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AIBU to think my boss Andy is the worst boss EVER! Plus a hero complex and a weird love of clocks?

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MiscellaneousAssortment Mon 15-Feb-16 23:25:41

... Ever ever ever to share a museum or more importantly, a job with?!

I was so excited when I started work on the Argentinosaurus and egg exhibit at the National Museum. Who would have thought my first ever job as Junior Curator, prehistory gallery, would have ended up like this?!

AIBU to think my Line manager has yet to show any core competencies for our profession, is a terrible manager, a terrible role model for someone just starting out and most worryingly, is going to lose us both our jobs any day now?!

His hero complex is driving me up the wall, and the way he keeps skulking around that grandfather clock is a bit weird.

I'm also starting to think he might sleep at the museum, given his unwashed and rumpled attire. And his long winded 'adventures' don't seem quite erm, plausible to me?

So, my anxiety levels are sky high, with the white knuckle duster ride of one slipshod work disaster after another on Every Single Exhibit.

Night after night, just when I'm just sloping off for a hot date/ warm bath and an early night, prior to 'the big opening' Andy somehow balls it up again.

Or the other minimum wage zero hour contract slave/ cleaner/ klutz that no one ever sees coming or actually communicates with. And by way of a side point, why doesn't anyone ever tell that poor man what he can and cannot mop/ spray/ squeegee? I try but I have my hands full 'managing up' that cheerful technophobe Andy.

Only tonight was there another balls up with a bucket and a Paraceratherium footprint, but no getting the measurements off the net, apparently that was too tricky, and now he's sent me home whilst rubbing his nose in a disturbingly conspiratorial fashion, it's driving me crazy!

Night after night, Andy carefully explains why none of my ideas will work and that with no prospect of repairing the disasters, we're all doomed, before cheerfully waving me off for a night of nail biting tension and 'ooh will my job still be there in the morning' wakeful midnight musings.

Then when it seems like at last the ruddy incompetent fool has bungled his and my job's out the window, he 'saves the day' again. Single handedly. And improbably.

With a demanding boss (Mrs Pickles) who appears to be a bad combination of The Money and an enthusiastic collector / maker of terrible fake replica artifacts she insists on the dullest centre of an exhibit...

Poor me, I am Jen, Andys Assistant, stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea.

AIBU to resign (slightly after I've gone loco with a dinosaur bone)? Ooh, or rat him out and take over myself?! grin

littledrummergirl Mon 15-Feb-16 23:30:33

hmm wtf

hefzi Mon 15-Feb-16 23:34:22

Is this one of those threads about a television programme/film confused?

memyselfandaye Mon 15-Feb-16 23:34:22

Cbeebies, curly haired irritating twat

ghostyslovesheep Mon 15-Feb-16 23:34:24

it's a 'funny' thread thread based on some book or film or TV show - I have no clue rendering it pointless for me but no doubt funny to others

WorraLiberty Mon 15-Feb-16 23:35:36

You might fancy yourself as some sort of amateur writer, but if any of this is true, you'll no doubt be sacked so you might have to take up blogging to scrape by.


MissFlight Mon 15-Feb-16 23:35:41

Time for another wine

WorraLiberty Mon 15-Feb-16 23:37:09

Oh ffs it's a TV show?

Jesus, that must have taken an age to write too.

I certainly felt as though it took an age to read it.


Hihohoho1 Mon 15-Feb-16 23:38:49

And that's a mumsnet aibu welcome op. grin

honeysucklejasmine Mon 15-Feb-16 23:39:27

Why do people do this? It seems like a lot of effort to go to for no real reason other than to entertain a very small number of people.

My DSis reckons Andy thinks he is the CBeebies stud and has prob shagged all the female presenters.

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Mon 15-Feb-16 23:42:58

Isn't it pretty obvious it's a kids' TV show? The OP wasn't really trying to hide that. Why bother commenting to say you don't know about it?

It's like those Q&A on Amazon where a potential purchaser asks if this haemorrhoid cream works and a helpful genius answers with "I don't know, I haven't used it".

We do not need to know that you don't know. Keep schtum. Like Andy.

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 15-Feb-16 23:44:04

Ah, it's a TV show! Thought you were on something much stronger than wine!

MiscellaneousAssortment Mon 15-Feb-16 23:45:25

As memyselfandaye succinctly puts it

^Cbeebies, curly haired irritating twat^

Due to DS and my flu cold bug, we have just spent my entire birthday, with duvets watching round the clock Andy today.

That and the cough medicine, it does something to you after a while...

ghostyslovesheep Mon 15-Feb-16 23:45:39

blimey didn't take too long for the thread police to arrive

I don't watch kids TV how am I supposed to know?

ghostyslovesheep Mon 15-Feb-16 23:48:23

sorry OP - I'm sure if you know the prog etc it's very funny x

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Mon 15-Feb-16 23:48:41

I always felt it was cruel of him not to tell Hattie about the clock given how much she loves dinosaurs. It would have been the most amazing experience of her life sad

Hihohoho1 Mon 15-Feb-16 23:49:21

Just picture Fatima whitbread and you have him.

MiscellaneousAssortment Mon 15-Feb-16 23:51:06

Don't worry ghosty I'm not sure it would be much funnier, though a tad less bizarre maybe smile

Particularly cruel that he takes her bag with him each time...

ghostyslovesheep Mon 15-Feb-16 23:51:47

yes I was slightly baffled grin

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 15-Feb-16 23:54:41

Happy Birthday, OP - have another slug of that cough medicine!

MiscellaneousAssortment Mon 15-Feb-16 23:54:57

Oh god, DS has just (bloody finally) fallen asleep and I carried on watching it to see the ending! Whilst complaining about it on here...


AIBU to write a thread as a pathetic-snot-filled-happy-bloody-birthday-cry for help?!

Please please helllppp meee.... Clings embarrassingly to the ankles of far cooler (and saner) mumsnetters... Waaaah his nose goes weird when you look at it too long

gooseberryroolz Mon 15-Feb-16 23:57:58

I WON'T google it. I won't.

WorraLiberty Mon 15-Feb-16 23:59:56

Isn't it pretty obvious it's a kids' TV show? The OP wasn't really trying to hide that. Why bother commenting to say you don't know about it?

No, why would it be obvious to those of us who don't watch kid's TV shows? confused

My kids are teens/adult, so thankfully I haven't had to suffer CBeebies for many years.

<< Smug >>

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 16-Feb-16 00:10:00

Yes, we should have compassion for those still afflicted! But fear not, OP - this too will pass.

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