catching flies

I’m at work right now so this will be a quick observation that is too long for a Facebook status , but I feel like I need to keep it somewhere other than in my head more for myself than anything else. It’s nothing prolific and probably won’t make sense but here we go.

At work we were chosen to host a junior high/ high school college fair that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. It’s a pretty big event in that roughly 1000 local students are going to be in attendance.

I found out this morning that although it is being held in our building, it is not our event. Or, more specifically, my boss’s event. She has taken over on logistics and things because she knows the building but really, she has little to no reason to be down in the gym. But where is she?

My boss is a micro manager. Actually, a micro micro manager. Like, we were making balloon trees for the event this morning and she said to me “you know, it’s killing me that we’re not curling the tails on these ribbons.” Yea, and you’re crazy so let’s get this done so I can escape.

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The program is through CUNY, which are the city universities of New York. They have brought all of their own people to work, all of the colleges have representatives. This thing is running like a well oiled machine.

Big deal, right?

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Uh, yea. Every other event that my boss is in charge of goes to hell in a hand basket. She winds up getting pissed and starts yelling at everyone, making it a good time for all involved.

The point I’m trying to make is that it amazes me that when my boss is not in charge how smoothly things go. When she starts screaming, we all try to please her and wind up running in circles.

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Basically, it’s nice to work with nice people. I cannot and probably will never understand why she hasn’t figured out in over 30 years of reign that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

It’s just that simple.

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