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Mrs. DayJobNuker Just Nuked Her Job! – Well Sort Of

My wife, Mrs. DayJobNuker, just quit her job. Seriously! Now unfortunately “quiting” is not the same as “nuking”. The official DayJobNuker definition of “nuke” or “nuking” your job is to be able to quit because you don’t need a job any more. Mrs. DayJobNuker quit because her job had become intolerable. She still wants a job and is on the lookout for a new one and so she did not really “nuke” it.

She works (for another week or so) for a major cell phone company. I won’t name the company but she has worked there a year and a half and things just never were right. It started with a boss who lived in Phoenix. What is the significance of that? Well, we live in Seattle and the job is in Seattle! Now I ask you, how can a boss that is in another state and only flies in a couple times a quarter be able evaluate performances? You mean to tell me that in the large city of Seattle there was no one qualified to be the boss of that particular department? No one at all? You had to go to Phoenix to find someone? My wife informs me that having a boss in another city is more commonplace nowadays but I still find that hard to believe.

Well needless to say, the boss in Phoenix did not have a good handle of what was going on in Seattle. I sympathize with my wife for having to be reviewed 4 times a year by someone who was hardly ever there. I can’t imagine how frustrating that must have been.

So, things never were quite right from the start with this company. I could go on and on but after about a year and a half she was just about ready to quit. She got a different job in a new department with a new boss that wasn’t much better. They kept piling work on and she kept getting home later and later. One can only take so much.

And then the final blow was delivered. Mrs. DayJobNuker and a few co-workers were waiting for a meeting to begin. One of the men was of Hawaiian ancestry and mentioned that he had gotten sunburned over the weekend. Someone in the group spoke up and mentioned that they had heard that people with darker skin did not burn as easily because of  the pigment in their skin. The Hawaiian man then told that person that they indeed could get burned, and then the meeting started.

Apparently, through office gossip, it was learned the next morning that someone in that group had complained to their manager that they were “offended” by the talk of skin color. No one is sure exactly who made the complaint but who in their right mind would want to work in an office environment like that?

If you work in any office in today’s world you have to be careful about what you say, what you don’t say, how you say ithow you look at people, and I am pretty sure what you are thinking as well. Basically you have to work in fear all day. This experience made it real easy for Mrs. DayJobNuker to decide that this company was not for her. Now she has to once again submit her resume to all the job search sites.

This in a nutshell demonstrates why I want to NUKE MY DAYJOB! Things are out of control in the politically correct environments of today’s offices. I most certainly do not want to be near that kind of work situation and that is why I want to learn how to make money from home. I guarantee you one thing…my dad’s generation never had to put up with this stupidity! Why can’t things just go back to the way they were? 

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  • 1

    I enjoyed reading this post – very interesting. Anna 🙂

    Anna on August 27th, 2007
  • 2

    It certainly isn’t nice if you have to watch what you say all the time. Rascism can be found in everything you say if you take it all too seriously.

    nice log btw 🙂

    Rudi on August 27th, 2007
  • 3

    That’s right. I really don’t know what the motivation is sometimes with these people.

    DayJobNuker on August 27th, 2007
  • 4

    I hear ya brother. Great that your wife took action and decided that her job was not for her. No sense in continuing to be miserable.

    Mr. Disgruntled on August 28th, 2007
  • 5

    How very true. This kind of PC rubbish is also endemic in the UK.

    Grimly Fiendish on August 28th, 2007
  • 6

    “PC rubbish” – very well put. That is exactly what it is. Sorry to hear it is over there too.

    DayJobNuker on August 28th, 2007
  • 7

    How can anyone claim there was “racism ” in the conversation when it was the chap himself who was quite happy to discuss his sunburn/ability to get sunburn??
    Some people seem to look for ways to get upset.
    The problem is i think, is that its the idiots who are listened to when they shout “racism” or “health and safety” – bosse are too scared of getting into trouble so they dont tell them to stop being ridiculous!

    bimmy the bookish on August 28th, 2007
  • 8

    Good post. I’ve been there and done that in the job world. It’s tough to get a feels good job and a pays good as well. It Ain’t happening. The only thing that worked for me was a job that kept me interested and the pay was fairly good. The key need is happy. if you are not happy, dump the job. Take care of your mrntal health. In the end of my work career I look back at interesting jobs. That’s okay. Dreams are costly if you if they mean giving up day to day happy. Don’t do it.

    Lew May on August 30th, 2007