I’m headed into my second week in my new job, and so far I like everyone I work with. My boss is awesome, she’s a real pistol. I had mentioned that there is another person named Huntress here, were not really Huntress but you guys get the picture right? Anyway, she’s been nice for the most part. But she also has a devious side to her (like most Huntress’ do) and I had to put her in her place last week.
She asked me if I was leaving for lunch on Weds and I told her that I was. Then she asked me if I could pass by her car to peer through the window to see if her ring was in the cup holder. I thought this weird but I said okay. A couple of minutes later she comes and hands me her car keys, and then says “Can you unlock my car and look inside? If it’s there can you bring it to me?” I left her hand in the air with her gripping her keys, and then said “Uh, no. I’m not your errand runner, if you want to see if you left your ring in your car, you go look for it.” And she stayed quiet and then laughed and said “Oh that’s okay, I’ll go down when I go check the mail.”
I thought she might have gotten the hint that day, but this morning she sends me a message that the IT guys brought back the laptop my boss bought me. And that she had it in her office, and if I wanted to pick it up I could go anytime. So after I settled in I walked over to her office and said good morning and all that jazz. She talked about her weekend (because I was out on Monday) and everything she did. I’m standing there thinking, just give me my fucking laptop so I can get to work. So she hands me my laptop and then pulls out another laptop, and says to me “Can you please take this to Tina up front so she can tag it and call the IT guys to map it?”
I stood there looking at her and I was seriously about to go off on her, but instead I said “You might want to take it up front yourself, and have Tina do all that. I’m Patricia’s executive administrator, not yours. By the way you might want to bring that attitude down a notch, and be a bit more self-sufficient. Just because you try to boss people around doesn’t make you the boss, it only makes you look needy and kind of like a dick.” She stood there looking at me, like I might have said something she didn’t like. Of course I did, I pushed back, just because I’m new doesn’t mean I’m stupid. I know who I am and who I work for, fucking bitch thinking just because she has seniority doesn’t mean she can treat me like the receptionist. She hasn’t talked to me since but I’m okay with that.
At least now the impostor Huntress knows not to mess with the real deal, because this Huntress isn’t about to take anyone’s shit. Then I realized that her boss and my boss don’t get along. I don’t know just how deep that rift goes but it seems to me that her boss is a trifle…….demanding and needy. My boss, is a VP, her boss is a VP. They need to work together in order to be able to create and approve budgets for every department. Now I understand why the Impostor Huntress tried to test me, it’s a learned behavior.
Scratch that, she just came to my office to ask what I wanted for lunch because my boss is buying lunch tomorrow. She seemed okay, but looks can be deceiving, I’ll keep you posted.
This is the Huntress, over and out.