What About Casual Mondays?

I’m going to piss n’ moan.

I sometimes hate my fucking job.

I know this is all too common.

As I mentioned before, I’ve been a nurse for several years.  I’ve had the privilege of working in a variety of settings, from surgery to the ER.  I’ve learned a lot and met some fabulous human beings (co-workers and patients alike) however NOW, I’m working for a large corporation as a “Nurse Trainer.”  I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say I sit at a fucking desk all day with the goal of getting others to understand simple processes.  Sounds pretty straightforward, right?  Riiiiiight. <rolls eyes>

I have permanent dents on my forehead from all the head-banging I do.  I just haven’t found a better way to cope with my frustration (outside of smoking and drinking heavily.)

At any rate, this corporation defines itself in the community as a “progressive”  and “family oriented” place to work.  Um yeah, not so much.

I’ve never been to prison, but my assumption is that it’s not all that different from the mundane bullshit I deal with on a daily basis at this place I like to call “Purgatory.”

I think, and I’m just speculating here, that one of the prerequisites to landing a management position within this company, was to fulfill courses in “Hitler 101” and “Empathy- It’s Overrated in the Workplace.”

Case in point.  A female co-worker of mine was about 7-8 months pregnant and had a routine doctor appointment. When she advised said manager that she had to leave early, the manager replied, “is the appointment medically necessary?”  Um, yeah, I think it’s illegal to ask that question.  I may be wrong, but WHAT THE FUCK?

Corporate Slave

Corporate Slave










I could certainly go on and provide more examples, however I was hoping the good folks who end up reading this blog would share their work-related miseries.


  1. The buzzing of your alarm clock each morning induces uncontrollable sobbing.
  2. You secretly daydream about setting the building on fire (yeah, like Milton in Office Space.)
  3. You lie on the floor in a fetal position crying on Sunday nights.
  4. You wonder how you can change your college major now after already spending an exorbitant amount of money on your first degree.
  5. You secretly flip your boss “the bird” every chance you get.
  6. Your highlight of the day is bashing your head through your computer screen, causing an electrical display that simulates fireworks (“so pretty!”)
  7. The sound of your managers voice sounds eerily similar to that of fingernails down a chalkboard, prompting you to shriek out obscenities, while covering your ears with post-it notepads.
  8. You research WebMD to create new diseases that will allow you more time off.
  9. Monster.com is on your browser’s “Favorites Bar.”
  10. On Friday at 4:58 pm, you put on running shoes, because sprinting down 6 flights of stairs in heels will just take longer to get out.


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