Bossy has been a fulltime writer, more or less, for the past four years, which means Bossy is her own boss. This predicament has its advantages and disadvantages.
- Bossy’s boss has a lenient dress code. Meaning dress is optional. Although Bossy can’t write anything of worth unless she is wearing a bra. Call it structure.
- Bossy can bring her dog to the office. Because there is no office. But there is a dining room table. And a dog.
- Bossy can drink alcohol in front of her boss because her boss drinks too. Although the office parties are terribly small (see advantage two.)
- Bossy can write about whatever she wants because her boss is open-minded. Or maybe her boss is just hung-over.
- Bossy can’t hide behind the water cooler when she wants to avoid her boss. Because there is no water cooler. And there’s no avoiding the boss who plants herself between Bossy’s ears.
- Bossy’s boss has an issue with boundaries. Writing, photography, social networking, fine, Bossy will indulge in these practices for you. But cleaning your stove on Bossy’s lunch hour and picking up your dry cleaning because Bossy “happens to be in the neighborhood anyway” — no, that is not part of the job description. Also? Even Gah rests on Sundays.
- Bossy’s boss brings her dog to the
officedining room table, too. And that dog needs its mouth wiped.
- Whenever Bossy calls in sick and thinks she got away with it, there’s Bossy’s boss in the dark nightclub tapping Bossy on the shoulder all, “I thought you said you were sick and here I find you wiggling your fanny with a vodka tonic in your hand,” which is to say Bossy’s boss is everywhere.
- When Bossy misses a work deadline, Bossy’s boss is crestfallen, which is a sight so pathetic it trumps any words of admonishment.
Case in point, Bossy had the task of completing a video project so she can announce something exciting, and the boss-imposed deadline for this video was today.
But instead Bossy went out last night and didn’t come home until very late, preventing Bossy from working on the video, and then Bossy slept through her morning alarm while her children tended to their own breakfast needs and about that? Nothing makes a person feel like Courtney Love more than practicing the repose of irresponsibility while listening to the Middle-Schooler, downstairs, rustling through the kitchen cabinets for something, anything, that can be dunked in the toaster.
All this to say, Bossy apologizes for missing her deadline today. She really is eager to share this video with her council since it involves all of you.
Can we agree to meet back here later this weekend instead? Promise?
BH saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm
Sometimes I spy on Bossy’s Boss.
Lisa saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm
Bossy, if I pulled that kind of s**t, I’d be FIRED! Get with it Bossy. Time ‘r Tough! TGIF!
p.s. Your referred to children. Don’t you just have one kid at home? Or do you mean all the animals too?
Lizzy saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Bossy’s boss is very bossy, er… Bossy.
GrandeMocha saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm
Threaten to quit. See what she does.
Z. Mulls saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm
See….they can’t function without you at the office. You’re irresponsible.
I hope the video has a number of Courtney Love moments.
Surcie saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Daughter at home = you are not Courtney Love.
Ris saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm
I agree with Bossy–I am harder on myself than any boss has ever been.
Ray saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm
Cleaning the stove on the lunch hour…oh I laughed hard. On a weird side note, I could swear I had a dream recently where I was ordering a vodka tonic with lime.
WebSavvyMom saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm
–>Bossy’s boss allows her to moonlight and have fun, I mean paint, with her brother.
The Domestic Goddess saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Another Road Trip?
Only if you promise to start in Philly, k? With Bowling maybe? Or at least, tots and booze.
Mimi saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm
I know, why don’t you blog about your boss and see if she reads it and then you get fired and oh, wait, that’s been done, hasn’t it?
Amanda saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm
I think your office looks delightful. 🙂
Sallie (FullTime-Life) saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Bossy can never retire!
wendy saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm
oh, no, Bossy, tell your boss it’s a HOLIDAY WEEKEND and slack off more til Tuesday. except for wiping the dog drool. that’s free time fun.
Carroll saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm
A Saturday or Sunday surprise? Every bit as eagerly awaited as a Friday one. Also, IMHO every office should have a dog!
linlah saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm
Bossy’s boss is bossy.
Marinka saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm
cynthiagirl saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm
LOL. I hear all that.
And also? I miss the days when Bossy used to say Jesus Christ on the Cross, but it’s kinda fun when she talks about Gah with a capital G.
Dawn in Austin saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Every office needs a dog and that is just a plain fact. Which is why my office is in my home, too. Well, okay, it’s not an office because I don’t work. Well, I do, but not anything I get paid for. But I have dogs there. In my not really an office office.
Debby saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm
I need that dress code. And the drinking part. I’ll meet later this weekend IF Stella is included. And only then!
Cactus Petunia saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm
1. Bossy’s office is much neater than mine.
2. I was out late with MY boss last night too…so much for deadlines.
3. I can’t seem to remember the third thing (see number 2)
Ain't Miss-behavin saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm
Bossy’s boss is cool!
Little Miss Sunshine State saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Does Bossy’s Boss let Bossy take a Dr Oz break?
David saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm
I can check on Saturday but Sunday I’ll be at the spa.
Jim saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm
“I’ll be BACK”
Z. Mulls saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm
Cactus Petunia….your #3 is the name of my blog…..!
Audubon Ron saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm
I took the day off from work for this.
Maureen in IL saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm
I wish I had a boss like Bossy’s. My dream job involves wearing jeans to work, and taking my dog along. I must be careful, that could be all manner of jobs I don’t really want. Ahem. Anyway. Will be checking back this weekend to see if Bossy really puts in the overtime.
Katherine saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm
I adore your blog! thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog or I would have never found yours!
If we had the same boss, I would be sneaking out with you and dacing with a martini in my hand…we shouldn’t work together…. 😉
cynthiagirl saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm
Also? What exactly is Bossy writing? I hope it’s a 700 page story because to have 700 pages of Bossy-isms on my bedside table would be really swell.
Zannah saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm
I’m with Cynthia. What is Bossy writing? Bossy, you’re living my dream. Parts of it, anyway. I want to work for myself, from home, with my dog, wearing whatever I feel like. What would my work entail? That’s the hard part. I don’t know.
Zannah saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm
Sorry. I meant cynthiagirl. Sorry ’bout that!
Philly saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm
I like your Boss, Bossy
Cece saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm
I can’t funtion without my bra on either! LOL
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Wait . . . you’re supposed to get up and feed your kids after 5th grade?! I did not get that memo.
kate flynn saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm
Your boss has boundary issues. BTW, I just want to say you’re hilarious. Blogging (or staring at your belly button) without being self absorbed is HARD and you are one of the few who pull it off. I love it.
CageFreeFamily saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm
You know, I got a water cooler just so I could hide behind it, but the boss can’t be escaped… even on the fooking can (pot, john, whatevah). 🙂
Laurie saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:09 pm
We had the exact same morning!!! Timothy had to wake ME up! Drove him to school in my flannel PJ’s w little lumberjacks & dogs pulling sleds and my hand-me-down slippers from one of the boys’ that are at least 7 years old ……praying I wouldn’t get stopped at a light and have to sit next to a car where they could see me, bed-head & all! Ha. They probably did and thought “Oh there’s that lady that drives around town in her PJ’s all the time.” Either that or “Gah! Courtney Love looks worse that usual!!!”
Meg at the Members Lounge saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm
The joys of a home office. Gym at lunch, Auntie Oprah at 4, and a Bloody Mary on Friday because I darn well feel like it. And if I don’t wear underwear? I can’t work.
Cupcake Murphy saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm
I’ll be there! It’s a long weekend too so ya gotcher self some more time.
Em saysJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm
This cracked me up.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 12:43 am
Bossy needs to try a new tactic. Instead of calling in sick, she needs to call in slick.
The confidence that comes with being slick far outweighs the guilt of calling in sick.
Yun saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 2:06 am
Bossy, my Two Whos friend Cece introduce me to your site. very fun to read.
Jessi Louise saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 6:41 am
Everyone deserves a courtney love moment once in a while.
Trish saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 10:46 am
Totally understand the bra issue… used to work from home, and simply couldn’t put anything on paper, until I put shoes on! Love your site!
furiousBall saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 11:25 am
i like Bossy’s Boss
dgm saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Okay, but this is going to have to go in your file.
Jodi Anderson saysJanuary 16, 2010 at 8:27 pm
Oh, about working for yourself … I have a few words for you. Read this post. o_0 I am presently juggling a dozen projects and one borderlines on emailing Bossy a better photo. I could replace the word “writer” in your post with *jack of many creative endeavors but not master of a science forsaken one*.
I forgot what I was going to say, but yeah … Hey, look. A vodka gimlet!
Jake saysJanuary 18, 2010 at 10:58 am
Although Bossy’s boss is always around, that dining room sure does look comfy!
Can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve.
annie_a saysJanuary 18, 2010 at 11:04 am
I work fom home also and can say that while it is incredibly freeing, it is also extremely difficult to keep the Procrastination disease at bay.
case at hand – I’m running late on a 60-page translation due for this week, and what am I doing? Reading Bossy’s latest blog post. ahem.
since I started working from home 4 years ago, I became strongly addicted to T-shirts, jeans and sneakers.
high heels? why?!?
foolery saysJanuary 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm
On the theory that wearing a bra makes me more productive, I have been tightening my bra every day for two weeks. I got so much done yesterday that I passed out. Thank you, BOSSY.