January 11, 2006

Just leave me alone!

Today is not a good day for me to have come to work. I should have stayed home today. The longer I’m here the more pissed off I’m getting. It all stems from three little things.

A) Why call a meeting to ask me information if you are not going to believe a damn thing I say and go around afterwards doing the research yourself? Don’t waste my time.

2) Don’t pitch a fit about no one supporting anyone’s plans when you don’t support theirs.

D) I am very busy; do not waste my time with meetings to discuss what is going to happen in a meeting. If the meeting your are discussing doesn’t involve me or I’m not invited to it, don’t invite me to the meeting that is going to discuss that meeting.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at January 11, 2006 09:04 AM | TrackBack

Maybe you should have one of these on your desk.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at January 11, 2006 09:56 AM

You really work with me don't you?

Either that or we are one person living in two dimensions.

Posted by: Machelle at January 11, 2006 10:14 AM

I hope you're feeling better. Aniway this is the situation in Italy:

Still now I can't read in conservatives italian newspapers, the true question about the post communist holding system, called Cooperative LEGACOOP.
Nevertheless it was a very big trouble, last summer, when the postcommunist party insurance company UNIPOL tried to buy one of the most important italian bank, the BNL, against the spanish Bank of Bilbao.
The governor of Bankitalia (Bank of Italy), Antonio Fazio was part of the war, trying to help the Unipol, that is linked to the first postcommunist bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (the oldest bank of the world born in 1472). UNIPOL got 20 billion euros last year, but BNL is bigger a lot. Strange case.
Now the jump to Unipol is broken, the management of Unipol is impeached for many crimes (the top manager Mr. Consorte had 50 millions euros in a Swiss bank). The DS, the post communist party, is accused to have the biggest conflict of interest, bigger than the Berlusconi conflict.
In fact, if the mr. Berlusconi tv broadcast Mediaset (3 channels) has 5600 workers, the red cooperatives have 500.000 workers!
Moreover the DS is allied to the mr. Prodi (the ex UE President) party, the Margherita Party, linked with an other holding of cooperatives, named CONFCOOPERATIVE. Both all the leftist cooperatives have ONE MILLION WORKERS, billing every year 100 BILLION EUROS OF SALES.
But is not this the true question of the postcommunist power. The fact is that almost all municipalities and provinces and italian regions (the some of the single states for USA) are in hands of DS and MArgherita parties. So they can give jobs and work public orders to the cooperatives holding. So thousands of mayors, councillors, and members of regional councils, may lawfully give money to their parties, their parents and friends working in the cooperatives, that do every thing: facilities, roads, buildings, social welfare, supermarkets, upkeeps...
Italy may be conquered by this system, that improve the old leninist State capitalism. What gloomy prospects!

Posted by: Paolo di Lautreamont at January 11, 2006 10:30 AM

wow, someone is a little off topic, and by a little I mean wrong hemisphere.

Posted by: Contagion at January 11, 2006 11:24 AM

Nice to see you get those weird off topic comments as well. Mine are usually for some dog product.

Posted by: vw bug at January 11, 2006 11:45 AM

Dude, I think I interned in your office...

Posted by: Princess Cat at January 11, 2006 12:00 PM

I just got out of the same meeting. I think I'm going to take a long lunch.

Posted by: spurs at January 11, 2006 12:55 PM

What? You didn't want to know about Italy? You Jingoist you!

Posted by: oddybobo at January 11, 2006 12:56 PM

I think someone here missed the pre-meeting. Perhaps for tomorrow we'll be sure to have a discussion group to prepare notes for the pre-meeting, where we will work out the agenda for the actual meeting.

Posted by: Ogre at January 11, 2006 02:46 PM

walk out. Tell them you have a headache. By now you probably do.

Go home. Drink. Sleep.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 11, 2006 03:25 PM

Or you could have an after hours meeting to discuss the agenda for the meeting before meeting in the morning to finalize the agenda.

Oh, never mind.... Here's a shot....

Posted by: Richmond at January 11, 2006 04:31 PM

Contagion, we need to have a meeting about this...

Posted by: Harvey at January 11, 2006 07:12 PM

I don't do meetings. At all. Period. And they know this at the place of my work. It's become kind of a joke. But I don't do them. And they can't make me. That's the beauty of being part time. They piss me off and make me feel cornered, i.e. make me attend meetings... I walk.

Posted by: Bou at January 11, 2006 08:03 PM