[personal profile] qlewkr
There's kind of an alarming thing happening at work lately. Today, my IT colleague and her boss came by to have a meeting with MY boss that no one mentioned to me beforehand. That was odd enough, but I figured that probably my colleague was getting promoted again or something. (My colleague works half for her boss and half for my boss...long story.) But then, just at the end of their meeting, MY boss sends me a meeting invite for tomorrow...at 4:30. By myself.

That's kind of alarming, don't you think? 4:30 on a Friday?

I'm trying not to think about it. Maybe it's something completely benign. When I was talking to each person today, no one gave me any pitiful glances or anything...everyone SEEMED happy. Maybe I'm getting promoted. Or changing bosses. Or something.

Ugh.  I guess I'll know by this time tomorrow.

Date: 2012-06-14 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squid-ink.livejournal.com
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THIS.

No one gets terminated/laid off/the heave ho on a Friday at 4:30.

I was in the unfortunate position of having to manage people (hated it!) and took many classes on the legalities of firing people. Rule #1 - never on a Friday and certainly at the end of the day.

it's not that corporations care, they just dont want to be liable if you go home and overdose on tylenol.

PS I quit that job. I hated it.

PPS I vote for benign

Date: 2012-06-15 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qlewkr.livejournal.com
:) Really? I thought everyone got fired at 4:30 on a Friday. But now that you mention it- the last guy who got fired at our place was told at 10 am.

Whew, thanks!

Date: 2012-06-15 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malterre.livejournal.com
Fucking academics...they have *no idea* how things that that make people crazy. It's probably benign.

Date: 2012-06-15 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qlewkr.livejournal.com
I KNOW!!! And my colleague is so ridiculously secretive. She could have given me some freakin hint. For all i know I'm being called in to comment on my colleagues performance and I'm going to have to walk in cold to that.

Thanks for helping me not freak out about it Fucking Academics is going to be my new favorite curse phrase. :)

Date: 2012-06-15 02:40 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-06-15 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] that.livejournal.com
I would find that unsettling, too. Have you ever read Something Happened by Joseph Heller? Best novel about office life I've read. I remember that the narrator secretly drew up a chart showing who was afraid of whom in the organization.

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