Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Must vent again

I need to vent! I just got back from a client and I’m feeling like I should be an old lady or something, because the kids nowadays… argh.

One of my clients operates a family business, a real family business. Everyone working there is related. It’s great in the familial sense but hell on the other side, if you ask me. The owner has two kids, nice people. Because they work for their father they are getting away with murder. The things they do! They should consider themselves lucky to have a job at this point. If they were anywhere else, in a real work environment, their lazy asses would be out the door so fast!

They do things when they feel like it. It’s a nice sunny day today; let’s take a long lunch. Can you believe that they left at 11:30 am for lunch and came back at 2:30 pm. But you can’t say anything to them, no sir! Those two are willing to put in longer hours at work. As long as they’re lunch hours. I’m not even talking about all the time they spend chatting or just surfing the web. It’s unreal. I remember feeling proud of having a job, but for them it’s just something to pay the bills. That’s another thing; because it is a family business they are milking that cow dry. Everything is a company expense, and nobody verifies or controls anything. It’s ridiculous.

You can see that the son has some issues, and a few sessions on a couch of a good therapist wouldn’t hurt him. Don’t get me started on the daughter. The sweetest girl you want to meet, but soooo slow… Tai-chi people move faster than her on a good day. Today I felt like telling her “If you want a shoulder to cry on, pull off to the side of the road.”

Working at this client makes me feel like Maxine when I come out of there. I’m beyond myself and flabbergasted about how they take things for granted. It is due to them, because after all it is their father’s business. Argh! I’ve tried to tell them to work as if they owned the business. Turns out they are lazy owners who just don’t care if the whole thing goes down the tubes… I’m so glad I don’t have any ungrateful kids of my own.

I’m feeling a little better now that I got that off my chest!

8 comments:

Tammie said...

I know just what you mean! When the cash cow is skinned down to the bone, these kids will whine about being "entitled" to more, too. It's so sad.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Tai-chi people move faster than her on a good day. GOOD LINE - tee hee

lizgwiz said...

I sometimes think nobody should ever "go into the family business." It so often leads to that sense of entitlement you're talking about.

Mild Red (The Person Formerly Known As Ananke) said...

Vent away!!!! I used to work at a family-owned grocery store so I know exactly what you're saying. Two of the owners' sons worked there and they were both jackholes who treated the other employees like crap because they could get away with it and the daughter used to come into the store and ask everyone, "Don't you wish you were a Kramer?" Oh yeah, we should have all been so priveliged to be born into your wonderous family, sweetheart. Ugh, I worked there way too long but the one good thing that came of it was making me realize how lucky I was to have parents who didn't hand everything to me.

Kara said...

heh..."tai-chi people" made me laugh.

Stinkypaw said...

Bummer! I answered you all and Blogger ate it. Oh well!

simplypink said...

They may end up in the poor house due to their lack of motivation. Vent away....

:)

SkippyMom said...

If you want a shoulder to cry on pull over to the side of the road.

May I just say "Megaquote"? and no beverages took the route through my nasal passages on reading this post [as I HAVE LEARNED daggumit...I have learned my lesson...giggle]

Hugs [& I really hope you are feeling better]