Saturday, March 31, 2007

Have you seen my husband?

Yeah, me neither.

I'm so proud of him, really. The man is such a hard worker and he is so good at his job. I couldn't do his job, that's for sure. He deals with customers all day long. He also has to deal with his own staff all day long.

His employees make my co-workers actually look sane, and that's saying a lot given my co-workers propensity to shout the "f" word to one another during staff meetings and throw tantrums and act like douchenozzles and whatnot. His staff, however? Sweet Naomi Campbell with a cell phone, those folks are crazy.

For example, his customer service representative recently came to him and complained that he made more money than her.

No, seriously. You read that correctly.

He's her boss. She answers the phones all day. He runs the entire freaking office. And she's upset because he makes more money than her.

Then? She decided that she wanted to get a promotion to Assistant Manager. She went to him and told him she wanted to get promoted. He told her that her attendance has been a problem (shockingly, she always seems to be really "sick" on Mondays and Fridays) but if she could work on her attendance and stop calling in so much that he would take her out to "chase" (collect) and consider it. At some point in the future.

She went out the next day and bought a new car.

Okay, again. You read that right. She bought a new car.

She then came in and told everyone about her new Ford Focus and how she pays ONLY $450 a month for it.

Yeah. I'm seriously not kidding.

BUT! She didn't have to make a down payment! WOO! And her interest rate is only 18 percent or some insanely high number for a vehicle loan.

THEN! She said to Jason, "I bought this car so I could have a reliable car to go chase in. When you make me Assistant Manager."

Good. God.

Jason? He's a good man. He has a lot of crap to deal with.

I wish he'd come home. I hate the end of the month.

19 comments:

and rudeness said...

WOW. I think I might start appreciating my co-workers a little more.

Really? She really thought the car would help? That she could justify it? That she could brag about it? JeezSUS!

my4kids said...

douchenozzles, haha another one of your funnies...I love them.

And seriously? Yeah that is bad. What would make her think she deserved that? PEOPLE!!

beebop said...

shit at 450/month,she should get three ford focus's! dumbass!

EE said...

She's a piece of work...

Kimberly said...

What an insanely patient and kind man he must be. I mean...wow.

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Oh yeah....definitely management material...NOT! It's people like her that make you wonder if Darwin was right.

We will be praying for Jason.

Poor fella.

Jocelyn said...

I love your stories. That goes without saying. But "douchenozzles" and "sweet Naomi Campbell with a cell phone" are frosting on your cake.

Shanilie said...

People....that's all I have to say.

Have a good weekend.

Kelly M said...

Wow people are certainly crazy these days. What happen to work ethics?? People want more money for less work...Seems like Jason's employees are real tools! God Bless him for dealing with them every single day!

Angie said...

I often wonder how some people get jobs and even manage to keep them.

dennis said...

chase what exactly? i either glossed over that part of your story or missed it entirely.

at least she did not go for anything expensive!

Dawn~a~Bon said...

Sweet Naomi Campbell with a cell phone

Oh good lord woman, you crack me up.

I hate the beginning of the month. That's when they do their "close." They have the quarter-end close soon so he has to work Good Friday and the following Saturday. Sucks!!!!!!!

Morgan Leigh said...

wow. oh, wow. i can't think of anything funny or witty to say, because i think you've covered it all. wow.

Gerbil said...

Oh the HUMANITY.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

I thought I worked with a bunch of boobs..

I came via jojo..(britmum)..I must say, I will be back;)

Rachel said...

Ok, um, holy crap! $450 for a Ford Focus!!!!???? Is she nuts? Ok, stupid question. We have a 4 door new full size truck and we only pay a little more than that for it!

Poor Jason.

CPA Mom said...

How well I remember those days. My late husband was finance director for a local car dealership. I never saw him. Maybe once a week? Yeah, work can suck.

SJ said...

Oh my goodness....she is a work of art. And yes, that Jason is one patient man. Sucks that he's been working a lot though....I'm sorry.

Kellie said...

Sweet Naomi Campbell with a cell phone?? Douchenozzles?? I can't stand it!! You KILL me!!

Jason? Good man. This girl?? Total freakin' fruit loop...