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Going Global

Well, it looks like I'm moving up in the world. I've just been given global responsibilities. Fessler askedairplane_l.gif Mulhausen to ask Smithee if he'd be okay with increasing my duties to include a more global focus. Smithee, of course, was delighted.

Keep in mind however, increased responsibilities do not translate to a promotion or more money.

My corporation feels a person should work in the role for at least six months before being given the title or pay. That way, they can be assured the person is right for the role.

What they don't seem to recognize is the fact that as a mere Manager, I've been handling the former Director's role for over a year now. So essentially, they're asking me to prove myself in a lesser role for six months before they will actually give me the lesser title and lesser salary of Senior Manager.  

And even though I'll be promoted to Senior Manager, I'll still be doing everything the former Director used to do. I can't complain too much because the former Director did much less than I did working for him as a mere Manager.

But that's how corporate America works: the higher the title, the more the pay and the less you do. You certainly have more responsibilities, but you also have more people to take care of those responsibilities for you.

As a result of this pretend promotion that my pretend boss approved, they have asked me to fly to Europe this weekend. I'll be gone for a week. No, I'm not flying with any hot users. As luck would have it, Mulhausen is flying with me.

This certainly should be interesting....

I don't know if I'll be able to post, but I'll definitely try. Have a good weekend. Tomorrow night, I'll be on a plane drinking martinis and fucking with Mulhausen who apparently has an intense fear of flying.  

Reader Comments (5)

Fear of flying? At some point during the flight, in as a low voice as if you were talking to yourself, tell him you noticed the air seems to be growing thin. Like the cabin isn't presurized very well. Then act all worried. That idiot will surely fall for that. heheh....

March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Haha. Nice... I'll give it a try. There will be plenty of time to fuck with him. Although, there will also be plenty of time for him to bore me to death... I hope he brings his sleeping pills...

March 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJason X

In a panicked voice, ask him if he heard "that".Then we he asks what, in a nervous stare, continue to look out the window and don't respond to his first inquiry. My brother is also very afraid to fly works every time. Poor bastard.

March 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

I can't wait to read your post when you get back! Flying and Europe should translate into numerous opportunities to fuck with Mulhausen! *EG*

March 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWinter

Shouldn't be too bad...maybe you'll pick up a few more international users=P

As for Mulhausen, we all trust your creativity!

Safe Flight Jason.

March 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTech Babe

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