I need to blow off some steam.
This is driving me crazy. I have been accused of something I did not do, and you know what? No matter how trivial, the sting of such an accusation will not go away. My boss says I need to let it go, and she’s right, but I just can’t.
Background: SCC switched to a new coffee vendor last year. This one provides “gourmet” coffees (Starbucks, etc), and it does so in metal pots that eliminate the need for a warmer. They are heavy, as far as coffee pots go, so it’s harder than normal to tell if you are near the end of the pot.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the unwritten office law: if you take the last of a pot, you must make a new one. Well, I was accused of breaking this law yesterday, by my boss’ boss. He didn’t accuse me directly, he went to my boss. His accusation was based on some assumptions that weren’t accurate.
Being the kind of programmer that drinks more coffee in a day than most drink in a week, I take coffee rules very seriously. If you accuse me of breaking a coffee rule, you might as well accuse me of embezzlement.
Anyway, I would talk to the man directly, but 1) the original conversation was through an intermediary, and 2) this man is pretty unapproachable. Not only that, but he holds my employment fate in his hands, so, my boss is right, I should let it go.
But it really ticks me off. Pah!
When I’m elected president, I’ll have him audited… [you didn’t hear that from me]