I didn’t get in any trouble at the gym today because there really wasn’t anyone there. I didn’t do any cardio because I had no poop. Why, you might ask, did I have no poop? Well, the air was let out of my balloon today when the General Manager of our group at Megacorp said some pretty silly things.
First he said we need to, “Be at work 100%” OK, so I have been slacking a bit but I’ve also been told to run around in circles a lot. Why tire myself out when I know I’m not doing anything of worth? Just the fact that someone that important told EVERYONE to work “smarter” just goes to show that there’s something wrong.
Then he said, “Something something 10% headcount reduction.” So I started paying more attention. He then said that the group I’m in is being de-emphasized because it didn’t sound like a good idea. Under his breath he said that the interesting thing I’m working on is detrimental to corporate strategy. So, not only is there a headcount reduction but what I’m working on is now declared harmful.
I started out the day thinking I’d ask for a couple of weeks off to visit Japan since I haven’t been for FIFTEEN YEARS. I was going to go a couple of years ago but got this awful job at Megacorp and they told me I had to start right away and eat my plane ticket if I wanted the job. The headcount announcement is supposed to happen about when I wanted to be in Japan. Well, I may not have the job limiting my travels if I wait this out.