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Not a Typical Rant

I normally don’t talk a lot about my job, mainly because I worry to keep myself anonymous (or at least confidential) as my day job would probably not appreciate the topics I discuss here. But today, I have to get this off my chest. I believe there is one in every workplace. The person who is oblivious to what his/her job really is and some how manages to shirk any responsibility and pass the buck so to speak. There is someone who manages to defy any of my sensibilities as my company is usually pretty intolerant for that kind of behavior. But somehow she continues to keep her job! Today, was no different, but it was absolutely pathetic. Here is how the email exchange went down (names & topics changed to protect my day job, of course).

Email #1 (Came to me)

From: A Person Who Supports our Programs (Inquiring Mind)
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:43 PM
To: Me (SiB)
Subject: Training
Hello SiB,
Do you know what training is available for said program about what you do? I looked in the database  but this doesn’t explain to _____ what they should do with that data. Is there a training somewhere that explains to ______ what to do with all of the great data that you provide?
Inquiring Mind
Email #2 (Sent From Me)
From: Me (SiB)
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:44 PM
To: Inquiring Mind
Subject: RE: Training
I believe Department X does incorporate that into their Professional Development training.
I have always done trainings for programs by request as well.
Let me know if there is something specific I can help with!
Email #3 (Sent to the Head of Department X I mentioned)
From: Inquiring Mind
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:49 PM
To: Head of Department X
Subject: FW: Training
Hi Department X Leader,
Do you know what training is available for said program about the valuable data that SiB provides?  This is not a new program, so they should know where to find it, but I am specifically looking for something that explains to them what they should do with the data they are given.
Inquiring Mind
Email #4 (Sent from Head of Department X with a cc to Me — with MY REPLY STILL IN THE BODY)
From: Head of Department X
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:51 PM
To: Inquiring Mind
Cc: Me (SiB)
Subject: RE: Training
Inquiring Mind,
Tests fall under SiB’s area of expertise. I’ve CC’d her on this message so she can provide you with the information you need.
Head of Department X
At this point, I say out loud – at my desk – to my computer screen “SERIOUSLY?!?”
Also – this all went down in a matter of 8 minutes. I can’t with the stupidity anymore!

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