This weeks brings the end of the fiscal month to my workplace, a time when important people “drop by” our neck of the woods to remind us how important it is for us to work harder/faster/longer in order to ensure that other people (not us) get their commission checks.
What really gets me is how many of these people act like the schedule is a complete surprise *every month.* Like they’re just existing in an amorphous “not the end of the month” vortex of indeterminate length and form until SUDDENLY IT’S THE END OF THE MONTH AND EVERYTHING IS A CRISIS HOW DID THIS HAPPEN I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS COMING!!11!!!1!
Also a perennial fave: when people pretend like the rules don’t apply to them and want their requests jumped up the line. They said ‘thank you’ in their email and everything! In ALL CAPS! Ha! Not today, buddy. You get what you get, and you can wait for your turn like everyone else.
[Note: Tried to find that DHL commercial where the guy says “All those bourgeois businessmen waiting for their packages… Let them wait!” Apparently it’s not easily findable, although many people remember it fondly.]
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