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The Office Asshole  

secret_lade 48F  
14409 posts
1/31/2020 1:57 am
The Office Asshole


You know him....

Every office has that guy.

The perpetual negative dink who sits in the peanut gallery and puts his 2 cents in everywhere he isn't wanted.

It's like he is ALWAYS hovering in the shadows just WAITING for his opportunity to strike.

We transitioned to a new operating system on our computers when the switch out happened earlier this week which has the employees in an uproar.

"How do I log in??"

"Why do they change things???"

"I was just getting to know the old system????"

My job has been a nightmare the last couple of days as everyone has been coming straight to me for help.

Yesterday was no exception.

I was standing in the office across the hall from mine talking to Office Asshole and my Work BFF when a coworker came frantically to the door and said to me "I hate to keep bugging you, but I need help logging in."

Office Asshole snapped into action.

"There's a job guide back there, did you look at it? Perhaps you need to go get with [manager] and have him go over it with you."

His voice was hostile and sarcastic.

While I was frustrated at the fact that this stuff is consuming so much of my time, I also felt embarrassed at the way he was treated. Then again, I was a little surprised Office Asshole was trying to redirect this guy because he knew how frustrating it was becoming for me.

In the end, I helped my coworker and apologized for his treatment but explained to him that while it wasn't conveyed very well, the message was accurate. We do have job guides that walk you through step by step the entire process and they need to be utilized before coming to me.

Unrelated Side Note: The apartment manager called me yesterday to let me know they are installing a new medicine cabinet and mirror thing in my bathroom today?? I'm not quite sure what to expect.... Let's just hope it doesn't look all janky and crooked as this handyman is pretty terrible.

secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
2/1/2020 8:58 am

    Quoting TB5758:
    I am a Boomer but I have a good feel for technology. I am the anti asshole because I am the one people come to. I try and be kind. to people. It does get overwhelming so I get it. I am not in IT but change can be frustrating. I was in a program the other day and some fucktard started dicking around remotely with my stuff. I was furious. Hang in there! Oh and make sure the perv does not put a camera in your bathroom. Sweep for "bugs". LOL
My bathroom is a complete monstrocity. I called and complained. It's ugly.... He didn't finish what he was doing so even that is poorly done.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
2/1/2020 8:57 am

    Quoting  :

Wish I could be retired as well...


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
2/1/2020 8:56 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I had to do a major change-out in a surgeons' office going from a back up system to total in-house. I spent a week in the conference room with the front office staff making sure everyone was on the same frame( pun) of mind and could utilize the presentation and the help manuals ( which were very well done). Most of the bitching on roll-out was hiccups in the program itself. I feel your pain
Our system has now crashed 3 times since the upgrade on Wednesday. Each time it was because someone was 'tweaking' it behind the scenes. The last one shut everything down, including cash registers.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
2/1/2020 8:54 am

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    I always love it when our office gets an update or upgrade for one of the programs we use....and never any instructions on how to use any of it. lol Makes for some frustration around the office
Our notification was on our intranet home page... A little 5 word sentence telling us to go to the 'toolkit' and review the webinars.

I work with people that can't work a smart phone.... How are they going to go to a toolkit and review webinars????


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
2/1/2020 8:52 am

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    that's too close for comfort

    yesterday, I gave a demo of our new product to our stakeholders

    however, they reduced my time to 30 minutes, and, then cut me off with the detailed parts

    I'm ok with that, except that this morning the person that cut me off wanted precise instructions about how to display what I tried to do yesterday

    I laughed, and gently reminde myself that if everyone could do what I can do, I would be doing something else

    then, I wrote up a stepbystep script and emailed it to them

    B+

    reminded me of this

    Steely Dan - "Do It Again"

    In the mornin' you go gunnin' for the man who stole your water
    And you fire till he is done in but they catch you at the border
    And the mourners are all singin' as they drag you by your feet
    But the hangman isn't hangin' and they put you on the street
    You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
    You go back, Jack, do it again
    When you know she's no high climber then you find your only friend
    In a room with your two timer, and you're sure you're near the end
    Then you love a little wild one, and she brings you only sorrow
    All the time you know she's smilin'; you'll be on your knees tomorrow
    You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
    You go back, Jack, do it again
I absolutely LOVE this song.

True story.... Our systems person was driving me nuts Friday because my new laptop was supposed to be received, and it was not. I was about ready to lose it when I thought of your B+ thing. It's kind of stuck with me.


easy_going2014 55M
14366 posts
1/31/2020 9:42 pm

that's too close for comfort

yesterday, I gave a demo of our new product to our stakeholders

however, they reduced my time to 30 minutes, and, then cut me off with the detailed parts

I'm ok with that, except that this morning the person that cut me off wanted precise instructions about how to display what I tried to do yesterday

I laughed, and gently reminde myself that if everyone could do what I can do, I would be doing something else

then, I wrote up a stepbystep script and emailed it to them

B+

reminded me of this

Steely Dan - "Do It Again"

In the mornin' you go gunnin' for the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin' as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn't hangin' and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again
When you know she's no high climber then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer, and you're sure you're near the end
Then you love a little wild one, and she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she's smilin'; you'll be on your knees tomorrow
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again

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pagancountrygirl 64F  
6466 posts
1/31/2020 3:33 pm

I always love it when our office gets an update or upgrade for one of the programs we use....and never any instructions on how to use any of it. lol Makes for some frustration around the office

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


pocogato12 70F  
37236 posts
1/31/2020 6:41 am

I had to do a major change-out in a surgeons' office going from a back up system to total in-house. I spent a week in the conference room with the front office staff making sure everyone was on the same frame( pun) of mind and could utilize the presentation and the help manuals ( which were very well done). Most of the bitching on roll-out was hiccups in the program itself. I feel your pain

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TB5758 64M/65F  
577 posts
1/31/2020 3:57 am

I am a Boomer but I have a good feel for technology. I am the anti asshole because I am the one people come to. I try and be kind. to people. It does get overwhelming so I get it. I am not in IT but change can be frustrating. I was in a program the other day and some fucktard started dicking around remotely with my stuff. I was furious. Hang in there! Oh and make sure the perv does not put a camera in your bathroom. Sweep for "bugs". LOL


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/31/2020 3:37 am

    Quoting  :

Are you that guy??? Lol.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/31/2020 3:37 am

    Quoting BiM4allmotown:
    Seems all offices and work places are filled with back comebacks and lame jokes
They are... It just comes with the territory. Any time you put a large number of completely different people together, it's a mixed bag.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/31/2020 3:35 am

    Quoting  :

Yikes, that sucks. I feel for you.


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/31/2020 3:35 am

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    We have an office asshole at work. He's been pushing his luck with upper management.
This one does too... But he's got 35 years seniority. I think they are waiting out his retirement now. It couldn't come fast enough...


secret_lade 48F  
9227 posts
1/31/2020 3:33 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Operating manuals, employee guidelines, instruction books? I agree FFS. They work great for me.

    Last week... I purchased a dresser from IKEA and I followed those directions to... a... T.
    Turns out, I bought a kids bed. 😶
Omg.... For real?? Lol. Sorry, but that totally made me laugh.


BiM4allmotown 56M

1/31/2020 3:16 am

Seems all offices and work places are filled with back comebacks and lame jokes


mc_justmc 62M  
6929 posts
1/31/2020 3:07 am

We have an office asshole at work. He's been pushing his luck with upper management.


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
1/31/2020 2:44 am

Operating manuals, employee guidelines, instruction books? I agree FFS. They work great for me.

Last week... I purchased a dresser from IKEA and I followed those directions to... a... T.
Turns out, I bought a kids bed. 😶


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