Background: the corporation for which I work is on the verge of being Pac-Manned up by another corporation. Corp HQ is likely going to close, and all those admins and close cousins of the CEO will be out on the streets of Little Rock. I hear there are no less than five Kinko's in that state capital; must be doing a land office business on the resume trade.
Corp Psycho B!+c# is apparently attempting to make herself seem indispensable. We applied to collocate on someone else's cell tower. Someone Else's ground lease has the bizarre requirement of landowner approval (this is a seasonal cabin on a hill up north). Landowner wants to sell and get the heck out of Dodge; he offered his (large, undivideable) parcel to Someone Else, and then to Corp; both declined.
Over the course of three months, Someone Else requested his approval of our application. Sent him three notices via certified mail, called him, faxed him. Finally he said he would give approval for our colo. Someone Else provided copies of all these communiques to Corp Psycho B!+c#. But that's not good enough for her; she ran it past the Corp legal department (notorious for the billable hours work ethic) and they want additional "proof."
I re-sent her everything I had, including a letter from the landlord and Someone Else's reply in response. "But he's asking questions," she replied.
Was I notified about this? I was not. Corp Psycho B!+c# engaged in a casual conversation with Barbie, and "happened to mention" it. Barbie notified me during my real estate update call. I contacted Someone Else, who mentioned that he and Barbie have been discussing this, too.
Last December, our mutual boss in Dan's town had Ken and me come in from our respective other states, and Barbie take some special time out of her busy day, to discuss their tendency to go behind me. "Keep Veloise in the loop," he kept saying.
When I remind Barbie of this directive, she gets defensive. (Helps her cause to be a eye-batter playing the "I'm a cute little girl" card in the cube next to the pointy-haired boss.)
What's the second word in the company name again? Starts with a "C" and ends with "ommunications."