Work irks part 2 (hopefully rolling)


#501

Anyone who sends any email whatsoever flagged as urgent.

A) if it’s urgent then pick up the phone or come and see me.

B) I’m an English teacher who faints when there are injections in a film. If it’s urgent for any real world reason, you need a paramedic or possibly a superhero, I’m not your man.


#502

Adults who pronounce Dr Seuss as Dr Zeus. Apparently this is a thing/Mandela effect because when I correct them, they have no idea that it is not and never has been fucking pronounced DR FUCKING ZEUS.


#503

#504

not sure I could perceive the difference


#505

Well they are completely different letters and sounds so


#506

I went to the soo to see the sebras, sounds pretty much the same


#507

For Mental Health Awareness Week, I’ve been given a badge with ‘GRUMPY’ written on it. Handed cheerfully to me by someone in HR, saying ‘here’s your mood badge, sadpunk’.

So irked, which only makes the badge more accurate, which irks me more. I’m in an irk-loop.


#508

That seems … really weird.


#509

Had to do a stress test earlier, came back as a high moderate which slightly irked me as I’m completely chilled at work.


#510

Boss has followed me on Twitter. It’s not like I tweet about how much I hate my job or anything so there’s no issues with that, but I do feel like I can’t tweet during work hours now, and I’m wary of ever getting into a conversation with him about my Marxist memes or whatever.


#511

Yeah, my tweets were always pretty shit, but with my boss following me, they’re even shitter.


#512

It would be really easy to be massively offended, luckily I’m too busy in an irk loop.


#513

ffs calm down!


#514

This shouldn’t irk meat all…as it’s nothing to do with me. But it has to be mentioned.

Lad at work makes tea by putting 2/3 of a mug of hot water onto the tea bag. Waiting for about 5 seconds and then removing and topping up with milk. I mean there is weak…and there is this. It is virtually white.

It’s homeopathy tea. Homeoptea FFS.


#515

Weeks ago I contacted the manager arranging the induction of a new group of staff, offering to do a short standard presentation. Got nothing in response.

Yesterday got contacted by a junior in that manager’s team, asking me to do a long, custom presentation, this Friday. It’s already a super-busy time of the year, but I guess I’ll just be dropping everything else to take care of this.


#516

someone I work with follows me on instagram, he isn’t my boss but he is more senior and I do some work for him occasionally so semi-boss, I’m slightly irked because I am quite a different person at work so there is this worlds collide feeling, decided to just carry on posting on it the same way as before and just never acknowledging he follows me on there in real life


#517

Can you report HR to HR?


#518

find it so weird and creepy when non-friends at work follow me on social media


#519

it shouldn’t be allowed, there should be a section in the staff handbook or something, even people I get on with I prefer to wait until one of us has left the job before adding


#520

colleague added me on fb about a day after I joined, he’s my boss’s henchman so reckon he was spying on me
jokes on him though cos i never post anything