Everyone has been through it. You meet a person and for some reason, you just don’t like them! I have that situation except I do know why I don’t like her, but it isn’t really her fault. We got a new paralegal and apparently because I don’t have a big bad paralegal degree, I get kicked out of my office and she gets the big office while I get shoved into the small cubicle in the hallway. The way of the corporate world I guess.
Then get a degree? Well, I do have my two year AA and AS. I wished I had a husband to back me up so I can be off work for two years and still have income pouring in while said husband works. That is the story of my other co-worker, the Jr. Paralegal. Well, good for her, because if I went that route, I would be homeless and begging on the streets with my kid because I have no “back up” income to speak of. It is enough that I haven’t eaten in about a week (and that is no joke…I’ve been living off hard boiled eggs and water, I feed my kid and even the cat first before me, always).
Her first day was today and I’m being as cordial as I can possibly be. I mean, it really wasn’t HER fault that I don’t have a paralegal degree (I don’t even want one) and was pushed out of my big corner office with a door and a window.
Still, I have this inner biatch feeling to just ignore her, completely. I don’t really work with her directly but I still am in the same department.
*sigh* I don’t like feeling this mean because I’m not normally this mean but I just do NOT like the situation and even if I sound like a whining 10 year old…I don’t care. They treated me pretty bad by just shoving me out of an office after over a year in it with no warning nor telling me it was temporary, which apparently it was because I am not a big bad Paralegal. But, as has been the situation for years now, employers can do basically whatever they want to employees, just short of something illegal, because of the job shortages. I certainly can’t find a job anywhere else so I just smile and nod at whatever is thrown at me.
Still, for the most part, it’s a good employer with great benefits so I really should just stop complaining and whining like a 10 year old. Right?
But…if the occassion did ever call for moving on in life…I would defintately say it…in cake…