So my co-worker, the one who splits the Admin. Asst. jobs with me is on vacation. So they called in a Temp.
She’s driving me NUTS.
She walked in, saw me (I sit up at the front desk) and immediately protested “I thought I was going to be doing reception.”
I explained that I needed her to answer the phones so that I could keep on top of 2 people’s paperwork. She informed me that she’d rather type stuff. Not meaning to be rude or anything, but I don’t give a damn what she’d rather do.
Our reception desk has 2 computers. One on the left side, one on the right. I sit on the one of the left. It has my stuff, my drawings from Kari and my silly Frankenstein’s Monster, Bat and Mummy finger puppets taped to the monitor, my bamboo, my little cactus and my plant that Mom and Dad sent me on my birthday. Oh yeah, and my work stuff.
Every time I get up and leave my desk she goes and sits there. Whole other computer and chair empty, waiting for her, and she insists on sitting in mine. I keep having to tell her to move and once she actually looked at me, then over at the other desk as if she was going to tell me to go sit there. If she had… hoo boy it would have been bad.
Today, when answering the phone, she kept telling the person “I don’t know Sir. I don’t know. Well hold on, let me pull out my crystal ball, ok?” RUDE!!
She’s hung up on like, 12 people so far because she’s failed to grasp the idea of a HOLD button, but when I try to explain things she gets snotty and tells me that she knows, that the phone is just screwed up, that the one at my desk (which is identical) is better.
She doesn’t want to do anything except sit on-line and check her stocks and, worst of all….
I told her I knit and she responded
“OH, THAT’S INTERESTING I GUESS, I JUST COULD NEVER SIT AROUND AND WASTE ALL THAT TIME LIKE THAT.”
If I disappear between now and Wednesday when my co-worker comes back just check Court TV. I’ll be the newly arrested felon who attacked a woman with knitting needles. I promise I’ll wave to you.