Good Lord, so much has happened over the past week. Our huge conference is over and it went smashingly! The press has been pretty awesome and I was so inspired by our keynotes. It makes me proud to work where I work, with such an amazing group of people. Technology will never cease to amaze me. The event was crazy - we did a ton of running around, but my supremely awesome event partner helped keep me sane. Our little duo held it down on the first floor - managing registration and our giveaways! It felt really good going home every night knowing I was working hard. I also got ridiculously shitfaced at the party and JazzGirl had to put me to bed. Like literally, as though I was a two year-old (I have the best friends). Being one out of like 15 women at the event, I managed to talk to one guy (an Israeli developer demoing robot helicopters - holla!) and get accosted by another. Score!
All in all, things went well and the whole thing made me want to be an event planner again. It was really uplifting and amazing. BUT. There's always a but. Shit is hitting the fan with this woman at my job and her little underling. Maybe if both of them focused on doing some fucking work instead of trying to sabotage me or sending little snarky passive aggressive emails my way, they would be better off. I just don't even know what to do anymore. I've decided I'm going to go to HR, because I need to document everything. If I get this other role and leave this team, I don't want any kind of retribution. I don't trust any of these bitches and it just seems like me, my boss, and my friends are getting unfairly treated and I can't handle it. If this woman wants to play ball, let's play.
I'm going to take a few seconds to be a little cocky right now - you've been warned. I am really good at my job. Not only am I really good at my job, but I've been really good at every other job I've had at this company. I work hard, I care about what I do, and I've established a reputation for being diligent, hardworking, and a team player. You can ask anyone who's ever worked with me - I know how to produce and execute. I've been at this company for FIVE YEARS. I used to work in HR and I know a lot of people - high and low and in various departments. I may not be able to do anything to this woman, but I can sure as hell make sure nothing happens to me, which is all I really care about at this point. And I will play any card I need to play to make sure she doesn't screw me over. It's just so sad because I hate to leave my boss. She is the most amazing manager I've ever had and she's just such a good person. I think I would learn a lot from her and it makes me cry to think that I can't even make a good decision on this because these women are effecting how I feel about my work. I don't want to let the terrorists win!
Anyhow, I have more stories - awkward Facebook messaging with the Israeli engineer, a more in-depth look at these heifers on my job, my psychic visit, my upcoming trip to San Diego (booked on a whim!) but I'm beat and I have a call in 6 minutes. Promise to update later! =)