Thursday, November 20, 2008

Five Years Out. Two Months In. Conclusion: Work Sucks.

I have been working part time since my daughter started kindergarten. I am in a very unusual position of having gone back to work for the guy I hired nine years ago to take over my job. At this point I'm sure he views me as subordinate to him, because in the interim my parents, who started the business, sold it to my brothers who each have a 40% share and to republican dude who has a 20% share.

I haven't being doing the job that I did way back when. I've been going in to do the financials. For two months it has been breaking my heart to see what this guy has been doing to the company that my dad built from the ground up. In essence, Mr. Republican Dude is returning it right back to the ground from which it came.

Everything blew up on Tuesday. No sense going into it here, just suffice it to say that at a point where he insulted MY intelligence by admitting that he was incapable of doing something therefore so would I, too, be incapable, I asked the accountant to explain the checks written out by Republican Dude to himself on a Cost of Goods Sold account and not a reimbursement account. It was not a clear accusation of theft, but a point of incompetence with serious repercussions. And I was making the point that both RD and the accountant are not doing their jobs.

Well, today I go back to work. Bet they're going to be happy to see me, eh?

14 comments:

Sorghum Crow said...

Have a nice day. (And I do mean it) If RD gives you any sh*t, kick him.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Don't worry, I'm sure RD will blame it all on the media.

CDP said...

RD could probably land a highly-placed executive position with AIG or with one of the big three.

Randal Graves said...

I hope you brought a large, bladed weapon. You just never know when such a thing can come in handy.

DCup said...

That sucks to watch the family business wrecked by some guy who doesn't get it. I hope things worked out okay.

dguzman said...

Maybe he'll get busted or something, and you won't have to deal with him. You could always provide an anonymous tip to the coppers.

Dean Wormer said...

That's why I always have the company make checks out to "Abby Normal."

I have no trouble cashing those.

Dr. Zaius said...

Was the check for $25 billion? 'Jest wondering...

Karen Zipdrive said...

That kind of shit makes me sick. Kick his ass, baby.

Suzy said...

So if RD has only a 20% share, how much power does he really have? And couldn't you get your brothers to just break his knees, in a peaceful and nonviolent fashion of course?

Work sucks, indeed. Tonight I went to the visitation for Becky Young (whom I suspect you've heard of, being in the area.) Her daughter is a friend from high school. Anyway, there were photographs of the deceased with a lot of different political women from the area, and we were reflecting on that generation of women, most of them "faculty wives", i.e. they didn't hold jobs outside their homes, upper middle class, who had time to get involved in their community through politics (League of Women Voters and so forth) or the arts (CTM or PlayTime Productions.) I try to get involved in my community on top of working full time, and I drive myself insane! I'm overwhelmed.

Not having that kind of "leisure" is a substantial loss to the community.

darkblack said...

Aren't the hoops that the masters of the universe provide for us to jump through grand, though?

;>)

Comrade Kevin said...

I got your back, dude.

Yoga Korunta said...

The 20% Republican needs to recognize superior intelligence. Can you or your brothers buy this man's stake?

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