Now that the woman I sit next to has left, another woman has filled her seat (she’s been on the team for over a year, just wanted to move), similar age, been here for over 6 years in total. She’s nice. Will engage me in conversation rarely. Today was the day we’d be learning who got the internal promotion (or at least who didn’t).
The new woman sitting next to me became upset very quickly into the day. I overheard some whispers and it sounded like she found out she didn’t get the job. Talk of quitting.
We got Carabao energy drinks as a work perk. OK stuff.
I got to work on the urgent queue again, I really wonder what my manger is thinking. There has to be some process behind her actions. Is she trying to give me more responsibility? Is she giving me something easy to placate me? Does she see I’m lazy AF and I’ll do bare minimum unless there’s some urgency?
During the afternoon the woman sitting next to me fell into a foul mood, she had been told to go through the oldest emails. She found an email belonging to the quirky guy that he hadn’t responded to, she started ranting, calling him lazy and asking me to summon him here via IM. I did so, she then had a bit of a go at him in person. Once he left, I IM’d him. Said she was in a bad mood due to not getting the job. He then apparently mouthed off to the people he sits with, one of the guys game down and started talking to her, showed sympathy. She got angry and went up to the quirky guy. I ran away since I knew how this was going to play out. I cam back and she then told me – can’t actually remember the exact words, just that I should tell quirky guy stuff because he’s got a big mouth. Argued a little, nothing serious, just said I thought she was mean to him and that I would have just picked up the email instead of assigning it back. I did admit I was wrong to have said what I did but I forgot to say “sorry”.
We didn’t talk for the rest of the day, she moved away from me to talk to others so I was out of earshot, she recruited help from those further away when I could have assisted. I’ll be moving desks tomorrow. The guy who trained me has left so that opens up a spot on the desk with the quirky guy. Already imagining various scenarios. Wonder if anyone will actually care?
There was another card to sign for the guy who is leaving. I left the longest message. Stacy was in charge of his card and the collection. I didn’t give any money, partly because I didn’t want to give it to her and partly because I didn’t have change for a £10.00. It was awkward when we all gathered around him to give the gift and wish him well. I left first, I had nothing to say, I sweated. I made awkward eye contact with many people.
The guy who is leaving is having “leaving drinks” on Friday. Could be the “social” thing that I do for my probation assignment, though I think the wording was “get involved with something”.
I caused a little mischief. Played Hearthstone.