Welcome to South Korea

Do you ever have those moments at work where you have an out-of-body experience, and all you can think is: this is my job? Not like in the cool, “oh yay! I can’t believe I get paid for this!” Or even the more forlorn, “I can’t believe THIS is what I gotta do to keep the lights on.” (I’m sure the latter is experienced by strippers and the unfortunate souls who have to clean the anal glands of small dogs). I’m more so talking about the “oh shit” moment that happens when you realize that you spent 4(to 8) years as an undergrad and now you are working with the most utterly ridiculous people in the world. Surely I am not the only one who has that thought at least once a week and/or day.

Overall I do enjoy what I do for a living. I’m not necessarily using my degree in my daily functions, but honestly… who is??? I was a psych major. Not very applicable in the day-to-day, other than giving me the patience of Buddha. I try to be understanding of others’ shortcomings without letting them know I am secretly analyzing and manipulating them for my own entertainment, BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!…No, but really, I figure as long as I continue to use my powers for good rather thanĀ evil things will be okay. Contrary to the inspirational school room poster, All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, never told me that most people in this world are outlandish. I was also not informed that said people would work directly with me. Let’s just say that everything I’m going to divulge in these future posts are 1. ALL true (or at least the truth as I see…don’t worry you can trust me!) and 2. I have changed/omitted names for reasons of privacy (and because I would like to continue to be gainfully employed.. we are in a recession after all).

My boss and my coworker, who will be referred to as Red, are essentially the reason why people quit their jobs. My work environment was summed up as such by one of the only sane people I work with:

I was told that on my team, I am the only reasonable and logical person. My manager and Red, when it comes to dealing with issues, conflict.. umm.. people and life in general, they are utterly and completely ri-fucking-diculous. Dealing with them is like, well, dealing with North Korea. Ever heard of Kim Jong Il?? I think that explains it all. I am, default, South Korea. i.e… I’m Fucked.