the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone

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Apparently the new boss, who I love working with - she doesn't let anyone away with anything that's not 100% - had a go at my old boss in a meeting today. I so wish I'd been a fly on the wall for that one!

Brief history, there are three grade 3s in my department - me, Ruth and Craig. I hated the job I was doing and Ruth apparently hated hers so as a parting gesture, the big boss decided to offer us the chance to swap roles to see if it worked out better. I know I jumped at it (apparently the grin on my face when I walked out of the boss' office was the first time in a long time anyone had seen me smile!) and Ruth agreed. So we swapped last Wednesday. My supervisor in my old position is working as maternity cover.

I spent Monday and Tuesday last week compiling instruction sheets for every single thing I used to do and gave them to Ruth as we swapped over. Then yesterday she emailed me to ask when I was going to train her on claiming, despite the fact that I gave her the sheets. She's filed them and they look really pretty in her folder but she's not even looked at them. I told the new boss and she agreed with me - I'm learning a whole new job myself so there's no way I should be training someone else.

So the big bosses had a meeting this morning and Ruth's new boss (Patsy - the bitca I hate with a fiery passion) brought up the fact that Ruth would need trained in some things that only I know about. To which my new boss and a friend of mine who's a grade 4 in the department jumped on her and said, "So, why can't you train her?"
Patsy answers, "Because I've never done claims."
New boss and friend say: "But you know how to do them, don't you?"
Patsy gets all flustered and eventually admits she doesn't.
New boss says, "So, you're telling me that Shona's been working essentially unsupervised for six months? What if she'd had a problem she couldn't deal with?"
Patsy, "But it's not my job."
New boss says, “You were her supervisor, did you even know what Shona was doing?"
Patsy, "erm.... no...."

*g* More and more things are coming to light that Patricia's not been doing since she started and I couldn't be happier. I have never liked this woman, ever, but I did really try to establish a good working relationship when she started. It didn't last. I know it’s not all that big of me to be happy that she’s heading for a fall, and not just because she’s the kind of person to take everyone with her, but I am. I’m a bad person. I feel really bad about it. No, really I do!

BTW, LJ’s been really pissy today (as you all no doubt know about!) so I’ve not had the chance to say thank you to everyone. Yes, it is diabetes but it’s not major, it looks like I can control it by eating properly, so that’s a good thing!
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