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Stressful work day but with a silver lining

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yesterday was a very stressful day. My colleague and I actually ended up walking out of the office for a couple of hours after our boss spoke to us yet again, in a completely unacceptable manner. I'm not proud of my actions exactly but she has been treating me like a doormat for years and it actually felt like a very positive thing for my self-esteem to say, 'No this is not an acceptable way for you to talk to me' and then follow through by removing myself from the situation.

She didn't apologise but did hand us our bonuses in the afternoon which is the closest we'll get to an admission on her part that she was in the wrong. Plus the bonus was good enough that I can save a bit and spend a bit. I'll definitely not be able to use money as an excuse for not signing up to an exercise class next year now!

However, the best bit of all, I didn't binge. I had one quarter of a small cookie which actually tasted pretty delicious and I didn't mind that I only really ate one mouthful. Otherwise, no tub of Haagen Dazs pralines and cream to cheer myself up, no family size bag of Malteasers, no popcorn, nothing. Pretty flippin' close to miraculous for me!

Now I just need to make it through the Christmas lunch tomorrow... Oh joy. Definitely doing a stress-busting kickboxing video tonight!
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  • MARIANNE9855
    the world is full of bad bosses but we can't let them get the best of us- what exactly to you do?
    I am starting a new job in 3 weeks and have just started to think about what the bosses might be like- you can't always tell from the interview.

    good for you not eating though!
    1309 days ago
    Great job in not binging!

    I didn't realize the date of this blog was. And then I read Christmas. :P

    I hope you had great holidays and that you are doing well for the past few months.

    1344 days ago
    Good job avoiding the binge!
    1412 days ago
    Sounds like my daughter's situation. Her generally reasonable boss is influenced by his co-owner and mistreats her with regular ease. She said the last time he accused or of losing a lot of money for the company $700. for some type of licensing issue that should be taken care of by lawyers, which they don't have. He and his co-owner spent over $15,000 on a ski trip but he was worried about this money, even threw the F-bomb around. What a jerk.
    1412 days ago
    Perhaps you should use a mental image of that boss to kickbox against! Very therapeutic.
    1412 days ago
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