awkward - first day for the new girl... and charlotte is really making her uncomfortable. my boss and i walked in at the same time, and charlotte was at her desk with the newbie sitting beside her. we said hello and kind of paused for a moment, waiting for charlotte to introduce us. it became evident that wasn't going to happen, so my boss introduced himself, then i did. her name is carrie. charlotte said, "i would have brought her in to introduce her to you later." yeah, whatever.
about 2 o'clock, i went to the fax room, and noticed carrie sitting at her desk and charlotte was nowhere around. i asked if she was there, and she said no. i said, "so how's it going?" she kinda smiled and i said, "uncomfortable as hell, isn't it?" and she opened up a little. she was trying to be cordial, and said, "charlotte is really nice... she is... but it's obvious that she REALLY doesn't want me here. and she told me that i can't check my email or answer the phone. when i talked to dan (the jerkoff boss) he led me to believe that she would be here just this week (this week ending wednesday) to train me. when i asked her how long she was working, she said through december 15th. so it's going to be like this until december 15th, i guess." i kinda laughed and said, "if you want to check your email or answer the phone, feel free to do so at my desk." she laughed and said, "i understand. i do. i mean, she was fired and here she's having to train her replacement. and that's just weird." i said, "yeah it is. i don't envy you."
and i don't. charlotte is being an uberbiatch to carrie. and like carrie, i understand, but she's taking it out on the wrong person. kinda like she did me, and ALL i DID was forget her stinkin birthday!
p.s. i'm going to like carrie a whole lot better. i can already tell.
p.p.s. she has no idea what a jerk of a boss she's got though. again, i don't envy her that either.