December 14, 2007

Post meeting glogg.

Here I sit drinking Glogg. Why, well because my meeting today went way longer than I anticipated. It was supposed to last for one hour, but ended up taking up almost two full hours. To be honest it wasnít as bad as I expected. Mainly because I only walked in there with one sheet of paper and didnít go into a lot of details. We have all heard the old adage that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Well if youíre a male management in my female dominated office and you are the squeaky wheel, you donít get the greaseÖ but you do get hosed. Actually they would probably hammer me until I didnít move so I couldnít make any noise. That seems to be the standard operating procedure for this office.

So why did my meeting run two hours if I didnít talk about anything? Well because we had to ďdish about my peopleĒ. IE we had to gossip. Any of you that have met me know that I do not gossip. I donít like it; Iíve severed friendships because of their gossipy behavior. Most of the meeting was me talking about how good of a team I had, all of their strengths, where I want to develop some of them and where our weakness as a team is.

From the serious fishing expedition that was going on, I knew she wanted the dirt. Since I donít gossip, I donít have any and on the couple of people I did have something I wouldnít share it with her. The couple of situations I have my people told me stuff in confidence and Iím not about to sacrifice their trust just so I can win points with the new management. I know my peers did, because they gossip all of the time. In fact the one that was in the meeting right before me I could make out parts of her conversation while I waited outside, she was gossiping like an old woman at a quilting bee.

I figured after maintaining my integrity and dignity for two hours, I deserved a hot beverage of happiness. By the white cockade on my pretty blue bonnet, Iím going to have it!

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at December 14, 2007 06:50 PM | TrackBack
Comments

*joins you in glogging*

Posted by: Shadoglare at December 14, 2007 10:24 PM

You don't own a pretty blue bonnet, unless you bought a new one.

Quit lying!!!!!

Posted by: Petey at December 14, 2007 10:45 PM

Shadoglare: You don't have any glogg, quit lying!

Petey: You know you want to join the pretty blue bonnet brigade with Noah! Stop fooling yourself!

Posted by: ktreva at December 14, 2007 11:29 PM

Actually I do have glogg, thankyouverymuch :P Mine's store-bought though.

Posted by: Shadoglare at December 15, 2007 09:50 AM

Oh to be a fly on the wall. But after years you know who you can and cant talk to. Sad actually.

Posted by: Bruce at December 15, 2007 04:58 PM