Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

12.03.2008

I don't like people

I hate these moments when I really don't like people.

I had a phone interview set for 1 p.m. today. I made a point to be sitting there and doing nothing else. Call at 1 p.m. and the lady is on the phone. So, I leave her a voicemail and assume she'll call back as soon as she's done with her call. No dice. So, I figure something came up and she'll call me back later in the afternoon to reschedule. Nope. Apparently, she emailed my editor a nasty email about how I'm 90 minutes late and still haven't bothered to call her. ARGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Adding insult to injury: another editor called me and their budget has been slashed (again). Good news is I don't have to get up at 5 a.m. any more starting in January. The bad news is I'm taking a $300 a month pay cut (back to what I was making in October and before) and now I have to go back to daily reporting, which will cut into my availability to substitute teach. So, now we have to sit down and determine what is the best way to use my time to maximize my income. *sigh* I hate thinking too much.
So, now, regardless of me telling the truth that I was on time and she clearly wasn't available, I'm going to look like a liar to my editor. Great. Thanks. This just makes it REALLY hard to write a nice profile about this lady after she got me reprimanded for doing what I was supposed to do.

If I wasn't in a pissy mood before, this cemented it.

4 Comments:

  • At 3:34 PM, December 03, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    But didn't you tell your editor you left a message for her? What else would he expect for you to do?
    Ball was in her court. She never initiated a call to you, and apparently doesn't know how to check vmail. Seems like a pretty clear case to me.

     
  • At 3:40 PM, December 03, 2008, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    People are stupid and mean. Period.

     
  • At 4:12 PM, December 03, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Fortunately, the woman acknowledged her mistake and apologized profusely to me and said she'd send another email to my editor explaining that it was her mistake and I did, in fact, call at 12:59 (to be precise!)

    But, still, it is embarrassing.

     
  • At 4:44 PM, December 03, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    Well, THAT's good that she fessed up. And hopefully, it is embarrassing - - for her.
    Also hopefully, she's learned a little lesson from it.
    Folks need to be very careful when playing "the blame game". Too often it bites us in the arse.

     

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