Bleh. Work.

I'm currently employed as a part-time graduate assistant at a university in New York. The pay is shit, but I get health insurance (not that I've had time to take advantage of it, which I'm sure I'll end up regretting when I lose it in a month), and my tuition is waived, which is fabulous. This job is far from glamorous. I spend most of my time holding the hands of lost undergrads and filing paperwork that will never be viewed by another set of human eyes after mine. 

One of the great perks of my job is that I get to work with two of the most wonderfully sane and fabulously competent people EVER! Not really. In reality, Boss Lady and Co-Worker are two of the most obnoxious and annoying individuals I've ever had the honor of being stuck in an closet office with. Boss Lady fancies herself a professional musician and demonstrates her talents to us on a daily basis. She even has a CD of children's songs available for sale. I know this because she made a big deal out of giving me a free copy. I currently use it as a coaster, and no, I haven't listened to it yet.

Co-Worker seems to think of herself as the most talented, gifted and entitled individual on the planet. At least this is how she acts. Every day. The truth is, Co-Worker is a spoiled brat who doesn't have the ambition to complete any tasks unless I repeatedly pester her to. She spends her time at work whining about being broke (she's not, by the way. She's far from destitute. Her parents pay for everything. She's 24 and they still buy her gas for her to drive home once a week to Jersey. Oh, and she's from New Jersey. Did I mention that? Guess I could have started and ended with that.), talking on the phone to her "friends" (I'm not entirely convinced her "friends" aren't just people she stalks, having mistakenly gave her their number once), job searching, and watching YouTube videos. Meanwhile, her undergrads are running around like chickens with their heads cut off because she gives them misinformation, when she chooses to give them any information at all. 

Don't get me wrong. I don't always do the work I should be doing while at work, but if I'm not filing or responding to emails, I'm usually working on my thesis. Plus, we only work 20 hours a week, so I'm pretty sure she can find time between her ski trips to Vermont and her mini-vacations to Long Island to watch viral videos. Oh, and she doesn't work 20 hours a week. She usually gets to work around 11:00 am and cuts out around 2 or 3:00 pm. And she only works 3-4 days a week. Now, I'm no math whiz, but I'm pretty sure with that schedule she's clocking in less than 16 hours a week.

But that's not the point. My point is... she has two job interviews this week. TWO! Someone explain this to me, please. How can a lazy, incompetent, whine-ass get job interviews? I've seen her teach. She sucks. Meanwhile, people like me, experienced, hard-working, fully competent, kick-ass teachers can't get past the first round of the elimination process? She has zero experience in a classroom. I have over ten years of experience (see Miss Weber's Room).

I guess I can take some solace in the fact that her interviews are in Jersey. I haven't applied to jobs in Jersey, so it's not like she's getting interviews for jobs over me. Plus, if she ends up working in Jersey, at least she'll no longer be in New York. Phew.

(This rant was brought to you by a very aggravating day at work)

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