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Well, that was dumb.

The cryptic meeting was to tell everyone that the Learning Center (another division of the company... I work for the Staffing divison) has signed up for GROUPON and we are being featured on Monday. And, oh - by the way - we expect hundreds of phone calls.

And she looked me dead in the eye and told me that she expects ME to deal with all of these calls, since I normally answer the phone up in here anyway.

Like I don't have anything better to do.

FML.

I think I would have rather had her trap us in the conference room and rob the company blind. At least that would have been entertaining. Oy.

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  • Is she your superior? If not, I wouldn't answer all those calls.
  • Sounds like an episode of The Office.  Do you work for Dunder Mifflin?
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  • No, she's not my superior. But she loves to act like she is. It's been a constant problem in here that's been getting worse and worse.

    I run three divisions of the Staffing company, but since we had to lay off our receptionist two years ago I also sit at the front desk. Since most of the phone calls / visitors coming in are for me. And everyone in here understands that my job is not the secretary.. except for this woman.
  • Then I second Squirrly. Forward her ALL the calls.
  • That's the plan. I was actually thinking about calling in sick on Monday just to spite her douchey ass.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_well-dumb?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:d22bdc1f-5d46-4e04-8128-47cd745364eePost:ebfab904-fdf9-44ae-9967-dbcaf84fd4df">Re: Well, that was dumb.</a>:
    [QUOTE]That's the plan. I was actually thinking about calling in sick on Monday just to spite her douchey ass.
    Posted by akhensley81[/QUOTE]

    I recommend this. And you should do something awesome, like go to the spa or something. 
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Well, that was dumb. : I recommend this. And you should do something awesome, like go to the spa or something. 
    Posted by cengle[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like a great plan!
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  • Haha mandy, yeah I do tend to whore out my mundane details, don't I? You should see my FB status updates.
  • Has anyone seen the Hardee's commercial where the two ditzy girls are eating chicken strips and won't answer the phone?

    You should do that.

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  • At least you'll be busy.  The day will fly by.  I'm not sure of the exact problem here.
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  • I'm confused as to why a staffing agency would be on groupon.
  • Buy one get one free?

    For real when I don't feel like answering my phone I go to the bathroom when it rings.

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  • We're a staffing agency, but we're also a school. The Learning Center does certification classes for MAs, CNAs, IT professionals (C++, A+, etc.), as well as certifications for MS Office and a whole host of other things. The school will be on Groupon... $50 off an MS Office class. So for anyone who wants to sharpen their skills or get certified. I guess it's a new thing, they've never had an education Groupon before. So who knows? It might flop.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_well-dumb?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:d22bdc1f-5d46-4e04-8128-47cd745364eePost:717f479c-dd4e-4611-95c2-65fee32cc233">Re: Well, that was dumb.</a>:
    [QUOTE]"Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle. "Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle. "Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle. "Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle. "Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle. "Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle. "Thank you for calling The Company.  Please hold."  Transfer to twatwaffle.
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  • I don't take kindly to people who are not my superior trying to tell me what to do. Or acting like they even know what I do on a daily basis. Or trying to "manage me" infront of others. I have to deal with a stupid chick who tries to pull this all the time.

    Oh, and going off of your previous post, my company will occasionally send out company-wide meeting invites with absolutely no information on what we're talking about. We're a 65 person ship and it always creates a huge fuss.  I've asked before that they at least put a smiley face or something in the meeting invite, so we don't expect the worst.

    However, I did learn in February that if they're going to do something bad, like lay off people, they will catch us by surprise and do the lay offs before calling an emergency meeting right after the fact... And then allude to the fact that they just laid people off, but won't say who, so we're looking around the room trying to do a mental inventory of who isn't there anymore.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_well-dumb?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:d22bdc1f-5d46-4e04-8128-47cd745364eePost:a8d95318-3f2e-4d46-9c82-0712e9580b96">Re: Well, that was dumb.</a>:
    [QUOTE]I don't take kindly to people who are not my superior trying to tell me what to do. Or acting like they even know what I do on a daily basis. Or trying to "manage me" infront of others. I have to deal with a stupid chick who tries to pull this all the time.
    Posted by Birdie1483[/QUOTE]

    Yes, exactly! Honestly, I feel like such an ingrateful twat for even complaining about it because there are sooo many people who are out of work right now and would love any job, no matter how annoying it is. But it still irritates the piss out of me. I keep my mouth shut at work but have to vent somewhere. :)
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_well-dumb?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:d22bdc1f-5d46-4e04-8128-47cd745364eePost:a3eb630d-6da6-450d-b655-eff61ca204ef">Re: Well, that was dumb.</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Well, that was dumb. : Yes, exactly! Honestly, I feel like such an ingrateful twat for even complaining about it because there are sooo many people who are out of work right now and would love any job, no matter how annoying it is. But it still irritates the piss out of me. I keep my mouth shut at work but have to vent somewhere. :)
    Posted by akhensley81[/QUOTE]


    I know how you feel. I try to tell myself I should just be happy that I'm working and it's not the worst situation in the world. It's just hard to keep that mindset when I'm having trouble sleeping, grinding my teeth like crazy because I"m all wound up, and having nightmares about work.
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