I do know that I used to be a really good employee. I stayed at jobs for long periods of time and worked hard. But I feel like I've turned into one of those old people who just says whatever is on their mind and I don't know that doing so works so well in a work environment. I've become set in my ways, I suppose. I realize that there's bullshit that comes along with any job, but it seems to me that professionalism has gone out the window in the 6 years that I've been out of the work force. I don't know that I like that.
Judging from what I've seen at my last 2 jobs it's now ok to show up for work whenever you feel like. It's ok to not follow company policy and procedure, or even common sense, if you don't feel like it. It's apparently even ok to fudge time cards and balance-sheet numbers when you're working with company money. And it's ok to wear flip-flops with pantie-hose. I'm sorry, I have to draw the line on that one. That's never, ever ok. In fact, I think flip-flops paired with pantie-hose should be automatic grounds for termination. You're tacky ~ you're fired.
I just want a job that I can go to, Monday through Friday... somewhere between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm... and do my assigned job with out having to hear about Brandie-Sue's latest sexual escapades or Shenequa's night at the club. I want to not have to worry that my boss is stealing from the company. I want to work with people who show up on time. I want to be trained properly on the systems I'm to be using, instead of listening to complaints from superiors about how horrible the company is that we work for. I want to do my job to the best of my ability while I'm there and then go home and not think about it. But really, most of all, I want to look down at a persons feet and see well heeled pumps, not pantie-hose and flip-flops.
Is this too much to ask?
(PS. I just scored a job interview. YAY!)
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