Feb 16, 2010

It's 70 Degrees, and It's Snowing

Don't you hate it when a supervisor comes down on you for nonsense? I know I do, so let me tell you what has been bothering me....

This term, our supervisor hired a new intern (Intern A) that seemed a little incompetent when he first started. Remember the know it all that didn't know too much of anything? Yea, him. Anywho, Intern B left our office to work for the back office in January, leaving me with Intern A and a pile of work. It was so much easier when Intern B worked with me; we helped each other out and were both very fast learners. We knew this office inside-and-out within a week and a half of being here. Needless to say, I miss her dearly. We keep in touch through weekly lunch dates and frequent emailing, but it just isn't the same without her (insert tear drop).

Since I've had little to no help these past 5 weeks from Intern A, I've been busting my ass around here. Doing hundreds of manual adjustments, helping at the window, answering phone calls, the list goes on and on. Running from one end of the office to the other to help people. Not to mention we have a new full-time lady, who's taking someone elses job here and that someone else is actually training her! How is it that 2 weeks ago, there was no funding to accomodate a new full-time employee but all of a sudden there is? From my knowledge, budgets don't work that way (insert thumbs down)! To sum up that mess, there's a lot of drama going on around here and too much whispering for my liking. I work in an office full of women who aren't satisfied with their job or their weight, and wants everyone else to feel the pain. I'm sorry, but DO NOT RAIN ON MY PARADE... EVERYDAY! It's so pathetic to be subjected to moaning and groaning every single day that you come to work. And you wonder why I'm on the first thing smoking when my shift is over. Please don't ask me to stay late, because chances are I won't! Period.

I may sound like a bitchy GAB right now, but trust me- my complaints are VERY valid.

Well, yesterday at 6:15p (office closed at 6:30p) I was attempting to close out my browser when my supervisor walked behind my desk. Now this is the same supervisor that told me it was OK to get online during our downtime. Everyone else does it, so I saw no harm. It's not like I'm some crazed internet-junky that can't help but to be online all day. Most of the time I'm reading my textbooks online, or just listening to music. Helloooooooooooo! I am an intern, which means I am in school. Sometimes I need to see what the hell is going on in my classes, since most of my day is eaten up in this POS office! She suggests to my coworker (who doesn't do anything herself, since I do all of her work. No joke) that I might need some work to do. My response, "No, I don't". Plain and simple. Some people don't know how to appreciate anyone or anything. If I wasn't here, this office would be in complete shambles. But I continue to get the short end of the stick. Not on my time sweetie! I'm going to continue to do what I do, until my very last day here. If they want a different response from me, then I should be getting a different response from them.

For any other interns out there, don't let employers give you their ass to kiss. It's not fair to you, and it's not fair to the organization in which they 'manage'... better term, micro-manage! Also, if your job description consists of them pawning off their work onto you, then the job probably isn't worth it. So I wouldn't suggest asking for a full-time stint after the internship is over. Granted they pay me well, I'd rather be somewhere where my work is appreciated and my boss isn't a flaky as a box of Kellogg's Cornflakes.

Who else is going through this? Let's have a bitch-fest!


Anonymous said...


OMG, I went through this so many times before. But, I had to learn the hard way. Enough was ENOUGH. I had a supervisor that was just as flaky as the one you are describing above. I just got a supervisor promotion with 2 other guys - figures - and I was the only one that did all the work, handled EVERY situation accordingly. All they could do was sit around and look retarded. So I scheduled a meeting with the two of them and our supervisor and began delegating. In the end, I stop taking their crap and become their supervisor.. hehe.

Basically, continue to work hard for yourself and your future because it will Definitely pay off.

Thoughts of a Randomista

Ps. you should put me under the 'blogs you love' category. I'll add you to mine <3

miss esther said...

I can relate. I had the job from hell after college (also an office of women and 1 poor guy). It felt like a sorority. I'm all for female power, but I think having a balance of men and women in the office helps the environment from getting too catty. Sorry to hear about the stress of managing so much on your own. I know it feels like this phase will NEVER end but somehow, mercifully-it does and you can add this to your resume for a better job!

Soleman Jerry said...

Its really good experience if your supervisor understands your position and makes every thing easy for you. My supervisor I can say was one of the best may be because he didn't gave me any hard assignments to do lolz.
But I will suggest to every one reading this post that one day all your hardship will workout and you will be enjoying a great time. Keep doing the hard work.

Girl About Business said...

Oh yes, it is VERY catty around here. Dealing with women who've had issues with each other way before I entered the office. We do have 2 guys, but they keep to themselves because us women dominate haha!

I don't want the easy way out. I actually want to learn and enjoy my job minus all of the bitching!

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