Post # 1
I love my job. I’m a landscape architect. I love it, it’s great – 90% of the time.
Everynow and then (today) we get a client that thinks they’re a designer or a client that doesn’t care about design and just wants us to do as they tell us. DRIVES ME NUTS. A plan is going to be submitted with my name on it, that I’m not proud of, I’d hate to see it installed, it’s just plain ugly but it’s what the client wants.
What’s your work rant?
Post # 3
I’m a structural consultant and for the most part I love my job. Sometimes I get very frustrated with how clueless our clients are. I understand that I’m the consultant and that I’m supposed to come up with solutions for them but some of my clients don’t even seen to know the basics that their job requires. TGIF 🙂
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: I love my job too! It’s just the micromanagement that kills me…
Post # 5
@MsGinkgo: My job itself, nothing. Some of the idiots I work with, a lot.
I love what I do, but I don’t always love the people I have to do it with.
Post # 6
It’s not challenging. At all. I’m on WB and surfing the web about 95% of my day. I am overqualified, but haven’t been able to get a job in the field I want to be in. Oh well.
Also, attendence is a major problem here. The secretaries, of which I am one, are expected to be here at 8am sharp. The rest of the managers and employees in our dept? They start coming in around 8:45, 9:00, 9:30. We have loads of employees leaving early, taking hour long breaks at 3pm after they took an hour lunch. It’s pretty aggravating to see.
Post # 7
My rant is that my clients think I can (vocationally) recommend whatever they want. I can’t. It has to fit within the medical/emotional limitations and accommodations set by our medical doctors, and it has to be in line with the strengths as evidenced by the vocational academic, aptitude, and interest testing.
I understand where my clients are coming from, but it’s frustrating.
Post # 8
That my ex boss still tries to get me in trouble, she just can’t seem to leave me alone. We have a long and bad history, she’s pretty much the devil in human form and tries to make everyones lives miserable.
Post # 9
@MsGinkgo: hmmm…it doesn’t pay enough to keep me laced in diamonds in furs while I drive my Lam-bo to my Grayson Manor-like mansion in the Hamptons.
That’s probably the most annoying. Other that that…uh…I’d love if they’d turn the a/c down a bit. Cold as shit in here.
Post # 10
I’m the only Graphic Designer at my workplace, so no one pays as much attention to the details as I do. I’ll literally be about to sign off on a proof for a print run of 1,000 copies and find a spelling or general error that nobody else caught!
I’ve started to just edit everything myself, but I’m always so scared that something will slip through. And a misspelled word just makes you look bad in my opinion, lol.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@MsGinkgo: LOL, same here! I’m a graphic designer. sometimes a client thinks they can design and they want me to make the dumbest crap. one of the worst was a friend who was starting a new business. she wanted me to use the ugliest artwork and typefaces for her logo, and said no to all of my other suggestions. I don’t want our other friends to think I designed that logo!
oh, and she decided to not go with that logo in the end, but did not tell me. I had to find out when she launched her website. what a great friend, right?
Post # 12
I have a governemnt-funded job, and we have to go through A LOT of training and paperwork. most of it is completely unnecessary. I just finished a training course on something that I will barely need, and it lasted 3 hours!
Post # 13
My boss ignores the (perfectly reasonable) deadlines I set, then gets upset when projects aren’t submitted on time. If she would give me her sections/contributions by the deadline like everyone else, then the project would get done on time. She’s very last minute and it drives me insane!
Post # 14
My actual job duties are fantastic.
I just don’t work with many folks who spend more time working than they do finding ways to get out of work. They like to pass it around instead of just DOING IT and most of the time I end up with extra because I’d rather just do it than listen to them bitch about it anymore.
Post # 15
I work at a teeny tiny non-profit, so everyone has to pick up some of the small, menial duties around the office (answering phones, fixing broken copiers, emptying the recylcing, etc.). I am totally fine with this. What I am NOT fine with is automatically being the person all of this is dumped onto.
For example, in the mornings, I am the 3rd or 4th person who arrives. To get into the office, you have to walk through our waiting room – in the waiting room are two windows. Even though I am the 3rd or 4th person to walk RIGHT THROUGH the waiting room, no one EVER opens the blinds on the windows and this always, always falls to me. Is this a part of my job? No. But somehow, I ended up stuck with it. Same goes for keeping the bathroom stocked with toilet paper and paper towels.
It’s just frustrating because I am the youngest person in my office by at least 10 years, so a lot of the clinical staff treats me as if I am their personal assistant/secretary, when in fact I have real stuff to deal with (maintaining our databases, analyzing data, grant writing, etc.).
Overall I do love my job, though, and my boss is the greatest boss ever.
Post # 16
@MsGinkgo: I hate when my boss and coworker are late everyday! Generally about 5-15 min every single day. Doesn’t really matter though apparently, their clients are used to it.