This is a sad little tale about the bitches I work with. Well, not physically, but I do have to interact with them and, technically, they are co-workers. These are women that are so rude, so vile, so unimaginably horrible that I can’t even fathom why they are still employed by my contractor.
Our only job is helping soldiers returning from theater get home. That’s it. These are men and women that are gone from their families for 400 days + and the least we can do is spare them a smile and a nice attitude.
These women can’t manage that.
I had to call down there this morning (something I dread having to do at any given time) and the conversation went like this:
She picks up: “I’m at lunch.”
Me: “Excuse me?”
Her: “I’m at lunch, make it snappy.”
Me: “Then why did you answer your phone?”
Her: “What do you want?” (All of this is said with super attitude, like her shit just don’t stink)
Me: “The soldiers I sent down to you have changed categories due to a mix up….”
Her: “I saw the email. Why are you bothering me on my lunch?”
Me: “Enjoy your lunch….” *said with a smile*
Are you kidding me? Are you freaking joking me?
See, this was a lose-lose situation for me. Had I not called, she would have called my supervisor and bitched that I had sent her soldiers under false pretenses, even though the call came from on-high and I didn’t get that notice till I had already sent her 3 people. However, because I did call (and it was her lunch – why the hell did she pick up the phone anyway?), I still got yelled at and treated like a piece of dog shit.
There have been numerous complaints about their attitude and disrespect, from coworkers and from soldiers alike.
Yet they still work here.
So, no, I haven’t bothered to complain. However, I did document. I’m not going to complain because, obviously, it does no good. And when I have mentioned it before, all I get is a knowing shake of the head and a comment like, “That’s just how they are.”
Why is that acceptable? Why is it acceptable that people are allowed to treat other folks with such disrespect and get away with it? I just don’t understand. And everyone in the chain knows that these people are rude and yet they do nothing about it.
So, I find myself wondering, as Ducky in “Pretty in Pink” did – Do I O-ffend???
Cause I don’t think that the problem here is me.