Two HR Blondes … Laughing it up!

November 11, 2009

Advice from a Blonde: Avoid Brown-Nosing

Filed under: Advice from a Blonde,Crazy Coworkers,HRDiva — hrblondes @ 9:02 am

About two months ago, my boss resigned from the company to pursue another opportunity.  Well, on Monday, the new guy showed up. 

It isn’t surprising that the people in the office that never work are the ones that are on top of everything this week and shoving their nose so far up the new boss’s butt that I am pretty sure they can no longer see daylight.  But it’s only a matter of time before the honeymoon period wears off and he sees them for who they are —- slackers who have nothing better to do than tattle on people who make a small mistake (when they don’t ever make mistakes because they are not technically responsible for doing anything — therefore, can always blame someone else for a mistake when it happens). 

Brown-nosing is never a good idea.  You know why?  Because eventually the person you are sucking up to will see right through everything you have done, and you’ll look like the idiot! 

I can’t wait for that day to come …. it’s going to be fabulous. 

– HRDiva


November 4, 2009

Playing Dirty

Filed under: Crazy Coworkers,HRDiva — hrblondes @ 10:20 am

Why do people who have nothing to do with something — or have no business working on something — always tend to get their hands into something??

It’s on ….. like Donkey Kong! 










November 3, 2009

Grumpy Old Men

Filed under: Crazy Coworkers — hrblondes @ 3:24 pm

GrumpyNumber 1 thing that brings me down in my work day: Grumpies! I wish those who woke up on the wrong side of the bed- stayed in bed!

I’m not even going to pretend. I hate mornings and I’m usually not ready to be social until 11 am after my breakfast and two cups of coffee! However, when I’m in a great mood don’t roll your grumpiness on me! C’mon, have some common sense. Why make the HR girl grumpy when she is the one that controls your paycheck-? duh!

This is what happened…and this is what happens every Tuesday. Today is payroll day and it is this way EVERY week. One of my bosses feels the need to ask me every Tuesday around noon if I’ve, “pressed the button” yet? My first month here I thought it was a cute joke, but he’s being serious. I always smile politely and tell him, no sir, I won’t be printing until tomorrow (like every week). He then goes on with questions on what and who are the hold up. My boss is an older man, so, many times I can’t understand a damn thing he is saying. It comes out in jibberish. All I know is that he somehow isn’t happy with me. My fingers are working a mile a minute and on a good week I still don’t print checks until Wed. morning. Hopefully, he’ll retire soon because it seems that he comes into the office just to sign these darn checks and make my Tuesdays miserable!

My only hope is that I’m not grumpy when I’m old. Amen.


November 2, 2009

Calling in Sick

Filed under: Crazy Coworkers,HRDiva — hrblondes @ 10:06 am

Do you have that one employee in your office that is a complete pain? 

You know who I am talking about ….

The one that thinks that everyone likes them, but in actuality nobody does …..

The one that everyone talks about behind their back (and not in a good way) ….

Yeah, that person. 

We have that person at our office (as I am sure that everyone does).  But this case is so extreme, yet so sad because they have no idea that nobody likes them! 

It’s relatively funny to hear the stories about this person that get spread around and listen to the things that they do that don’t make any sense at all.  One would think that if nobody ever just stopped by your office to say a quick hello, or told you about a personal story every once in a while, you’d get the hint that you’re not one of the more liked people in the office, but apparently that doesn’t get absorbed by this one. 

And I know about not being liked …. I’m the HR Manager in a call center for christ’s sake!  However, I make it a point to put myself on the same level as each and every employee here …. I listen to their problems, and come up with solutions!  I hear them when they talk about their family issues, and help them work through them so they can get through life AND a day at the office. 

It’s funny how calm our office is today.  This person called in sick this morning and it’s interesting how the whole personality of the office has lifted and seems to be happier and more carefree than yesterday. 

I love my job …. Especially on days like today when the extra stress that comes along with it calls in sick. 

– HRDiva


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