Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WTF Wednesday

Boca Chikn Patties and Salad with TJ's Balsamic Vinaigrette for dinner.

Some people wait for Starbucks Egg Nog Lattes to signal the Holidays...

For me, WF's Vegan Pumpkin Pie says 'It's the most wonderful time of the year'.

To add some perspective to my WFH pique from yesterday: the majority of our company works from home. Including my boss. The employees are spread across the U.S.. My internet hissy fit was set off by the emailed implication that we cube dwellers aren't capable of getting our work done from home for more than one day a week. Plus, I'm terrible at expressing myself. Michelle2's work situation definitely sounds worse than mine anyway (although she does have a cafeteria in her building, unlike my workplace, and our company is requiring all employees to take eight hours of personal leave on Veteran's Day).


Stacy said...

I'm being dull and repeating myself from yesterday, but at least the food looks good. Actually, it looks amazing! I think part of why I love food is that no matter how crappy your workday was, you usually can control how good your dinner is.

I pretty much think any larger corporation is....well, is evil going too far? I suck at expressing myself also so please be patient if I've gone too far!

Isobelle said...

Yeah, I guess any job is better than no job. I wouldn't have thought that you work with computers though. Kinda neat :)

That pumpkin pie looks worth the wait. Way worth the wait.

xvavaveganx said...

Lunch and dinner look good but that pie! I LOVE pumpkin pie!! I want to swim in it. Although I guess that would be difficult...

I could do my studio work (photo editing) from home. I have the programs on my computer. My boss just doesn't want me to. The only time he lets me is when I'm sick and they act like I have the plague. Nothing beats working in PJs!

foodfeud said...

Pumpkin pie wins out over egg nog for me too. Pumpkin cheesecake wins out over pumpkin pie though.
I despise my job but it is a union job, and gives us health insurance so I shouldn't complain but sometimes it is the sneaky insinuations and low-key a**hole attitude that is worse than coming out and being jerks. Sounds like your company is being really passive aggressively lame too. Sorry.

Carissa said...

It's good to know that that particular tempeh is good. I have always wondered. I just had the sesame garlic one recently and I liked that one. I really want that piiiiiiiie too!

Miss Rachel said...

I love pumpkin pie, and I have not made a vegan one yet, but I think this Thanksgiving might be the time to try. That Whole Foods one looks good though.

My current employer does not allow people to work from home EVER, even if the weather is bad. Since I'm just contracting and looking for experience and leaving at the end of December, it doesn't affect me personally, but if I was a permanent employee, this policy would bother me. It seems unfair since all the work (in my department) is done online without talking to anyone.

I like Stacy's concept about how a good dinner can make a crappy day so much better.

Jenny said...

I was eating a piece of pumpkin pie from WF a couple of days ago, and I told my son I think I'm going to start having pumpkin pie as my birthday cake every year.

Michelle said...

I totally agree with Stacy...the larger corporations are EVIL!!! Oh well, at least we have a job so we can feed our faces!

Oh...I think that pumpkin pie will make everything better. Now I need to go back to Whole Foods ASAP!

Rose said...

I agree with Miss Rachel, my work is the same...everyone just sits in offices alone staring at's totally dumb. In my experience, upper management in corporations are mostly just drones, who think they're a lot smarter than they actually are.

Pumpkin pie is good, but I have to say walnut-raisin is my overall fav.

Ingrid Improves said...

As soon as October hits, I'm invested in all things pumpkin. I've been trying to perfect a pumpkin-Tofutti cream cheese. It's a work in progress.

Until robots can teach (and discipline - ha!), I have to go in.

Molly ~Vegan Flower said...

I know what I'm looking for at Whole Foods this weekend! Well, the pie and stuffed grape leaves, that is. I got a slice of pumpkin pie from the co-op this weekend, which was made there, and all I could taste was cloves. Blech.

I understand your frustration at them implying that you can't handle the work at home. I'm very thankful for my job, too, but still have my complaints. It's never appreciated when they treat us like we're not responsible or capable.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!!

Stacy, huh? 'Amazing'? You made me go back and look at yesterday's food and it doesn't look amazing. What are you on? I hear Canadians get prescriptions cheap. Send me some. Also, I agree that large corporations are evil. Is the one I work for evil? Not so much. I'm too lame to get hired by any evil corporations. Although I did work for a government contractor for Y2K stuff, i.e., totally ripped off the government/taxpayers.

Isotope, fellow bloggers are always surprised that I work with computers because I have zero bells and whistles on my blog. Thanks for the compliment on the Pie I bought.

VaVa, how cool would it be to sit and photoshop Wedding/Party pics at home? Bet everyone would look like a movie star after you were done with them.

FF, how did you ever land a union job? Did your family have ties to the mob? Are you only allowed two 15 minute breaks a day? I demand a detailed breakdown in the next issue of Marmalade Umlaut! (Also, my boss gives Passive Agresssion a good name).

Carissa, lots of Vitamin A in the Pumpkin Pie! Important for the little Fudglet!

Miss Rachel, I don't think anyone could make a better Pumpkin Pie than this WFs one that I bought. Might've just gotten lucky though. In terms of saving energy and overall morale --> WFH is the way to go.

Jenny, it's so warming how important personal Birthday Cakes are in your family. Harkins back to a gentler time. Like the Waltons but more attractive.

Michelle2, methinks you'll soon be showing us what we should be buying at WFs.

Rose, 'Walnut Raisin' Pie? Is that on your blog? Sounds fantastic!

Ingrid, here's a recipe I've been hoping to make this season as well:

Molly, hopefully, your WF's Pumpkin Pie will be as great as the one I picked up. I never thought that the really spicy ones were due to Cloves. That must've been what the spice was. Thanks for understanding where I was coming from on the job rant.