Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction (testing4l) wrote,
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fiction

Take that, stupid jaywalking pedestrian!. Film at 11.

I recently noticed that my lovely telecommuting job is turning into Office Space. When something goes wrong, I get contacted by at least 2 people about it. Moreover, my boss IMs me with the same greeting every time.

There's a somewhat amusing side to his IMing me. He frequently mistypes "the" as "teh" as in the l33t "OMG! Teh lesbian r0x0r!".

(Sidenote: Does anyone else remember when l33t actually was cool? I remember. It's kind of a disturbing age mark.)

I have a wannabe boss whose IM name can be misread in an amusing fashion as well.

Today, for example, I got hit by 3 people over IM and 1 by phone. It's tempting to not answer all but 1 and see if the message gets around without additional broadcasts by me. ; )

We briefly had a meeting of the developers when a problem occurred. Whenever anyone said anything that sounded like a good idea, I started doing it. Every time, the boss would appoint someone to get on that, I'd pipe up and say it was already done.

It's kinda nice to build that sort of reputation even though it adds more fuel to the weird sort of power struggle between me and my wannabe boss. If anything ever comes of it, I'm glad I've kept IM logs of his childish games (e.g. not telling me what a problem is, but rather having me ask other people to find out. inability to remain professional in the face of a crisis. constant accusations of my not being a team player while he refuses to delegate work).

I don't imagine it'll ever get that far, but it's nice to be prepared.

Apart from that, life is decent. More bugs squashed. I have one more to-do that's semi-important, but not nearly as important as sleep.

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