(Closed) Wednesday Coworker Thread

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@badabing88:  My coworker has been trying to start a second business where she sells baked goods. The problem is, they taste yucky (she let us all try them and trust me – for me to say it’s yucky, it’s really awful given I looooooove cupcakes, cookies, and the like).

She literally has been putting them on my desk all day giving me an office space-eque chipper voice saying that I am almost out of time, I am going to miss out, don’t I want these lovely cookies. I declined (nicely) several times. The latest attempt made me threaten to break the cookies if she didn’t go away. I see her frantically whispering to someone else now.

Post # 33
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really just want to stab myself. We’re super shorthanded lately AND very busy, and someone is on vacation next week. Goody. I thought that the guy we’re missing (working at another branch) would be back next week, but I think what they meant was that he’d be back from vacation next week, not back here. ARGH.

Also, the other lady who works here likes to keep going on lunch at random times and NOT telling anyone. This is a HUGE problem because she works in a separate part of the building, and leaves her open sign on, the door unlocked, and doesn’t turn the buzzer on, so people come in over there and we don’t know and no one can help them. Why she doesn’t just turn the fucking sign off while she’s gone, I’ll never know. Like, is it that big a deal that the least busy part of our business is closed for an hour? 

Andddd, while this lady doesn’t work with me, she’s technically a colleague, I guess? I’m working on something for a customer–FYI, I know NOTHING about this stuff except where to find the info that we send to customers. Generally, I can go to the manufacturer site and punch in the item number, or sometimes just look it up in our system. This one manufacturer, however, has the worst website in the world, and unless you work in the industry and know a lot about this brand, it’s insanely annoying and tedious to try to decipher the descriptions given.

I’m working on something with a TON of this brand’s stuff today. Blah. I tried our software, but nothing’s on file. I tried their website, and typing in the model number gave me six different models to choose from, and I have NO idea which one it is, nor does the description in the paperwork tell me anything–it’s literally a bunch of numbers and letters that are, I guess, abbreviations. One of the guys here told me to email so and so at the vendor that we buy this brand from and he’ll send me the right stuff. Great. Shoot him and email, go about my day.

I get a reply from a different person at that company, with links to the info that I need. Fantastic. But then, at the bottom, she added a link to the brand website and told me to use that from now on.

Lady, look. I don’t work in sales. Idon’t know this shit. Have you ever been to their website? It’s awful! 

Post # 34
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@badabing88:  at least your coworkers try to be fair with the left overs. There are three people in my office who will shamelessly take entire trays of food before the meal is even over. Last time we had a catered meal, an entire box of cupcakes disappeared and I found it in my supervisor’s office. What is one woman going to do with 20 cupcakes?! She took it while everyone else was eating, before everyone had gotten one. This was like a month ago and I’m still pissed off about it haha.

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