NSR...but work related - Employers..can't live with em..can't live without em
My employer has decided to do an "all hands" meeting for two freaking days. Oh joy...that in and of self sends my anxiety into overdrive. It means I have to interact....WITH PEOPLE. Have I mentioned I'm a introvert and there is a reason I do the job I have....LITTLE INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE. I am NOT a people person.
Not only that....our building is across the pond (retention pond that is) from a freaking hotel. Do we use that hotel for this shindig...nope..they decide to use a hotel DOWN FREAKING TOWN. During the week...where we have to travel rush hour.
WHYY....WHY....now I they want me to navigate rush hour traffic ( I live 2 miles from our office in the a suburban city), find parking...pay for parking...all for the privilege of interacting with people..that I don't want to interact with.
Even better we had to take a personality test (oh eff me now)...and we get to discuss that in a break out sesson. WHY FOR LOVE OF ALL THE PEOPLE THINK IS HOLY.......mine will come up INTROVERT......and guess what we introverts HATE HATE HATE talking about ourselves with strangers for hours. Heck we hate talking to strangers period for hours.
Then they scheduled an "optional" dinner on the first night and a company event at a soccer game the second night. Nope..not going to either of those. You got me for 8 hours and THAT IS IT. No dinner and lord no to the soccer game. I don't like sports that much and certainly not enough to go with people I don't really know.
I mean is this shiznit really necessary....it really doesn't build team work...(I've worked with the same people for 8 years trust me we all know each other our quirks and strengths). I can say I dread this more than my annual girl exam.
So..tomorrow morning I will be ubering to this blessed event and leaving at 4 p.m on the dot to come home.
Gonna be a long two days.
But seriously can someone explain why on earth this is needed and why does it have to be two freaking days. Seems like a lot of b*llsh*t just designed to make the executives feel like they are "connecting" to us peons.