I Work With Female Geese on the Death Star

Posted on | January 9, 2011 | 13 Comments

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Have you ever watched geese at the park…especially when you are feeding them?..they squawk loudly…nip and chase each other out of the way…there is usually a dominant one in the flock who is the loudest bully of them all….

Well, those are the type of women I happen to work with….these wenches are notorious…they nip at each other and push each other out of the way..the loudest and the biggest bully of them all even laughs like a goose…she actually tries to laugh the loudest in our office so that everyone will hear her…she emits this loud and annoying squawk..I kid you not, and people in our office kiss her ass.

They are so critical all of the time.  I have my own office, thank god, so I try to get away from them by putting on headphones and closing the door.  After weekends when I come in on Monday, I try to feel refreshed and positive..but soon I am drained of all my energy when I simply pull in to the parking lot.

I have never worked so hard in an office before…I often put in late hours, handle 3 or 4 jobs at once and never really complain (except on this blog).  I try to keep the communication open between all of us..but they are so damn critical that it would be better if I have these talks to my three year old toddler.  I keep busting my head against a brick wall..trying harder and harder to put out good work only to meet with excessive criticism, nit picking, sabotage and lack of cooperation.

Today, I worked really hard on some bullshit assignment and tried to be nice and cooperative to one of the geese whom I was training with.  After putting in what I thought was a pretty good effort in training, she ended up saying something very critical to my face and then laughed.  I was so pissed, but just smiled sweetly and told her next time, she could just learn the “system” by herself and if she had any future questions to direct them to our manager because, as of now, our training was done.  She backpedaled quickly, but I just turned and walked away.  She dug her grave and I seriously do not care.

My best friend often tells me that she’d rather work with men than women.  And you know- I feel the same way.  I HATE that, but it is true.  It is another episode of Paralegals Behaving Badly. Is the modern working world  leeching the cooperative and nurturing nature out of women?  Does this result in the production of a bunch of soulless but ambitious female robot zombies ready to pounce on anything that remotely resembles human vulnerability?  I hope not, but damn….

PH

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  6. Rebel Paralegal
    January 9th, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    I feel your pain. My queen goose happens to be an associate. Hang in there.

    BTW – I love reading your posts.

  7. Momalegal
    January 9th, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    I’m picturing geese in storm trooper helmets – LMAO! I’m sorry, that royally sucks. And I so relate. Any luck on the job hunting front yet?

  8. TxParalegal
    January 10th, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    I am sorry about your situation…and I totally relate! It’s like those rainforest birds that puff-up big and flap their wings, showing all their colors, so they can scare away a predator. They are small. I once heard someone say that you don’t ask for respect, you command it. I say, let them nit-pick and hen-peck all they want. Smile, be above it and be BETTER than it. They will always be that way and you cannot change them.

  9. Corporate Paralegal
    January 10th, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Geese. I never thought of them that way. But today, as I was being squawked at, I realized what you mean. And then I started giggling which made the goose squawk more. Around here, in Illinois, we are in the middle of goose hunting season. Might have to borrow my husband’s shotgun!

    It is amazing to me how some women feel (and companies / firms reinforce) that they need to either become more masculine (“one of the boys”) or step on other women to show their strength in order to get ahead.

  10. Robert Thrumston
    January 11th, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    “Female robot zombies ready to pounce on anything that remotely resembles human vulnerability” its so true isn’t it? I personally blame capitalism, competition is good they say!! HA!!!

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  12. KMA
    January 19th, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    new to your blog and loving it…the best part is that you walked away from the crazy hag who used intimidation to get her way. Never piss off the people who know the most. I worked at a law school for 2 years dealing with attorney/professor types and the women were the worst and least prepared. The men, well, sadly the biggest babies on the planet. About to go into this profession at 40+ years old so we shall see if others survive :)

  13. Paralegal
    January 20th, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    Welcome to the blog! I am so glad you posted a reply!

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