Corporate America. . . it confounds me on a daily basis. But this one? This one takes the cake.
Remember when I told you that my dear friend and colleague had decided to retire and leave me alone with the wolves? Well, because of her selfish decision our department has been left in total chaos. Well, not really - but there have been a lot of "what ifs" and "what nows". Which all could have been avoided if Mr. Big Dog in our department had dealt with this prior to her leaving. I mean, it's not like she waited until the last minute to announce her retirement - she gave at least two months notice before she ran off to do whatever it is retired people do.
Because of his inaction (and lack of thinking things through) it came to pass that I had to apply for the job that I am currently doing. The position that I've held for the past five and half years.
I know - right? It doesn't make any sense. But whatever. I applied.
And was then promptly informed by Human Resources that I wasn't qualified.