23 August 2009

How do you turn this on?

My favourite Age of Empires 2 cheat!


This is going to be random in the extreme and stick to no particular subject, theme, or indeed syntax.

Somebody at work bugs the hell out of me. This is the highly unpleasant Polish girl who is pretty much less than useless as she's knocked up. Now, before I continue: I do not, nor have I ever had a problem with Polish people in Ireland, in fact all the other Polish people I work with are the hardest working and the most professional I've encountered. And they're genuinely cool people too. I also realise that being pregnant, she's likely to be sometimes.... what's the phrase.. "emotionally charged".
I have encountered pregnant women many times, my family continues to grow ever larger, praise God, but I have *never* met anyone so unpleasant, whiny, bitchy, confrontational and downright rude like her.

Everyone at work has had a problem with this particular wretch, I won't even bother typing the name, not just me.
Today I was helping a guy in crutches walk into a screen by holding open the heavy fire doors for him. His leg was strapped up and it was obvious that he was recovering from something seriously painful, so being courteous, I opened the door for him. Two traveller kids flew down the hallway as this was happening, but I didn't have time to react.

Then all of a sudden, I have an irate and incomprehensibly narky person in my face saying I was "such a fool" for "letting them in" and generally treating my like a godam simpleton.
I wasn't going to take this lying down, and after having to deal with the condescending harpie long enough, I told her to get back to the Box Office (which is her permanent post) and that I knew how to do my job, thank you.

I was so pissed off, I have never been spoken to by a colleague like this before. I mentioned this to a supervisor and felt much better when they expressed a similar opinion of this... this!! this jumped up tarty cow!
I felt much, much better when I was told that this isn't the first time she's behaved like an ignorant bitch to her co-workers.
Where I work, everyone gets along- That's not a happy co-incidence, but seems almost policy. I actually enjoy my job because the people I work with are great. It's one of the most laid back and easy going places I've worked, but as a result there is a great team spirit going on.

I cleaned up vomit off the stairs today.
Did it suck? I guess. I didn't really get put out though as I wasn't on my own, the excellent Lais was there too. We did the job together and it got done quickly and efficiently. We also cracked jokes about the sheer volume and spread of it.
Yes, it's gross, but it's also kind of funny... Now that I've disinfected my hands to surgical standards!

All in all, I got to wondering just how inportant morale is in a workplace. I hate to say it, but it was somethiong sadly lacking in my old job.
In the Omniplex, the supervisors (black shirts) and management (whatever they want shirts) provide something the general managers in Blarney seldom did - Leadership.
The supervisors are all a great bunch: They're friendly, approachable, efficient, they know their jobs inside out, and critically: they all have a sense of humour!

That's the most critical thing of all. Stress will melt away at the hilarity of some of the antics that have occured at work... All out of sight of managers (well, mostly!) and customers thankfully!
Otherwise this post would be called I was Fired For Gluing Tom to The Door of Screen 1



  1. You're pretty awesome. Just so's you know. :)

  2. Er... thank you. Do I know you Ms. Langworthy? :P