There are two main rival companies.
Rival No. 1 offered to interview me after seeing my CV posted on monster. We have a strange relationship with Rival No. 1. Gay Boss originally worked for them years ago until he was offered a job here. My predecessor switched companies and now works for them. It happens every so often. Their company values are similar to ours and although we are rivals we work well side by side.
According to the credit card transaction report CEO was having a secret meeting with Rival No. 2. The cafe listed on the report is based within their offices, I recognised the name straight away. Rival No. 2 are bullies. They prioritise their own needs above those of their clients. We have had many clients that previously had dealings with them and we have heard shocking stories of court cases and scandals.
Yesterday I told Gay Boss what I know.
I was worried about CEO's meeting. It may have been nothing but there may be a possibility that CEO wants to sell up or merge with Rival No. 2.
"You know?! What do you mean?"
"I tracked his credit card transactions too."
Oh my God! We are definitely on some kind of a wavelength.
Gay Boss isn't sure of what is going on. He doesn't think CEO himself knows what he wants to do. He was too pissed off about other things to go into too much detail on theories. He dropped a thick stack on papers on my desk. They were all emails sent to him in the last week.
"Look at the amount of crap he wants me to do. He's doing this on purpose. Any other person doing this job would have walked by now."
I flicked through them. It was complete madness! Every email had a new task or a new request on it.
Can you please send me a full report on InBev from 1990 - 1997. I need this by the end of the week.
He wants data from the archive?! That's going to take hours to find let alone write a report on.
I need the figures for all of our clients dating back to when they signed up. I want quarterly figures together with graphs showing the increase and decrease. I also want a full report on each quarter.
The emails went on and on. Each request was a few days work.
CEO is still adamant on the dvd idea. He wants to create a box set of six. Each disk needs to tell a little more about our company. A "collect all six" series. What a complete fool!
He must have a mental problem. Why else would he do this?
Gay Boss was in a bad way yesterday. The day before he had a surprise visit from Wanker. Wanker is CEO's nephew. The company is his inheritance, despite the fact that Wanker has never worked a day in his life.
Wanker arrived and summoned a meeting with Gay Boss in the boardroom. He pleasantly sparked up conversation about the weather. Gay Boss is not one to waste time.
"Let's skip the pleasantries. CEO sent you. Why?"
Wanker never knows how to speak to Gay Boss. I think he's a little afraid of his bluntness. Gay Boss ate him alive.
"You're here to check things out. I know, because you'd never step foot in this place unless CEO specifically told you to. Check everything. I'm an open book. Go ahead."
Wanker opened a notebook and began his series of complaints. Gay Boss threw every statement back.
"You don't put in enough hours."
"No? I respond to emails from CEO at 1am on a Friday night. I respond to phone calls. I'm the first one in this building every morning and the last one out. I have records of everything. The times that I swiped in and the times that I swiped out. My phone calls are all recorded, as are my emails."
Wanker was surprised by the response. I don't know why. If you're going to throw accusations at someone they will fight back.
"You know there's a law against too many hours don't you? If I were to add everything up how do you think the figure would look?"
"You have had extra long holidays. This has got to stop."
"I have the same amount of days off as my employees. I work the whole year with no break and I take them all at once. There’s no law against it. It's my holiday and as long as it doesn't affect my work I will take them as and when I choose."
"You've hired incapable staff. It's your job to dismiss them if they're not performing."
"Who would you be referring to?"
Wanker had no idea. He flicked through his notebook looking for the answer knowing fully that he had none.
"I tell you what. Why don't you go and do some homework. Go and do a full report on each employee that I have hired. Make sure you include everything they've done to keep this company afloat. If you find any fault with them let me know."
Wanker didn't know what to say. He laughed off the whole matter and offered to buy Gay Boss lunch. Gay Boss refused.
"I don't have time for lunch. Apparently I'm not putting in the hours and I'm taking too much holiday. I should really use the time to manage my incompetent staff."
I think CEO is trying to get rid of me. Gay Boss thinks he's trying to get rid of him.
We did something we don't usually do. Gay Boss and I sipped neat Jack Daniels while we discussed the possibilities. I've never had a drink at work before, but yesterday I think we both needed it. I told him about my interview call from Rival no. 1. He looked at me sadly.
"Elise go for the interview. If you get it, I think you should take the job."
I felt like crying. I love this company. I've mad good friends like Bimbo and Stoner. I've got a great relationship with my boss. How many other people can say that they've investigated people with their boss? Or had a glass of neat whiskey with their boss? He has a shocking amount of trust for me. I don't want to loose that.