Fitbit and a Complaint (not related)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I’m participating in a challenge in the Fitbit/Sparkpeople group on Fitbit. The challenge is 12,000 steps a day/90 very active minutes. As of right now, I’m getting nowhere near the active goal, but it is a stretch. I got 12,000 steps yesterday, but I’m not sure if I’ll get it today. I always thought of myself as someone who moves around a lot . . . I’m actually a lot more sedentary than I thought. Oh well, it’s something to work on.
And now, for the complaining:
My old boss really annoys me: (some of these are slight exaggerations)
“What do you do all day?” (catch up on things I didn’t have time to do while I was working for you, increase my skills, apply for jobs, research the industry I want to go into, and a lot of other things that are none of your business . . . just because he does his personal stuff at work doesn’t mean I didn’t put a lot of things on hold while I was working for him)
“Who makes your schedule?” (I do, just like he makes his own schedule to some degree (or at least he used to) . . . just because I don’t have a job doesn’t mean I don’t have more stuff to do than time to do it in)
(Random phone call when I’m not in the office) “Can you remotely log in and do XYZ for me?” (No. Firstly, who says I’m available, and second, I told you already that I don’t want to remotely log in, I can’t see the screen)
“You don’t know what you’re talking about, I know everything about advertising” (okay, it wasn’t in those words . . . but just because you know one guy who works in advertising doesn’t mean you have to be an asshole to me about it)
Sometimes he upsets me to the point where it throws off my whole day. Like today – I left the office 5 hours ago and I’m still upset.
Meanwhile, the more I learn about my replacement, the more I understand why they didn’t want to hire him. I told him to open the folder where I put all my flyers . . . and he goes into Word. How hard is it to just open a folder? It’s not like the document you’re looking for is in Word format, so opening it in Word would be useless.
Here’s a tip for the world: If you’re working with a graphic designer, Word may not always be the most frequently used program.
Anyways, I'm going to watch an hour of a TV show I'm catching up on now and feel sorry for myself for the next hour (hey, I'm entitled every once in a while). Adios.