The first thing was that College Boy, Account Superstar and Eating Girl all went to lunch together and had sushi. They didn't even invite me! Yes, they know I don't eat lunch. They know I go shopping or work through lunch, and I say all the time that I "don't eat during the day". But how do I know that is the reason they didn't ask me to go with them? Wouldn't it have been polite to ask me to go with them? See, this is why I hate getting emotionally involved and making friends at work. I've really tried not to, and now that I really haven't, I guess I shouldn't bitch.
The guy that lost his job the day before and I contacted him about a position and he wanted something local because he thought his wife might divorce him, he wanted to work it out with her, he didn't think she would move with him, and in any case, he wanted to stay close to his kids, got asked for an interview today. I TOLD him I could get him one within a few days. I don't know if he's happy now or not. He kind of acted like he's been getting other calls now. Oh well - I've done what I can. I don't see how he can do that when he doesn't have a Word resume and I created one for him. Oh crap, I just realized I sent him what I created, and now he can send that to other recruiters. Anyways, his interview is tomorrow. I hope it goes well.
My boss told me "I told you you'd get a "send out" in a day or so if you got me a Basis Administrator for Company XYZ", and I told him "I TOLD you if you submitted him he'd get an interview right away". I then told him he'd get the job. He said how did I know? I told him he was the most qualified of all the candidates we had sent, and he would get an offer. He asked me how qualified was *I* about Basis to even make that determination? I started telling him about Company XYZ's platform, and how this man's background fit, AND how he had interviewed before with this company, but it paid too low for him and he didn't take the job. He blew it off as I was getting my hopes up and I couldn't speculate as to what would happen. I told him I wasn't speculating, and I wasn't getting my hopes up. I told him he would get an offer from Company XYZ. I never say this when I get an interview for one of my candidates. Sometimes I have good "feelings", but I keep them to myself.
The other people in the room have accused me of getting my boss worked up on purpose (isn't that a switch from when he treated me like a dog?), but for some reason, he just lets me say whatever. Don't get me wrong, he still tells me what to say when I'm talking on the phone, and he is always blabbing to me about what to do and what to say which I now ignore and when he says "are you listening?" and I say "yes" and just regurgitate whatever the last thing I heard him say was. He thinks I am BRILLIANT, that I can concentrate so well on my job, and hear all of the conversations he has with everyone at his desk all the time, that he has on the phone with clients, that he says to me, all the while working and talking on the phone. It's called ADDERALL. He'll be giving advice to someone else, not even me, and he'll say "Did you hear that KansasSunflower" just to test me, and I'll say "yes....blah blah blah" (whatever he just said), not even looking up from my computer screen. I've learned to tune him out, yet listen to the words he's saying.
But now, he's doing something very uncomfortable. If I were one of my coworkers, I would be annoyed with me. Today, someone came to talk to him, and he told him he wasn't on the phone enough. He said he had just made 20 calls. He said "Heck, KansasSunflower made that first thing when she walked in this morning, didn't you, KansasSunflower?". Actually, no, I hadn't, and I have no CLUE why he said that. I said "I hate it when you do that". He said "What? What did I do?" with a blank look on his face. He told people in a meeting that I was going to make at least 2-3 deals in September, but said nothing about anyone else. He's always praising me, all of the time, but rarely anyone else, and people are going to start hating me. What am I supposed to do? This boss that used to make me want to cry all of the time has somehow turned on me, and now I'm not sure what to do. So I guess I try to annoy him all of the time to get him to back off?
Who wants to hear my work stories all of the time...blah. But not being asked to lunch really bothered me. And I can tell Eating Girl is getting REALLY upset that he's always praising me. She's on the phone WAY MORE than I am, and then he says I'm on the phone all the time when I'm not. She's always trying to gain his approval, and it frustrates her when he gets in his "moods" and talks down to her. I just blow it off - I'm so used to it, it doesn't even phase me anymore.
It's "my time of the month", which seemed to come early this time, but that means I'll have to weigh myself soon. Not looking forward to it this time. I'll be so disappointed if I weigh the same or have gained, but I'll just have to look at it as having a brand new month to start over.