I’ve been catching hell at work lately. The last week and 1/2 have been SO way better. But there’s no telling how my review is going to go next month. Let me explain.
No, there is too much – let me sum up.
I’ve been working on a project for over a year. One specific test [Fe content] will not work. The method isn’t complicated, it just doesn’t work. I’ve had other people try it, and they’ve gotten the same results that I got. I’ve gotten pointers and suggestions – nothing helps. My boss has been content to let me spin my wheels, until the end of last year. There wasn’t much in the way of support from her. She applied more pressure as time went by, coming up to most recently saying that I need to stop “messing around”. [Like I enjoy working on something and failing every single day. Oh and getting yelled at every day. In front of my coworkers.]
I planned to visit NYC to see my sister, and got my vaca approved in Feb. Later my boss said I wouldn’t be able to go unless the project was completed. Finally, she took this test away and gave it to someone else – along with way more support than she’d ever given me.
I can go on my trip [I leave tomorrow after work], I’m getting way more done [I have 3 other projects at work, besides this], but because she took the project from me, my review will most likely be really crappy. My only consolation is that the test isn’t working any better for my coworker than it was for me.
I haven’t needed a vaca this bad since last year when my boss was being awful. But I am SO glad to be going.
I’ll be seeing a few shows and eating phenomenal food and having a great time – cuz I need it.
One more day of work – and then I’m R-U-N-N-O-F-T. For a few days, anyway.
Maybe sometime I’ll delve into the reasons that whenever I mention issues with my boss, people make comments about her being a woman, as though her erratic/mean behavior is connected to her two X chromosomes. Or they posit that it’s a hormonal issue. AAAAAAAAAAAACK! Yes, she’s bizarre and randomly heinous, but I don’t think it’s linked to gender, people.