Monday, January 27, 2003

work... sucks?

so, today at work i had my thirty day reveiw. this is hysterical since i have been working at my current job since the end of august. my boss had mostly good things to say about me, most notably that:

1. i have a good attitude (which i do, considering the shit-hole job i work at)

2. that i am motivated (which i most decidedly am not, thank you theater arts degree)


3. that i'm always looking for ways to make things more efficent (that's because these people do stuff so screwy that it takes ten minutes to do something that should take 10 seconds).

the only mildly negative said during the reveiw was that if i ever wanted to get promoted i should dress better. well, first of all, considering i'm running around, inside and outside all day, dressing nicer would be dumb... i'd be totally uncomfortable. plus, i hope i'm not at this place long enough to get promoted!

i'm grossly underpaid as it is... i'm a college graduate and i work 40 hrs + a week at a job where there is little down time and i get paid 11 dollars an hour. ELEVEN DOLLARS AN HOUR. these people are robbing me blind... i figure at the least i am worth $14. at the least!! if the job market wasn't so shitty right now i'd be out of there so fast, they wouldn't even realize i was gone.

all in all, though, the job is getting better, not worse. i still complain about it a lot, but i'm not coming home wanting to put my head in the oven anymore, so that's good. but if the job fairy is reading, how about sending me a great, $15-17/hr gig where i can wear jeans and sneakers to work? pretty please??


Addie said...

I know your pain of being robbed. I do have an Associates but I am going back for more in the summer. If you hear anything from the job fairy send her to me when you are done with her...

d diggetty said...

aiight yo. i went on flipdog and emailed you a bunch of job listings. i decided to be your personal job hunter. you tell me what you want, i'll search for it. you're overqualified for your job, and that's all there is to it.
hell, if you email me your resume i'll even send it out and be, like, your personal assistant. your contact person or whatever... in no time at all you'll be pulling in the dough at a cool job with a huge learning curve. skills, baby. =)
so check your email.

jobfairy said...

OK, I *did* read your post, and if you visit my site and follow the directions, soon you won't have to settle for a lousy $17/hour. I personally think you'd enjoy being paid more than that. I know I do. Big hugs, The Shocking Pink Fairy @