University politics suck ass


My predecessor used to call my employer Oklahoma Crazy University. It’s no freakin’ wonder. I have spent the entire morning digging up paperwork to justify how I handled the dance school’s Christmas show because somebody told the dean I held back on promoting it. Supposedly I was being politically pressured by somebody else on campus. I’ve been promoting that dance show since March! So, I pull up all the releases I sent out about the show, copy those and the lists of media outlets that received the releases, make copies of all the articles that ran in the papers we subscribe to and turned them over to one of my bosses. What really gets me is that the dean is complaining I didn’t do enough although every show sold out. If I could have done more, what good would it have done?

The problem? The music school doesn’t like the dance school. I know this crap originated in our music school.

And I know of a little organizational change that is coming up that they ain’t going to like, but that will eliminate a lot of this stuff.

So I spent the morning rooting through old press releases and newspapers instead of writing a new press release I have to get out this week. And I’m playing phone tag with a reporter who wants information on the event we’re having tomorrow that involves the governor and mayor being on campus.

University politics suck ass. I probably shouldn’t even be putting this up here during my lunch hour, but dammit, I’m pissed I lost a whole morning because of a few insecure people who like to cause trouble.


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