Funny how you wake every morning never quite sure how the day will end; I guess the fun is in the unknown. Well I thought my Friday would be relaxed, semi productive, and no drama. Without going into too much background/dirt digging, lets just say my boss annoyed the hell out of me once again. We had an important tour (investors) coming to look at one of our buildings and she neglects (once again) to inform me. At this point I don’t know if she’s brain dead or just a straight fuck up. But once again someone else informs me about a tour and is looking for my assistance to make things happen. I have absolutely no problem being there for my team, but my boss needs to learn how to communicate a hell of a lot better.
Because of the major inconvenience I had to endure, without thinking as I was leaving the building being toured I informed our company’s CEO that I needed to talk to him. I guess he could see the look on my face and saw there was an issue; as I was pulling out of my parking space I saw him walk out looking for me. I rode up to him and the first thing that came out of my mouth was “I can’t work like this…” I quickly explained my issues and I knew I only had a few minutes before showtime, but he promised we would talk later when he got back in the office.
I’ll fast-forward to our conversation, I started by telling him I felt underutilized, out of the loop on relevant information, and I feel like a worker just passing under the radar (which isn’t my work style). He agreed a 100 percent with where I was coming from and was very apologetic for not including me on the email he sent to my boss the prior evening about the tour. But my issue was with my boss, that should have been her job since I am her assistant and I always end up having to fill in the gaps. I purposely didn’t turn it into a bashing fest about her, although I am full of ammunition.
He then went on to tell me he knows what kind of employee I am, and very much considers me an asset. He also informed me about his plans to ensure I advance within the company. In fact, he even gave me his word that my time is coming especially since he’s planning to expand the company’s portfolio. What made this moment so special was the fact that for the first time I am being recognized and complemented on my skills from an opinion that matters the most (the check signer). Its funny how God works in mysterious ways; both of my bosses were out of the office while I was having this talk with “Big Boss” and he informed me he was going on vacation all next week so the timing couldn’t have been better. He has a game plan for us when he returns back to work and for some reason I trust what he says.
At this point I have to now focus my energy on trying to remain positive towards my boss even though she constantly pisses me off. The focal point now is the bigger picture and all I have to do is continue on the same path and be patient. I’ll let the powers at be deal with my boss who’s hanging herself an inch deeper every week…