So it’s 4:59, Monday afternoon. I’m still at work, when I planned to be gone an hour ago. My boss only works MWF until 1:00 so she is not here. My client at P&G has a big meeting tomorrow– and we are mounting some boards for them to use in a presentation with Wal-Mart and people from the brand in Cincinnati.
I’ve been requesting materials for a week now– knowing full well we wouldn’t get everything until last minute (today). The meeting is at 9:00 tomorrow morning. I have my team working into the evening tonight to get everything done because they didn’t get us their stuff until today– and I arranged for everything to be delivered to P&G first thing in the morning.
Well, apparently, that’s not soon enough. My boss decided that they need to have it delivered tonight. My client will be at her office until 6:00 and if it’s not done by then– she wants everything delivered to HER HOUSE!
So my boss just called, after promising my client that we would have this delivered tonight, and said “I don’t know what your plans are tonight…” (it’s my birthday) “…maybe it’s possible for you to go eat dinner or whatever you’re going to do… and come back around 8ish and take care of this”
I am shaking at the insensitivity and ridiculousness of the whole situation. If my manager told my client it could be there tonight – after I already arranged for it to be there in the morning – then SHE can drive back to work and do it herself! I am not delivering stuff to my client’s HOUSE (wherever THAT is!) at 8 oclock at night, on MY BIRTHDAY, when it’s no fault of mine that the timing is this close.
When she calls back, she best have Plan B.