Friday, June 20, 2008


So, for reasons seemingly beyond my control, I've been demoted. My boss tried to tell me it isn't a demotion, but I'm not stupid. Basically, I don't get along with his second in command. We've had a couple of unpleasant conversations in recent months. The thing is, I'm not the only person who she doesn't get along with. In fact, nobody in the building likes working with her. The problem is, the job I'll be doing for the next two weeks (before I'm demoted), involves direct contact with her all day long. The person taking over my job is great. I think she's excellent at her job, and is a good person. She's also meek enough to let the boss lady push her around. I believe this has a lot to do with the decision to demote me.

- I'll make the same money, with less stress
- I'll get off work earlier
- Less direct contact with the woman I don't like
- Less pressure to perform

- I've never had this happen before, and I feel shitty about it
- Everyone I work with will know I'm demoted
- It's hard to explain on a resume
- It's a sign I don't really have a future here

I'm now evaluating my options for the future. School? Maybe. Another job? Probably.

I give this situation 0 stars.


Libby said...


Stay focused on those pros, okay? This second in command cow sounds like a real see-you-NT, I'm sorry you have to deal with her for the next two weeks. :(

Stanley said...

That's a bitch brother. At least the money's the same.

You'll be all right on account of your smart and qualified. Such people always land on their feet.