Thursday, May 03, 2007

Another work rant

I totally fucking give up. The art gallery I clean has had water problems in the basement since...forever. When it rains water runs down the back wall, luckily there is a sump pump that the water runs into, but its still not good for the foundation of the building. Hello.....

The problem is the underground drain. First its not big enough for a commercial building. Second the end of it that use to shoot the water out onto the side walk is now 3/4 covered with cement from the new sidewalk that was put in last year. So now the water sits in the drain with no place to go. I pointed this out to my boss who in turn told his boss.

Now I'm being told that they are going to clean out the drain. I mentioned that the new sidewalk is blocking it. Boss's boss response was "I think what we are going to do will be fine." Obviously my words just went in one ear and out the other. Plus I don't think he likes it when the uneducated help gives advice.

This isn't the first time I've had run in with this guy.....

The steps going to the gallery basement were very narrow and had a rubber/plastic surface. Well with wet shoes on, they were treacherous. I fell down the stairs and so did the gallery director. I told idiot boss man that the steps were not up to code. He then told me that he went there and measured the steps and they were fine. It took seven people falling down the steps to get them rebuilt correctly. When they were being rebuilt I asked the gallery director sarcastically why they were being rebuilt and she told me because they weren't up to code....

Not once did idiot boss tell me that I was right. But what do I know, I'm just an uneducated janitor.

3 comments:

thomas said...

give 'em hell, hon!

Drub said...

I'd call OSHA if I were you. They'll fine the bastards as I'm sure it's not up to code or safe.

http://www.osha.gov/

Then let them explain that to the government.

Michael said...

The steps issue was several years ago and they have been rebuilt, so its probably too late to file a complaint. I wish I would have thought of it at the time though.