Thursday, February 07, 2008
A divine Feelsky
Happy Lunar New Year everyone!
Well, where I work the old uber-boss is gone and the new one is coming. It's ironic, don't ya think, that we are waving goodbye to the Year of the Pig and are now welcoming the Year of the Rat.
I had a meeting late this afternoon with red-headed lady with low-heeled, sensible shoes from our Financial Department today. How did it go? It STARTED with her explaining that the V.P. part of the Financial V.P. sign on her door really stood for "Voodoo Priestess". Then she told me that because "our" business ...
Strange how it magically becomes "our" business when fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator in sizeable chunks, but when things are going well it's somehow a seamlessly-integrated, vertically-inspired structure delivering the very finest goods and services to the customer with an absolutely maximal profit stream and is the work product of ONE AND ONLY ONE manager, but I digress ...
Yes, because "our" business was going suffer a $250 Million loss this year, "I" was going to feel the Hand of God upon me.
You know, of all the things I've felt at work, THIS has got to be the worst. I thought it was bad enough occasionally being screwed by the "Man Who Holds Us Down". Now, apparently I will suffer the indignity of a divine Feelsky too.