I'm still personally irritated right now over other personal matters but the situation at my job has died down due to the advice & guidance of one of our writers. The suggestion was just to ignore Little Miss Supervisor.
Apparently, Little Miss Supervisor has not learned the very first rule of working in a new business.
That rule is: Your job is to do whatever is needed for the business to get ahead.
Doesn't matter what your title is or what you're skilled at. Phones don't answer themselves, paperwork doesn't write itself & the people coming in have to have a GOOD impression of you or they're not going to care if you succeed or fail. There's a lot of crap that no one wants to do in a new business but guess what? If you want to move up, you have to do it.
I hear that Little Miss Supervisor thinks she's too good to answer phones or speak to the people; I also notice that when the phone rings, she won't answer even if she's closer to it than I am. Then again, when everyone who comes in thinks she's rude & unfriendly, it might be better to have the rest of us do it.
Even I, the resident pit bull/enforcer, am liked by co-workers & registering actors/crew members/writers/etc.; at a minimum, people respect me & my knowledge + the fact that I can see the big picture. I don't waste time on losing propositions.
Since I've not gotten an apology of any sort, I'm ignoring her. This writer, whom I have a great deal of respect for as an artist & professional, said that we shouldn't let this person push us out of the company--she makes a good point. My husband said something similar, in fact.
As this individual is also avoiding me (a smart person would be afraid of what I might say or do later on & of getting the blame if I choose to leave permanently since I'm much harder to replace), I think it can be managed for now. I will, however, keep an eye on the situation.
EVERY SINGLE person who has heard about this agrees that no young kid who just got out of college should be bossing around an attorney, especially one doing what I'm doing & certainly not the resident pit bull. I don't feel I was unreasonable & it warms my heart that others agree w/me on this. My boss also knows I'm not putting up w/it & that if it ever happens again, I'll leave + won't offer to work from home.
I've seen the education vs. experience debate firsthand countless times; it's why I usually ask for advice from people if I'm doing something new instead of presuming that I don't need anyone's guidance. I'm not an idiot & will be the first to tell you if I don't know something off the bat.
This chick has some serious tone & perception problems she needs to work on if she wants to get along w/us or get anyone's respect. You can't demand respect; you have to earn it. It's also a good idea to have some rapport w/your co-workers or at least SOME common ground.
I swear, my book will probably be on how to run an entertainment company & not screw it up.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
On a Lighter Note
Posted by Film Co. Lawyer at 6:02 PM
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