Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The perky, persky, pain from the office

Three weeks and already I have a to-be irritating boss. My current boss is off on maternity leave in a four months and so there's this new 'dude' who has joined who'll be taking on part of her responsibilities. I am only hoping it is not some part that I feature in.

Day 1, he is being taken around office and goes into hyper enthusiasm about everyone's weekends including his. Its 8 on a Monday morning for gods sake - tone it down. If I thought that was the height of the high pitched enthusiasm .. I was totally wrong. Just two days and his jumping around like an excited puppy wants you to just tell him to 'sit'. All this ofcourse made worse by these open plan offices. Even when he is speaking to someone next to him, I can hear his evening pub plans from my desk. And if this was not enough .. he also has this 'I am not the boss but your pal' attitude ..which kind of falls flat when he is trying to be pals with the 21 year old trainee next to me.

This whole thing reminds me of my office in India. There, we had a Miss Perpetual Sunshine who joined the year before I left. Any given morning, irrespective of Bombay floods and crowded trains she was so chirpy and sugar sweet that it could make you diabetic. Its not like a normal sweet.. but a drippy sugar syrup.. making you ache for some bitter coffee instead.

Its makes me feel so weird to be bitching about people trying to be sweet and pally.. but if you've met the kind I'm talking about.. you'll know what I mean.

3 comments:

Beks said...

I don't know why, but bad jobs always seem to have bad bosses trailing behind like that much flotsam and jetsam.

Sonal said...

Miss Perpetual Sunshine!!! :)...interesting...

Risha said...

ALL THE BEST!!