So, I got my review Thursday or Friday. (The days run together). My raise is pretty small. I’m not sure what a cost of living raise looks like, but it’s probably pretty close. More money is always more money so that’s a good thing. The review itself was mostly positive. I was dinged repeatedly for negativity (oh, that’s just GREAT! haha). What’s surprising about all of that is that my review was written with my boss’s direct input. My boss is so negative that she’s very far over in the negative/positive scale. She repeatedly badmouths: :::big inhale::: IT Guy 1, IT Guy 2, Training Director, HR Director, VP Of Operations, the son of the company’s owner, the CFO, a general manager, the senior accountant, the controller and the chick in accounting whose title I can’t easily explain. I am fairly certain that if my boss were to be cloned, both the original and the clone would talk about the other behind their back.
So really, if she’s going to be all PO’d about my attitude, she should really fucking think about her own, right? And if I got dinged, who else got dinged? Did the AP lady (who I think I have referred to as The Temp Who is No Longer a Temp)? She’s not exactly Mary Sunshine. And what about the Accounts Receivable girl who spends a good half hour a day on the phone (or cell phone, how taaaacky!)?
And…here’s the absolute kicker: Up until the CFO and our entire IT staff decamped we were probably going to have to make cuts in the home office. It was down to above-mentioned Accounts Receivable girl or me. WTF???
Ugh, the minute the cards and car are paid off, I am so out of there. Since we should have had our reviews 6 months ago, all the pink collars in my office were developing escape hatches (becoming realtors, etc). My escape hatch was and is the same: get to the point where my crappy little salary isn’t so fucking necessary and then get the hell out of there. Plan B or no Plan B. I’d get a job but it would be something I’d like even if it’s something horrifyingly low paid like Barnes & Noble or something. (I’m assuming that bookstores don’t pay much).