11 October, 2006

Shoulder Pads

Moan of the day.

As I mentioned, we've had a new trainee - we'll call her Cheeky Mare (CM) for the purposes of this post (she's lovely and cheeky in a good way) - start at my company about a month ago who I'm responsible for managing. We have set her targets together; I believe that people are best motivated when self driven - we are all unique creatures and different people are motivated by different things.

Ginger Boss (GB) decided today that she was obviously not involved enough in this process - perhaps she doesn't think I'm doing my job as manager properly (!?) - so decided to pitch our two consultants against each other in a 'competition' which will culminate in a prize for the person with the best sales figures.

It's really pissed me off. I mean, firstly; obviously she thinks it is entirely reasonable to undermine me as a manager. Secondly, how bloody eighties-power management-padded shoulders does she want to be?!!

Can you tell I'm completely over my job?

14 comments:

angel, jr. said...

Hi Ziggy, I hope the week gets better for you.

angel, jr. said...

Hi Ziggy, I hope the week gets better for you.

Anonymous said...

Shoulder pads, leggings and ankle boots, could have been worse....

Dale said...

Clearly you're a slacker and everyone knows it. You don't play in a band called Babyshambles do you?

Anonymous said...

If you were here, I'd take you to Legends and we could see some old bitches with shoulder pads. And I mean bitches in the nicest way.

Erik said...

You obviously need to start your own multinational conglomerate, seduce one of her assistants to gain access to deeply personal information and then blackmail her into selling out her company, causing her to wreck her car and spend months in hospital under heavy bandages. Oh, & there needs to be hair-pulling somewhere along the way, as well.

Tom Gaylord said...

I have that jacket. It's my pride and joy.

Dale said...

That's funny Jason, check my blog. Legends is here in Toronto and there's an updated photo.

Erik has all the best ideas.

Anonymous said...

Dale, I'm in Toronto too. BTW, I like your avatar pic.

Dale said...

Well how do you do? Small feckin' world!

pusha babushka said...

I really wish GB looked like that!

ziggystardust73 said...

Angel - thank you.

Bluez - how exactly!? LOL!

Dale - I've never hidden the fact that I'm a slacker, have I? My dirty secret is out - I'm actually Pete Doherty.

Jason - I'll fly out tonight - meet me at the aiport tomorrow morning.

Erik - could I please hire you as a personal advisor? Full time?

Gaylord - I should have asked permission to publish that photo of your jacket, how remiss of me.

Dale/Jason - if you go see Legends together I am going to hate you forever.

Pushka Babushka - how fantastic would that be?? See you Sunday xx

Anonymous said...

When I got my credit card on the first day of college, they gave me a free frisbee. The prize won't beat that. But they gave us free rubbers at sex ed class... Hmm...

nortynessa said...

what a lovely photo.. x