Besides the fact that it happened at 6:30 am?
6:30 am. Phone rings.
me: um, yeah? (because I have caller ID you see and I can see its my boss and I want to make it terribly clear I am none too happy I am standing naked in my hallway where the phone is charging at 6:30 a. to the bleeping m.)
her: (unfazed) hi m. I guess you didn't get my message? I sent you an email. I really need your help on these 3 priority communications that NEED to get out right now. I was hoping we could start work on them at 6 am.
me: when, exactly (oh crazy one) did you send that email?
her: 3 am.
me: (long pause. just to see if any of the crazy is sinking in. no? none?) Um, I'm naked. I need a minute.
her: ok. great. call me back when you're ready. thanks.
So....if anyone knows of a communications, govt relations or public relations gig, or any openings for an exec director or deputy director in a non-profit association in or around PA, I've got a lovely well-crafted resume I'd love to send your way.
O.M.G. Seriosuly... No words.
OMG. Is that a common thing in your office? It sounds like an old job I had, which nearly killed me. GET OUT!!!
This guy needs to get a life. And you should tell him so. When you drop off your resignation letter. Yikes!!
Seriously? Next time don't pick up the phone!
Whoa. That sucks.
Seriously. Seriously. Pure insanity!
ps: I love your responses though!
For pete's sake! Wish I had an opportunity for you. Of course, with my unexpected, unpaid vacation looming, I'm not sure that I could recommend this line of work.
You're more dedicated than I am. I think after the 3am email confession, I'd have simply hung up. >.<
Wow. Just... wow. *boggle*
She expected you to respond to an e-mail she sent at 3 A.M.?! To start work at 6 A.M.?! Hmmmm.
I like your 'I'm naked. I need a minute' response. But even that obviously didn't phase her. Truly crazy.
Gah. Good luck with the job hunt. Wish I could help but unless you are considering a move to the UK . . .
Heh. That sounds so much like the sort of stunts my husband's old job pulled all the time.
And I so want an opportunity to use "I'm naked. I need a minute."
That sounds like my old boss. Great job on the response and good luck with your job search :)
seriously?!?! that is crazy.
I believe that being naked and awake at that hour should only be fun! and clearly this doesn't fall into that category!!
I've emailed a friend who lives in PA in case she has heard of anything. She works in my field, which I think relates to your interests.
I have had my students do that kind of thing, but thank goodness the shoe of authority is on MY foot.
um, i see i am very sick b/c none of that surprised me...see what a decade there has done to us? and hilarious recap hooch. the naked part might be a new thing. ;) L.
LMK if you're interested in moving down toward DC - there are ALWAYS jobs in the non-profit world down here, and they pay pretty well too.
WTF??? You're more gracious than I...I would have said "Are you (insert F bomb) kidding me? I quit."
That is a seriously messed up boss. Crazy like I have never seen. GL finding a new job.
I used to play bass guitar too. Took lessons for about 6 months, had a little bit of fun. Played (poorly, imo) with some older musicians - I was in my early 20's - for a HS fund raiser mostly done by the parents, then put it away and haven't used it since.
Take care, m. I am always hoping you find a way to parent.
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