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Ok guys, act casual. See, I have this new officemate. She just joined the team, but I have worked with her before so I knew her before she just showed up and moved into my office, which is nice. She's sitting right behind me now. No! Don't all look at once! God people, I said to act casual.

Anyway, like I said I know her from before and I like her and have a lot of respect for her. She's a manager, and her team does a lot of the stuff that I used to do before I got stuck looking up bullshit data and sticking it on fucking spreadsheets all damn day long! Whew, sorry. I'm a little bitter about that. So, she has a team that does a lot of what I do - the things that I'm good at, the things that I enjoy. I think that maybe she would not mind so much if I worked for her instead of for my current, useless, so-called manager. I think that because she recommended it. Working for her would Not Suck. I know that's not really a ringing endorsement, but considering that everything else lately is some degree of The Suck, having a job that did Not Suck would be huge. Major. Might even get me to lower my shoulders to somewhere around my chin instead of the ear level position they have occupied for the last few weeks.

Now yes, this may never happen because there is nobody to do the crap I'm doing now if I don't do it and also it would be a political disaster because my so-called manager is a grabby little bitch who would try to keep me from moving even if she hated me just on principle. But then I think that maybe if I let my senior manager know that I hate my job and that I am not going to keep doing it no matter what he might decide to move me to keep me in his group. Or else he would tell me not to let the door hit me in the ass on the way out. Could go either way.

My rather late-in-coming point is that the person I want to convince to hire me now shares a room with me 8 to 10 hours a day and I need to look impressive and capable and, you know, not like all I do all day is blog. This has really cut down on the time I can spend visiting all you wonderful people, and I'm very sorry about that. So if I haven't stopped by your place please don't take it personally, just remember that I am busy brown-nosing like my life depended on it.

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Wow, good luck with the brown-nosing. If I had a chance at a job that would Not Suck, I'd totally quit reading blogs as well.

um, your choosing a job/income/stability over blogging and people you never even met? where are your priorities woman?

I love your blog. Good luck on the job thing. Since we have to spend 8 - 10 hrs a day working we may as well be doing something that doesn't suck. Also -- hope the rest of your personal stuff is getting resolved.

ok fine...whatever...but i think you should make sure you have pants on.


Damn, but brown-nose away! Your ticket out of spreadsheet land is sitting right behind you! About damn time, yo.

I would say that now is not the time to practice your annoying cubicle noises!

Ah Ha! you do still love me :)....I'm such a goober

good luck with everything.

a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do

Well I guess you're going to have to start matching your browns and blacks then, huh? (At least remember that you'll have a brown nose and dress accordingly.)

Good luck on getting those shoulders out of your ears. That can be uncomfortable.

Oooh - brown nosing. I'm sure you won't have to do a lot of that especially if you've worked with this person in the past.

"current, useless, so-called manager" we share the same manager!!!

Good luck! Having a job you don't wake up dreading is marvelous! Hopefully she gets all of my subliminal "Hire Beth" vibes and you get a new job.

*shakes head understandingly*

Have Word or Notepad open though, so if you suddenly have this idea for a post, you can type it down without being sprung...

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