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The Mountie and other stories

Friday, January 04, 2013

Today I went to work absolutely sick to my stomach about a situation I was certain would get me fired. So when my boss got in I told her about it immediately. Turns out it was a gap in my training. She told me she's going to develop a process so I know how to deal with it from now on. It's something that comes up only at month-end, so it'll only be an issue twelve times a year (if that).

Meantime we're still working on getting me trained on how to process electronic payments. It's complicated and my boss doesn't know it very well, but our lead (who DOES know it) is out on medical leave so we're kind of muddling along. We spent some time on it, and boss actually praised me rather lavishly when we were done! Also, she officially took away my load of A/R and passed it to the new rep and told me I'm full-time payment posting now. What a relief! For the last couple of months I've had to do both and it's been a killer.

Full disclosure: even thought I'm not Canadian, ever since I was a little kid I've thought Mounties were seriously cool. I religiously watched Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (boy, did THAT give my age away!).

When I lived with my old roommate she took a trip to Winnipeg to visit her family. As a joke I told her to send me a Mountie, so she sent me a postcard of a Mountie. It's been pinned up in my cubicle for several years. My roommate made me leave a few years ago, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that it was really a bad situation (Arthur told me I was "the ATM in the back bedroom"). She made it pretty plain I was second-class.

I thought long and hard -- did I want to keep the postcard she sent me? You know, I finally decided to keep it up there. The Mountie never did me any wrong. And besides, I still think Mounties are majorly cool.

I am SO glad it's the weekend! I'm spending quality time with my three gentleman friends (coffee with Bobby and lunch with Ted tomorrow, breakfast with Alton on Sunday). However, I also really do need to do some serious housework. But not when my guys are on!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MPARKER67 1/7/2013 10:00AM

    Go Seargent Preston. I watched him too! Glad work was better.

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BECKYSRN 1/6/2013 11:10AM

    emoticon I loved Sergeant Preston too! And Silver Chief (remember those books? Jim Thorne was my hero...!!!).
I'm glad you decided to keep the postcard. Like you said, the postcard didn't treat you badly, a person did. If the postcard makes you happy, then keep it!!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/6/2013 9:10AM

    Congrats on work getting better. That should be one less stress!

Enjoy you boys and have a great day. emoticon

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CARRAND 1/5/2013 7:46PM

    I'm so glad things are going well at work for you.

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CAROLJEAN64 1/5/2013 6:40PM

    Separating the person from the card is huge growth on your part. I am so impressed. I love the wonderful things that are happening to you. You deserve all of it.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2013 6:33PM

    Oh Mounties . . . definitely seriously cool in my book too! Glad you kept the post card. And glad that the situation @ work wasn't perceived as your fault. Sometimes we maximize something way beyond reality. Thankfully, this situation worked out for you!

Enjoy you weekend w/Bobby, Alton and Ted! LOL Watching them too.

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FRAN0426 1/5/2013 3:52PM

    It is always nice when the boss gives so positive reinforcement instead of being nasty. Wonderful of her to lighten the load for you now that a new person is on board.

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/5/2013 1:00PM

    You sound so upbeat and have taken charge of your emotions and on the right track. Keep up the good work.

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LIS193 1/5/2013 12:30PM

    Great to get positive feedback at work and can now focus on your new job with the rep doing your old job.

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LINDA! 1/5/2013 11:31AM

    I hope you are feeling well now...I understand. I also get very upset when I think that I am "in trouble" as you mentioned at work. I hope that you get the appropriate training. It is not fair to put you in a position that you are not certain how to do your job. Everyone needs training,

Have a great weekend.

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CHEFSOPHIE 1/5/2013 8:17AM

    Glad they finally let you concentrate on your new job, and got you some relief. Enjoy the weekend.

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MRS_TOAD 1/5/2013 7:56AM

    So sorry to hear that the stomach bug hasn't passed. Feel better, dear SPal.

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SHERYLDS 1/5/2013 6:05AM

    Happy to Hear that you're getting possitive feedback at's about time.
Enjoy your weekend

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LYNNWILK2 1/5/2013 3:53AM

    Mary, I am thrilled you got praised from your boss and recognized for the work that you have been doing. After this past week and your comments about her temper, it sounds like she truly values the work you are doing and wants nothing but the best (training) for you for the job you have. I think that is wonderful.
I am glad you chose to keep the Mounties are really cool, we got to see them when my father would take us to Montreal when we were young.
I hope you are able to take some deep breaths and relax, assured that your job is secure and that you will be getting the training you need to deal with the full scope of your job without having difficulty.
And enjoy your men this weekend, sounds like a great weekend of good company.

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    That is great news at work for you. I know you are so relieved about it.

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MONETRUBY 1/4/2013 11:53PM

    I'm so glad you'll be getting some relief at work. It must feel so good to have that load off your back! And hooray for the boss praising you! It is long overdue. Enjoy the weekend with the guys.

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JUNEBUG4967 1/4/2013 11:27PM

    Sounds like you've turned a corner at work. I enjoyed Sgt. Preston too and yes, Mounties are major cool!

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SHARON10002 1/4/2013 11:06PM

    OK . . . I remember watching Sgt Preston of the Yukon, too. I'm with you - I think Mounties are not only cool, but sexy! I love a man in uniform!!! emoticon

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EVWINGS 1/4/2013 10:58PM

    Good for you! You made a VERY wise choice keeping the post card. Your boys are pretty reat in my book! I am looking forward to Rach and Guy around to spend some time with again.

Glad the job is finally getting better for you. emoticon

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NASFKAB 1/4/2013 10:52PM

  if I like something given to me I keep it though the giver may have been a horror enjoy yourself

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WALLAHALLA 1/4/2013 10:45PM

    I'm so glad work was better today! I've been praying for you. I totally loved Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Mounties are da bomb. Keep your postcard. If I get great food in a restraunt, I don't send it back just because the waitress is an obnoxious jerk. She didn't make the food, it is not an extension of her, so why shouldn't I enjoy it? Same principal. The person who delivered the postcard did not pose for it, take the picture, or manufacture it. Merely a delivery person. Forget her, enjoy the card.

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1935MARY 1/4/2013 10:37PM

    Great. I would kept the mountie too,and that was a great program. I am glad things at work turned out well. Have a Great week end and don't work to hard.

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