Today was a bit of a whirlwind.
It started with my favorite guest (she said sarcastically), and a lot of boobies.
You see he’s a plastic surgeon and we had to re-record his segment several times so I kept seeing these boobs over and over again, it was like a bad dream.
Not to mention I saw the boobies for what seemed like eternity the day before when I was making the before and after pictures.
Ugh it was enough to push me over the edge! At one point, my director actually said ‘tell me this isn’t my life.’
After an hour and a half of this, it was on to prep for the show, the live show, then lunch, and then out to a shoot at the same doctor’s office.
My entire goal going into the day was just to make it through so I could enjoy a glass of wine and forget about it all. I knew it was going to be a marathon and I would have to pace myself.
And it did not disappoint, what I didn’t know was how mentally exhausting it would be, or the stunning events that were about to take place.
As we were finishing up our shoot, we got a few frantic texts and calls from the one girl still left at work. We were being summoned for a meeting with the HR director, and 2 of the 3 top people at the station.
We were all frantic. What was going on? Being news people we naturally tend to ruin surprises, so we were all on the case. Texting everyone we knew to try to figure out or find out what the meeting was about.
When we arrived back at the station we were immediately ushered into a conference room where the HR director was waiting and we sat down for the impromptu meeting.
We sat there while they told us about ‘restructuring’ and that they were eliminating my immediate supervisors position and replacing it with another.
You may be saying, that’s not so surprising its happening all over the country.
But you don’t know my boss. She’s like some kind of crazy super hero immune to any kind of punishment.
She’s a horrible manager, in fact, she may be the worst manager I have ever seen.
She takes 2 hour lunches, goes shopping and runs errands on work time, and she comes in late and leaves early. When something goes wrong it’s not her fault. There’s always someone else to blame.
It’s not uncommon to hear her yell out of her office ‘Did I miss Oprah today? What was on?’ I know we work in tv, but that doesnt mean you get to watch tv all the time when your at work.
I’m sure we’re not the only group to ever think about how things would be if their boss left, but we never actually thought it would happen.
On one hand, I am looking forward to some new leadership in the department, and maybe even some new life and possibly inspiration.
On the other hand, I think I may actually have Stockholm Syndrome because I can’t imagine working there without her…. even after all the things she has done to us individually and as a whole.
We’ve all been so oppressed for so long we will actually have to transition into a healthy environment free of hostility and threats.
After all the things she has put us through it’s absolutely crazy I would feel like I would miss her, but I think I will.
But she’s a good person, a nice woman and none of us wanted to see this happen to her.
Wow… what a day… transition is on the horizon and that now has me re-evaluating my life.