View Full Version : I just need to vent!!!

08-03-2003, 02:53 AM
Okay, I can't quit thinking about this so I'm going to vent to my internet buddies...

I was up for this promotion at my current place of employment. The promotion was responsiblities that I had already been doing for about 3 years for free with no pay raise. So when the promotion came up, I was ready to get some more money for something I was already doing. There is someone I work with who has only been there for about 1 1/2 years (I've been there 4 years), and she is a hard worker, but she doesn't have the experience I have and she is a bit of a brown noser. Well, I guess you can see where this is going... She got the promotion! A job I've been doing for FREE!!! I am probably going to have to train her to do some of my jobs!!!! Not to mention, I'm broke all the time!!!!

It is against everything I believe in to stick around at this place, but the economy is so bad that I can't really afford to quit!

I don't know what to do. Its hard for me to even go back there. It was even harder for me to keep my mouth shut when my boss told me I had no drive or ambition! What does she know about me?

Argh!!!! Thanks for letting me vent!

08-03-2003, 03:02 AM
i think your cool so i'll help!
i think you should just swallow your pride. be nice. be glad she got a promotion, even if shes young b!tch or whatever.
You'll get your chance, if you really are a hard worker. I dunt really know what else to say, ive never had a job i 14. :P
hope that helps!

08-03-2003, 03:38 AM
Thanks... It just really sucks having to train someone for something you are already doing... Anyway, this experience has definetly jump started my desire to go back to school to get my teaching certificate.. At least I know I will be helping people instead of passing off crappy products to the consumer...

08-03-2003, 10:57 AM
hehehe... That's not a bad idea either... I don't know.. I am going to try to kill her with kindness... I am just not a mean heartless back stabber like others there are.. Maybe she'll feel guilty...

That's the only thing I can think to do.. Because the last thing I want to look like is a spoiled sport... That would be too gratifying for her....

08-03-2003, 10:29 PM
i can SO relate jenn!

last year i worked at the calgary stampede (kind of a fair dealy) as a vendor ("peanuts, popcorn! ice cold coca cola here!") (shut up, the tips were good) and my supervisor mysteriously vanished... i had to take over at no extra pay, and i was reasonably cool with it. then a day before the end, my supervisor comes back with a story so ridiculous about having to fly to wherever to marry his gay lover (it sounds like i'm joking but i'm not), and they ended up paying him a whole heaping lot more than they paid me... they paid the dude vacation pay for running off unannounced to get married? they paid me minnimum wage for being a supervisor with the excuse that "well heather, youre not 18, so we can't officially make you supervisor... bla bla bla..."?! so they made me do a job i wasnt supposed to do which was way more work than i would have normally had to do and took away time from my vending duties (not to mention the gracious tips involved) paid me dirt for it, and paid this jerk twice as much for doing absolutly nothing at all!

wow, i had some pent up anger there...

anyways jenn, you seem like way too nice a person to go after anyone with a stapler (though that really does sound appealing), so i dont know!
you could always find a cheap pshycic to tell you what to do

08-04-2003, 02:10 AM
Its just that she is so awful!!! She's a real troublemaker. She's always starting some gossip, and then acting like she's not the one who got the ball rolling. It started the first couple of weeks she started working, and now its come to this. I heard her say she deserved the job more than anyone else in the lab! Who would say that out loud to their fellow employees?!?!?

Well, we'll see how today goes. I have to go off site in a car with her... Its going to be really uncomfortable.... I'm not one known to keep my mouth shut....

I know.. I need a giant piece of gum!!!

08-04-2003, 10:55 AM
Well, I wish I could just tell you to quit your job, but the job market being as it is, that's probably not practical. But if having this colleague promoted is making your workplace a bad and hostile environment that makes you angry and unhappy all the time, maybe it's time to go back to school. Or, you know, start a goat farm.

08-04-2003, 12:23 PM
hehe.. Well today was day 1 of revenge. When one of the instruments we use broke down, she was asking for help and I told her I didn't know how to fix it even though I did. hehee...

But I still don't do a good job of being mean to people.. Its just not in my nature...

I think its a sign.. Someone is telling me this isn't the place for me to work... So I'm actively looking for employment and I am considering getting my teaching certification...

08-04-2003, 12:28 PM
youre so evil! hehe, way to go!
if you just cant be mean enough, then just leave revenge upto karma... she'll get whats comming to her!

i think you'd be a great teacher! go for it! it sounds like thats what you really want to do.

good luck good luck good luck!

08-04-2003, 03:00 PM
awesome! i've done that before to people who piss me off...lie about things i know how to do or just play the idiot (i am an idiot though..).

my advice - go back to school and get your teaching certificate. i know the economy is in horrible condition and that money is needed to survive in this world. but regardless of all that life is short and time should be spent enjoying it and not loathing it.

hope everything works out and i'm excited to hear about day 2 of revenge.


08-05-2003, 01:02 PM
Jenny's angry part 2:

This morning she was trying to give me career advice, because she had OVERHEARD me telling someone that I wanted to be a teacher. She said I should really go and do that (she's trying to get rid of me!).. Anyway, then we have this FDA person here and one of the management peeps came to ask me how the instrument worked! Hmmm.. Why would he ask me and no one else??? MAYBE BECAUSE I KNOW MORE!!! :mad:

Today was a tough one.. I almost walked out.. Let's hope things are going to get better.. Otherwise, I may be standing in the unemployment line!!!

floating norman
08-05-2003, 01:11 PM
somehow this whole situation reminds me of the ridiculous questions that are asked at job interviews like, "tell me about a situation you were in at your workplace, blah blah blah...". maybe you should just be up-front and honest with the person responsible for promoting this person instead of you, and let them know why you feel you're more qualified. i know that's harder than it sounds, but if you might quit anyway, you could always give it a shot. ;)

08-05-2003, 03:14 PM
Well, I had talked to my mom and that is what she thought I should do, but I also run the risk of sounding like a sore loser. I know she is also a hard worker, but she also spends a lot of her time in the boss' office with a fake laugh radiating throughout the room. So you know its not all work ethic there....

Maybe I should write out what to say first.. That way I can kind of memorize it, and I would just turn into a big bumbling idiot. When I get mad, I also start crying, and that would just make me madder if she saw me crying!!!

Thanks for the help everyone... I have a week off next week and I can't wait! My goal is to not think about this not even once. We'll see what we can do!

08-06-2003, 02:32 PM
Well, today I have begun gradually bringing my personal stuff home... I've decided to actively look for a job that will hold me over until my hubby gets out of school... I don't care if I'm doing chemistry or not at this point. I think its too humiliating to be in this enviroment. I have tried to have a good attitude and its been really hard.. I'm not acting my usual self.. So I'm ready to move on...

Anyone interested in hiring a chemist? :)

08-06-2003, 02:55 PM
Where do you live? I can probably get you a well paying job if you have experience with methamphetamine. :D

08-07-2003, 02:59 AM
Oh am I ever ready for the resignation speech!! That will be the best...

And Housh, I don't know how to make crystal meth, although I hear its pretty easy! My organic chemistry professor taught us the synthesis of LSD however!!! :D


08-07-2003, 07:57 AM
Originally posted by dolemites_sister
Oh am I ever ready for the resignation speech!! That will be the best...
Everytime I quit a job or get fired I reenact the opening scene of Jerry Mcguire.

Well, whatever you do just yell "who's coming with me" to make your coworkers feel awkward. :cool:

08-07-2003, 01:34 PM
The funny thing is they probably would just about all come with me! :)

Two are pretty close to already having a job.. It looks like the preverbial shit is getting ready to hit the fan!

08-08-2003, 10:22 AM
i just quit my job today. but since i still am a minor by law it is not that big of a deal except when I realize how many things I want vs. how many gifts I have to buy for people....


08-09-2003, 02:25 AM
Yep not having money sucks. I have a job and yet I still have no money..

Well, here's an update... One person has a new job now, and she's one of my bestest friends! Its really going to be horrible without her... I've got to get a move on...


08-09-2003, 07:30 AM
Yep... That is a large part of it... I have this next week off thank God.. I will be distributing my resume like crazy!!!!

Please let me find a job, PLEASE LET ME FIND A JOB!!!!

08-11-2003, 01:01 PM
200 POUNDS!!



08-11-2003, 02:10 PM
1 pound equals like $1.65 or something...I think...

Money is a complicated paradox. It is bad in many ways, yet you have to have it to get things you need which makes it good in many ways.

08-12-2003, 07:46 AM
do they charge a lot to persuade people not to smoke?

When I was in the airport in London on my layover before heading over to France, I thought everything was so cheap until I changed money and realized the value of 1 pound.


08-29-2003, 03:24 AM
I don't mean to bring this up again, but my best friend from work quit last week and now it sucks EVEN MORE!!!!


08-29-2003, 11:11 AM
dolemites to bad you don't live near me because I'd hire you as my chem tutor.

though i'm sure you need something that brings in a bit more money.


08-29-2003, 12:37 PM
I would love to tutor anyone in chemistry!

Please let me help! I like to feel important! :)

08-30-2003, 07:45 PM
You can help!!!

I may email you sometime if I have a question, if that's ok.


08-31-2003, 12:19 AM
Sure that would be fine! I would love to help! :)