Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Days at the office have become increasingly unpleasant of late. I’m just not happy. This trend isn’t exclusive to me; more than half of the eight other staffers in my department are despondent and disgruntled as well. This situation is quite simple, I’m overworked and underpaid and underappreciated. That combination, in concert with having an ultra-conservative asshole for a boss, doesn’t bode well for my future with this company.

What really sucks about my situation is that at one point, I thought this was the best job in the world. The pay was never great, but wasn’t horrible for someone only one year removed from the baccalaureate. It seemed like the job of my dreams; a business casual office, yuppie co-workers, relaxed rules regarding PTO, no one monitoring when I come in and leave for the day and directors who don’t micromanage. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t mind going to work. Now, I can’t wait to leave.

I have friends that work for brokerage and laws and engineering firms who have a lot more discretionary income and despite having long hours and stressful days, still appear to be happier with their situations than I am with mine. Usually, I’m not one to complain about things in my blog and I normally avoid discussing work at all costs, but I just needed to vent.

In the background: sawing, banging, drilling and jackhammering...our office is being expanded.


Anonymous said...

No one starts off at the top.

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