I was so pissed off by some inconsiderate people!!!

Philippines
March 20, 2010 4:56pm CST
Last night I was so pissed off. It was almost midnight, around 11:30 p.m. when someone called through our home phone. It was y husband who was able to answer the call and he said it was someone from the office. I thought it was an emergency so I answered the phone half- asleep. It was one of my staffs and he has some questions regarding a certain report. I asked him if there is no other Supervisor around that can assist him as there was supposed to be around 6 - 8 Supervisors on duty that time. He said he does not think the other Supervisors knew the answer. I got so irritated because his question was just so simple. He was just so lazy to look for the answer in one of our files. He said he wants to know the answer faster so he called me up rather than looking for the answer in the files. When I got to the office I talked to him. It take only 5 minutes or less to find the answer. I talked to all the other staffs and told them not to call me in the middle of the night just to ask some simple questions that can be answered even by one of their colleagues. I also talked to the other Supervisors about it as it's becoming my staffs habit to call me if I'm not around rather than asking assistance from other Supervisors. If it was an emergency or something real big then I wouldn't mind waking up in the middle of the night to answer their phone calls. My husband was also pissed off during that night as he was already sound asleep during that time. He was the one near the phone.
5 responses
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
21 Mar 10
Hi... It must have been a terrible experience. I can imagine it, because I know how it feels when one is woken up in the middle of the night for nothing... The world is full of fools and weirdos and strange people... I hope, they won't repeat the mistake again... Have a good time!
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
It really was a terrible experience. When I picked up the phone and heard his nonsense question I wanted to shout at him at the top of my lungs just to let him know that he has just woke me up from a deep sleep for nothing. I can hardly open my eyes when I woke up just to answer the call and my head feels heavy. I hate that feeling especially when you can no longer go back to sleep and your head aches or you feel light- headed. I do hope it never happens again.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
25 Mar 10
Oh yes, I can imagine... I also find it hard to go back to sleep when I am waken up in the middle... It takes me another one hour to get asleep again. I have had such experiences in the past. I know how you must have felt about it! I guess you tell them all in the office about this stupid call and also tell them never to do it again... Have a nice time!
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
Yes I did. I even sent an email to everyone reminding them not to call me in the middle of the night unless it's really an emergency. Have a nice day too!
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
ahh those kinds of events really gets into the nerve.. my brother married and they live with us here at home. They're not giving anything for the electrical bills, water bills or for the food. the most irritating thing is that, they leave since morning, leave their only child to our care and come back 3am!!!! when everybodys sleeping, that's when they would knock on the door or call on our phones...!!!! When we decided to hand them a key so that they would stop disturbing our sleep, one time just last week, i guess, they again knocked so hard on the door and told us that they forgot to bring the key!!!! argh!!! I really hare inconsiderate irresponsible people!!
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
Well, this is bad since you have to deal with it everyday. Sometimes, it is just irritating how some people could be so inconsiderate up to the point of being insensitive. I am not a confrontational type before but as I grew older I've learned my lesson. Sometimes we have to speak up that it's no longer okay so that they will realize that what they are doing is not right. I hope everything gets well at your home. Take care. :)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
thanks... I hope so too... haha, it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks...
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
21 Mar 10
yeah,there are so many people like this in this world where you are really irritated by these kinds!
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
You are right. Sometimes it takes someone else to remind them that they are being inconsiderate or insensitive. I guess that's part of life- dealing with different people who has different attitude.
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Sorry to hear that. Some people are just so lazy and don't care about other people as long as they would get things in the most convenient way. That is very inconsiderate of him to call you in the middle of the night for a simple question that others in the office can actually answer. He actually could have saved if he just asked his seatmate or anyone there in the office instead of spending time to dial and call you. I remember the same thing in our office. There was a major change of work shifts. One of the supervisors was to be the night shift supervisor. During the early days of this shift change, the morning shift employees text her about work stuff. One time, one of the supervisors made an announcement that no one should text the other supervisor because it is daytime and that is her time to sleep and rest. Anyway, there are other supervisors available on the floor during the morning shift. I think they find it easier to talk to that supervisor than others but it is not a valid reason to bother her.
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
I agree with you. Good thing that he was not a very sensitive person. He apologized to me and realized his mistake. I have a good relationship with all of my staffs and they are so comfortable with me. However, I told them that there are limitations and boundaries and that just like them I need to have a rest and forget about the pressure at work sometimes. They all understood. :)
@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
8 Apr 10
isnt this a bad phrase .. pised off it looks like something else.. people are very much personal on mylot with eachother..