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Another blog on my work situation!

Monday, September 15, 2014

This is a hard situation to explain and it may sound confusing but will do the best I can. In the last two blogs I talked about How I was written up at work for poor job performance and being in this work place for the last 32 years.
I got together with two of my coworkers at my place two weeks ago and we had a long discussion.
First of all I should say that Maria is on swing but does the same job I do on days. Back in April our boss had a meeting with both shifts and told us he was going to start writing us up for any mistakes. In our meeting he said out loud that he had already written Maria up which was very in appropriate for him to say.
I wasn't going to say anything to her but then when we were talking Maria told me in there meeting that he told them that I would never make it.
He is a real backstabber because he'll be nice to your face and then say things like this behind your back.
We have been talking to a Union Rep about all this and hopefully we'll hear something soon.
Now On a happy note I have been on vacation since last Thursday and have this whole week off too. Have a few things planned and I am doing something fun for myself.
Trying not to think about my work place but hopefully I'll know something when I return next week.
I signed up for another round of BLC which is suppose to start Wednesday and the 5% challenge which starts this coming Saturday. I am ready for both and ready to get serious again. Right now I need all the support I can get.
Thank you for letting me vent. Have a great week!

  
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L*I*T*A* 9/16/2014 12:49AM

    hope your work situation improves soon..............

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ACRAIG921 9/15/2014 11:28PM

    I'm so sorry that you are dealing with stuff at work. I hope your union rep will be able to help.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation and best of luck with your new challenges.

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KRISTA987 9/15/2014 9:35PM

    I'm so sorry you have to go through all that. You're lucky you have a union to protect you, because that is not right. I've been in a couple bad work situations before, so I know what a horrible feeling it is. Try to enjoy your time off and not think about work! Keep your head up and don't let that jerk get to you!

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BECKYLIZ 9/15/2014 4:45PM

    emoticon Yeah you need to take action against him. I am glad you are seeing your union rep.

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OLDERDANDRT 9/15/2014 1:57PM

    I sure hope your union can help stop what this "boss man" is trying to do. He's looking for and maybe even making up "mistakes" so he can fire folks and esp. folks like you who will be soon ready to reap retirement benefits! Praying for all the best for you and your co-workers during all this!! (Makes me wonder if some embezzling might be going on, too!)
Happy vacation, my friend!! Yes, do put work out of your mind for a little while. Looking forward to 5% challenge!
And you vest anytime you want!!! That's the joy of Spark people and of friends! (((HUGS)))

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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 1:02PM

    HUGS IT's tough. That's putting it mildly, I know.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/15/2014 12:14PM

    Prayers for your work situation Amy. Enjoy your vacation.

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LINDA! 9/15/2014 11:23AM

    I am so sorry about the work situation. A lot of stress for you. Wishing you good luck with the union rep. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 9/15/2014 10:11AM

    emoticon Hang in there. emoticon

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GORDON66 9/15/2014 9:32AM

  I'm sorry you work for an idiot. The way he discusses employees with the person's co-workers is totally inappropriate. For that reason alone, he should get a kick in the tail from his superiors. Good luck!!!

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MYTHMYTH 9/15/2014 9:14AM

    There are some thing you can't control. You are making good choices to make important changes with the things that you can control - with BLC and your 5% challenge. Hang in there! emoticon

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FLASUN 9/15/2014 5:42AM

    emoticon emoticon Amy!!! So sorry to hear situation for you at your job. Praying that things will get straightened out for you!!!!!

Waiting for you to send information on the Blue Lion Tracker Team!!! emoticon your on my TEAM!!!! You can come over to the post now...it has been opened for a few days. The weigh in will start Sept 17th! Wishing you the emoticon on the challenges!!!! emoticon

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Update on my work situation

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last week I wrote a blog about my supervisor and how I was written up for poor job performance in the 32 years I've been there. I found out this week he has several complaints against him. Two other people have filed grievances toward him.
This is making me feel better. One of my coworkers asked me if I would go see a union rep with her. I didn't want to at first because I am going to be retiring in about ten more months going on nine months and I wanted to let it go.
Seeing how upset she is I am going to help her out. Three of us are meeting with a Union Rep on Tuesday so please wish us luck. If enough people complain hopefully things will improve.
I am attending my WW's meeting in the morning since I didn't go last week. I don't expect a weight loss but do want to get back on track.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Labor Day weekend.

  
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 9/14/2014 11:48AM

    A few weeks have passed since you wrote this blog. I hope you give us an update.

I worked as a temp. At one job I thought I did excellent work and that was confirmed by many. All of a sudden I got taken off the job due to "poor performance, not living up to company expectations". I was devastated. Then one of the men from my agency looked into the matter. Turned out all the "good" women who got the job were given the same treatment.

I admire that you are going to bat for your co-worker.

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REALTYLADYLISA 9/9/2014 3:09PM

    Definitely go see the union rep...they literally can't fire you after you do that and would be in big trouble if they tried to. Any firing would be seen as retribution for union activities and it's illegal!

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MYTHMYTH 9/2/2014 10:53AM

    I hope that your meeting with the union rep goes well. It's great that you made the choice to go back to your WW meeting and do something that's good for you. Even if your weight is up a bit or stayed the same- you are taking the steps that you need to in order to be healthier. Good for you!

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SPARKED2BFIT 9/1/2014 2:39AM

    i'm sorry you and others are going through this kind of a situation and I hope the meeting with your union rep proves fruitful. keep us posted. emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/31/2014 9:36PM

    You're in my prayers dear friend. I am hoping that this Union Meeting will help you. This supervisor is obviously a problem. Sorry that you're having to deal with this.

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GORDON66 8/31/2014 5:44PM

  I hope both your meetings go well. Good luck!

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BECKYLIZ 8/31/2014 3:22PM

    Glad you are taking some action because you don't want his actions to adversely emoticon affect your pension .

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OLDERDANDRT 8/31/2014 2:17PM

    I do hope all works out with visiting the Union rep. If this guy really is writing folks up for no good reason, he needs to go rather than be letting good people go b/c whatever his reason is!! I just wonder if he's getting pressure from his bosses to cut costs and rather than take a cut, he's trying to get folks to quit or make bogus write-ups to fire good folks.....saves a buck for the boss without him losing his. It happens time and time again in all kinds of businesses. But I sure hope whatever it is, y'all are able to uncover it so y'all don't lose your jobs or seniority and you get to retire on time with full retirement benefits!! Prayers for y'all, my friend!! ((HUGS))

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/31/2014 1:11PM

    I hope it goes well.

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L*I*T*A* 8/31/2014 12:30PM

    good luck to you and your co worrkers!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/31/2014 10:04AM

    Definitely go to your rep because the last 9-10 months is a long time

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1CRAZYDOG 8/31/2014 9:22AM

    Definitely wishing you good luck. HUGS

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POETICJUSTUS 8/31/2014 5:15AM

    My prayers go with you. I pray for solutions for you all including your supervisor. Sounds like he's got major demons. Blessings to you all.
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Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's a beautiful day in Oregon and I stayed home all weekend as I have been feeling really down. I hate writing depressing blogs but feel I need to vent.
We got a new supervisor a couple of years ago and he is very strict. He is a perfectionist and wants everything perfect.
In the thirty two years I have worked for this company it is the very first time I have ever been written up for poor job performance. He's been writing up a lot of people.
Two write ups is a three day suspension and the third write up is a five day suspension and then you are fired.
I am going to retire in ten months and I am not so sure I am going to make it. I am trying to keep a positive attitude about it. Thank goodness I have a lot of vacation time and sick time I can take.
I really don't want to fight this. I just want to make peace and end my last year quietly without any problems. Right now I am just taking a lot of notes and if I get the second write up then I will fight it. I take my job seriously and feel I do a good job. So do a lot of others.
I didn't go to church this weekend and I didn't go to Weight Watcher's either. I need to get out of this slump I am in.
Wishing you ALL a wonderful week and thank you for letting me vent.

  
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JUDITH316 8/30/2014 5:19PM

    Came back to see how things are, wanted you to know you were being thought of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch..

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BECKYLIZ 8/26/2014 10:25AM

    emoticon I worked for 37 years before I retired from a state government job. Went through a lot of Administrators and Supervisors, of which I was both at different times in my career. Good luck and continue look out for your position in the workforce. emoticon

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GORDON66 8/25/2014 9:38AM

  You need to talk to your boss' boss, or, if your company is big enough, hike on over to HR. If this person is writing up a lot of people, he could be the one that is the problem.

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JUDITH316 8/24/2014 11:33PM

    It's quite alright to vent, we/I are here for you, I will be praying for sure, doesn't sound right to me, I would wait on prayer with this and see what direction you get, I am so sorry you are feeling low but I totally understand why you would be feeling the way you do, especially when you and others know you have done a good job all these years, I stand with you in prayer and my friendship...BIG HUGS emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/24/2014 10:42PM

    You're in my prayers dear one. I hope that you are able to just relax and do the best that you can. If there is ANOTHER write up however, I'd start asking some SERIOUS questions. You're only 10 months away from retirement after a long history with them. I would hate to think that they are just trying to find a way to avoid paying any retirement that you would be due. If there is another, go higher up OR contact the labor board. Best of luck to you.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/24/2014 10:34PM

    You hang in there!
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MYTHMYTH 8/24/2014 10:20PM

    One saying that has stuck with me is "You can't control the size of the waves, but you can learn how to surf" Life throws lots of challenges to us that we can't control That supervisor is one of those waves - you can't control it. But there are other things that we can do that will make it easier to ride that wave - not to get caught up in all of that negativity- keep our focus on the things that we are doing right and taking care of ourselves. I hope that you can move ahead and make choices that are in your best interest (like going to the Weight Watcher's meetings and attending church). Take good care of yourself.

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2HAMSDIET 8/24/2014 10:16PM

    emoticon Maybe you can find someone out side your company to help you find a better way to deal with the boss. Find out your employment rights and don't be afraid to say things like you feel that this is becoming a hostile work environment.

Please vent all you want. Try your best to have a good week.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/24/2014 7:47PM

    ((((HUGS)))) It's good that you vented here, because you deserve an outlet! Wishing you luck. It's tough to worry so about what's going to happen.

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OLDERDANDRT 8/24/2014 7:15PM

    You go right ahead and vent! If you keep it in, it'll fester and that won't make for good working, for sure! Hope it gets better or at least doesn't get any worse so you Can quietly retire in 10 months. Sounds like this guy is finding excuses to try and get rid of folk like you who will retire soon to avoid the company having to pay any retirement benefits! Stay cool as a cucumber and do your job to the best of your ability, (keep your nose clean, as they say....hehe) and all should be well. Saying a prayer for all to go well and your retirement to go off without a hitch! ((HUGS))

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Quotes that Motivate

Sunday, August 10, 2014

This Month's WW Magazine had some good quotes in it. Thought I would share a few of them. I love quotes and will share a couple of my own.

"If you want a little behind you have to leave a little behind."

"If you bite it, you write it."

After a slip: F.I.D.O. forget it, drive on.

"Success is in the joy of the journey, not just the destination. Enjoy everyday.

"I stopped stuffing my face when I started facing my stuff."

"Eat less sugar. Your sweet enough already."

"You can't do it all yourself. Don't be afraid to rely on others to help you accomplish your goals."

"I will fight for it. I will not give up. I will reach my goal. And absolutely nothing will stop me."

Have a great week! Together we will ALL do this.
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MYTHMYTH 8/11/2014 2:59PM

    I absolutely LOVE that first one!

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OLDERDANDRT 8/11/2014 2:30PM

    These are great! Thank you for posting them here!! ((HUGS))

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/10/2014 5:05PM

    Awesome quotes. I am definitely going to use some of these. Thanks for sharing my friend. Love ya

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WI?

Monday, July 28, 2014

I was down 2.6 pounds at my WW Meeting. However, I am having a problem recording my weight and wondering if anyone else is having this problem?

  
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MOM2ACAT 7/28/2014 3:54PM

    I haven't had any problems recently, but congrats on the pounds lost!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/28/2014 11:56AM

    I only do it once a week but no problems recording last Thursday.

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OLDERDANDRT 7/28/2014 10:53AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!! I haven't tried to record( or needed to) my wt. so, don't know if there would be a problem. Hope you get it worked out! ((HUGS))

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GORDON66 7/28/2014 9:41AM

  Good for you!!!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/28/2014 8:31AM

    I haven't tried to record my weight since last week. There was no problem then. Congratulations on losing! I hope that the technical difficulties are over soon. Spark On my friend.

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MYTHMYTH 7/28/2014 7:50AM

    2.6 is GREAT! Keep up the good work!

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BECKYLIZ 7/28/2014 7:07AM

    emoticon Had same problem, if you figure it out, let me know.

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SYDLETZIII 7/28/2014 3:44AM

    Congrats on the weight lose. No problem recording weight lose. Turn off computer and restart and see if that works.

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KESTRYLL 7/28/2014 12:14AM

    Sometimes I forget. It is good news about the weight loss though! emoticon

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LEANGIRL22 7/28/2014 12:10AM

    Congrats on being down 2.6 lbs.! Haven't had problem recording. Keep on accentuating the positive!

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