Since today was a "monday" after a holiday weekend we were prepared for it to be pretty busy. But what we didnt take into account was the rampant stupidity we have to deal with from our own employees in different departments. Some genius in tech support said "Hey! I have a great idea! Lets decide to upgrade stuff on the already over loaded computer system on the 1st business day after a holiday weekend! That way we can cause even more problems for dispatch and make the computers go down! Yeah! Sounds like fun!" So for 2 hrs we had no computers, thus causing us to become completley swamped & totally behind. On top of that the phone lines were overloaded, so you had to dial 5 x's to get thru to make 1 phone call. But its all worth it bc our head bosses are soo caring & compassionate. "You guys did a great job today! Go team, go! Because you are such well trained obedient lap dogs we'll reward you with red flag pay! That way you'll stay for years on end and continue to stay in a job where there's no real chance for advancement outside of the ERS deptartment." So that, I'm used to. Crappy, overloaded comp systems, lazy, smart ass drivers & incredibly rude members, I'm used to that too. Then this is the kicker. It may not sound like such a big deal, but this is what got me mad. A few minutes before it was time for me to leave 1 of the supers says "We cant dress down on the weekends anymore. I'm sending out an email about it." The person next to me & myself are like "Okaay, really?" I read this email. Yes, now on weekends we are no longer allowed to wear jeans, capris or sneakers. We can only wear business causual clothes. What we already wear during the week. Or the alternative is to buy fabulous AAA polo shirts for $20 a pop & wear appropriate work pants. We work in a fucking dispatch center ppl! We do not have contact with the fucking public on the weekends! What the hell is up w/this managment? These managers need to sit their asses in dispatch for a week and see what we do, maybe then they'll remember what it is to actually be a normal working class person. A person from the majority of the regular workforce. I will see this weekend if our supers actually enforce this ridiculous policy. If they are forced to & do then my happy ass will be looking for a new employer who actually cares about me as a person and doesnt just see me as a disposable, dispatching robot.