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.


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!!!

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