Dear Spineless critters who call themselves my slaves

That’s it! I’ve had enough. Yes, you are my responsibility, yes, I am your direct boss, yes, I am here to help you when you need to ask a question……but hell!

You are now second year clerks. You should be able to do quite a few things on your own. I shouldn’t have to go through everything you do with a fine comb, send it back to fix 12 times and eventually end up fixing it myself because it’s just taking too long. I shouldn’t be wasting my precious time on silly little clients whose bills aren’t large enough to cover even one hour spent on it by me….that’s what you are for…cheap labour.

I’ve done my share. I’ve spent 3 years living underneath the breadline in order to qualify. I’ve worked myself to death in order to sit at this here desk and be the mini boss……..i did not do it so I could spend all my time doing your work.

I’m so tired it’s not even funny. Working 11 and a half hours every single day is not fun, and certainly not fair. I’m here at 7 every day and i only leave at half past 6…if I’m really lucky. My poor little “Jack” is suffering from a lack of attention due to the fact that I’m always working and always thinking of work. The boss and I had a fight the other day because of your inability to do work which should be done by a first year clerk. I have had enough!

From now on you will do as you are told. You will actually listen to me when i tell you to do something. I couldn’t care less about the fact that due to your culture you find it hard to take orders from a lady, one who is younger than yourself, or someone from a different culture. I was employed to do a job, and i will do so…..even if i have to stand behind you whip in hand.(come now boys…no pictures of little ruby standing in leathers with whip in hand….this is serious stuff)

The list of offenses in my little book is growing nicely and soon enough I’ll have enough to create a nice little disciplinary. And I swear, from there onwards it will be all downhill. Take me to the CCMA, to whom ever you like. I have enough proof to sink you and get you thrown out of the profession for ever!

So this is just a little note to warn you guys to stay on your toes, look behind you and be afraid. I may be sweet little Ruby, but even really nice people are allowed to become mean when necessary.

Now get back to work!

Mini-boss Ruby


18 thoughts on “Dear Spineless critters who call themselves my slaves

  1. Poor Mini Boss Ruby! That seriously sucks! I cannot stand incompetency! I have to be competent so that means YOU have to be too!Sounds to me like you need a good approach to communicating this them! Good luck! x

  2. Bridget – Subhumans…..that’s a bit harsh aint it?? although, i’m with you on the language known as orders……except that it’s a real problem when they don’t even understand that!Miss M – oh no! i’nm not scary at all…i swear….i’m the nicest boss ever…i’ve just had enough.Blondie – i’m trying my best…*sigh* i’m starting to use pictures…like when you’re trying to explain stuff to little kidsNos – yeah….die! erm…not you hun…them:)sweets – he he……except if i did that i don’t think anybody would do any work. they’d be staringamy – thanx hun….thats my point exactly:)

  3. I know you said no pictures of ruby in leather, which is fine and I understand – but do you happen to have any? Be a dear – load em on your facebook profile or something please 😉

  4. Nats – i don’t really….but i can only take so much crap. My usual sweet nature has turned all sour…feel much better today tho:)Chewy – erm…..welll……uhm……yeeees….but if to see them you’ll have to pay top dollar dude…….trust me, you can’t afford them;)

  5. Thats it! Put your foot down and tell them to get up and do something! Incompetence is not an option…(This comes from the woman who spent yesterday sipping Jack Daniels at work)xx

  6. If these little douchebags can’t do the job, fire em and hire people that can.If they have a problem with your age, sex or beliefs, fire em and find people that don’t.Also, if you mention wearing leathers and whips, it behooves you to include a

  7. Make a stand girl! Good for you, shatter that glass ceiling! You can be the woman girls like me look up to… I’m glad to see other chicks showing men and lazy plebs what for, but never want to do it myself. Yes, I’m a follower, oh well! 😉

  8. elise – awe, thats not so bad….you sat drinking with your boss;) i do that too sometimesmike – it aint that easy dude….i don’t do the hiring and firing…i’m only mini-boss ruby remember? It behoooves me does it??? somehow i don’t think so…it’s fun to keep you guys guessing:pLopz – yep, i’ve been known to do my fair share of glass shattering…*sigh* the financial world is a tough one to be in for a girly….it’s def a male dominated one….but we’re working on it! I’ve never been a follower…..sometimes i think maybe i should try it…i’d get less flack that way…but then i think of girls like you who look up to me and I decide to go ahead and shatter some more glass…:)

  9. FIRE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Or at the least start performance councelling them. They are not performing and should not be there. If they can’t add value to the company, they are costing.

  10. Bloody hell.I was scared of you a little bit, reading that.Stop hanging out with Bridget, she’s starting to rub off on you.

  11. glug – unfortunately as mentioned before i can’t fire and hire as i want. Also, it’s almost impossible to fire an article clerk…*sigh*I am however getting my own back and they are all getting terrible reviews….i have to do 3 periodic reviews every 6 months and 1 Dynamic Needs analysis every six months….they shall suffer!!!!!sheena – me??? scary?? come on you should know better than that!

  12. spineless critters indeed! i was in a similar boat a while ago in terms of the whole not taking “awdezz” from a lady due to cultural differences… its a difficult bridge to cross rubes, good luck!

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