Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Peeve du jour: There are no jobs available for which I am qualified and for which I can get paid my current salary. I have apparently been priced out of the market. I will have to stay working in this hell in order to keep making the same amount of money.
I agree with Joanne about Kylie Minogue. She has a horse face and does not actually seem that talented.
The peeve of the moment (and apparently I'm always peeved or bothered or have too much time on my hands) damn Kylie Minogue and the gay boys that love her so we have to hear her songs over and over at the bar and now they run through my head until I want to scream!
So the 5 minute hair book my mother sent me to combat my Schlumpiness came the other day. Their response to schlumpiness?? Bows.. That's right there are bows in this hair book... about doing your pony tail or whatever and putting a kicky bow on it! Now I know why I can't get a job... I don't wear bows in my hair. I will be running right out this afternoon and buying a variety of hair bows to combat schlumpiness.

Monday, December 30, 2002

I really hate when the assists to the SVP leave early, and then don't tell us lowly assists that we can leave too.

Heather: Hey Paul, you leaving early?
Paul: Yeah, she said we could go, can you believe it?
Heather: So does this mean I can go too?
Paul: I'm, I guess...if you want to.

If you want to? Hello! No, I want to sit on my ass not doing anything because the goddamn phone hasn't rung in five hours! Yes, I would much rather be here than home with my son. Dumb ass.

Friday, December 27, 2002

My work life has hit an all time low. I was asked to wash bottles in one of the labs here at the research center. Now it was completely voluntary and I didn't HAVE to do it so it is my own fault that I did, but still. THIS was the work they could find for me?
Having NOTHING to do at work. Why do they need me to come in at all? There are other admins who can cover the receptionist's breaks and lunch??!! I feel like I'm begging for something to do!! Grrr....
Ok, this one has been bothering me for awhile. I hate job search sites that use frames, so that when you are trying to secretly search for a new job while at work, you cannot hide the name of the site that you are on.
People who bring their sick kids in to work. If the daycare didn't want them there because they would get the other kids sick, what makes you think you can bring your sick kid to work? Just stay home!

Thursday, December 26, 2002

One more (good god am I easily bothered or what??!!) I am peeved that since yesterday was a holiday and it is only 10:30 in the morning, going to any job sites or job boards (while I'm totally bored at this receptionist desk) there will be no new jobs posted. There will be nothing new... grrr damn holidays!
Grr... today's botheration... the video card in my laptop is not sufficient enough to run my new computer game that I've wanted for so long so that I either have to play it at Volodiya's or get a new video card which are neither cheap nor easy to find for a laptop... my mother calling me telling me she is sending me money so that I can buy an interview suit so that I don't "look like a schlump" when I go on job interviews. She is also sending me a book called 5 minute hair... as though I don't know how to do this hair I have. What the hell does she think I do... go to the interviews in jeans and a ripped t-shirt with my hair in dread locks?? ahh yes but she did preface the discussion with "don't take this the wrong way" (however on a happy note I'm using the $$ to get my hair cut by my future hairdresser so ...) Why is it that people assume if you preface something unkind with don't take this the wrong way we won't? Just don't say it if it is mean!

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Plants that refuse to stay alive, even with proper care.
Point of botheration: Having another hour and 20 minutes to go before I can leave work without feeling too guilty about leaving work even earlier than they are letting us go on Christmas eve.
Latest peeve is people who don't return your calls and then go on vacation.

Monday, December 23, 2002

Having a cold and being unable to breathe right...
stupid boring temp jobs where there isn't enough work for me to do...
Ahh this mornings peeve... damn maintenance men who can't show up when they say they will (Friday) but leave you a message at your home that they will come in today (Monday) but they need to know what it is you wanted done. (I've only told the building 7 times in the last 5 months...) And you can't have them come in because your pets (who bite) are not caged today since noone was supposed to be in the apartment and now I have to reschedule...

Friday, December 20, 2002

Oh jeez, here I go ranting...you guys shouldn't have gotten me started...I really hate when the bosses who make 4x what you make decide they will just stay home around the holidays and dub it as "working from home." Working from home? What the hell does that mean? Everytime I try and give you a call you pass it on to someone else. Yeah, the only working you are doing at home is on making yourself fatter.
Another pet peeve is when you are having a really good dream about a really hot guy and your damn cat wakes you up before you get to kiss him. And yes Michelle, it was Dusty. Just another reason for me to get rid of him. :)
So my big pet peeve at the moment is bosses that make $450K a year and re-gift you a scratched picture frame. Classy!

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Adding to the list, difficult resume builder on corporate websites where I am trying to submit a resume...
Other peeves, this stupidass commercial for some bank that has bugs that talk (creepy!). Who do I have to fuck to get a job?? (oh wait if I was doing that wouldn't it BE a job??) The fact that the best job I can apparently get is receptionist even though I'm so much smarter than that.
Further peeves, the fact that the things I needed fixed in my apartment STILL has not been fixed, websites with broken links, working as a temporary receptionist (oh so boring), boys. The list could go on forever.
At this moment, my biggest peeve is being unemployed. Beyond that, though, television commercials, companies that don't hire me and reruns.
Those of you who remember the old site, may fondly remember the monthly Pet Peeves section. Well, these days, the peeves seem to come on a daily basis, so I need an easier way to publish them. The greatest of all peeves for this entire week is the noisy peg leg who sits in the cubicle diagonal from me. He is on the phone all the time with personal calls. I have to hear about his wife and his dad and his stump and his fake leg and his upcoming road trip to New Mexico for Christmas with the wife to visit her family and her senile great aunt who is in a home out there. The only way that I can imagine to ease the botheration is to rip that fake leg right off of him and beat him over the head with it.
My very first peeved post. It is freaking arctic in my building! Is there no such thing as climate control?