OK I know I haven’t updated my blog in ages and that there’re so many parts of working in Hell to talk about that I haven’t got to yet, but things have been flat out here. Now that all afterlife processes have been centralised and we’re looking after mythical creatures as well, it’s been bedlam. We’ve all got our portfolios and since I previously worked in heaven and know most of the staff up there they’re in my portfolio along with Santa’s workshop and imaginary friends. But obviously, if other people are busy then we step in to help each other out so I do deal with some other areas from time to time.
While it’s busy at least I don’t have to deal with the almost daily complaints from the Hell based staff about their manager. You would think that people would have a pretty good idea what they’re getting themselves into when they work for The Devil, but no, apparently it’s a surprise to people that he’s not that pleasant to work for. It takes a particular kind of person to work with someone like that and we’re trying to figure out exactly what mix of characteristics makes someone able to work with him, it’s a work in progress.
All this does lead to a sort of philosophical debate – can you call it workplace bullying if A) everyone is treated terribly by the boss, B) You’re warned what it’s like at recruitment stage and still take the job and C) Your boss is literally the devil? Thankfully it’s just a debate amongst ourselves at this point but we do have a running bet on who will be the first person to file a Personal Grievance.
If working here has taught me anything it’s that you truly can get used to anything, I’ve got used to the smell of sulphur that clings to the air, sharing elevators with grim reapers (seriously nice people), the sound of screams if you go too near the torture area, the bewildered look on the faces of some of the new residents who assumed that going to church would ensure they didn’t end up here – even though they were bigots or violent.
Things have started to calm down a bit, though – I’ve managed to fill most of my Santa roles and a few of the big problems to be sorted for now. So hopefully I should be able to update my blog more often.