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Subordination and insubordination

  • Aug. 30th, 2003 at 5:34 AM
In too deep, Brood
I was waiting for someone to get online, but I guess some things were never really meant to be.... I am in a seriously great mood, and well, I think I'm happy. :o)

Hmmmm! Well, I did'nt get back early from work as I was hoping.... Instead, I had to hang around there delegating work to some new fellas who'd come in today. There were five of 'em, one guy and four girls. The guy's about two years older than I am and the girls.... hmmm! The eldest is 33! Then there are two 26 year olds and one 23 year old....

I sure felt stupid telling them that they had to report to me, and me alone. It was elating at first when my boss gave told me that I had been chosen to be the one to get these people up to action, but when I realized that every idiot coming in would be older than me, it kinda struck me a home run.

But once the _kids_ arrived, it was waaaay icky! Worse than I had imagined. They not only 'are' older, they even look the part and that puts the situation all weird cause apparently, they were uncomfy too. Especially the oldest girl of the lot.

When I was leaving, I could'nt have a chat with my boss about it, but I sure hope to get a conversation up tomorrow or something. Frankly, I don't think I should be doing this. It's work wise, crippling. If not for me, for them I'm sure! :(

The worst part undoubtedly was when I had to hand them their duties and tell them how to out-do themselves so as to please my keen sense about quality written content. Telling people who're your age or younger, bossing over them, and informing them duly that their work all goes through me.... It's kinda unsettling in the case where your subordinates are older than yourself.

The youngest girl is a Graphics expert of some kind, she's done some Oooh-La-La sounding course from some bigish sounding institute, has a highly placed parentage and well, basically comes to work on the first day in a shiny black short skirt! Well, I have no worries about that, but it got a bit uncomfy when I was showing her to her desk.... I noticed that every eye in the province was keyed on it and I kinda felt pity for her.... In a conservative place like India, dressing like that can indeed draw some seriously unwanted attention and by the looks of her, I'm sure she's not gonna like it one bit if things get nasty..... I would have told her myself if she was'nt so much older than myself.... And perhaps, if I had known her better.

I'll have a bone to pick with my boss about this. For one thing, I hate staying at work just cause I gotta nourish new kids on da block, no specific purpose being mine.... For another, this subordination issue is something I'm not too keen on handling. :( I'm sure there are other people in the office who could do exactly what I'm doing but without the handicap of age on their checkbooks if you know what I mean.

Kaydeeyoh!


Update: I spoke to my boss tonite, he found me online and was shocked I was awake at this "Unearthly Hour" as he put it. I told him it was a regular affair for me since this is really when I do my work. I'm not at all up for working in the day, which is why I used to stay for such short extrapolations of time to submit my work for go-throughing/editing and leave immediately after I get my new sets of assignments. That aside, I also told him that my ID was a private thing, by private I mean non-official object, and hence, if at all he might wish to bother me with office work, he should do it when I'm at work and not online and at this time.... Call that insubordination or what you may, but that's what I said to him. Going by the sound of him, I guess it was okay with him and that he agreed....

Kaydeeyoh!

Comments

sanjubaba wrote:
Aug. 29th, 2003 11:07 pm (UTC)
hey
you make it sound as though you're never happy. You should, you know. There are loads of things to be happy about.

Ouch, thats gotta suck! Its really difficult, for me atleast, to boss over people older to you and you seem to have pulled it of well.

Sanjana
angiasaa wrote:
Sep. 7th, 2003 03:55 pm (UTC)
Re: hey
Oh, I don't 'make' it sound like that. :o) It's not far from how I really do think it is.... I do know there are many millions of things to be hapy and thrilled about. It's just that I somehow manage to squeeze out a whole load of pleasure from depression and 'unhappy' moments. call me a sadist, but in reality, in fact, I am like this only. :oP

I just seem to have pulled that coup off well. :o) The truth is my mind has been shaken completely.... It's not the fact that taking care of these 'kids' bothers me. it's their opinion of me being young as I am doing the bossing for them.... :(

My boss thinks I'm doing a great job of it, but I hold different notions.... There's a difference between what one projects to the outer world and what one thinks, feels and understands for himself. this is one of those things I'm totally-totally making a mockery of myself in my head....

:o) Kaydeeyoh!
datempest wrote:
Aug. 30th, 2003 05:08 am (UTC)
waiting for who to get online????? and did that person end up online making u happy??? or did that person not come online making u happy????

hmm seems ur having a lil fun at work.... lil skirted gal sounds very pretty u know;P hmmm go pick ur bone with ud boss but hey do try this lil new post of urs for a while... who knows mebbe ud like it!!!


Up up and away babe!!!

Nix
namus wrote:
Aug. 30th, 2003 07:18 pm (UTC)
How does this young pretty babe look?! :)
angiasaa wrote:
Sep. 7th, 2003 04:47 pm (UTC)
Well, she's got redish purple shoulder length hair, obviously streaked proffessionally an at enormous cost to her dad's bank balance.... She's shorter than me, but then virtually every female in the office is.... She's usually got long legs, or short skirts, I forget now. :oP

She's got a trim stomach I think. Never got a good look at her as such. And a bust to make sure she can't straighten up after bending down to pick up a pencil....

That's about it I guess.... She does'nt interest me.... Her attitude and understanding of the laws of nature should have wisened her up by now, Unfortunately, her brains would not fit in the closest electron orbit around an atom! She has nothing to attract a male except for a lot of willingness to reveal. Pity, if she had a brain worth a pea, I'm sure she'd have a million more eyes on her....

Kaydeeyoh!