Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Less Annoying

Guess that Monday's just have to suck, huh?

This morning I woke up to find that I had gotten my period, so I'll be going in for a baseline u/s and bloodwork tomorrow (when we are expecting a snowstorm, but seriously, would I expect any less?). I go downstairs to check my email, and my brother has written telling me that he is 'working' on the plane ticket - will be coming to visit on March 8th. Not holding my breath... but at least he's making an effort... which is a change from his usual 'it's all about me' attitude.

And since you asked so nicely, I'll dish on the annoying woman at work (in vague terms, but you'll get the point). I work in technology. And for a group that is a strange combination of technology groups (I lead performance testing, another group builds hardware infrastructure, another is the environment management team, and yet another is project management). Anyway, one of my largest issues that I have been dealing with for over 3 years, for whatever reason, this woman in a totally different group than I - decided that SHE was going to solve. Without telling me, asking my opinion (and I have strong, well thought out opinions on this), went behind my back to the person who was in charge of my group 6 years ago... and asked if something that I had said was 'not possible' was in fact possible.

Honestly, anything is possible. But the time that is would take isn't worth it. If it was, trust me, I would have done it. This issue has been the bane of my existence for the past 3 years.

Anyway, I'm on a phone call, and this woman says 'I contacted John Doe (the guy who was in charge of my group 6 years ago) and he says that he used to do that thing that you said can't be done. I set up a meeting with you, John Doe, me and our manager to talk about this. Just to give you a heads up'. I can't even explain how angry I was! Just to give me a heads up. Angry Cece. She never contacted me, asked me why I say it can't be done, just brings it up in a meeting with many other people on the phone, basically calling me out. I told her I was offended by her calling this meeting without consulting me, and hung up the phone.

I did call our manager, and told him what happened and what I did (hoping that it wasn't a 'CLM' career limiting move). He was surprised that she did all this without contacting me or asking my opinion. So - I feel better today about it, and am crafting an email with my different ideas on the subject.

Wish me luck as I start stims tomorrow.... I hope that I don't get even more cranky than I am now!


Samantha said...

I had a coworker doing something similar on me once. Communication is important, you know?

Great news to move forward with the cycle. I hope you'll feel less annoyed once the stims get your hormones more on track (there will be other things to worry about, of course!)

Baby Step said...

That sucks about work. My brother sounds like your brother's twin! I am on day 4 of Lupron and I want to scratch everyone's eyes out.

Geohde said...

Good luck with those stims :)



Morrisa said...

Good luck on the stims! You "Things That Annoy Me" post sounds just like something I would write.

Bside- Kenya said...

Handle your business girl!! You handled that professionally and directly. Fantastic! And brothers....I'm there right now too.