Monday, September 12, 2011

Not in the mood

I am not in the mood for bullshit.
I am not in the mood for catty comments under your breath and the half-assed "sorry, I guess that wasn't very professional of me" comments that follow.
I am not in the mood to watch your eyes get watery when I call you out on your blatent rudeness.
I am not in the mood to be manipulated.
I am not in the mood to be pushed around.

I know that you're the department bully.
I know that you pushed my predecessor to retirement.
Not me, sweetheart.
Not me.
Find someone else to push around.
It won't be me.

I am not playing your games.
I am not in the mood.
I am not in the mood for your commentary about my work. That I am too good, essentially. That I shouldn't step in to offer help. That I shouldn't make the extra effort because that embarrasses you. Because that makes you look bad.
I am not in the mood to listen to you insist that, no, we shouldn't work like a team. We're territorial animals. We're floating bubbles of knowledge. We're non-intersecting planes. We should never collaborate. Heaven forbid we collaborate.

Get over yourself. Get over your antiquated ideas about who should do what and when. Get over your fear that I am too fast, too good, too smart and too willing. Get over your fear that I'm so good that I make you look bad. You know what makes you look bad? Petty backstabbing because you're afraid.

I am not in the mood for your fears.
Get out of my way.

3 comments:

Kari said...

Good for you for sticking up for yourself...want to come to my work and do the same to our bully. Yes I suck at that!

Thisisme said...

ohhh, I saw your tweet last night and was wondering. GOOD FOR YOU IS RIGHT!!!

doahleigh said...

Booyah!

 
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