Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I really am working for "the man"

We have a new-ish boss. She's making ripples, changing things, focusing on "moving the dial", making us deal with more damn spreadsheets, and basically making life more than a little uncomfortable. She's worked with us for a long time and I do like her a lot. BUT...after my annual review yesterday, I know she had something to do with the fact that my bonus was small, raise was small and my ego is much smaller than it should be.

I worked my ASS off last year. I was out of the office and pounding the pavement to make sure I blasted my sales goal out of the water and barely have anything to show for it aside from habitual migraines and a few thousand dollars. I worked harder than I should have. The German blood coursing through my veins tells me to work my fingers to the bone to make 2007 better and just suck it up. But my shattered ego tells me to say a big FUCK YOU very much and skate by like the rest of the world.

I don't normally complain about things, but this just pisses me off because I feel severely under-appreciated right now. Lame.

Sorry for the negative post. I'm sure I'll be happy KT soon enough. Right now I'm just not me.


bunnygirl said...

That sucks. Do bosses stay long in your line of work? Maybe she'll be gone soon and things will get better. I've found that unless the boss is also the owner, management usually changes often enough that it's just a matter of waiting it out.

Hang in there!

it's only fuel said...

No Bunny....I work for a bank and bosses seem to be permanent fixtures. I'm sure it will all work itself out, I am in a whiny mood, that's all....

Thanks for the support:)

Deb said...

I'm so sorry. It's the nature of our 'beast'.... sales. Just kepp repeating.. "this is business". It might not (or maybe WILL) put more money in your pocket, but it'll surely allow you to let go of some of the negative crap the situation is throwing your way. You DO work your ass off and there's NO WAY it goes un-noticed.

Wylee said...

If you worked hard and can prove it then I would re-approach her (when cooled off) with cold hard facts about your job performance. If she still balks then polish up your resume, you don't need to stay where you are under appreciated.