Airing My Grievances

Ya’ll, I’m as blessed as a sneeze and I know it. I don’t have a lot to complain about, but watch out ’cause I’m pissed.

I’m a pushover. I’ve been told I don’t have a backbone, and to that, I would counter that I only whip out my spine when I deem it necessary (thankyouverymuch). Though this is not a scenario in which I feel the need to fight, I’m still royally pissed about how everything went down.

Here’s some backstory for ya.

I’ve been in my position at work for 3 years. That may not seem like a lot, but we’ve had quite a high volume of turnover these past few years. I lucked out with my office when I was on-boarded. It was my predecessor’s office and she was in this position for 40 years. God help me…

I have a largish desk, a small file cabinet and a window; what every girl executive assistant could want. I’ve decorated it to my liking and have received many compliments on my styling. I most definitely have the nicest looking office in the building.

All this to say: I like my office. It’s been my home-away-from-home for 3 years and it’s mine. Actually, it WAS mine…


Monday morning, my boss thought it would be a great idea to begin the workweek by telling me I’m being relocated to a different office because it makes more sense for someone else to be in MY office. Oh but here’s the kicker: the person moving into MY office HASN’T EVEN BEEN HIRED YET!

You can call me salty….

I’m hurt. I feel devalued as an employee. I feel unsupported and taken advantage of. I feel like an afterthought. I’m being kicked out of MY office.

I won’t get into the details because there’s a whole lot of ’em, but I will say it doesn’t make any kind of sense for me to move offices, but the people that made the decision (one of the being my boss) don’t seem to care. Basically if this were a pro/con list, the con side would significantly outweigh the pros, but the decision has been made.

To make up for the inconvenience of uprooting my work space and to offer sympathy for downsizing my space, I’ve been told I can order brand new furniture. Yay…

You know what I say to that: I WILL order brand new furniture, and I WILL make you pay out the mother lovin’ nose for it too.

So that there is the silver lining.


If you couldn’t tell, I’m fired up and I first got the news 2 days ago, so I’ve had some time to simmer, but nope. This redhead is hot!

What do you think guys? Am I overreacting? Is an office just an office? Should I tell my boss how this decision (that I wasn’t apart of) really makes me feel or just smile and nod?

Basically, if you were my therapist, what would you tell me?

 

17 thoughts on “Airing My Grievances

  1. I don’t think you are overreacting. I would feel the same way. Do you know if your new office is smaller or larger? I remember I had 4 windows in my old office, lots of desk space, two monitors, and a bunch of filing cabinets. It was so perfect. So I understand why you are attached to your office space. If I were you, I would be honest with your boss, and maybe let her/him know that you really like your office space because you feel productive lol.

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  2. I’d feel the same way. As for what to do: I’m not the right person to ask lol I am definitely much more of a “stew in anger” type of person 😂 I cant really stand up to people who are my boss or higher ups at work. And if I do, then I’ve been pushed to my absolute limit!

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    • I’m the same way, but I can’t seem to get over it. I’ve resigned to the fact I’m moving, but the lead up is what bothers me. One person makes a decision, my boss caters to them without understanding the consequences, and then ultimately moves me, here assistant to the other side of the building and into a smaller office. My boss has been preaching about transparency within our organisation, so with that in mind, I might have to talk with her about it.

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      • You definitely should! You’ve had a few days to cool down now so that’s probably good. I like to write down or practice what I want to say before I go and approach someone in a situation like that. Gives me a chance to work it out before I even open my mouth so at least the first things I say are calm and collected haha

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  3. I don’t think it’s an overreaction at all. I would be pissed as well. We spend a lot of time at work and you’ve made that places your home away from home for the past three years. I would be so angry if I was abruptly told I needed to relocate for someone who hasn’t even started working yet.

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    • Yes, but it still doesn’t make sense. Basically the new person will be working with one of the managers in the same hall all through onboarding and that manager wants the new person’s office to be close to hers for that purpose. On boarding is temporary, whereas being the assistant to the director (3 doors down) is my freakin’ job title. Now I’ll be moved to the other side of the building from the director and the new person will still be at the opposite end of the hall from the training manager. Plus I’ll be moved away from my file cabinet and copy room which I’m responsible for as stocking and cleaning. It’s a load of crap.

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  4. I’d be pissed too. It might even be worth starting to look for a new position.

    Still, if you’re getting new furniture, get a sit/stand desk. Having one has made my work life soooo much better! Plus they are pricey, and that might annoy your boss…

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