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Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2003, 01:59 pm
What we say Vs What we mean

"Yeah, sounds fine to me" - "I will cry myself to sleep tonight with frustration"

"Bonus scheme? nice" - "Your attempt to shaft me royally has succeeded beyond your wildest dreams"

"No, I don't mind staying late" - "I know full well I will not get home before 11:30 tonight, my rabbits will be in a mood because I didn't feed them, I will have to clean up the pee they spray out of the cage when that happens and have violent revenge fantasies about you and your entire department for days to come - oh and if you say one god damned word to me when I wander in an hour late tomorrow I will fuck you up real bad"

"Fuck off" - *Picture yourself clubbing the target of the swearing using a keyboard as a shield and the mouse as a flail*

"It'll be fine" - "It probably won't, but I hope to be out of this job by the time it becomes an issue, and if I'm not then nothing you can do or say will upset me anyway because dear god I want out of here"

"Nah, it can be interesting working here sometimes" - "I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO drunk"

"I'm learning a lot" - "And I intend to forget it as quickly as possible to make more room for naked images of Angie Everheart"

"I enjoy working with everyone here" - "Insofar as I don't consider killing them often"

Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2003 06:14 am (UTC)
iresprite

So... you *do* know the meaning of the term "passive-aggressive", right? :)

Referencing your optimism and self-confidence earlier- it would probably benefit you to use those qualities at your current job. I don't know how that would get you ahead, or even if it would, but it might help you with reinforcing the idea in your head that you have respect for yourself as a professional and will not be their punk.

Hope your day gets better.

Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2003 06:22 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Ah I do most of the time, I have my off days like anyone else, today being one of them from the look of it, the only reason I don't essentially tell them to go to hell is out of consideration for my workmates who I genuinely like (those in my dept) who would suffer as a result if I were to stop the unpaid overtime completly or the like.

My day will get considerably better once I get home and next week should be a lot easier and more pleasant from the look of it.

Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2003 06:45 am (UTC)
iresprite

Well, I'm glad things look like they'll get better. In any case, you're a good man in my book for not going homicidal. It will be very difficult to get you out of a maximum security prison to visit me here in the States.

Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2003 08:31 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

I should get into politics, I think anything short of genocide is ignored here once you're in the dail.