Monday, 13 October 2008

Big Brother is watching

Hi Miss M, can you stop by my office this afternoon for a chat?

The email that can make my heart stop for a minute and then start rapidly beating for the rest of the day.

It's funny how when you're a freelancer you are constantly stressing about the state of your job. Even though you have a contract until March next year written into is the magic sentence which says that there is a 2 week notice period that can be given on either side. It doesn't lend to feeling overly confident in your job 24/7 and I think it is mostly what keeps Freelancers on their toes and forces us to perform well in our job. Not necessarily because we love it, but because you are only as good as your last job and if you want that contract renewed you can not afford to fuck it up in any way what so ever.

So essentially all of us are just a bunch of stressed out, constantly nervous workaholics who feel like their every move is being watched.

Well sometimes it apparently is.

Line Manager: Now Miss M, please don't take this as a telling off - it is more a friendly warning

Miss M: Nervous laugh Okay?

LM: Last Monday you were overheard saying to someone that you were very hungover

Miss M: That's right, I didn't realise there was anything wrong with that?

LM: Well the Executive Producer overheard and has been making noises about whether or not you'll be able to handle the current job you're on and whether you are out partying too much

Miss M: Excuse me? Because I was hungover at work ONCE?

LM: And an hour late

Miss M: Well it is the second time I've been late in the past year and a half, that isn't a bad run is it?

LM: Just try not to talk like that around Execs, they tend to get a bit paranoid. Remember - next time you have a hangover it is a migraine. A migraine Miss M!

Well I didn't realise that my out of school activities were any concern for anyone else. I came to work, I did my work and then I went home.

What cheek.


Shivz said...

Jeesh... can you say over reaction?!!! Are these people blind to your work ability and so have to make up stuff to try and show that "they know what is going on"? BLEH! I agree... after school activities are your own to do... go out have fun and raspberry to them!

kyknoord said...

It'll be virginity testing for the unmarried next. You mark my words.

The Divine Miss M said...

@shivz - I KNOW!!!! I'm not going to let it deter me from my after work activities ;)

@kyk - Yup, and weekly urine tests too.

zuzula said...

that's utterly ridiculous. jeez you should see the state of half of my lot some days...

The Divine Miss M said...

I can well imagine.

You should see the state of mine most days!

Kitty Cat said...

As long as you're performing, what are they worried about? But I guess, rather not fuel the fire of doubt with mentions of hangovers that they don't need to hear.

po said...

That sounds like Big Brother is watching or something. Silly.

Miss T said...

glory a bit late but you practically spend all night there working...what a cheek!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

DUDE!! It's better than arriving at work DRUNK!!
No ways!!! I can't believe it!!Bunch of snitches!!

Sweets said...

you should have asked him if was going to spank you too...