Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nothing new

It’s been a really busy few weeks. Got back from Paris and had to turn around almost immediately to go to DC. I hadn’t been back there since we closed on our house last January and it was so good to be back. Got to get together with a bunch of my old friends—none of whom have babies—and it was great. Not that I mind being around babies, of course, but it was a welcome respite from any thoughts of fertility.

I’m now back home, and faced again non-stop with babies, fertility, and my lack of both. A coworker told me that another and her husband are trying to conceive. (PS—I saw through the blatant attempt to get me to talk about what is taking hubby and I so long to jump on the baby wagon. I know it drives people crazy that I’m tight lipped on the subject.) So, now I realize that it’s only a matter of time before there is yet another pregnancy announcement at my office. Argh. Good times.

Oh, and I had to spend the afternoon on the phone with an attorney yesterday talking about the best way to deal with this total PIA on my team who is basically accusing me of being age biased. His evidence? That when he couldn’t hear me once, he thought I deliberately exaggerated how loud I was talking to mock him. I kid you not. I can’t make this s&*% up. Even if that were true, which it isn’t, how do you get age bias out of that? Maybe I’m just generally obnoxious, having nothing to do with age? When the president asked, “well, are you saying that you think she treats you differently than the other members of the team,” he said no. ?? But, because he hit the right buzzword, they have to investigate, which I respect and get. But, argh.

On the bright side, I think I may be up for a promotion. So, at least there’s that.


theoneliner said...

i LOVE paris.
that's NOT age discrimination...and why do they HAVE to investigate? so silly.
you should have my boss, she's great. ; )

Sticky Bun said...

Yeah, it's ridiculous. We're sort of looking to get him out, so we need our ducks in a row. good times. :-)