I’m surprised that there was no entry for the month of November. Shocked is the more appropriate word. Back from the nice Thanksgiving break and slammed with work. Raptor assaults me with hourly emails and, despite knowing how busy I am, manages to intentionally test my patience and knowledge over a petty task. He just needs to approve a document and instead of signing it, begins questioning a minor point on the analysis. This is an analysis that I did not work on, but he wants me to defend. I go back and forth between my cubicle and his office at least three times and he is still not satisfied with my answers.

I have wasted an entire hour on this exercise and during one of the drilling sessions, Raptor tells me in his typical condescending fashion that staring at the analysis is not going to help me. Really, smartass? I am in a fairly awkward situation and he is putting me on the spot. I simply want to tell him to get lost and go talk it over with the coworker who was actually responsible for the analysis, but I do not. I look pissed off and stare him down as he avoids my glare. What a demeaning, petty bully he is.

I decide to step up my job search as soon as possible because I refuse to spend another year being abused and talked down to in here. I go home pissed off and wake up at 5 a.m. the next morning still thinking about the latest run-in with the Raptor and have trouble falling back to sleep. I must not let this loser jackass get to me like this. This aggression will not stand. Revenge is a dish best served cold, as the French say, and it is time to start plotting from my end.

 

This is a post in a series based on my time working at a Fortune 500 company. These posts are taken directly from a journal I decided to keep after witnessing numerous unbelievable and ridiculous incidents. All names have been changed to protect the privacy of the innocent―as well as the guilty. The head of my department is referred to as ‘Raptor,’ which was the nickname given to him by one of my coworkers. Last I checked, Raptor was still employed in the same role at this company.

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