Monday, May 03, 2010
Did you ever have one of those days you just wanted to shoot someone? Today was that day for me. (or at least one of those days lol). We seem to have this issue at work where no one can agree on the temperature of the office. The girls are usually cold while the guys are too warm. For some reason, the men think their needs are the only ones that matter and have taken control of the thermostat. They are so childish... they have set a "secret code" that only they know so no one else can adjust the temp. On several occasions this spring, we have come in to find the office is at 59 degrees because when it's warm in the afternoon they shut the heat off. Now that it's warm in the afternoon they turn the air on and leave it on all night.
So today it was about 60 degrees outside and they thought it was necessary to have the air cranked up.... Keep in mind that I, as well as one of the other girls, have little electric heaters under our desks because it's that cold in the office usually. These heaters run all summer long. We can't wear summer clothes, we have to wear sweaters, we can't wear sandals, we have to wear closed shoes... so now, since we did to them what they do to us and turned the air off the other day, now the "children" have put a locked box over the thermostat to keep us out. Are you kidding me?! These men are "adults" and we have to play these stupid little games all the time. So tonight when I left, I realized the air was still on and the temp is supposed to be 49 tonight. So what do you think the temp in the office will be in the morning?? I've decided that when I get there, if it's below 70 in that office that I'm turning around, telling them to call me when the heat comes on, and I'm walking out the door.
To top it off, my boss thinks we're stupid... he tried to tell me that I was the only one that was ever cold and that he spoke with the other girls and no one else had a problem. So I marched right out to the girls and had them come back and tell him that they are cold as well. When I asked them if he ever spoke to them they said NO!! Now, not only is he a child but a LIAR as well!!
I am so fed up with childish little games that I could just shoot someone! I don't think it's too much to ask to keep the temp at a constant 72 degrees and not have to have their pathetic little codes and their little lock boxes!! The very worst part about it... I had a key to the lock box and someone rifled thru my desk and took it when I was gone. If one of us ever went thru THEIR desks, do you know what would happen?
Am I wrong to be so irritated??? I have never had a problem getting along with co-workers but I have also never worked with so many arrogant, egotistical, childish men in my life! I've been there 15 years and have worked my way up to a supervisor's position (in a man's business) but because I'm a strong enough woman to speak up, I'm the bitch of the office. Well guess what, I wear that title proudly! If a man acts like that then he's a "strong man, a go-getter" but if a woman is that way then she's labeled a bitch. Talk about a double standard!
Unfortunately, there aren't many jobs around that pay well enough for me to support myself so I'm stuck there for now. I'd love to move somewhere closer to a city where there are more opportunities but with the terrible economy I don't see that happening anytime soon! So until I can find my dream job or win the lottery, I guess I have to put up with the games.
Pathetic that I even have to "vent" about such immature little things. You'd think that the management there would be a little more mature wouldn't you?
Ok, I've gotten it off my chest and the rest of the evening is my own. No one else will control my mood, my feelings, or my night except ME!!!