That thing where someone just straight up lies to your face.
Yeah, assholes live in every country but I swear South Korea has more than its fair share of grown men who simply won’t. tell. the. truth. ever.
And yes, this is about my building manager again. I got my boss involved (much against his will) and we just threw down in the hallway again.
For some reason, he keeps turning off my air conditioner. (The system, like the heat, is centrally controlled from his office.)
Maybe he didn’t turn it off (again), but somebody who works for him did.
When I called him on his bullshit he stammered and sputtered — “The system is not working!”
If by “system” you mean “your fucking brain” then yeah, he has a point.
Then he admitted that maybe someone turned it off. Again. (This happens on an almost weekly basis.)
Gee, ya think? I mean, it’s not like your job title is “GODDAMN FUCKING BUILDING — WAIT FOR IT! — MAAAAAAAAAAAAAANAAAAAAAAGEEEEER!”
The crazy thing is this guys makes more money than I do for using a computer for five minutes a day then hopping out for a two-hour lunch.
But he can’t even manage that. (Did I mention this building is less than ten years old?)
Every week something goes wrong. AC in the summer. Heat in the winter. Goddamn hot water issues at all times of the year. And these aren’t pipes bursting or units fizzling out, this is a human being in his office turning things off from the office computer.
As mentioned before, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll get the fuck outta Dodge in February 2015. This country is just slowly grinding me down. Granted, it”s been a pretty good run for the most part but I just can’t go on somewhere where it’s socially acceptable — even encouraged — to just straight up lie in order to save face.
Because you ain’t saving shit, bro, you’re just confirming to everyone in a ten kilometer radius that you are a fuckwitted buffoon.
And when the times comes I’ll be happy to tell you the name of my college, because Jesus fuck you do not want to work here.
The shame of it is, the job itself is amazing — I truly enjoy it. But it’s no longer amazing enough to distract me from the fact that I live at the whims of a true sociopath.
And my two foreign co-workers feel exactly the same way.
Good luck hiring new ones, boss-man.