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October 29, 2004

"Oh, You Haven't Done It Yet?"

Some of the pushiest people in the firm are from Marketing and Recruiting. They're the ones that think nothing of making extremely broad requests at the last minute and expect immediate turnaround. It's not like we don't have requests from the attorneys or anything.

Got a note in my chair last night from one of my coworkers to obtain copies of an associate survey from one of the trade magazines. Another coworker and I had just spent several hours, staying late to distribute candy and trinkets and flyers promoting the library - hand delivery to every person's desk or office. So this request was something I'd planned to do today, but I had to get to other ASAP items first.

Before I could get to it, the girl from Recruiting called. She's one of those sleek, polished, model-skinny, effortlessly pretty Asian girls who through no fault of her own makes me feel like a frumpy dumpling. We each fit our department stereotypes, I guess. I said that I'd gotten the request but I hadn't had a chance to work on it yet, thus raising the title question, in those very words.

It was expressed very nicely, but there was definitely a sense of disappointment, and the barb of accusation. I mean, when you put it that way, how am I supposed to take it? But whatever. I let her run through her explanation of why it's necessary - hey, it's the same technique that I use to get others to help me out. So I said I'd do it and went ahead and looked for it, to avoid another call.

The issue isn't even out yet. It's in next month's issue, which is probably arriving today or early next week. I'm not the only one in the library looking out for it, as it's one of the big issues that's requested.

I'd console myself with some chocolate left over from last night's treat delivery, but feeling too ugly at the moment. Fucking hormones. Sudden mood swings and "troubled" skin is just as much a curse for me at 30 as it was at 13. It doesn't help that the gal at my salon told me not to tweeze before I see her in a month because we need to "train" my brows to grow on the same cycle.

I don't need a costume for Halloween. I'm already hideous au naturale.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:59 AM | Librariana | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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oh. no. you are absolutely not hideous. so stop it and eat some chocolate already!

marketing and recruiting people suck at EVERY firm.

Posted by: z. at October 29, 2004 02:31 PM

Don't worry. Not long after, I caved and had a piece of Hershey's dark chocolate. *grin*

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at October 29, 2004 02:41 PM

Don't take any crap from marketing folks. Speaking as one. :-)

Posted by: Mags at October 31, 2004 10:03 PM