posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 09:11 PM
This started out as a small post to a couple of friends but it kind of got really long and turned into a bit of a rant. So I thought I would give it
a thread of it's very own. I'm so excited, I've never posted a rant before.
Here we go...
I work in a very small office, there are 4 of us. We have an Aussie chap working here under a visa which, thank the Lord, is expiring in a few months.
This person has no clue how to behave in a office. I am sick and tired of being called 'darling', 'sweetie' and 'hon' by a glorified
receptionist 10 years younger than me! The boss has explained to him several times that this is a no-no. It lasts about 2 days every time.
He talks on his cell phone all day and does nothing! You ask him to do something and he ignores you! Everything is an argument with this kid. He knows
everything, don't you know? He majored in PoliSci with a minor in Aboriginal Studies, so he must have a vast knowledge about everything related to
building power-generation facilities, right?
He thinks he is a computer/networking genius. Frightening as this may sound, I am actually our IT department. Oh but that's right, I don't
have a degree in PoliSci so I must not have a friggin' clue about networking.
After a week of working with us, Loserboy (as he will be called from now on) goes to my boss and tells him we need a firewall for our network.
Loserboy just can't believe that we don't have a firewall and he can make it all better, because he is brilliant. So, the boss comes to me and says
'What's this about our network being unsecure?' and my response is 'Huh? I did that my first week here'. So off I go to talk to Loserboy.
We spend an hour arguing about network security and he keeps telling me there is no firewall. He's raising his voice at me and saying that I am
threatened by him. I eventually get tired of listening to him and tell him to follow me to the copier room, walk him over to the rack and
restrain myself from smashing the firewall into his face. Apparently the idiot has never seen a firewall that isn't a piece of software.
One day I come into work and here this little bugger is, sitting in his office, mucking about on the unprotected wireless connections of the other
offices in the our building and those around us with his personal laptop! I tell him this is a no-no and he says why? I say 'Aside of the obvious
legal, moral and ethical considerations? How about the fact that it could get you fired.'. He proceeds to ignore me and keeps doing it.
On occasion, I have people that come to our office to see me. Everytime this happens, he waits until we are about 10 minutes into our meeting and then
walks right into my office without knocking and starts going through my desk drawers, helping himself to things! Without fail, whoever I'm meeting
with looks stunned at his behaviour. How rude!
He even walks into our Board meetings if we have cookies. What the makes a person think they can barge in on a Board meeting because they
want a cookie!?!?!?!?
And I'm not even going to tell you about the time he lamented that he has gotten his father's arm size but not his penis size.
I could go on and on (like you hadn't noticed ) about how obnoxious this kid is but I think I'm starting to feel better.
Thanks for listening to me, guys.