This will very possibly turn into a bit of a rant.

November 28, 2005

I am not in a tolerant frame of mind. That is very clear to me today. How do I know? I have an urge to rip people’s heads off their bodies that’s why. I guess my magic pills have not worked so well this month. Because I am a big ball of rage who cannot cope with the simplest task.

But that’s not why I am posting. I am posting because I would like to complain. Now this could be seen as a bit hypocritical as I am basically complaining about people complaining but if I don’t let this out some way I will end up ripping those heads off those bodies or something. Which would be bad I guess.

I work in an office with approximately 15 people. The majority of them are nice people. But the lot of them are completely doing my head in today.

For example Christmas celebrations. Last year the company threw the biggest party I have ever been to, put us all up with guests in a London hotel. I drank more than I have ever drank in my life and I did not pay a penny. I had one of the best nights of my life. Thank you Mr Boss Man.

This year things have not gone as well and they are trying to save the pennies so they are putting on a lunch for us. Now I will hold my hand up and say I had a few words to say at this point. I drive to work so I can’t have a drink at lunch, are department is different to all the others as we must have phone cover at all times and even if we split in two we still wouldn’t have enough cover. So they kindly added another date for us to go.

But people are still complaining – they can’t go with who they want to go with, the company is taking this piss and we deserve more, some people can’t drink, there was no transport arranged blah de blah de blah. So one guy today says that he is not going on ‘principle’. Fair enough. But then he banged on about how unfair it was to anyone who would listen for 30 mins. I heard at least two thirds of the people complain in some way or other about it to the poor girl who had to work out who was going when.

People – it’s a free lunch and three hours off work that you will be paid to sit on your arse, eat, drink and be merry. Be bloody thankful for what you have been offered. I have worked places where the only Christmas do we got was the one that we paid for ourselves. I can’t believe that one person isn’t going because at first he couldn’t go with the people that he wanted to go with – so we changed it and now he just won’t go on principle. I’ll give him bloody principle.

People in this office complain all day. They hate the job (get a new one) the boss did this or did that (speak to her – not me, what do you think I will be able to do about it?) They complain about the people that take their breaks a few minutes late – they complain about the sweets that are in the free! sweet machine. They complain about the gifts they get for their birthday and they complain about the work.

I just don’t understand it. If they are that unhappy with all of this why are they here?

But I have my little office where I can hide away and just get on with my work and send the odd email. You would think that I am safe – but I’m not. I was concentrating on a big problem earlier and someone came in and asked what was rong. I replied that it was just a big issue I need to resolve and when they saw what it was they started moaning to me about it. I guess I should be grateful that they did it for me (?) but I was happy just trying to get through it so I could be satisfied at the end of the day.

People – please go away and stop coming into my room to complain at me all the time. However you are more than welcome to come and say hi and smile.

So endeth my first rant of the day!


  • Reply Léonie November 28, 2005 at 2:12 pm

    Hi! (smiles)

    If it’s any consolation I am having a rubbish day at work today.

    Hang in there

  • Reply soulmining November 28, 2005 at 3:59 pm

    Hi! (smiles)

    Ditto. Anyone fancy a job swap today?

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