More on Office Gossip – a comment and the reply

From Anonymous (in response to Office Gossip):

I am neither your REAL friend nor your enemy; and I’m definitely not Ms. Oyster. But here’s my take about this “office gossip”.

Six or more people do not guarantee the validity of the “gossip”. The more people involved is directly proportional to the variety of information transmitted. So, dont’ be fucked up. For all you know, these may be products of communication lapses.

Take it as a positive thing when someone talks about your blog. I became curious, Ms. S might read about this, and definitely, there will be more.

Is the bond really keeping you from resigning? There have been more than a dozen who got away from the company and have not asked to pay for it. Think about it… Just go ahead, I support you what ever your heart desires, just hand over the white envelope.

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Wow, for the first time – a truly good comment. No, I am not trying to be sarcastic here. The truth is, your comment is good – it makes me think about Miss Oyster’s side and how it would have looked to her for me to blog about her 😀 Also, The Job Hater’s pester/stalker just commented that the manager may read the post. He’s maybe right but then that is irrelevant with this post.

Here’s my reply:

To Anonymous, yes, you are right but foul language will not get you anywhere, too 😀 Nope, I don’t think that its just communication lapses because some of those who told me were the ones that Miss Oyster talked to or asked about me.

Yup, Miss S or other people might read about it and they’ll see the same rant that they already know. Nothing new. I have even told some of those bosses about my sentiment. They already know. 😀 It won’t surprise them, if that’s what you are trying to say. You might also want to know that there are certain tones of voices that one can use to show if a statement is positive or negative – one with undertones plus a snicker is definitely on the latter. 😀

Sorry. I am trying to pick a fight with you. I even thought that this issue was already behind me as new ones have been up – or it might be that you have just learned about the issue.

Yes, I still think that no matter how I might dislike the job, I still had that signed commitment with the company. True, those people who went away were not asked to pay the bond but they were also not given their last paycheck and a clearance. The last paycheck might not be a big amount but it’s still something that I’ve worked for 😀 no sentimentality here 😀 Besides, I might need the clearance in the future. I might be stupid but I don’t think that the length of time that I stay at The Company could be shrugged away from the resume. Plus, the record would still be in the social security and other agencies 😀 Nope, I’d definitely hold on to that clearance.

So, you just have to live with me being in the same office with you and other people 😀 I know that most of you are hating me more than you did before this thing went into public. I can’t really blame you all. We didn’t really try our best to befriend each other and that might be too late now. Oh, I do have some respect for some people in your group – a lot in fact. And you’d support my heart’s desire? How cute. That’s conveniently saying that you’d also love to get rid of me 😀

Alvin will love this. I’m sure he’s going to post some really crazy pictures again. I bet. 😀

But again, I’m not picking a fight here. Once is enough:D

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Office Gossip – Evil but Funny

Like most offices, mine is prone to gossip and backbiting – what with us having a lot of time on our hands, so to speak. Well, me and my friends do gossip a little about that kangaroo man in Australia and about our lives but we have NEVER created stories that are completely untrue just for the sake of creating gossip. {sigh} maybe we should have been a little creative but that is not our nature. Yes, I may be loud and gutsy but I don’t try to pick out one person and make stupid and unreal stories about him or her. Why this rant? Well, I had just found myself in the middle of an office gossip about ME! LOL – I did not honestly know that my life could be so interesting or sensational (haha for lack of a better term) to be the topic of office gossip.

No, I was not hurt by the stories – contrary to what you might be thinking. I was, of course, mad that a single person can create several far-fetched stories about me, my life, and my choices in life {sigh} but the stories were so crazy that my hubby, my siblings, my {real} friends at work, and I had several big laughs about those stories.

As copyeditor, I guess that I just have to copyedit the stupid stories. The gossip girl uses my real name to tell the story, so let’s use the closest thing I could think of without revealing her real name – Miss Oyster.

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Miss Oyster,

As much as I would have liked to keep the knowledge that I know what you are saying about me behind my back a secret, I just can’t take that my blogging about the job thing would receive a nasty comment from you. You even informed Miss S about that {sigh}. Maybe you should first clarify your stories with me so that you have the correct facts but then that wouldn’t be gossip anymore, right? So, it wouldn’t be as fun.

Anyway, let me correct the stupid stories that you have been circulating about me – I know that it is YOU who circulates and creates the stories because I have about 6 or more people telling me the same thing. {sigh} You must really hate me, right? I do not know why you hate me so much to create such far-fetched stories. We don’t even talk, we are not in the same shift, and we have no common REAL friends – that is why I was confused as to who your “sources” are.

So, here are your crazy but funny stories (just like what we do, I have to use strike-through for the incorrect parts):

  • My hubby is mad about my online jobs so he FORCED me to stop. Due to that quitting thing I couldn’t afford my UNLIMITED internet connection anymore so I had to switch back to the stupid PREPAID!

(1 )This bit is the funniest of all. My hubby is the most supportive person in my life – he’s the one who encouraged me to go on with the most difficult assignments I’ve received. {sigh} Where did you get the idea then? (2) I may not look it but I can definitely afford to pay for that monthly internet connection. You are definitely very grossly misinformed. Did you know that I paid P25,000 just to set up the connection? Then another P7,000 for the antenna’s radio? Both were in cash. Also, I bought this new computer at P38,000 on the same month – again, in cash. That is on top of the laptop that I gave to my sister-in-law. So, I couldn’t afford the P750 a month? {sigh} That is just ONE-HALF day of online job.

  • I created a blog about hating my job. Why did I do that? If I hate the job then I should QUIT! What is that bond anyway – that could not hold me!

Notice that I did not cross out the first few sentences because they are true. Yes, I created this blog but you should have read my entry as to why I hate it. You judged my blog based on the URL {sigh}. You see, not all people would agree with you. According to Jermaine, “This is a humours site that I’m sure many people can relate too. This blogger let’s you know that you are not alone in your hatred for your job. When you are board and the maddening day to day routine is consuming you, bookmark this blog for a little at work relief. Keep up the good work.” It might need a little copyediting but the thought is there.

Can you honestly tell me that YOU LOVE the JOB? Come on! I had heard you rant about the job, too – heck, most of us rant about the job. Do not be such a hypocrite.

A lot of people there could relate with how I feel about the job 😀 Why do you think those many people resigned if they love the job? Huh? Besides, you should ask us what that bond means – it is a freaking P97,000 if we don’t honor the contract. That is money that I’d rather use to buy a house 😀 Don’t worry, I’d be out for good by the end of the year. Til then, hold on to your horses.

  • You asked if I already have a baby- and smirked when my friend told you that I have none.

Why I don’t have a baby is none of your business – just as you having babies out of wedlock is not my business. I have my reasons, you have yours. Let’s keep it at that. So, I’m nasty? You started it. Don’t expect that I have no retort, Miss Oyster.

There’s more but stories that affect the friendship I have with the people at work will not be posted here 😀 I can’t let you ruin my real friendship with the people there 😀

I expect that there would be hundreds more stories to come {sigh}. I know that after you learn about – and read – this entry, there’ll be hell to pay. Haha. Your group has never liked me so I don’t really care. My principle in life had always been, “I can’t please everybody, so I don’t bother try”. Maybe, yours should be “Mind my own business”.

With no respect at all,

Me

P.S. But you still have to inform me why you hate me so much because if it is just my guts then that is too simple for you to make stories about me 😀 I can’t really think of anything that I had ever done to you. Love triangle is definitely out of the list. Money would also be out because I had never borrowed anything from you. Competition at work is also out because we are NOT even on the same shift and the same project. And I had never STOLEN any of your friends. I had never talked about you in any way to any one – I don’t know you at all. So give me just one valid reason why you made those stories.