Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Anal Retentive Witch

Apparently, the title, is me!

I think I was trained well as a child to be over-conscious about obligations and duty. Thanks Mom!

I am the leader of a 4 person team at work. The students left today at about 1:15. Our contract states we are to be at work until 2:45, the extra time is dubbed "records time" for all the end of year crap we have to do. At 2:40, I am now the only member of my team working or even in the building. This really bothers me.

It doesn't bother me that I am at work, this is my job, this is part of my job description, no hard feelings there. I am VERY bothered by 3 coworkers who decided to take off early because they felt like it, or that they were done with their work, or that they had to run to the bank and the grocery store. Is no one a responsible adult anymore?

And by the way, the 2 that are "done" with their work... knowingly ignored potential problems so that they could be done, and then admitted that they would not go back and re-do the work even though they knew it was incomplete. The third went home early because she has to come back tonight (also in our contract) and wanted longer between drives back and forth.

There is so much more I could say but I am Too. Damn. Mad!


Jamie said...

Dude, you're not the only one. Perhaps it is Mom's influence of guilt and obligation, but I too am a serious stickler for rules and regulations. Why doesn't everyone just understand what they're getting themselves into, and deal with the repercussions? It's not like your co-workers aren't about to have 3 months off or anything...

Jo said...

Amen sister! What is it about a coming vacation that makes people take off mentally early. What happened to working at work? (Ps- I write these on my breaks!)