- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
Group of coworkers (myself included) have been working on an outside of work, not work related (but we sort of “represent” the company) contest entry for the last three months. The contest is on Thursday.
I have been doing most of the legwork on one portion of the project (it’s a dress) because I can sew and I own a sewing machine. I’ve been so careful to make the dress in a way that won’t tear apart (all the parts together are very heavy – about 30-40 lbs total?) and include details that made it look finished and professional. I’ve also made sure to incorporate any feedback that the team gave me, since this is a team project.
Last week I found out that the majority of the group took the dress apart when I wasn’t there, because they wanted to redesign it. The cut the bottom half off and tossed out some parts, they cut the top down to shorten it, they blew out the side seams to add corset lacing (looks like they used a hole punch to thread cheap ribbon through the fabric – it’s going to tear). It’s in pieces right now.
And now I have this funny idea of just who is expected to show up and make all these changes work.
I have half a mind to quit the team right now.
I was supposed to be a partial member (because of the wedding planning), and wound up attending every meeting, even working on it by myself sometimes. I’ve spent hours working on this dress, staying late after work to get it done.
I haven’t received any help on the dress because apparently no one knows a thing about sewing and garment consruction.
I am offended and kind of angry, there was plenty of time to make major modifications before, and I would have been happy to do them with some advanced notice.
Now hours of my work have been wasted and I’d be spending the next (and last) two meetings fixing all the new .
I probably won’t quit (because I’m too nice for my own good), but I want to so badly.
OK, vent over.
Sorry, I really did try to keep it short! :/