Mulch my boss, mulch this job!

Hello all -

A quick note here just to say hey and give a quick wave. It doesn’t seem to make much sense to write about WoW since I have scarcely been in it since the 7th. Alas and At both got as far as level 81 last night, questing through Hyjal. I’ve not seen much, not done much and possibly will be one of the last people in the guild to hit the new level cap.

I will say I’ve enjoyed what I have seen thus far and it feels good to be gaining xp on the main again. Not to mention being engaged in about three rep grinds, all of which are fun for a change after the past few months of pirate-killing and Ogri’la daily-doing.

Real life is something of a bitch and I want to take a moment to bitch about it because I imagine someone out there might pat me on the head and say “There, there,” in a comforting sort of way. You see, I was supposed to be off work yesterday, today and tomorrow. I had it planned months in advance for obvious reasons.

Then work got in the way and my boss commanded that all hands be on deck for some pre-implementation weeklong workshop. Okay, fine, I cancel my plans. I can be a team player. Things went really wrong as far as the vendor being able to get to us in a timely fashion so my boss is reacting poorly, as though it’s the vendor’s fault that weather is generally uncooperative. On the heels of this, he finds out through the grapevine that At has been offered a job and accepted it.

So now he’s pissed at me. Because… because… he’ll have to interview people to fill my position and it’s inconvenient? I really don’t know what the deal is.

All I know is that suddenly this pre-implementation thing is now a place where I am persona non grata. But I still have to be at work. Because someone has to warm this chair up. And it would be unreasonable to allow me to have my vacation plans back because my boss just wouldn’t be able to work up to the same levels of pettiness that he is currently achieving.

I have a rawr and a sad and a burning desire to end my official letter of resignation with: “And you can take this job and MULCH it!”

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18 Responses to Mulch my boss, mulch this job!

  1. Yngwe says:

    There, there.

  2. Andy says:

    *pats Alas on the head*

    *musters comforting voice*

    There, there.

  3. theanorak says:

    Take comfort in the fact that you *are* going to be handing him a resignation letter, he *is* going to have to find your replacement and that *is* going to be no fun at all for him.

    And unscrew the casters on his office chair.

    • Alas says:

      Oh man, now I wish I could get into his office to accomplish that last one. I shall have to connive to see if it might be possible.

      Of course, the more I look beyond my own concerns, the more I realize I really am leaving everyone here in the lurch. Hard to feel remorse about that when I’ve been treated like crap for the last few years though.

  4. Analogue says:

    When do you get to hand in the letter?

    If it’s any comfort, of the two evenings I’ve spent questing so far yesterday was far better than Tuesday. Tuesday night was insane with the levelling hordes, and you could barely move for other people. So much more enjoyable last night. We actually almost had an argument Tuesday night because of how stressful the leveling was being! But we snapped out of it and went and ran a dungeon instead. It’s so easy to lose perspective when surrounded by hordes of morons.

    So I expect that this weekend should be a whole lot more fun.

    • Alas says:

      I emailed him yesterday afternoon and it felt goooood. Of course, now I have to meet with him next week to “discuss the transition.” Yay?

      And yes, the few times I’ve been in game it has been something of a madhouse. It was a relief last night to step out of the mainstream for a bit to go run a dungeon a few times.

  5. Troutwort says:

    OMG, your job is also chair warmer?!?!? We have so much in common! I’ve worked so hard today to even get this chair to this temperature, it’s gonna be a long day, I can feel it!

    • Alas says:

      Ahahaa – we chair warmers are so often overlooked and under-appreciated too! Ah well. 7.5 more hours to go on warming a chair today and then it can just be cold for a few days.

  6. Rades says:

    Aw, there there Alas. Just think, soon you won’t have to deal with this d-bag any longer!

    • Alas says:

      Yes, I am clinging to that thought. That, and that I hopefully will soon have a job that doesn’t require me to sit at a desk all day.

  7. Elfindale says:

    hugs

  8. AduialofWrA says:

    /target Alas
    /comfort
    /hug
    At least you won’t have to put up with him much longer (though I know this has been said in the comments already…). And, hey, karma’s a you-know-what. Your leaving them in the lurch so you can be happy is probably karma’s roundabout way of repaying them for their treatment of you.

    • Alas says:

      Thanks! Of course, what I really want to do is to let them know that I have no remorse over leaving – that I am thrilled to be away.