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Lines of communication. I was a Comm major so maybe I just have too high of expectations. I have skills that I shouldn't expect others in the company to have.

On friday right before she went home the receptionist asked me if i was going to the meeting with the CEO on Monday. I looked at her blankly. All operations is supposed to be in a meeting on Monday. this time I was able to respond with the eloquent, "What are you talking about? What meeting? Why?" "We are supposed to meet with the CEO to discuss branding, a sort of questions and answers thing," she said. I hadn't heard anything about it. So I went to see if my boss knew about it, he didn't.

I had completely forgotten about it on Monday, until I got this email:

From: Evil HR Lady
Subject: meeting with (CEO)
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 09:45:56 -0700
priority: Urgent
Importance: high

Hi! We will be meeting with (the CEO) at 10:30 today in conference room XXX as a group, along with Strategy. I hope you can all make it!

Evil HR Lady

She sent out the email 45 minutes before the meeting and with absolutely No description of what the meeting was about. I went to the meeting, what a waste of my time. I thought the meeting was about the new branding but i guess it was about company direction and client perspectives. Uh, since I am non-billable, and I support company machines, I don't have clients. I doesn't really affect me what company X thinks about our company direction. I was prepared to discuss my personal thoughts about the new brand and how nobody should ever have to read neon green text with a white background... unless you are trying to punish them. Maybe if we had some idea about the what the meeting was about beforehand we might have been able to have some questions of our own answered. I guess the Strategy team got informed on Thursday. At least it was only an hour of my life that I will never get back.

Oh, one more thing on the Evil HR Lady who hold information hostage, she also like to send us incorrect information so we have to do things twice. Why should we get the correct spelling of someone's name the first time. It's not that much work to reset-up accounts, create new email addresses and user profiles. She did it again today. nothing says welcome to the company like seeing your name misspelled everywhere. Welcome to the company, Mr. Galakawicz.


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Oct. 14th, 2003 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: Evil HR Lady

If only everyone, and everything, were this clearly labeled.
Oct. 15th, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)
Human Resources...not a very aptly named department in my experience.
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