I so don’t play the office politics game well. Add to that the fact that I’m working in an office of all women and it just gets worse.

I really don’t have too much of a problem with anyone individually. The account manager and I have had our issues…..she doesn’t like that I don’t bend over backwards for her, and I don’t like that she tries to use me. But I think we’re working it out, at least as well as we can.

I like my boss, though I question some of what she does. The two of them together, though, I think there are going to be problems. I can see both sides……and each of them are right on some things and wrong on others. I think the biggest problem is that one is the boss and the other one wants to be the boss without having the responsibility of being the boss. The account manager is supposed to be out selling but she spends an awful lot of time “organizing” in the office and putting her two cents in where I don’t really think it belongs. And to hear her make calls…….I’d rather stick needles in my eyes. I want to yell at her that she’s doing it all wrong, but I hold back because, really, my job isn’t sales and what do I know?

I’m rambling…..I just have a feeling that the proverbial shit is going to hit the fan and I am afraid I’m going to be right in the line of fire. And for all its “issues” I like this job. I think I’m good at it. And I need to support my kids because, frankly, right now I’m all they have.

So I need to keep remembering that work is work, not personal. To work hard, keep my mouth shut, and do my job. The account manager told me today that I need to be better at kissing ass. I really don’t think that’s going to happen.