Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm baaaaack...

Sorry kiddies. Long time no see. Long story.

Simple version: the uptights at work found out about my blurg because of an AssHat co-worker, HR got involved, job was on the line, I dropped out of sight (and site) until things blew over or I could move to another company, I got a great new job (same industry), with a much better company, and now have a new boss that knows about the blog and doesn't care at all as long as I don't bring up anything related to work or my clients. A great new boss and a great new job. Sometimes things just work out the way they're supposed to, I guess.

Sorry again about my absence - but I had to keep the lights on, ya know? I've missed you all and have been keeping up with your blogs. I didn't comment under my own name because said AssHat was out to get me, and I couldn't take a chance that she was googling for my moniker to come up on other sites and thus expose me as not really being offline as promised. I did drop some anon comments for a while, but that got depressing, so much of this winter I've ignored the fray. But I'm back in it to win it, bitches.

So there it is, my first and last official post about work and the nastiness of the past six months. Oh yeah, one more thing - hey Cindy, go outside and play "Hide & Go F**k Yourself".


5chw4r7z said...

I don't remember you saying anything specific in any posts about a specific company, bastards.
Glad you're back.

CityKin said...

Thats what home computers are for.

Amy said...

This is the best news I've had all day! Welcome back, Blurg Gurl! We missed you!

WestEnder said...

Man, I seriously thought you kicked the bucket. Glad to know that's not the case.

I also do not recall you mentioning anything about a workplace or even work-related for that matter. The only thing worse than an asshat is an asshat with nothing better to do.

Kevin LeMaster said...

Welcome back!

I'll add you back to my blogroll, now that it appears that you're alive.

CincyBlurg said...

Thanks for all the kind words! I've missed you all.

Yeah, you're right. I didn't mention my workplace, ever. I made it a point not to. But a coworker found out about the site because she saw me looking at the site (I very rarely posted from work - but looked at it every so often to see what comments were coming in) while on my lunch break and asked me about it. I said it was this funny site about local stuff by some bitchy chick. She immediately went back to her desk and started to pour over it. I think she read every post in that one afternoon.

She kept asking me questions about it for the next week, like did I see this or that post, what did I think of a certain comment. I was so flattered by her enthusiasm that I was very forthcoming with my own praise of the site, but I played dumb as well, as not to raise suspicion. Then she got weird about the site - kept asking me if I knew the person behind it, said she suspected it was one of my friends - thought it must be one of those crazy 'alternative' types like me. I feigned ignorance and moved on, but she kept fishing for info. I should have just said, yeah, I know the person, she's a college friend, or something like that.

So the bitch wouldn't shut up about it, kept digging for more info. I started to get nervous. Then she posted a comment on the site, which freaked me out and I deleted it as soon as I saw it: it said she knew who I was and where I worked. I happened to be at home editing some posts at the time, so I noticed it pop up in the recent comments block. I freaked.

So the next day at work she came to me to tell me she figured out who it was: she just KNEW it had to be our coworker (let's call him Steve). Steve and I were good friends, but only work buddies. We've never dated or hooked up, but we had lunch all the time and often went out with groups for drinks, rarely just the two of us. One of those friends you innocently flirt or joke with as you pass in the hall to make the day lighter. The bitch had often accused me of having an affair with him (Steve's engaged), only half-jokingly. For some reason she didn't like Steve, although I think he had always been nice to her - she's just that kind of person who's a miserable c*nt (remember to say it with a British accent, it's much funnier that way) and is only happy if everyone else around her is miserable too.

So she tells me that she's going to HR to expose Steve for goofing off at work and working on the site. She said she went by his cube and he was editing the site. Now I know that he is a reader of the site, and perhaps he was commenting (I think he's commented anon before - or at least under a name I didn't recognize), but that's as far as his knowledge or involvement in the site goes. I didn't want this to become a big thing, and in an attempt to diffuse her, I told her that the site was mine.

Well that just set her off. How could I have lied to her, why didn't I confide in her - well, frankly, because of exactly what she was trying to do to Steve. So she stormed off and didn't talk to me for the rest of the day. The next morning I get an email to go talk to HR, and I knew what that was going to be about.

So, for the last five months at the old job I kept away from the site, even at home, due to the legal advice of a friend of mine in HR at another company. I wanted so bad to sign off officially, but I was so mad, and everything I wanted to say was so personal, and potentially harmful to my situation. I just shut down. I walked away, concentrated on getting a new job - I was already looking when this happened, but it really added fuel to the fire - and tried not to think about the site at all. It really drove me nuts.

Honestly I could go on for pages and pages about what I felt during that time and how much the whole thing messed with my head, but part of starting up again is putting it all behind me, trying to forget the bitch, and moving forward with a new job and renewed vigor!

That's enough of that. Blah, blah, blah - I'm back.

liberal foodie said...

whoa. makes a little more sense now. I checked out your site couple times before you signed off. I thought it was funny and wasn't sure if you signed off for good. I've stopped blogging before for whatever reasons, not related to work so I thought it might have happened to you. regardless, welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Whoops !!

Looks like HR got involved again...

Maybe you should quit acting like a cunt (that may be difficult) and do you fucking job, instead of worrying about others.

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