I spend a fair amount (much too much) of my time at work solving problems (i.e. fixing other peoples' F-ups), and recently there's been A LOT of them, many of which are caused - or at least further complicated - by incompetence and an institutionalized lack of accountability. Despite my repeated attempts to present solutions to many recurring problems, management has yet to take much, if any action to ameliorate them. (On a side note, I imagine that these problems are neither unique to my firm, or to my job, so this one is also for all of our readers who are similarly getting shafted by the man).
Of course, calling out your boss probably isn't exactly the best course of action career-wise, especially so in this difficult (slash non-existent) market for Finance jobs, but, like most impulsive decisions, it seemed like a really good idea at the time.
Thankfully (luckily?), reader Calgary Schmooze was able to bring me back to my senses with this positively inspirational tribute to the daily grind.
(btw, if anyone's looking to hire a hard-working Anal_yst, shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org, as my current gig severely underutilized my skills/knowledge/uncanny mastery of sarcasm/etc.)
From this Craigslist post:
Upon stepping into the office this morning, I had two different people remind me what day it is. “It’s Friday” they spouted, as if they had just unveiled some hidden truth about life……no shit it’s Friday, believe it or not I have a vague understanding of the passing of time, and keep myself moderately aware of what day in the week it is. But thanks anyway, lest I forgot and had the horrible misfortune of thinking it was Thursday. Could you imagine? The horror.