I wrote about my friend and her first crappy job out of college and crappy boss. Then, over at Preposterous Ponderings, she wrote about Funky Face, which made me recall a certain person I worked with at my first crappy job out of college.
I had a crappy boss lady too, but luckily (?!?), I didn't have much day to day dealings with her as I was just lowly "support staff".
Now, let me just say that this job was a non-profit corporation, who I will no longer have dealings with because of their business practices (Okay, I'll tell, it was the Girl Scout Council).
Being that it was Girl Scout's, they didn't employ dudes, except one fat, socially backwards guy in the mail room who always smelled like dirty butt. I digress...
My main point is that it was all women up there and most of them were of the manly sort. I have lots of gay and lesbian friends, so I certainly don't care what anyone's sexual orientation is, but it just seemed fishy (pun intended) that so many of the gals up there were super butch. All with the super short hair and pantsuits, and little to no make up... it was all very strange.
My immediate supervisor was a particularly manish looking sort and she also had really bad breath. In addition to these unfortunate qualities, she also spit on you when she spoke. We started calling her "Spit Monster".
If Spit Monster used your phone, the next time you picked it up, bad breath fumes were radiating from your mouthpiece. I mean, I could smell it from a distance. Myself and other co-workers started keeping individual alcohol wipes at our desks, so we could swab the phones. We said it was for hygiene reasons (germs), but really it was because our phones had been be-funked.
My next door cube mate had a daughter who was about 4 at the time and would visit the office from time to time. Spit Monster was leaning down to say something to her and she looked up at her mom and said, "Mommy, he got me all wet." HE. See, even little kids can pick out a Pat.
And the moral of today's story is: try to always work for a man. They're much easier to get along with.