Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Chew-on-this Tuesday

Today was drama at the office again. First Boss announced she is suing the last employee who left.

Then the latest addition to our motley crew, let's call her JK (who is a lovely girl, btw, just inexperienced), sent out an email to her contacts with her CV, saying this job doesn't pay enough. She accidentally CC-ed Boss into her email. Boss was understandably not too pleased.

She and JK butted heads. JK broke down in tears. Apologies were made, advice was dished out and things seemed settled.

Roo, one of our other employees, escaped the madness by leaving for her varsity lectures. Chips, our first-ever pregnant employee, kept quiet and maintained a low profile.

I busied myself with getting work done, seeing my computer has been on its best behaviour since Boss's return from holiday on Monday (how typical of this machine). I waited for the next piece of paw-paw (not Jackson's dog) to hit the fan, which I knew would be...

The person who has been around second longest (after me, leading with 10 months) informing Boss that she'd been made a job offer that pays a basic salary of double her current basic, plus commission and perks.

Boss remained remarkably calm throughout these events.

I left the office to come home and blog about it...

13 comments:

Sass said...

That all sounds about right. ;)

And doesn't it feel phenomenal to come HOME to blog about it?!?

Yay you!!!

Caz said...

WOW!!! Poor JK! She must have felt absolutely SICK when she realised. That is SOOO something I would do!!
Poor pregnant person! haha - I am HOPELESS at keeping a low profile!

po said...

Sorry to ear things are so stressful at work. I hate the way a bad work situation permeates into the rest of life. I hope things calm down for you!

Slyde said...

what did the person do to make your boss sue her?

Laura said...

Sounds like a fun fun day!!!!

Poor JK - it happens but it totally sucks when it does!

Miss T said...

she cc'ed the Boss!!!!! Friggin hell I can not believe it...hihi. That is way worse than my blunder email to my boss. Wow!

Helen said...

Wow, that's bad! I hope it all settles down soon and you can breathe again! Yay on the computer working by the way!

Paula said...

I giggled at the sneaky undertone of your very last sentence.

I used to have job gripes... it was mostly about the fact that I talk to my computer screen when I'm replying or reading a heinously long joke. Or giggling randomly at certain mistakes other people had made in grammar (I'm a nerd in that way)

But I'm glad you've got a blog to release the energy.

Have a good one.

boldly benny said...

Woah sounds entertaining!

sleepyjane said...

Wow!! Drama, drama, drama!

Every time I hear someone cc'd someone that should have been into an email I cringe. I would DIE if it happened to me.

And now will because I said it, of course. ;)

Spear The Almighty said...

Times are not easy. I have one accountant working for me and really would like to increase his salary. unfortunately the board doesn't want to do any increases during this period. I'm afraid I will lose him and I will have to take care of the extra work...

Thomas said...

Well at least you know who doesn't cause any trouble:) Well not much at least. But then again I'm not even sure if that particular person qualifies.

Drama drama...

Jeanette said...

LOL sounds like an exciting day