Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about a quote that one of my teachers in high school used to always say to my class. The quote is ,”The devil you know is always better than the devil you don’t know”. If you don’t understand what that means, it’s basically just saying that no matter how bad somebody you dislike and have to deal with regularly might seem, there is always somebody much worse out there that could take their place and make you wish you’d just stuck with that first person.
The reason why this quote has been stuck on my mind lately is because of a new development at work. My direct supervisor quit completely out of the blue about 2 months ago, and this has consequently left me unable to blog as freely as I could before.
My old supervisor could be a dick sometimes, but usually he was cool enough to look the other way when it came to slacking off. He didn’t really give a shit what you did, just as long as you got your work done at the end of the day. I probably could have smoked a crack pipe and watched porn on full volume at my desk if I wanted to, and it would have been fine in his eyes as long as I got everything done, wasn’t making a ton of mistakes, and cleaned up all of the crack and cum residue afterwards.
It’s safe to say that he had a very Laissez-Faire managing style that me and the rest of my team loved, but that went out the door with him.
You might think that his unexpected departure would mean that I just don’t have a supervisor for the time being and therefore have more freedom to dick around at work than before, but that isn’t the case. Instead, now I have an interim supervisor from one of the other departments, and for lack of a better term, she can best be described as a complete cunt. I know that’s a strong word, but if the shoe fits, wear it.
This whole situation kind of reminds me of when your teacher was out sick back in middle school and they couldn’t find a sub. Out of options, the principal would usually be forced to watch your class and they’d turn it into a No Fun Zone. The reason why it reminds me of this is because she really has turned my workplace into what feels like a strict classroom. Last week, she wrote up one of my coworkers for saying “Bullshit” during a side conversation to another coworker. Imagine honestly reprimanding another adult for swearing, especially when not directed at anybody or said in a derogatory way. What’s next, telling everybody to spit out their gum? Is she going to give us detention because we didn’t do our homework? I mean seriously, this type of authoritarianism is more wack than a mafia hit, and at the risk of sounding like The Dude from The Big Lebowski, she has completely killed the vibe at work.
So what exactly does this have to do with blogging? Well I’ll tell you what it has to do with blogging. Phones are a HUGE no-no in her book of bullshit rules that she wrote up while shoving a giant, thorn-covered stick up her ass, so blogging at work has all but come to a halt. WordPress was blocked by my company’s internet already so I used to write the majority of my blogs right on my phone in the app whenever there was some down time, but now I can’t even do that. If she sees somebody using their phone at their desk, for ANY reason, she reacts with the same amount of disbelief and anger that I imagine an Amish father would if he caught his kid using an Iphone to go on Pornhub and jerk off to gay porn.
I can honestly say without hyperbole that this woman would would have been a perfect addition to Hitler’s Gestapo. In fact, I think she would be so dedicated to the craft of being an authoritarian asshole that even the other Nazis would tell her to chill out a little.
Being the naive, gambling idiot that I am, I actually called her bluff about her no-phone decree and continued on the way I always had during her first few weeks in charge. But then, right before New Years, I got written up for “Frequent phone use”. So now I’m on thin ice, and since I have no shortage of gambling debts and bills to pay, I quite literally can’t afford to get fired right now.
So in the name of transparency, that’s pretty much why I haven’t been blogging as much during my usual down time hours at work. She’s only an interim supervisor until we get somebody permanent, but for now, I have no choice but to abide by corporate Hitler’s rules.
However, one of my New Years Resolutions was to stop being a lazy fuck and get back to writing again, so I’m going to try to still churn out some blogs somehow. I’m hoping to post at least 1-2 blogs a week for the entirety of 2020, and I also plan on bringing back my Shuffle Song Of The Day blogs. I feel like I’ve said this same thing a million times, but this time I mean it. I have a backlog of ridiculous news stories that I want to comment on and a bunch of stupid opinions that I need to get out there to the public just sitting in my drafts folder, so buckle the fuck up.
If there’s a will, there’s a way. If that means I have to “Take a shit” for 45 minutes a few times a week just so I can write up a blog that 5 people will read (If I’m lucky), so be it. She can’t catch me blogging away on my phone in the bathroom unless she has cameras in there, and in that case, I’ll gladly take her ass to court and sue her and my company for everything they have.