Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sign, Sign , Everywhere A Sign...





I was at work when my cell phone rang, well not rang but sang. I have Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl for my ring tone. I used to have Cindy's Girls Just Want To have Fun but it seemed inappropriate for work.

Anyway I look at caller ID and see that it's work calling me. I'm at work, I've been there for 45 minutes. They leave a message. It's Dragon Lady the supervisor. This is her message..."You are scheduled to come into work today and you are not here. You really need to call and let us know if your coming in or not." And she had a bit of an attitude.

The reason I didn't answer my phone was because we are not supposed to use our cell phones at work. So I get on the hospital phone and have operator page Dragon Lady to room 308. She calls room 308 where she scheduled me to work. They put our assignments on the door when we come in as to which room we are going to.

"Hey Dragon Lady it's me Nancy and I have been working since 1/4 to 3:00pm." (Dragon Lady) "Does staff know you are there?" (me)"Unless I am now invisible, ya they know I am here." "I have helped them change this guy three times in the last 45 minutes." (Dragon Lady) "Are you sure?" (me) "Let me check...I yell out to the nurses station, hey Jane Doe RN am I here?" Jane Doe RN gives me this look like I am mental and yells back "ya, you've been here since 1/4 to 3pm." (me) " Ya I am here." (Dragon Lady) " I don't know who isn't here then." She hangs up the phone.

I kid you not that was our conversation word for word. One of the secretary's told me that Dragon Lady likes to smoke crack. I didn't believe her but after this strange conversation I am beginning to wonder.

I saw Dragon Lady later in the day, her arm was in a sling . She's an RN supervisor, the same person who harassed me about coming back to work with restrictions. I asked her so you hurt yourself? Arm in a sling. You can use only one arm? Is that a restriction? What happened to your no restrictions to come back to work?

What do I know according to her I am not even there.

The names have been changed to protect the guilty.



20 comments:

kath said...

doncha just hate being invisible?

I am often invisible at the deli in our grocery store...

That dragon lady sounds like a loon.. who is her supervisor?

As for your airport experience... something similar happened to me when I came home from Wales soon after 9-11. I told the woman.. Holy Shit! I feel like I should have a cigarette.........she was not amused... .........nor was I!

yellowdog granny said...

i wish i could be invisible...i thought you were going to take the book store job..what's the use of asking me for advice if your not going to take it..ahahhaha

yellowdog granny said...

by the way...i love your signs..especially the one about 'baggage'....hint hint...hahaha

buddha_girl said...

You know what? It's people like that damn-ass Ann who make my blood boil. SHE'S the fucking supervisor? SHE who makes more money than you? SHE who supposedly knows more than you?

Yet SHE just took it for granted that you weren't there. Didn't check. Didn't ask. Just TOLD YOU that YOU weren't there.

Fuck her running.

I LOVEEEEE that you threw her restriction shit in her face. Ass-munch.

billy pilgrim said...

i love brown eyed girl. every time it comes up on my mp3, it lifts my spirits.

you should get bruce to call you every 10 minutes.

Bobby said...

Sometimes they put people in management so that they are not hands on - so they can't screw anything up...except for the things that they DO screw up.

texlahoma said...

I can deal with people that are on drugs, as long as it's not crack. I hate it when I have to be around somebody on that shit. Hopefully she will change her drug of choice or her personality.

Rainwolf said...

I love it when the boss pages me instead of calling my extension. I can't hear pages in my office half the time, so she just assumes I'm not there and has Annie call my cel. Yay management.

tsduff said...

I think half of her brain was on crack, and the other side of her brain was in a sling like her arm!

That reminds me of when I went in for my colonoscopy a few weeks ago, after having NUMEROUS conversations on Thursday with just about anyone who matters at work about the procedure, which was due to happen that next work day on Friday.

I had the procedure next day at 1pm... after fasting all night and all day (and drinking gallons of that horrid golightly crap) - upon arriving home grogged out and hungry, I received a phone call on my cell phone:

Phone rings: Terry?

Me: Yes? It's me.

Dan: Oh, uh, this is Dan. Uh, where are you?

Me: Ha ha - I'm at home. Just came home from the hospital and everything is well.

Dan: Um - are you okay?

Me: Laughs...well, yes considering ...

Dan: What happened? We were just wondering where you are!

Me: (taken aback) Well, let's see. I just had my colonoscopy, as we all discussed yesterday.

Dan: Oh. I didn't hear about it. And it didn't come up in the morning meeting.

Me: Dewayne and I just had a huge conversation about this yesterday! What about Gary (one of my other bosses - the President of the company)? He just had his "procedure" last week, as did Larry, and we all commiserated about it!

Dan: Nobody knew.

Can you believe that? Go figure. They thought I was ditching work. Their brains were on crack too. I wish.

Nit Wit said...

I like being invisible at work as long as I still get paid.
I think your supervisor has reached her level of incompetence. That's how we described it in the Air Force when one of our officers really screwed up and got a promotion instead of punishment. They just shuffled him off to a job where some enlisted people could keep him out of trouble.

McRaven said...

Thanks for all the comments guys!

JS the bookstore only paid $5.00 an hour my job now is more then three time that so money won out over tranquility.

Leo if Bruce called me every ten minutes I would have to kill him.

Evening supervisor told me to write a letter with everything this Ann has said and done to me since I was out of work and gave me the name of her boss...who I should send it to...I'm thinking about it first...we will see. :)

yellowdog granny said...

write the letter...send the letter..you need to make a little note and put it by the bathroom mirror so you will see it each morning..it should say in big motherfucking letters..


DO WHAT IS BEST FOR NANCY

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...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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Anonymous said...

Without variants....