Around two-hundred odd people come to this blog on a daily basis to perhaps read something or be amused by something and for the last few weeks I have been shit. I'm really sorry.
Life at the moment is just shit. I really am trying so hard not to become resentful or bitter about it. The source of the problem is work.
As I type those words I can already hear myself groaning.
Because of the cutbacks they have made in our office I am doing the job of three people. I am working 60-hour weeks.
It is a back-handed compliment though. It is well-known where I work that management use the better employees and work them into the ground.
They get over-loaded with responsibilities and pushed until breaking point.
I am a long way from that point yet but I can feel it's around the corner.
And then the following happens...
Your boss says "Bobby, you need to delegate more..." So Bobby delegates - to people who are, quite frankly, fucking shit.
And you spend hours briefing them, showing them and they still do a fucking shit job. They know that in the end it's your name that is attached to the project so they don't give a toss.
They don't give a toss because they're 35 and they're lazy. They expected everything to land in their lap and when it didn't they got bitter. And now they just sit, trying to do as little as possible.
In any other organisation or company they would have been out the door a very long time ago and deserve to be. Where I work, they sit like limpets stuck to a rock.
So you delegate - to useless lazy people - but in the end you have to do it all yourself because if you want it done properly, you might as well do it yourself.
Yes, I could ask other colleagues for help but they're also being worked into the ground. So you get a short answer when you need advice and support.
Just as you give them when they ask for advice or support. Don't have time. Too busy.
I don't want to get angry and ranty - it's a wasted emotion but sometimes I really do wonder if there is any justice in the world?
Maybe the way to a happier life is to be the fucking lazy wallpaper limpet selfish cunt who works to rule and insists and taking an hour lunch break?
I don't know why I let these kind of people get to me?