Monday, September 16, 2013

Your Side Gig Isn’t My Concern

It seems that almost everyone has a side gig these days – some other job or venture on the side. Maybe it’s to help make ends meet, or maybe it’s in hopes of transitioning entirely to that as your “real” job.  The reasons and types of side gigs are as varied as the people who have them, but they seem to have one major issue in common; they try to use the (already angry) admin from their “real” job for their side gig.
Your “real job” admin isn’t paid to take messages, schedule meetings, or perform any clerical work for your side gig.  Therefore, it is just plain wrong to expect them to do any of those things. 
Don’t!  Don’t do it, don’t even think about doing it.  It breeds a whole new level of anger that you really don’t want directed at you, and you definitely don’t want to find all of the difficult clients on your “real job” sent your way because you enraged your admin. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

How About Letting the Person Who Schedules Your Appointments Know When You’re Going to Be Out of the Office for A Week?

You’d think this one would be pretty obvious, especially for highly educated people, but it’s not.  Nope, not at all.  It’s apparently much more fun to keep your week long seminar a secret from your admin until about three days before you leave.  This way, your admin can have the fun of re-scheduling your entire week.
Just don’t be too surprised when most of these appointments end up re-scheduled for Friday afternoon.  Angry admins will take our revenge how and when we can. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Back & Angrier Than Ever

Angry Admin is back.  The soul sucking idiocy of work lately has been such that my anger has had to stay bottled up inside me.  But I need this outlet to commiserate with like-minded sufferers and possibly warn some against certain behaviors, so now I’m back and angrier than ever about bad office behavior. 
It’s been a year and still no raise, people are still abusing the speaker phone, standing over me, and still can’t walk to another department or put paper in the copier.  It does beg the question of how some of these people ever attained their positions.
On that note, have you ever noticed that the higher someone’s position on the company ladder, the less capable they seem to be?  It’s just terrifying that someone who can’t dial a phone can be running an organization!