "do" the work, but give her credit. When the boss complains about the work, just make sure to let him know that you had nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: chevelle on April 26, 2006, 01:01:54 PM
honestly, i agree with blueb here- this employee sounds worthless, especially given her pay and experience- do you think there's an affair going on?

She's a devout Evangelical Christian, so I can't see that she would have an affair with a married man. If I ever found that out, I'd be pretty shocked. She's taking a week off to go to the Billy Graham Convention or something.

Plus, my boss would have to be insane to do that. His wife is pretty and this girl is um...let's just say she is not attractive.

Chevelle --
I know what you're going through. I've worked with quite a few incompetent people myself.

Maybe you should "do" the work, but give her credit. When the boss complains about the work, just make sure to let him know that you had nothing to do with it.


I would do that, if my boss wasn't one of the ones nagging me to do the accounting work. The company has a financial advisor who I have talked to on the phone, who repeatedly tells me that the other girl is not doing her job.

Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 01:04:24 PM
Perhaps you should develop a sudden bout of illness (e.g. food poisoning) and run out of the office as fast as possible.
Then the chick would have to find another way to get the work done.
If you're not the type to make excuses about being sick, the boss might even believe you. But if he doesn't ... aren't you leaving soon anyway?
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 01:10:06 PM
have your bf call her house, make sure her hubby is present, and have your bf hang up quickly.

have him do this a few times....
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: bass on April 26, 2006, 01:11:57 PM
[vent]
I have nothing to vent about.
[/vent]
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: chevelle on April 26, 2006, 01:14:25 PM
Perhaps you should develop a sudden bout of illness (e.g. food poisoning) and run out of the office as fast as possible.
Then the chick would have to find another way to get the work done.
If you're not the type to make excuses about being sick, the boss might even believe you. But if he doesn't ... aren't you leaving soon anyway?


Yeah, they would believe me...I've come to work with like a 102 degree fever, so I don't take off much.

I was planning on leaving in mid-August. I work 2 jobs now, and I work 6-7 days a week. My mother is telling me to quit at least one of them earlier than August because she thinks I need time to relax before school. I like money though.

Some of my co-workers are practically begging me to come in on the weekends during school, because apparently this place was really disorganized before I worked here. I really don't think I am going to, it seems like too much to deal with while I am going to school 5 days a week.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: ->Soon on April 26, 2006, 01:24:09 PM
does she look in her chair b4 sitting?  all sorts of fun if she doesnt...

 ;D
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: dbgirl on April 26, 2006, 02:45:20 PM
Perhaps you should develop a sudden bout of illness (e.g. food poisoning) and run out of the office as fast as possible.
Then the chick would have to find another way to get the work done.
If you're not the type to make excuses about being sick, the boss might even believe you. But if he doesn't ... aren't you leaving soon anyway?


Yeah, they would believe me...I've come to work with like a 102 degree fever, so I don't take off much.

I was planning on leaving in mid-August. I work 2 jobs now, and I work 6-7 days a week. My mother is telling me to quit at least one of them earlier than August because she thinks I need time to relax before school. I like money though.

Some of my co-workers are practically begging me to come in on the weekends during school, because apparently this place was really disorganized before I worked here. I really don't think I am going to, it seems like too much to deal with while I am going to school 5 days a week.

Chevelle, I agree about relaxing before law school ... at least take two weeks off (more if you can afford it.)
Also, you probably won't have time to work during first year, and a lot of schools forbid it. Also, if you do work, it could impact your grades, which determine a lot of your future opportunities.
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: krumanadi on April 26, 2006, 02:57:24 PM
Perhaps you should develop a sudden bout of illness (e.g. food poisoning) and run out of the office as fast as possible.
Then the chick would have to find another way to get the work done.
If you're not the type to make excuses about being sick, the boss might even believe you. But if he doesn't ... aren't you leaving soon anyway?


Yeah, they would believe me...I've come to work with like a 102 degree fever, so I don't take off much.

I was planning on leaving in mid-August. I work 2 jobs now, and I work 6-7 days a week. My mother is telling me to quit at least one of them earlier than August because she thinks I need time to relax before school. I like money though.

Some of my co-workers are practically begging me to come in on the weekends during school, because apparently this place was really disorganized before I worked here. I really don't think I am going to, it seems like too much to deal with while I am going to school 5 days a week.

Of the two, definitly quit this job.  If the boss is stepping in to tell you to do the other girls job then that is a messed up environment. 

Also, don't work during the weekends.  The small amount of $ you'll make is definitly not worth the only free time you'll have...
Title: Re: The Venting Thread
Post by: Fidelio on April 26, 2006, 05:48:18 PM
Forget em I imagine your going to quit soon anyway.    They'll all be just a fuzzy memory in no time.