Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New person

I hate my boss…. Now I know that this is starting off like a number of other posts regarding this woman, but I really can’t stand her. Why do I dislike her now or rather “today”? I think you all remember me telling you about my girl that I used to work with who got fired in November.

Well, we are STILLLLLLLLL looking for her replacement. Now, the reason for this lag time is due to a number of things: Thanksgiving holiday, Christmas holiday, end of the year processes, etc. SO, we didn’t really start even looking through the resumes until we returned from the week-long Christmas/New Year’s break. We have interviewed 6 people and there are 2 final candidates.

Along the path to finding this “right” person for this job, I have been plagued with several thoughts. One, I really wanna tell ANNNYBODY that applies “RUN FOR THE HILLS BITCH, THIS JOB AIN’T NUTHIN BUT DEALING WITH AN IDIOSYNCRATIC, MICROMANAGING, EGOTISTICAL, NEEDY, INSECURE BITCH-OF-A-BOSS!!!!”. But there is no easy or tactful way to say those things. Now there have been 5 black women and 1 hispanic woman that interviewed for the position. That’s not to say that we didn’t WANT to interview a wider base of people, it’s just that the ones who even looked like they qualified were, umm…..black or Hispanic. Period. Or the ones that were white were overqualified. And personally, I just need someone who is mature, skilled, pleasant in personality and who can deal with this bitch without running for the hills.

So, we’re down to the LAST two of the 6 and I really like one and my boss while she likes the one I like, she really likes the other. Why? Well, because the Hispanic broad that she likes speaks Spanish fluently. That’s about, I’d say…..95% of why she’s leaning towards this bitch and I am LIVID! So, Chica girl has some experience, but when she took the aptitude tests, was slooooooooooooooow as hell and seemed to process things slowly mentally. Hey, that’s not a crime, I know, I know….. The reason my boss is acting like this bitch is the holy grail and she just found it is because there are dealings that my division (not my group, HR), but that the DIVISION does with Mexico. She’s trying to make it seem like being fluent in Spanish is just suuuuuuuuuuuch a good thing and that it would be soooooooooooooooo good! Bitch! How often do WE (the HR group) have to deal with someone either #1 in Mexico or #2 who DOESN’T speak Spanish who is in Mexico. Uh, the answer is next to NEVER ! I could see if this bitch would be doing traveling (which she won’t because this position is an Admin. Asst. position…..whoever’s in this position needs to be HERE, because we may be out at any given time). But my boss is acting like this bitch, Chica girl, is the answer to her prayers!

Now, we interviwed the other girl today and I loved her immediately. We’ll call her Sista girl (because she’s a young black woman….not because she has the sista-girl ‘attitude’) Why did I love her? First, she looked professional, neat and well put together. That’s first, because how you present yourself has a WHOOOLE lot to do with how people look at you (Chica girl looked like she had jumped into some old, too small suit and her hair was thrown up in one of those clip-things) Second, she is EXTREMELY articulate (Chica girl is articulate as well, but Sista girl spoke with more determination and she interviewed much better and had more clear and concise answers than Chica girl did). Sista girl has also had more education and more experience with payroll and HR than Chica girl has as well (albeit, neither of them has a degree). And plainly put, I work more with this position on a daily basis than even my boss does really and truly! And me & Sista girl just flat out had more chemistry than me & Chica.

AH HAH! Now we get to the real reason that I KNOW that my stankin ass boss is NOT going to hire Sista girl. You see, she always resented (deep down) the fact that me & my other co-worker developed a great rapport and friendship. She flat-out didn’t like that fact and was for awhile trying to sabbotage the relationship by "suggesting" that I go to lunch with "other managers" and would point out when me & her EVER were away from our desks at the same time,etc. just to be a stank-ass. She eventually gave up on that shit when she saw that after uh.... 2 years that I just was NOT doing stuff her way! You get the picture.

Sista girl is friendly and outgoing and seems to be a better fit with ME in particular (which my boss noted in a positive way, but I think it really had hidden implications)! So, just based on the fact that me & Sista girl would get along sooooooooo much better than me & Chica probably would just based off of initial chemistry is a reason for her to not hire Sista girl. I also feel like if you have it in your mind already that you want Chica girl, don't waste my or Sista girl's time. It's just stupid. You can prove that you did your (fake-ass) due dilligence in terms of trying to find someone, so just do it. Don't lead this girl along. I mean, she talked soooooooooo much to Sista girl today that during the 2 ½ hours that she was here, all we did was ask her about 10-12 questions COMBINED and my boss sat up in here and talked this girls ear off....abotu her husband, hre new house, working for a living, her sick dementia suffering mama and on and on and on and on and on and on.....my boss talked SO much that the girl didn't have time to do the testing that she needed to do, so she has to come back tomorrow at 7am to complete testing that had motormouth not had oral diarrhea, she could've completed TODAY! But like I said, I know that she's not gonna hire Sista girl and I am beside myself with anger about it.

I KNOW this bitch is going to hire Chica, after all “I do have the final decision” as she so tactfully and humbly noted I (i'm being sarcastic as shit if you can't tell...) after she and I were discussing the merits of each candidate. It’s so not fair……. Chica is just O.K. and the kicker in all lof this is that was what we BOTH said immediately following Chica's interview. Now all of a fucking sudden she such the faaaavorite. FUCK that hoe! I am so beside myself and out of my skin on this that I can’t see straight. Because I KNOW that SHE knows that Sista girl is just plain flat out the better candidate for this position AND her “fit” is better within our group. Fuck being bilingual, I have NEVER had a situation in the 4 years that I’ve been here where we’ve even NEEDED to interact with Mexico! She’s just creating a reason to hire this bitch out her bilinguality being a nice “selling point” that this girl has. My husband said “just let it go…..because you know she gon hire Chica girl… you know it! She (my boss) can’t stand that you and Sista would probably get along TOO well and that is a negative for Sista girl”. She simply doesn't want me to befriend anyone. She wants me to keep that chasm between me "the big bad MANAGER" and the "lowly admin person" and I simply don't operate on that type of antiquated caste system. It's so fucking stupid and childish. I can be respected and friendly and get the job done too. People don't HAVE TO fear me to get the job done......that's her way, not mine! She's just so much like a damn 3-year old who get's jealous because her best friend has other friends & she can't handle it. I’m disgusted.

I’m going to sulk now.

14 comments:

Freaky Deaky said...

You know you messed up, right? You showed your cards too soon. Now your hater boss is going to pick the other woman just to spite you. Next time play down the one you like and tell your boss that you really like the one your boss favors. Tell your boss that you can see you and the new girl getting along great and hanging out after work. Your boss will now suddenly find things wrong with her golden girl and the one you want will have a chance.

Robyn said...

@Freaky: You know you're right....I'mma try that right now because it's not altogether too late to gently intimate to my stank-ass-boss that "ya know....I think that I might JUST have some GREAT things in common with Chica Girl.... my stepfather is Puerto Rican, I love Spanish Culture........so we'd have Looooooads of things to talk about....."

I think I might go in there and try that. It can't be any worse of an outcome from my perspective........

Thanks sweetie!!! :-)

Knockout Zed said...

Remember, ya boy Zed is like half Cuban, so you got that goin' for ya. I vote for the candidate with the best ass/waist ratio.

KZ

Robyn said...

@KZ: Once again....that would be Sista girl..... LOL

chele said...

That is soooo messed up. She kept Sista there for 2 and a half hours and is making her come back tomorrow?!?! You know Sista thinks she has a real chance. That is horrible. Your boss is nuts. I used to work for heffa like her ... key words: used to.

Robyn said...

@Chele: ain't it????!!! it is soooo messed up!!! And the other part is that I have to come in at 7am WITH HER!!!*grrrrrrrr* And I KNOW that she'd be awesome in this position!

nikki said...

GAWTDAMNIT!

reading that entry made me so friggin upset! i can't believe folk are so petty with their jealousies. just take a step back and breath, luv. don't let those bastids get you angry like that.

Xquizzyt1 said...

ROFLMAO this is just laughable... I would be FURIOUS if you had me there for 2.5 hours and KNEW you weren't hiring me... did you ask her WHY if she thought chica was hte better fit that she has sistagirl returning? Or is she just sticking to that "I haven't made a decision yet" crap??? Hmmmph

Robyn said...

@X: GIRL, girl, GIRRRRRL !!! I am mad as hell that she is fucking wasting people's damn time! And yes, she's sticking to that ole "i haven't made a decision", fake ass I want to make it "fair", so she needs to complete the interview process just as Chica did.

Whatever bitch.

Oh, AND the other thing is that she has not completed her degree (neither has Chica) because she is a singer. Not that she's trying to make a career out of it like my best friend is, but apparently, this was a big part of her life at one time. She apparently has sung with different gospel groups including Fred Hammond and that was part of what kept her from completing her degree??? But I know that also had a negative effect on shit as far as my boss is concerned because if ANYONE has a sliver of a life, that she translates in her mind as it being something that MIGHT interfere with work (even when it will not) she won’t like them. She did it with the last girl that worked in that spot. See, Sista girl told her that she went to Howard Univ. for 3 years and then left to sing in a gospel group, came back for a semester, left again to sing and came back for another semester. So, she’s actually pretty close to finishing her degree. But, to my boss, that’s a red flag that says “whoa, how IN TO this ‘singing thing’ are you?” That’s not what she said, but in as many words, she said it.

Oh, and she just came up to me and said "I think that I'm leaning towards Chica...."

what the fuck is the surprise there bitch. And though I need my job, she'd better not THINK that I'mma be nice when this cross-eyed hoe comes up in here with her wobbly eye. I am going to make this a difficult transition. Since she's YOUR admin, you train her. I SWEAR, I'mma feign ignorance to the processes as much as I can when it comes to this bitch! I'm still heated! I just want to pass out from frustration right now! ARRRGH!!!! And X, I KNOW you can understand my feeling better than anybody.....

Once again, I hate being behind the wizards curtain.... I don't like what I see....

Mrs A. said...

oh lord...ROFL!!!! i feel you, hence the reason why i had to bow out of the corporate bureaucracy...i just have the stomach for all the games and ish...but if chica gets gets hired, just delegate to her until she proves herself unworthy..good post!

courtneyelizabeth said...

LMAO @ "run for the hills" lol...comedy. Nice blog you have here. It's my first time. :) I'll be back though... :)

Xquizzyt1 said...

Girl you know that's right. Hmmph. I am so glad to be out of that twisted environment... WOO Thank you JEsus for Delivering me!!! LOL

Girl don't be negative towards the cross-eyed chica. LOL Poor thing, she's just trying to survive and got the job by default. Hopefully she can buy some suits that fit... LOL be nice to her... she might turn out to be cool as hell in the long run.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled into your blog spot by chance.

Whew!! What a story!

I was there before and I hated it - the politics in the office environment, that is. It is a power game! Unfortunately, you have HER as a boss!

Meaning no disrespect to any party but just a thought: let's take a step back and look at the same scenario with YOU in your boss's position and HER in your shoes. Do you think she will write a similar story in HER blog with the same steam?

And I am curious if your "stankin-ass-boss"(is that how you say it?) knows about your blog spot? You are not only showing your cards, she will be reading your mind if she does!

Just went to a job interview myself yesterday afternoon and that's why I am drawn into your blog. Tell your boss I am multilingual in English, Chinese (a few dialects) and French and I think I can do the job without having to become a friend to any of you. And, your department JUST MIGHT deal with China or France in the slightest possible chance!

Just joking! Hope I did not offend anybody!

Admin Assistant, SF

Robyn said...

Hey Anon! hmmm...food for thought indeed..... well.... I don't believe that she knows about this because for 1, she barely knows how to turn ON her comouter or make a cell phone call. So....she's pretty dumb when it comes to things like that. Nor would she have the opportunity to try to check my "history" or "cookies" on my computer.....I'm taking it waaaaay far now, but.... really. If I asked her what a "cookie" was she'd say an Oreo. So, the ONLY way she would know is if someone told her who saw it and if THAT is the case, I really do not care (i do, but I don't) because I feel that this WHOOOLE process is wrong. And the truth is if she reads all the OTHER shit I've said about her on here, my career is limited with this co. anyway and maybe it's for the best!! Because this is the ONLY place that I can be "real" since I can't go off on her like I would LOOOOOVE to. LOL

But as far as me being in my bosses position, there could NEVER be a blog written with the same details if I were in the bosses position. Number 1, my boss hated and I do mean HATED the relationship that me & the other girl had because she (my boss) has no friends. NO one in the office likes her. People tolerate her. Her boss, the president of the dicision, is a hands-off kinda guy, meaning he let's this bitch run scott-free and as long as there's no big brew-ha-ha's, he neeever gets word of her shannagins because she is fake as artificial snow around him. She cow-tows and makes shit seem like she's the nicest person when he's around. But the deal is, she knows her HR. Period. I know he's heard SOMETHING about that hoe, but she knows her shit. Which also means that she can weave a lie into the truth and if no one challenges her, she hides behind everything being based on "business decisions", so that she gets what she wants. This is no dumb woman we're speaking of here. But she constantly, makes bullshit dscisions within our HR group and somehow weaves and contorts everything so that in the end it "looks like" it was based on a "business need" and based on "management discretion".

So fake!

But it's really bullshit. When my girl (that got fired) was pregnant, she PURPOSELY made it harder on her because she has no kids, has had 5 or 6 miscarriages and she is a miserable person. MY friend was violently sick during the 1st few months and could NOT get out of bed and come in until 10:00am (we start at 8:00). You would think that she would have some sympathy right, i mena, this was REAL justifialble reason to be late. Noooooo she just made it HARDER on my girl, not allowing her to make up time (which she used to do) and making it just pure hell on her and making it so that she DIDN'T get paid for any of that time that she didn't make up. That's NOT the way it used to be. She was jealous, plainly put. So, though she could have gotten away with giving her MORE leeway, she saw fit to TAKE AWAY more leeway because she is a jealous BITCH who can't handle #1 anything she isn't in control over and #2 Anyone having a life. Do you know that she saw fit to tell me (even though she KNOWS I have NO FAMILY SUPPORT, no grandmother's, grandfather's etc. to help with my son) that because last winter he was sick often, that I "needed to" make my husband more accountable and that he should be taking care of the baby sometimes and that I "had to" get a backup plan. (first who the FUCK are you to tell ME how to relate to MY husband you presumptious, RUDE bitch. That's out of line,plain and simple. And O.K., bitch I don't HAVE a backup plan,and you KNOW I don't have anyone else to stay with him so cut ms some slack. I am a manager, I can work at home. Oh, but she veto'ed that too, because she said that "you can't POSSIBLY do any work at home with a sick child at home....so no, you can't get paid for working at home". How do you know? I could do it when the baby is sleep. Or I could do it later in the evening. Who are you to define how I am able to get my work done?????? As long as it's donw right??? But noooooooo. Not her. Every other manager (of which some are women) is able to work from home and gets more "flex" than me. This is just ONE example of which there are TOOO MANY to name in which she makes shit MORE difficult when it is expressly in HER realm of possibilities to make it EASIER! This because I work for her. Does that make it a bit more clear as to why I say that I would NEVER be that kinda of person??? She'd have nothing to write about me that had that kinda "steam" as you put it because I KNOW that people have lives, and that this job is not THAT hard to the point where exceptions can't be made. It just ain't. This job is a pretty chill type of job work-wise at least. Hence, me staying this long. The work is not overpowering or stressful. So, I've stayed with this bullshit this long.....but I am sure that the end will be coming soon..... cause one tires of the bullshit....

She is a person who derives respect from a title (almost like with yous mother using that "because I said so" reasoning), not because of mutual respect. IF you are below her and work FOR her especially, you gets NO respect. And the sad thing is that almost NO one in the company knows how deep her bullshit reached. They don't know how DEEP and intrinsically bitch-da-fied she is.

And you didn't offend me in ANY way, but I know that the bullshit dealt with at THIS job is unreal sometimes. Simply unreal. I could go on and on....