After PH volunteered to make the pizza order today, Troll Feet responded with this gem.
Plain cheese pizza is fine for me. Mushrooms are usually canned, pineapple is offensive, pepperoni isn’t real so plain cheese pizza is fine! LOL
That’s right, ‘pineapple is offensive.’
Months ago, PH ‘helped’
found the perfect person to deal with the Director recruit an Assistant. Naturally, a man with years of experience in HR chose someone who had never been an assistant before. PH does not work closely with this person and knows the PA is closer to other PA’s in the School. Still, on a weekly basis she receives idiot and easily answered e-mails from the PA. With the last missive, she wants to say, “PA, you’re a grown ass woman who is more than capable of figuring this shit out. Stop bothering me with information I don’t care about. You’ve been here since April and it’s almost November. Do you job and quit with the self deprecating shit.”
It occurs to PH that both of the ‘senior managers’ in her department are completely lacking in their time management skills. PH wonders, if you are going to be gone for nearly two weeks on vacation, why would you not, perhaps, come in over the weekend and make things easier on yourself? If you are going to take up to 5-6 hours a week (or more) for ‘offsite’ appointments, then perhaps coming in early might be imperative to completing the necessary parts of your job in a timely fashion.
Running around and saying ‘there’s never enough time’ does not accomplish anything.
Similarly, to Troll Feet and her never ending quest to boss, delegate and make herself feel important has dicked around on getting an assistant
that she doesn’t need at all. PH is not entirely sure she likes where this department is headed – literally! They have been relegated to the back corner of Finance. Fun times.
Troll Feet, you cannot call everyone ‘love.’ You are not British. You do not have enough of a coolness factor to pull this off. FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN – STOP REFERRING TO EVERYONE AS LOVE.
A PSA from P.H.
Troll Feet is not feeling well
she had some sort of weird orgy over the weekend in Dubai and now has a cold. She has approached PH for basic medicine before, only to act as if she has never taken OTC drugs in her life. Today she asked if she should take both pills PH gave her from the pack. PH sighs and wonders how a person reaches an age of 60+ and has no idea how to take medicine.
It’s pronounced ‘analgesic.’
…she approves this article.
Absenteeism strikes the workplace: ‘Hunger Games’ blues, toe jammed in faucet and other bizarre sick-day excuses found in study
…receives a slap. PH recently did such a good job recruiting that not one, but two offers will be given. PH relates this good news to the Director, receives slap. She forgets how bad the politics are outside her department.
PH prays she does not have to rescind an offer – both candidates were super nice.
PH has recently been recruiting for a role at the School. Here are some do’s and don’t’s she feels compelled to share:
– make eye contact, looking at the paper in front of you instead of your interviewers does not instill a lot of engagement or confidence
– don’t bring a cup of half drunk coffee into your interview
– when the panel asks you the same question 3 separate ways, they really want a specific answer so don’t continue giving them vague ones
– never use the term ‘looking for the minimum amount’ of anything as it relates to interviewing for the position
– don’t be late. Ever.
– don’t come across as a douche
– do smile
– do be on time