Dumping Toxic Waste

4 May

I do a lot of thinking on the drive to work each day.  Today was one of those “there’s got to be a better way…” days.  You know the ones?   My inner psyche telling me that I do NOT have to deal with so many life-sucking situations in my life.  (Ok, my blog is different….trying to make you laugh is my goal.)   The thoughts of the bad people that touch my life were swirling in my head and I thought, “I need to dump some of this toxic waste.”   

Examples of toxicity? 

1) Clearly..Bad Bosses…let me count the ways.   Oh, that’s right…they are countless. 

2) Acquaintances that suck the life out of you for their own personal needs, without nary a thought to you and yours.  People that are so negative about everything in their lives, I don’t just mean Bad Bosses.   You know, Debbie Downers, Negative Ninnies, etc.   “Woe is me…”  Really?  I could tell you stories that’d make your damn toes curl.

3) Useless Coworkers – Bad Bosses won’t fire them, yet you always have to fill in for them and fix their mistakes. 

4) People that love, love, love to hear themselves talk…but, they never say anything. 

5) People that promise the world and never deliver. 

6) Bosses that do the same.   Do they think we won’t notice?   Last time I looked in the mirror, I’m not the one with my head up my ass! 

I could go on and on with my lists, but the point is this –  if you have someone or something dragging you down and constantly filling you with a sense of dread, then it is probably toxic.  I’m trying to clean up some of this dead weight that I’ve been carrying around for years now – I know I’ll feel lighter.   I’ll let you know how it goes! 

Even he can't take it anymore.

On a lighter note, our firm has NO business this week and yet I continue to be the only one that feels a sense of panic!  NO phone calls, Bad Boss does not have one deal in the works..not ONE.  The other Bad Bosses are sitting in their offices perhaps hypnotized by the eternal silence and continue to do NO marketing.   Hell, even the roaches in the ladies room are beginning to die of boredom.   Here’s a shot from today – and this poor fella wasn’t the only one!   Can’t say I blame him.   It is all I can do to not go screaming through the office, “Do you realize we have no business??”   and then grab each partner by the lapels and say “Don’t you care?? ”  I’m dying here. 

Tomorrow – My Life as a Daycare Worker 


7 Responses to “Dumping Toxic Waste”

  1. office1 May 4, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Amen Living Dilbert….amen! Hint hint…the toxic people in our lives won’t change. The only choice we have is how to let them into or exclude them from polluting our lives.

    I know a good salt mine in Nevada, if you want to relocate your partners there. It’s the latest thing in toxic dumps.

  2. Amy May 4, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Yes, yes, YES! You gotta be selfish and weed toxic people out of your life. You just gotta.
    Sucks that you seem to care about the fate of the business more than the partners do. They probably all got trust funds or something to fall back on. It’s the workers like you who will really suffer if the business folds.

    • katie o. May 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

      I’m with Amy…except I’m not sure if it’s a trust fund fallback scenario or rather that these guys are delusional. If they don’t think about bad things happening, then they won’t mentality. Kick em in the rear LD!

  3. Alice May 4, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    Does this mean you cant’ do lunch today? 🙂 Remind me NEVER to use the restroom in your building… ech!

  4. Kimi May 4, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    I totally agree with you Living Dilbert about weeding out the “toxic wastes” in one’s life. If you don’t, you too will become toxic as well. As I age gracefully : ), I am coming to learn that there are just some things in life to let go of and move on. It’s not worth keeping when it only bears a heavy burden on me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cori May 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    I will add another subcatagory to your #4- egomaniacs. These people can have a LONG conversation and never even ask how you are. I played a game with one of these coworkers and tried to squeeze in a word about myself and it was AMAZING how she turned it back to herself in about 10 seconds flat. My friend at work has the same aggrevation with this egomaniac and played a simolar game when she got engaged. She went into the egomanic and showed off her ring. Within 10 seconds she was telling all about her own ring and wedding. WTF??

  6. The Orifice May 6, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    So…much…to…say. So…little…space *BANG* head explodes.

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