I do not come to work to entertain *ANYONE'S* perception of me or anyone else for that matter.
Kevin is the most petty, untalented, uninspired manager I've ever had the displeasure to work with. He just doesn't get it. I could have his job so easily ... and you know what I just might do that anyway. I might just gather together all my resources and prepare a report and present it to Diane and anyone else who might be interested. I'm not going to come right out and say "Kevin, frankly, sucks at his job and here's why ..." but I'll present it in a way that will make it so obvious.
No joke, this is what was in our 'Monday Message' this week (italics added by me):
"If you are on the internet, you should be on one of OUR internet sites. It doesn't seem to send the correct perception to be watching different channels or searching various internet sites to entertain yourself while at work."
I mean, are you freakin kidding me??? Am I here to appease someone else's perception???
Here's something: how about MY perception of the way Kevin defends those of us in the production department? How about some confidence in us? My perception is that Kevin doesn't really think too highly of us.
The difference between the perception I'm talking about and the perception he's talking about is that my perception is right on-target, and his is false.
I could just scream. I think I just did.