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One Week Vacation

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm now officially off until the Monday after Thanksgiving. Yes, I know I need the money. Yes, I know it's not fair that the supervisor picks and chooses who she wants to keep working and who she wants to give time off to. But, yes I am going to relax and make the most of the week. I had time at work to make a to-do list that I want to accomplish next week before my daughter comes into town. And I'm going to make the best of the week. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  
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KAMAPERRY 11/20/2010 11:01PM

    Enjoy!

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JENNYMOMMA3 11/20/2010 5:44PM

    Congrats!! I too am on vacation and I am happy!! Hope you enjoy your week!!

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SONGOFJOY27 11/20/2010 9:10AM

    Have a super week and enjoy the time with your daughter!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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CMRAND54 11/19/2010 8:56PM

    I agree, there are positives about being off work. Keep up the good attitude!

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DEEO12 11/19/2010 6:33PM

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Unjust Criticism

Thursday, November 18, 2010

At work, I enter data into the computer for a purchasing department. The expense account is already given to me and is not something that I was told to check. The buyers are supposed to come up with that number. One buyer must have been reminded to do so. Her office is right across from mine. I heard her loudly complain to everyone she talked to about how it was the "temp worker's fault" for not entering the right number. I don't even have access to the list of numbers, let alone know the categories well enough to correctly do it. I did fairly well letting it slide off my back until I was told that I don't have to come into work at all next week. There's always just a few of us that this happens to. But, I still know I did my best and will still continue to hold my head high. I'm just not very good yet with ruffled feathers.

  
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KAMAPERRY 11/19/2010 10:59AM

    emoticon Keep your chin up

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SHAWFAN 11/19/2010 8:00AM

    It's good that you let it slide off. It was her problem, not yours. Keep reminding yourself of this. Hope you're feeling better today. Have a great weekend!

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DEEO12 11/18/2010 10:08PM

    You are doing great at fluffing it off. Try not to let it bother you. Make it their problem and misery and not yours as you know you did your best.

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 11/18/2010 9:08PM

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You know you did your best and that's what matters most. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are able to relax and enjoy next week.

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CMRAND54 11/18/2010 9:07PM

    I'm sorry. What a hassle. All you can do it try not to stress about it. Easy to say, but hard to do, I know.

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FIGHTERCHICK32 11/18/2010 7:51PM

    I'm sorry, Patty. I can only imagine how frustrating that is. I'll be praying that things go better for you.

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SONGOFJOY27 11/18/2010 6:06PM

    Some people haven't learned yet to accept correction and they feel they need to justify themselves at the expense of others. You're right - let it roll off.
Enjoy your time off next week!

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Ups and Downs of Life

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I try to ignore all the drama of the workplace, but sometimes it makes me a little sad that work life is that way. But, I'm proud of myself that I can let it slide and go with the flow (and stay out of the way). A year ago, I would have really let it get to me.

I'm starting to get excited about my daughter and son-in-law coming up for Thanksgiving. I just have a lot I want to accomplish before they get here. I will do what I can and not worry about the stuff that I can't get to.

  
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KAMAPERRY 11/18/2010 11:58AM

    We have it too. Good for you in finding the positive.

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DONNABRIGHT 11/18/2010 9:52AM

    Boy, we even have work drama where we are all volunteers! Enjoy your family!

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TYEASLEY 11/17/2010 9:23PM

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CMRAND54 11/17/2010 9:18PM

    Boy, I know what you mean about work drama. Keep calm and smile at people and you'll get through it. I know you'll enjoy your daughter's visit. You don't have to be perfect for her. Just enjoy her company.

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DEEO12 11/17/2010 6:51PM

    Yes, try to ignore all negative and focus on your daughter coming. Just do what you can to get ready and enjoy your time with her. emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 11/17/2010 6:01PM

    That's exactly right! You've got the right focus.
I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

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I'm Not Perfect

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's good that I have become a little more thick-skinned as I have gotten older. The people at my temp job tend to be big on the criticisms and small on explaining what needs to be done. I know enough to not let things bother me and to switch what I am doing to meet their "needs". Are there workplaces out there that don't have communication problems?

  
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KAMAPERRY 11/17/2010 12:43PM

    We have the same problems here. Hang in there.

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KKP4673 11/17/2010 1:34AM

    I think there are some awesome places to work! (Mine being one!) BUT... I do think it is totally frustrating to work with people who are being critical and lack in communication skills... I agree with SONGOFJOY!! You are doing really well by letting it roll off of you and just doing your work!

Great job!! Keep pursuing your life and your work and let the petty people just be.........
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STARLIGHT22146 11/16/2010 9:04PM

    NO!! LOL Even though I miss working lately, I DON'T miss the drama of it all! thank you for all the comments on my blog!

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DEEO12 11/16/2010 7:41PM

    It happens everywhere. You are handling it pretty well. Just try not to get caught up in the bull crap and remember that when you get home it is time to have to yourself and to leave work at work. emoticon

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SONGOFJOY27 11/16/2010 6:50PM

    Only if they don't have people! This is a normal part of the work world ... and the rest of it as well.
You're doing well by letting it roll off you.

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I Had A Better Day

Monday, November 15, 2010

My day actually went smoothly so far. No stresses that I can think of. It's kinda scary - I'm so used to having some stress in my life that I'm not sure how to handle it. I guess I just sit back now and enjoy it!

  
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DEEO12 11/15/2010 10:26PM

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KAMAPERRY 11/15/2010 9:32PM

    Yay for a good day!!!

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CMRAND54 11/15/2010 8:06PM

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Enjoy!

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AGASSIFAN 11/15/2010 7:10PM

    You deserve a good day...enjoy it (and remember the feeling) to reflect on during your next crunch day...

Peace & love,

DebbyO

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CALIKIKI 11/15/2010 7:10PM

    YAY!

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