Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Private Hell

God I hate this public sector job, I’ve been “acting” in the same position for close to two years now. I guess I shouldn’t be complaining, there are other directors and senior managers that have been acting in their positions for four or five years without appointment. No wonder they call this place Hollywood. Problem is no HR directors stay around long enough to implement a good appraisal system. I’m sick to my stomach of the customary lunch room banter about who’s sleeping with whom or who should go home on Digicel Rising Stars. I don’t know who SLR is but my co-workers sure seem to hate their/his/her guts. Who cares if Elephant Man’s Range Rover broke down in New Kingston or that Macka Diamond is getting married to some white dude or that there’s a war brewing between Ninja Man and Bounty Killer? I had no idea Ninja Man was still relevant, go figure. Apparently it isn’t worth discussing here unless its “entertainment news”. Forget about current affairs “Barack who?”

Oh how I long for an intellectual peer to converse with in this place filled with small minds. Thank god for a quick soduku or crossword puzzle after lunch to preserve my sanity. I was hoping that entrepreneurship would be my ticket out of this place but things aren’t going as quickly as I’d have liked, maybe I’m too damn impatient. Oh how I long for the day when I can put today’s date on my resignation letter just before I print, sign and hand deliver it to the HR department. For all of you stuck in the struggle, hang in there our day will come.


owen said...

why does everybody hate their jobs?

Gussie said...

Personally, I think I'll be happily employed only when I'm self-employed and not a day sooner.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Reality check:
I'm self employed. I hate my job too.

Gussie said...

Question is Ann, would you trade it in for a 9 to 5?

Jdid said...

9 to 5s suck. my only hope is lotto lol

Gussie said...

You, me and everybody else Jdid!

Roelle said...

I like my public sector job. Save for my dept head whose anally retentive nitpicking annoys me to no end.

But yaay for concession. lol

Gussie said...

Ahhh Roelle, it just wouldn't be worth it without that duty concession.

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