Fellow Grumps

Obviously, from statements I have made in a few of my posts I have become a disgruntled government employee. I have such a hard time getting up to go to work. Don’t get wrong, I never loved going to work, but it was never this hard. I’d rather be at home sick than go into work. In fact, it has gotten so bad at the office that I have even applied for a new job, and not even a promotion or higher grade. I am looking to lateral out. I’d even take a transfer if I knew how to do it. I’ll have to look into that.

Today, we had our weekly pointless staff meeting. That’s unfair; sometimes these meetings are actually informative. But usually they are meetings just to have meetings. And from the tone of the meeting, you can tell that I am not the only person who is unhappy. I am not the only person who has no morale, let alone low morale. A lot of venting took place. A lot of frustration was released. I know nothing will come of it, but it did feel good. I am still not happy, but maybe people will realize that I am not the only one who is looking to get out. Others, quite a few others in fact, want out. The want change, see no hope, so are beginning to look elsewhere.

The saddest part of all this is that I actually like my job. I hate that I have to give briefings about what I do which no one actually cares about. I hate that I have to listen to others give their briefings, and again, I don’t care about what they do.

The boss tries to guilt those who don’t want to go to forced fun day. And if we don’t go, he will check in on you to make sure you are still working. So, trust is non-existent as well. And that lack of trust is why he won’t approve telecommuting.

If I worked for the navy, they would probably be worried about a mutiny. But since this is the army, they probably don’t even know what that means.

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