Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Big City Blues

My new boss called me this week to tell me that he wants to see me tomorrow.

This sucks on many levels.

Firstly, I had planned to take tomorrow off. I still have a BOATLOAD of time that I need to take off before the end of the year, and I never seem to be able to take the days I want. As of now, I am taking ALL of next week off (thanksgiving week for us here in the ol’ U.S.), and the 2 weeks before Christmas, but I still have like 6 days I need to schedule or I’ll lose them. I considered asking him to reschedule, but I thought better than asking my new boss who I haven’t even met yet that I can manage to see him 2 weeks from now. I’m intuitive like that.

Secondly, he works in our Manhattan office, which means it’s a 1 ½ - 2 hour commute (each way) for me tomorrow, instead of my normal 6 mile drive. To make matters worse, they just changed our security badges here, so I know my current one will not even get me access into the building. I have emailed my illustrious new boss 2 times already asking him how I can actually meet up with him, but he has not as of yet troubled himself to respond. Maybe I’ll just bring a big boom box tomorrow and hold it over my head outside the window to his skyscraper.

Thirdly, MY NEW BOSS WANTS TO MEET ME! Hello? That just sucks no matter WHERE you work. I can handle a typical meet-and-greet no problem, but I am dreading a possible conversation where he tells me why I need to be in NYC more often. That type of conversation would turn ugly. I did the Wall Street thing for a year back in the 90’s. It’s not for me. I am, and always will be, a child of the suburbs.

Lastly, he just called and told me he now has a scheduling conflict and can’t meet me till 4pm. 4PM!!! By the time I fight the rush-hour blood-thirsty hoard coming home tomorrow, it’s going to be at LEAST 7pm. That really cuts into my play time with the wee one (my son, not my penis, although I’m betting that getting home so late will adversely affect both).

So that’s it, I guess. If I can make it through tomorrow with good news (or at least not bad news), then I can console myself with a full week off to relax and paint my toenails (did I just say that out loud?)

Wish me luck.

29 comments:

kaylee said...

SUCKS!!!!!!!

NOW, i shall not talk to you until next week! I need to get over something you said first!

Meghan said...

Your new boss kinda sounds like a douche. Just sayin.

Dr Zibbs said...

Slyde, I'm actually your new boss. As for the meeting..there won't be one. I'll email you about the details.

teeni said...

Wow. I always dread those kind of things. And I hate when they treat you like you are supposed to change your schedule at the drop of a hat for them. Hello. The little people have lives too. Well, it could be a good thing that he wants to meet you anyway. Maybe to thank you personally or see who this person is that everyone has been talking so highly of. So let's focus on it being that. :) Sending good thoughts and energy your way!

Paige Stanton said...

Yeah that totally sucks. Good luck! My boss was in from our head office yesterday, it was the worst day of my life...

Chris H said...

Oh ya poor bugger! Hope the meeting goes well, and you can get some time with the wee fella in the evening...

Slyde said...

kaylee: whats up? if you need to contact me, my email is at the bottom of the site..

Meghan: i do so hope you're wrong.

Zibbs: I KNEW IT! What can i get for you sir?

Teeni: thanks for the good vibes!

paige: thats NOT what i want to hear right now :)

chrish: not MUCH time. he goes to bed by 8pm.

Cuz said...

4:00 p.m. on a Friday????

and having to go into the city??

i hate your boss!!! LOL


good luck!

Steph said...

I hated having bosses like that, although I never had to brave anything so hair-raising as NYC rush hour. LA, yes, but not NYC!

New bosses... out to set the world on fire. Fuckerheads.

Michelle J said...

Slyde:
Ok, here's what i am thinking...
4PM on a friday...perhaps your new boss is going to take you out for a really fabulous dinner at some trendy NY restaurant complete with cocktails and then tell you how amazing you are and then tell you that your getting a tremendous raise and then tell you that they want you and your family to move into a cool loft in SoHo so you can be closer to work????

I'm just saying!!!

Also, i hope you do get time with the wee one!!! Take your pick of which wee one i mean!!!

Ann said...

Oh, le hell. Who the f asks for a meeting in NYC at 4pm, when they know you live in the burbs? Sorry, new boss sounds like an a-hole if you ask me. Ya know? I mean really.

Shania said...

Hmmmm.....very mysterious. Using my stellar psychic abilities, I'm forseeing a promotion. Unfortunately, it requires a relocation. And yes, I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Slyde said...

cuz: im starting to hate him too...

steph: i'd bet the bosses in LA are just as bad...

michele: as much as a soho place would be nice, i am definitely a suburb kid..

Ann: im beginning to agree with you

Shania: a relocation? thank goodness you DONT know what your talking about..

Jennifer and Sandi said...

LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





- Jennifer

AlleyCat said...

Good Luck with the Boss thang.

What colour toe polish did you have in mind???

Ali said...

Oy bosses are braindead sometimes! I agree with Meghan, what a douche.

At least you've got all next week to play with the wee one...and your son :)

Tova Darling said...

Ugh! Good luck tomorrow! That sounds pretty lousy!

dizzblnd said...

good luck to you. I hope you get to at least meet at a bar.

Tamara said...

4pm on a Friday is not only impractical in NY, it's cruel, twisted and generally evil.

He better have a good reason for the meeting! All the best with that, Slyde.

Being Brazen said...

that bites, but hope the meet and greet goes better than you expect :)

mikeb302000 said...

I can't wait to hear what it was. I'm with the ones who predict a promotion.

dmb5_libra said...

4pm? Eff that! I hope its something good though, because I'm usually drunk at 4pm on a Friday after work.

2abes said...

bitch, bitch, bitch...people pay lots of money to vacation in NYC and you are complaining about spending 1 glorious day. Besides I'd rather go on Friday afternoon than some other day weekday afternoon!

Ookami Snow said...

Good luck painting your toenails!

Anndi said...

Well?

B.E. Earl said...

I just realized I forgot to post a comment here on this entry.

Ah, I would've just called you a pussy anyway.

Letty Cruz said...

"Thirdly, MY NEW BOSS WANTS TO MEET ME! Hello? That just sucks no matter WHERE you work."

Seriously sucks. What the hell is his problem? And then to reschedule til 4 PM. What an inconsiderate douche bag! He HAS to have a clue about the hellish commute -- even I do.

Anyway, hope all went well, and if all didn't, the hell with that mofo! I hope you're having a great weekend regardless :)

Candy's daily Dandy said...

ok, so I'm late to the party here! Sorry. Did you go?? What did he want??
(nothing like being really nosey or anything)

James said...

Hope all went well slyde. 3 days since you posted...I am worried