Workplace Shenanigans

As unfulfilled I am at my job (brain cells dying as I breathe), I am pretty lucky.

By and large, I have fantastic co-workers- with one HUGE exception.

Would I go as far as calling her my nemesis? No.

She is more like an insect bite on my butt that I want to scratch but can’t.

As much as I think she is a lazy back-stabbing liar teller of tall tales who sold me and a co-worker out to get get a promotion and raise, I really resent the fact that what she does (or rather, doesn’t do) affects everyone aversely and yet, no one is willing to do anything about it.

Thankfully, she no longer tries to get me to do her job- she knows I am on to her. Gone are the days when she can take credit for everything I do. It took a major slap in the face for all the pieces to fall in place but I am glad I know.

She doesn’t even ask me to help anymore because I will only tell her where to find the information or point out the clause in the contract for her to read. She will go to the person who reports directly to her to do the analysis- who has to come to me because I know what happened or can figure it out.

I try to be civil but I am not a good actress. I may have the occasional flash of Oscar-worthy brilliance but I just try to be Switzerland. Actually, I don’t even need to try anymore. She looks right through me.

It’s actually kind of funny.

Part of the issue is that I am good friends with the only person who will say “boo” to her face. That is associated guilt I am more than comfortable with.

As much as I may despise certain people, I would never knowingly harm them. I like to think that Karma will eventually give them what they deserve. I don’t even have to be there to see it. As much as I would love to see someone get their comeuppance- I choose to believe that what comes around goes around.

I have to believe it because I am not ready to leave this place just yet. Sooner than later but not right now. Though, if she were to orchestrate my firing (because she obviously has some people in her corner)- could be a blessing in disguise.

Hmmm…. It might be prudent for me to be careful what I wish for.


~ by angryegg on July 7, 2009.

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