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Better with each minute.

I talked to my mom today. She is back, she still sounds a bit shaky but she knows who I am and doesn't seem scattered and confused. It was kind of hard at work today. my boss is gone, the backup sever and main mail server for the company both freaked out, but I was able to get them fixed, I hope, fingers crossed. after all I am the Mac tech, I really have no business fixing servers. But they all seemed fine when I left today. A few people were driving me nuts today with there petty problems. I really wanted to say to a couple of people, do you want me to talk to you about getting you a new machine or would you rather I keep the mail server from going down?

One of our security guards quit. The evil security company told her on Friday that they were going to lay her off in a week because they wanted to go legit but didn't want to pay to get her bonded. She told them to shove it. I can't believe we use such a shady company for security.

warning rant ahead.
I am getting close to the end of my rope with the crazy lady next to me. She spent the whole day arguing on the phone and for half an hour argued with our day porter Maria. She is the sweetest and hardest worker in the company. She works for the janitorial company and only works in the office 4 hours a day. The crazy woman called Maria's boss to complain about her work. Maria was furious. Crazy woman never said anything to Maria about her dissatisfaction. To top it all off, what the crazy woman was complaining about was not even Maria's job. her job is to take care of our office, not the whole building. Several times a week she will clean the front doors to the building and clean up the area if she has time. It is the property janitor's job to clean this area, not Maria. I have never seen Maria mad before in my life and I really hope never to again. I had to leave after just a few minutes of the fight. Crazy woman need to learn how to talk to people and mind her own business. She also need to learn that just because someone has an accent does not mean they are stupid. You should never talk down to people. She's a monster.



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Jul. 28th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC)
i'm glad your mom is more lucid...that lack of recognition can be so frightening and depressing.
Aug. 5th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC)
I despise those who speak down to the cleaning people - that just fucking pisses me off. They've got a job, they're doing it, and shut the hell up and do yours.

Or be unlike 99% of the people you work with and actually acknowledge and maybe make conversation with the people emptying your trash. They might actually be nice.

Aug. 5th, 2003 12:24 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. Maria is THE nicest person in the office. When she first started she was really shy because of her broken English, but as her English has improved her shyness has melted.
Aug. 12th, 2003 02:53 pm (UTC)
See, I don't think that people realize that many people want that sort of interaction, because it allows them to pick up on conversational english in ways that they can't get otherwise.
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