Oct 13, 2008

Paid to talk!

My boss uses that phrase several times a day. Yep, "I'm paid to talk...not help, write any documentations, follow through on anything...just to talk." He went to a training this summer where somebody actually gave him that power to believe that he IS paid to talk. Hmmm...clearly that person was fired from his job for talking and not thinking!!!! And now I have to live with his annoying belief that he only has one task daily.

I recorded Oprah today because she had Suzie on giving financial advice. And after my boot camp, making my vegan dinner and playing with Fred I watched and listened. She was giving advice that people will still want to be working when they are in their 60's. And I wanted to yell...NOT ME!!! I know that I will have to keep working in my 60's, but I can not do my job past that stage of my life. Hell, I can barely make it through tomorrow knowing that I have to listen to stupidity and "I get paid to talk."

16 comments:

WendyB said...

Hopefully you will be doing something you love by then!

Liam said...

They never had advice on there for people like me... Working a good job, not terribly in debt, still going paycheck to paycheck...

Catherine said...

Maybe you could start a pool, and then next time he says that you say, "well I was paid to punch you in the kisser". Not that I condone violence. But it might be funny. And I do condone funny.

Sornie said...

My opinion is that I have about five really productive years left at my job before they unceremoniously can me and I end up stocking the yogurt section at Walmart.

Whiskeymarie said...

Dude needs his own sort of "boot camp" involving your foot, a large boot, and his bum.

Stacie said...

lmao.

Suzie is delusional.

Gwen said...

Amen! I DO NOT want to be working past 60. I probably will be, but I don't WANT to.

patsy said...

next time i am in town, we'll take my rental car and go write "i am paid to talk" in bleach on his front yard!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Damn.. here I was all set for telling you something funny but catherine pretty much trumped anything I could come up with. :D

Dr Zibbs said...

"Paid to talk." What a dope. I hate people that repeat the same thing over and over. At least that's what I tell people over at my amazing, award winning blog....amazing.award winning...I think I may be saying that too much.

Marcy "meg" said...

bosses are fun aren't they???

I hope to NOT be working by 60.. but we will see :)

us 2 said...

i think i can comment again ...yeah

Keeper Of All Things said...

Paid to talk?!!!!
Where do you work? Maybe I can get a job there. I modestly confess ..........I'm a pro at talking!! :)

Suze said...

My boss thinks we are all "paid to listen" to his ass ramble on and on and on and on. UGH!

us 2 said...

i hope you are having a great day !

J said...

ugh...that would really annoy me. I watched oprah too...made me feel depressed! I got everyone wrong who should be approved or not approved.