08.01.2002 - 8:14 am

I think I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown. You know, HR is a thankless job! If anything, HR can never do anything right. HR are scapegoats. HR is a "fluff" organization that isn't profitable or worthy of the budget.

I'm tired. For someone like myself, someone that has always struggled with recognition…even being seen for that matter…I chose the wrong profession. As I learn more about databases and this conversion we are going through, working in IT looks more and more attractive every day. Sure, I get recognition and pats-on-the-back from my boss and co-workers, but they are down-trodden too.

This all stems from a memo that the Payroll Supervisor and I sent this week about a change in how exempt staff are being handled in the database. I have people ARGUING with me about 20 cents. Get a fucking life! Are you that hard-up Mr-I'm-A-Programmer-Making-$80thousand-A-Year for 20 FUCKING CENTS?!?! God get a GRIP!

Nick always compares my company to working at the state. Well, when a highly compensated individual is squawking about 20 friggin cents…who would argue.

Can you tell I'm angry today? I'm still not feeling well.


I have a desk calendar of the Stupidest Things Ever Said. Yesterday's read...

Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands. warning in a chain saw manual

Now, you KNOW the only reason that was in a manual is some idiot tried to stop a chain saw with his hands and sued the manufacturer because he wasn't specifically told not to do it. And that is the stupid part...

(big sigh)

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