March 08, 2006

Contagion the Supervisor

I GOT IT! Well it looks like my charm paid out. I over came the stigma of it being a lateral transfer for the supervisor position. That means no more minions. Since I’ll have direct reports I’m going to have to be more polite in my nicknames for them. This of course means no more minion stories; I’ll actually have to be nice to my reports. But maybe when I need to pull a stunt I’ll go over to my old stomping grounds. The timing couldn’t have been better either. My new manager (From the other office) is up to old tricks again. Now I don’t have to care as that in a week I’ll no longer be reporting to her.

And before anyone starts in on the EEOC BS about me getting the position; the candidate I beat out would have also filled more EEOC requirements than I did.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go do a little celebrating.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at March 8, 2006 04:10 PM | TrackBack

Congrats on the promotion.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at March 8, 2006 02:28 PM

YAY! I secretly had my fingers crossed for you.

Posted by: Carmen at March 8, 2006 02:45 PM


YAY for you!!


Posted by: Sarah at March 8, 2006 02:48 PM

Wait, direct reports can't be minions? I must be doing it wrong...

And I'll have a beer tonight in honor of your celebetration!

Posted by: Ogre at March 8, 2006 02:54 PM



*raising glass in your direction*

Posted by: Machelle at March 8, 2006 03:19 PM


I'm thrilled for you. :-)

I'll be here in The Little Blue Cracker House doin' the happy dance for you too.

Now - we just need more good news on Friday!!!!!

Posted by: Tammi at March 8, 2006 03:23 PM

Yay! Congratulations. That is awesome!

Posted by: Oddybobo at March 8, 2006 03:35 PM

Yee Ha! You have completed all the requirements to renew your asshole card! ;)

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 8, 2006 03:59 PM

** Happy Dancing ** That is great news. All those sensitivity classes paid off!

** ducks and runs **

Posted by: vw bug at March 8, 2006 04:26 PM

don't celebrate too hard. I wouldn't want you to pay the wife in chocolate to get out of it again....

oh and congratulations

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at March 8, 2006 04:39 PM

Congratulations!! I will be toasting your success from here! :)

Posted by: Richmond at March 8, 2006 05:02 PM

Thank you all, I appreciate it. The fun part is that now I have to train someone to do my old/current position. This could be amusing in and of itself. I just hope they take my advice when the interviewing time comes on who would make a good replacement.

Posted by: Contagion at March 8, 2006 05:05 PM

Congrats! I'd raise a glass, but then I'd fall down. umm....that might make someone's day. *snork*

Posted by: MathCog Idiocy at March 8, 2006 06:27 PM

Congrats! Good for you :-)

Posted by: Barb at March 8, 2006 06:30 PM

LOL - wonderful. Soon I'll have to kiss your ring instead of you kissing my ring.

Posted by: Teresa at March 8, 2006 07:04 PM

Whoo hoooo!

Posted by: Bou at March 8, 2006 08:57 PM

I never had a doubt you would get it. Congrats bud!

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Posted by: Raging Mom at March 9, 2006 06:45 AM

Hehehe I can just imagine it now.. you'll gain a repution of not being able to speak a complete sentence because of the frequency in which you'll have to censor yourself when talking to your min...., er, employees :)

Posted by: Shadoglare at March 9, 2006 07:19 AM

You should draw up a Pact With Satan form as part of the new trainee's requirements for your old job :)

BTW Congrats. First round is on me.

Posted by: Graumagus at March 9, 2006 08:13 AM

Scotch for everyone...hoist your glasses; a toast to the new (blog fodder), here!!!

Posted by: h~ at March 9, 2006 08:59 AM

What's all the surprise about? A guy with a hairy sporran and balls of steel should be able to wow just about anyone.

Tonight I'll raise a glass of Tullamore Dew and raise my favorite toast in your general direction -- "Up your kilt, Laddie!"

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at March 9, 2006 09:40 AM

Fantastic! All the best with the new position.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at March 9, 2006 02:07 PM

Wow!! Did some VP lose a bet or something??
Good luck anyway...

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Posted by: jimmyb at March 9, 2006 06:01 PM


I'm happy it worked out for you dude - you deserve it! :^)

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