Thursday, October 26, 2006
We have been experiencing work email ‘issues’ all week (which may help explain my irregular posting) and while scooting over to help another assistant retrieve a pic I had sent her, a new voicemail arrived. Nothing unusual there. Much to my surprise it was from the Spider informing me she would be out of the office all next week and would I put out a mass group voicemail informing everyone of her being the featured entertainment at a local establishment this weekend. Excuse me? This is related to work, how? We are in the education not entertainment business and while I realize they both start with the letter “E,” they are worlds apart. And where in my job description does it state that I am to further your moonlighting ventures? Furthermore, I refuse to abuse the voicemail privileges bestowed upon me by plugging personal agendas of Chaos College employees. I shot back a nicely worded voicemail informing her I was unable (let alone willing, not that I voiced that...) to carry out her atypical request. As I mentioned in a previous post, one word succinctly sums up the Spider—"cajones". BIG ONES.