Friday, May 19, 2006

End of the World

Have you ever had one of those days at work where everything seems to be falling down around your ears? My office feels like that right now. I have a staff member who has handed in a resignation because our boss is so horrible to work with because of his passive aggressive tendencies. The boss on the other hand is in denial of her resignation and refused to accept her verbal resignation and doesn't want to inform the board.

This particular staff member is a great employee, has described her job as her "dream job" and is a huge asset to the organization. It is a true shame that they are leaving because my boss needs intense psychological therapy so he can deal rationally and cordially with his staff. It is a true testimony of his lack of management style that after many attempts of communication this staff member felt the only way to deal with him was to leave the organization. Granted the organization will move on and staff members can be replaced - one person does not a program make but still!

To make matters worse our boss is having constant arguments with another staff member over the hiring of a new staff member. It is suffice to say that everyone is walking around with scared looks on their faces. It is almost like we are kids hearing the parents fighting and don't know what to do or how to act.

On top of all this wonderfulness - I am working early tomorrow in Oakland for a Board Meeting where I have to play hostess for breakfast & lunch and then take the meeting minutes - on a Saturday no less!

I need a massage - thank god I have one scheduled next week when mom is here - I will be super crazy by then with all this positive atmosphere going on around me!


  • All work places ebb and flow just like people. I'm sure things will get better.

    By Blogger logoANN, at 9:23 AM  

  • okay, inquiring minds want to know (or be reminded) who said boss was fighting with about new hire? :)

    By Anonymous pennifer, at 12:35 PM  

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