I keep a little post-it note tacked up in my cube at work that says "Control Your Face." It's sad but true. I have now been told twice that I need to work on my "poker face" because people can easily read my emotions on my face. (This is also something my mother has been telling me for years...however I thought it was just because my mom knows me so well...) I just want to make the general statement that it is SAD that I need this post-it. It is SAD that I am angry/upset/annoyed/pissed off so much that I have to continuously remind myself to hide my true feelings behind a mask of calm. It kind of feels like being anally raped. I don't particularly enjoy the political "game" that is my office environment. It sucks. I don't enjoy kissing someone's ass because they have a higher title than me. What does that mean? You are older. From all the things I've witnessed at this company over the past year I have learned that older does NOT mean smarter. It simply means you are more bitter (from working here...) and have more grey hair (Grey hair in my company means that you can now be viewed as a "true professional". I was TOLD this...word for word folks...word for word...). However, nevertheless, I do sometimes try to tilt the field to my advantage which is wrong but often easy to do since my boss no idea what I actually DO here. (Macro picture...yes...I handle the tech marketing...Micro picture...no...she has no clue how to work anything that needs to be plugged in.)
(On an aside: Jersey posted something about anal sex...while I will religiously plead the 5th on this, I am conclusively say that it is not an enjoyable experience. However, if the guy wants to try it and you are ok with that, let HIM worry about the clean-up. You certainly aren't the one bringing it up in the first place I'm assuming!! On another note, I DO know someone that SWEARS that it is the best thing ever. So, to each his own I suppose.)
So, does anyone else have this face problem? Maybe it is just my hostile work environment finally getting to me. I don't know. I will either continue to work on this...or start to ignore it completely in hopes that they will fire me. I haven't made up my mind yet.