Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Drama, Drama, Drama

Today was one of those days. You know what I mean. The day when before you even walk in the front door you have a feeling that you should turn around and never come back. Yea, one of those. 

Turns out I was right. I spent my entire day burning DVD's with photos from our past event in Aspen for all our sponsors, exhibitors, and partners. This project required me to turn off all my other programs (aka I could not check my fave blogs or chat on Gmail). Leading me to a boring and also unproductive day. 

All together this week has been pretty insane. I got back from a glorious Labor Day weekend and found out two of my co-workers had gotten engaged over the weekend. Now the crazy part of this story isn't that two people got engaged. It's that one of the girls who got engaged over the holiday has only been dating her boyfriend (now fiancee) for four months. Yes, you heard me right. And her rock is ginormous (I can't even use a real adjective to describe this ring because it's that large). And get this...they met on Facebook. I don't even have a comment for this. 

The drama only begins there. Then today I find out that one of the managers at work is leaving the company. Amy is the Vice President of Online Marketing and also my idol. She is in her late 30s, successful, has a graduate degree from Stanford, and has worked at some major awesome companies (aka eBay). She also is from the Midwest, loves rare meat, and is huge into traveling. In short, we're alike and I love her. And I'm super, super, super upset that she is leaving. 

Now on to the big juice. My new roommate Natalie had confided in me when I first moved in that she was dating Drew. Drew just happens to be her boss. He also happens just to have gotten a separation from his wife. And his now ex-wife is also best friends with The CEO's daughter. Talk about drama. This secret has been so hard for me to keep. It's juicy and I want to scream it from the mountaintops. But Natalie asked me to keep it mum. So I haven't said anything. But I think my co-worker Small Fry is catching on, which makes me a Nervous Nelly. I would rather be left out of the drama surrounding my roommate's scandalous love affair. 

The Boss has also been a huge pain in my ass lately. Our marketing department keeps taking on more and more projects. Have I mentioned that our marketing department is 2 people? Yep. Just me and the VP of Marketing. So it's been a challenge. We have another event coming up in October that is sure to be a disaster. And it has just involved so much planning and I feel like I don't have enough time in the day to get it all done. But The Boss thinks I could use a few more projects to keep me busy. Thanks. Once again, I am feeling under-appreciated and under-paid. 

My big personal news of the week. I found out that I got wait-listed for the grad school of my dreams. And while I'm still a tiny bit hopeful that I'll make it through, I'm not banking on it. So I have a new plan in the works. 

All these changes in the atmosphere at work are making me think it's time for a move. More updates on my new job search are to come. 

17 comments:

Elizabeth Marie said...

Wow that's intense. I'm absolutely terrible at keeping secrets - plus I can barely keep up with all of my dramatic friends, let alone work drama as well. I'd be going crazy if I was you. Nice job on keeping it quiet!

And you never know about the wait-list. You might be suprised!

Ashley D said...

Goodness, that is a lot of drama! About the wait list, I was waitlisted for one of my picks last year. I called them almost every other day to see if they had any updates. I'm sure I annoyed them, but I couldn't handle not knowing.

JulyBug said...

Ouch. Manfriend and I met on Facebook.

Jade said...

Good luck with the job search. I there with ya sister!

Working Girl Two said...

no offense to those who met their significant others on social networking sites. for serious, i wouldn't mind dating someone i met online. i just think it's weird that they met just four months ago...and are getting married? hard to judge because i'm not her, but it seems so sudden!

missBee said...

I hate having too keep such juicy gos! Thank goodness for blogging!

Good luck on the Grad School!

Sunny said...

well, WG2, the road of love has many twists ;)

Alexandreena said...

People actaully meet on facebook? Ouch!

Kristi said...

I have a friend that met her boyfriend on Myspace. They lived in different states, but after 4 months they moved in together. I was quite shocked by how fast it all went!

Musegal said...

I completely know how you feel...my day at work was horrible too. Which just caused a bunch of road rage for me in the afternoon. Today was a much better day. :)

Just A Spoonful of Sarcasm said...

Ohhh your roomate's life sounds like a great Reality TV Show! Almost as good as watching The Hills!

NewlyWed07 said...

Well... for serious WG2, I was engaged within 4 months -- I must say I was the greatest judge of them all... until I met Dan -- I really did "just know" -- B-U-T -- I also told him I wanted another year before we tied the knot... So -- 1 yr 1 wk later, we got hitched and I'm more in love than ever --

The Awkward Type said...

Are you ever nervous that a co-worker or someone will find your blog, and figure out that its you and then your screwed?!

I wrote an entry about my crazy aunt and then my husband got an email from her, he was like OMG she found your blog, I know it!

She doesnt even know the internet exists because shes too busy being an alcoholic!

Anyways, just wondered if you were ever nervous, I sure would be!

Constructive Attitude said...

yeah i was thinking the same thing as awkward type. I know you use nicknames and fake names, but its still pretty scary that someone might find out about ur blog.

Venomiss008 said...

omg, your roommate needs a blog of her own!

Katie Killary said...

I'm in Marketing too! Yep - a lot of work and needs more than 2 people!

High School Girl said...

Okay how about i start out with saying damn you have a reality show to produce lol. But seriously who has that much drama. I dont know how you can handle it! Great post with fun gossip!