Hello. I hope all is well (or at least not horrible) in your respective worlds.
Work has been a pain in my ass ever since they hired L and I'm just not motivated to do much at all around here after dealing with drama all day. And so it goes.
Long story short, L is from a sales (telemarketing) background, and she's done it for so long that she approaches every situation as an opportunity to "upsell."
Problem is, we don't sell anything at the City. We provide an essential citizen/developer service. It's not even close to the same approach.
This understandably has led to a certain amount of tension, as my co-workers are trained in a civil service style of service providing, and I approach things from a nuanced personal-shopper-cum-tax-preparer angle.
I think my angle works better, and I have written a marketing plan to support my position, waiting to be unveiled at the appropriate time.
But the last few days have bordered on unbeleivably bad. At some point when I can talk about all this without getting angry, I have to write some of this insanity down. It's like a soap opera in the weirdest sense of the concept.
If anybody out there has anything they'd like to share, please do. I need something else to think about.