December 12, 2006

Oh, crap

Some days are simply Murphy's law in action. There's nothing you can do but ride it out until you go home.

Today, I felt like the time I spent updating the promo materials were wasted. Told that I didn't update it when, in fact, I updated it for 3 days straight about 3 weeks ago. Of course, when they needed it while I was out to lunch, they found the old versions that have been floating in our network (goodness knows where) way before I joined.

It's bad enough that people are always pushing their titles to the forefront - "oh, I'm an architect. I studied for four years to become a professional" or "well, we engineers think logically" - as if everyone was being illogical.

Even the executive assistant treats me like crap. With her constantly raised eyebrow, every question I ask is answered by, "I don't know". I suspect she's playing gatekeeper - huffing with pride at the "power" she wields. I don't know if I should tell my boss or not. It sounds whiny at best. I've discussed her with my boss before. He said she's threatened by me. I don't know why. He's trying to keep us apart as much as possible, thankfully. But for the past month or two, she's at it again. She refers to the work I do as JUST promo and marketing, JUST proposals. With that one little word, she makes it appear that the work I do is just not important.

I just wanted to get it out of my mind. Other crappy things happened today, but you know what? I'm home now. That's what matters.