Monday, May 17, 2010

Six More Months?

I found out recently that the time from signing The Franchise Agreement to opening is about 6 months. Of course, it says that in the disclosure document but I was assuming it couldn't possibly take that long. Argh. More of this for a while then . . .

Despite where I fall on the corporation's org chart, I believe that my opinions and contributions are as equally important as everyone else's. Oh, and I used to be this company's outside counsel so at one time they actually were.

My supervisor (supervisor is a word that is used a lot around here) , however, is very clear that (1) I fall below her, so a certain amount of upward asskissing is required, and (2) that she should asskiss her supervisor. Accordingly, she feels that I need to suck up to her supervisor too. You can see how this is inconsistent with my feeling that I don't need to asskiss anyone. Furthermore, I have strict instructions to not do anything without going through her first, so you can see how I would not be inclined to suck up outside the chain of command, even if I was an asskisser.

I was in a meeting with the aforementioned hierarchy chain, just the three of us. I was being my usual, helpful, assertive self. And my supervisor felt she needed to suck up for me when I professionally challenged Number One's conclusion. Oh no you don't. You may not suck up on my behalf.

She then asked me for a matrix document summarizing the meeting. Do we really need pictures and charts to summarize everything? Matrix reminds me of Keanu Reeves, which reminds me of Bill and Ted, so there is no way I would be able to design a matrix document without labeling it the Most Excellent Matrix Document. Actually, now, I kind of want to do it just so I can label it that.

1 comment:

  1. Ew. People who asskiss are awful. Even worse? People who demand that their asses be kissed. Blah.

    LOVE the Most Excellent Matrix Document.