Oh Holy Shit. I’m losing it.
For extra money this semester my Dept. Head hired me to be her PA and do his bidding. He’s rude and passive aggressive and yells at me and makes me sit through utterly inane meetings where he yells at someone else and nothing can get done. Like, I can’t move forward until he makes up his mind on things and that is always at the last minute. I definitely DO NOT work that way.
This week I told him that I would not be around MWF because I am teaching at another school, because I need the money. That also means I won’t be around to answer emails and get things done now now now. Last night when I got home there were literally 15 emails, back and forth, some were forwards, some were cc’s about things I needed to get done…at 7 pm for tomorrow morning. Most of them concern Hamster Cage Design, but I’m a hamster scientist, so anything with the HCD takes me a loooooong time.
I was so stressed. I may have even cried a little. Into my wine. But I finished. To get here this morning to find more emails about more things that were supposed to be done yesterday. And that because he doesn’t like to get up early (rolls in about 11 – but it’s ok because he stays late), the schedule for the lab is screwy and my lab is always scheduled during the hour when there are no classes…and there are activities for students, or seminars, or in this case a fucking evacuation. So I have to just cancel the goddamned lab.
But you know what, I’m going to the bar during that time. Especially because I have to be on campus for 12 hours that day doing the bidding of the Dept. Head. Shoot me!