Thursday, August 26, 2004

Wally's Wake

To start the day off grand, in our weekly meeting it was announced that Wally, the best Resource in the office to go to for information and help, has been removed from the position of Resource. I knew this was coming. I was good, did not say a word about it in the meeting. (I’m still not in the clear from the mess I made last week.) I almost spoke up, but I asked myself, do I say something or do I keep my job?

Later it was explained to me this way by a very smart co-worker:

Oh! I see. Is this the basic Civil Service/Union rule screw up that doesn't allow qualified people to do a job they are capable of and competent at because they don't have the right title or position?

I have described Wally before as “The one who defines the true meaning of Resource in our office.” He can hit almost anything you throw, and does it with a smile and/or a joke.
I don’t mean to belittle the other 2 current Resource people. Jerry is a good guy, will talk to you for an hour, eventually even answering your question. Brenda is good, as long as she isn’t in a bad mood. Kinda Bi-polar.

Wally is vacating the Resource position because of the return of Joe. Now Joe is a nice guy, but does not have the knowledge that Wally does. Joe does have seniority. So Wally goes back to being just a CSR. This really harms the whole call center.

So being the man I am, I started to plan Wally a small party. Which quickly turned into a roast. Which evolved into a wake. We are all in mourning about this, so seemed logical.

On September 9th, Thursday, at 5 PM, we are meeting at our usual hangout to speak on behalf of the recently decease, Wally. Black armbands will be provided. Wally has requested that all eulogies be put in writing, so he has something to take with him.

This is going to be a blast. If we survive, will make a great blog. (Yea, there are so many ways this can go bad)

The names and sexes of the people on this blog have been changed and modified. So if you read this and think there are some undertones to the relationship with Wally and I, note that Wally is actually a woman, with nice gams.


Blogger CarpeDM said...

Technically, with the nice gams and all, doesn't that make her a dame?

I love that you're throwing a wake for her, that's classic. I'm so glad you're blogging! I loved the story on the 7 year old as well.

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