Sometimes you just really wonder what exactly it is that you are doing at work. I know that I am processing various data, I attend events and meetings for our clients, acting as if I was an essential part of a cog that will ensure they become rich, as I make my usual wage. After all of it is over, my boss tasks me with writing down everything that was discussed, so that before I can actually do anything productive, I am already attending the next meeting for which I once again need to keep protocol. Best part about the whole thing? We actually have a lady, who was hired purely to keep protocol of events, but while she gets paid for sitting in her cubicle all day, she has said she is unable to partake in events due to the room smelling "funny". So, because I did such a bang-up job it is I who must now assist her in addition to my usual tasks. She also has filed a complaint that I write them together too fast through which she feels left out, as "I am hoarding her work to gather all the recognition". Yes, because me doing your job and getting it done by the given deadline is me "stealing recognition" for a hard working day.
I think she is the only person at the office I really have a problem with, but I am not the only one. There seems to be this unspoken law that one person at an office is just disliked, even if that person is not in your own department, somehow everyone is still aware of exactly who you are talking about. The bizarre thing is, all I had to do was return with the protocol paper and everyone already knew what exactly was going on. It is astounding how fast that internal gossip system works, especially ninja girl. I have come to realise that her abilities have made her an incredible asset to the "gossip girls" that gather every hour to discuss something for 30 minutes, return to work for another half hour before the next coffee round begins. Makes you wonder if they ever just start shaking due to the massive caffeine they take in. Still, even if I was pissed off about the whole thing, I still felt bad for her. At this point, all she can do is isolate herself, as no one will trust her with anything due to her past behaviours. Once the gossip girls have branded you, escape is futile.