Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ughhh, this guy came into the office today asking about my job description of which I politely replied, giving him a list of all the things I am responsible for (customer service, bank sales, auto sales, quoting, receptionist duties, customer retention etc.).

He so nicely responded, "Your job isn't really THAT HARD and I'm sure you don't work THAT HARD."

And then proceeded to state "You should trade jobs with me for a day and see what a hard worker really does."

First of all Mr. Whatshisface, I never asked your opinion or implied that my job was "THAT HARD".

Second, you are the one who asked me this absurd question and I politely responded to your odd questioning as your demeanor was entirely familiar to that of a "smart a".

Third, you really have NO IDEA about my job, what I do daily or the stress that I have undergone, the nasty people who call simply to cuss me out about something I had absolutely nothing to do with, the people who come in to yell at my face, the sexist biggots I have to put up with EVERY MONTH, the studying I have done, the learning curve I have somewhat gotten, the millions of crazy little complications that come up throughout the day of which you have to dig for answers and the list goes on.

I love my job and I DO apply myself. I do not appreciate you demeaning me simply because I sit at the front desk and smile at jerks such as yourself.

Note* Though all of that is true, there are MANY amazing, wonderful and totally awesome customers whom I love to see and talk with. Thankfully, the good far outweigh the bad. Among those who suck, really suck and when I see them approach from the outside, my spine stiffens at the thought of what they might say or do. I try not to make eye contact and shew them away as quickly as possible.

I will not be a victim of your sexism nor will I allow you to belittle me by your "smart a" remarks about my job description.

The end.


Karen said...

Ugh, I hate people like that. Everyone's job is different in it's own way that can make it challenging. Get over yourself!

mrs.leah.maria said...

I hate that, I dealt with those attitudes all the time when serving!

Mitzy said...

Wow, what a Smart a * * he was!..

I remember when I worked for my dad, doing secretarial work.. I was 19 and people would say stupid crap like that to me as well..

He was just being a Verbal Claude!
Ignore him!

Hope your evening is better!!

Heather said...

thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it.

Life at the White House said...

Hi there,

I stumbled upon your blog and just had to comment about this post.

I can relate - something similar happened to me this week. Some people just want the world to think that they are working harder than everyone else around them.....usually, they are the people that are actually doing very little but attempting to appear busy!

Sometimes I wish people just wouldn't talk! ;-)

Great blog, I'll have to keep up with it.