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Discouraged

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I've already blogged about my health crisis earlier this week. Yesterday I went back to work and got reamed for a mistake I made. They don't want to see the things I get right. The attitude is, "but you're SUPPOSED to do that."

It's gray, gloomy day here. Sad, because there's an annual parade supposed to take place today. I'm not going. I couldn't stand for the length of time it would require, and I don't handle crowds well.

I'm just tired of things. It doesn't seem like it gets better.
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MRS_TOAD 4/30/2013 8:45AM

    I so hope today is a better day for you at work. Also praying you are feeling much better.
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SNIC23 4/29/2013 10:52PM

    Wishing you sunshine emoticon and happiness emoticon .

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LAST20FORME 4/29/2013 1:51AM

    Can you bring a folding chair to the parade and still be able to see it? It may take your mind off things and be a delightful non fattening escape. Bring your favorite beverage and healthy snacks. Wishing you the best.

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LIS193 4/28/2013 1:46PM

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SHERYLDS 4/28/2013 9:22AM

    I've been reamed more times than I recall
and occasionally for things that weren't even my doing.
It's just a job
I'd be more concerned about what you are doing to improve your health and feel better

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RASPBERRY56 4/28/2013 7:32AM

    Seems like workplaces are just becoming more and more cruel these days......I just learned some distressing news about things going on at my last workplace........not that I'm happy about not having *real* work, but the more I hear about nasty workplace situations, perhaps it may reluctantly be for my best benefit that I look into alternatives......

Sorry you were mistreated - a pox on those responsible! Hope you have a better day today!

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IKACEY 4/28/2013 3:43AM

    What happened at work is a bummer emoticon But you are going thru a lot of changing of your weight and your lifestyle and redefining who Irish Lady is. That is draining. Plus the earlier medical happening and that is a sure fire recipe for feel gray and down and fatigued. Try to have a day of just resting and relaxing to recharge a little. All this must be overwhelming and the not being able to stand to see the parade or handle the crowd was the icing on the cake I'm sure. Maybe they will show it on the local news? I too miss many things because I cannot stand but a minute or two and cannot handle crowds or crowded buses. So I sympathize with you completely. Take a little time to count all the good things going on for you now and it won't seem so bleek! God bless you ! emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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WINDSONG~ 4/28/2013 2:56AM

    May today bring a little sunshine into your life.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/28/2013 1:31AM

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I hope things start looking up for you.

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SHIRAZSOLLY 4/28/2013 1:28AM

    Look at how many friends you've made here.

How did you make them? Because you are smart and funny and you have kind words for us when we are down. We know what is important.

As far as your coworkers go, maybe they have something going on in their lives that is making them extra crabby for some reason. Try to think on it a little bit charitably because that puts you in the place of doing the right thing. If you do right (i.e. didn't let their crabbiness get you down or make you snap back at them or someone else), then you can feel better about yourself when you lay your head down at night. In the long run, isn't that what matters?

As far as the parade goes: I am afraid of crowds myself. I have missed out on a lot of good stuff because of that. I'm not claustrophobic. I just get overwhelmed by noise, commotion, too many bodies and sounds and lights and things going on at once and feeling like I need to rush, rush, rush. I have been known to drive somewhere, ALMOST get out of my car, then say no, not today and turn around and drive home. I am ashamed of that. I haven't always been like that - I've gone through periods when I've done well and periods when I havent. It seems that naming it is part of the battle. By giving it a name I can reason with myself. How do I mediate this? Go at a less crowded time of day? Watch from a less crowded spot? Go with someone who knows I need plenty of time and won't rush me?

As far as the standing goes: There are folding chairs that are sturdy, don't weigh much and are pretty comfy. You can get them in camping stores. They literally fold down to something you can sling over a shoulder.

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HONOURIA 4/27/2013 11:29PM

    Hm... I hear you. I just spent 2 weeks feeling like this, and I've just climbed out.
What a huge bummer to hear that said to you. I had a boss like the once. Sorry about that.

I don't handle crowds well myself. It would have been great to have been able watch from your place. And I couldn't stand to watch it either.

Hang in there. It will get better. And just ignore the mean comment. I know that is hard to do. But if you let them, they will surely get you down. At least you know what to expect from that quarter.

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DIDMIS 4/27/2013 10:48PM

    Honey I've said the same thing to some good friends lately and they reminded me of what I always say, God never leaves us or forsakes us. Sometimes I guess we just have to rest awhile until things get better. God bless you

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BIGPAWSUP 4/27/2013 7:44PM

    I'm so sorry - stress like that just sucks.

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TKLBRIDGET 4/27/2013 6:43PM

    emoticon I hope your day gets better.
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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 4/27/2013 6:28PM

    Sorry to hear you are having a bad day. I remember my days at work - and yes, I've had those days. One of my bosses just didn't like me. Something that usually helps me - and I may be different than everyone else . . . but I want to feel good because it will really piss that person off. Know what I mean?

So - just to spite them, I will have a great day and not let it get me down. No sir, I'm going to pick myself up - and realize that there are thousands of reasons to be happy today - and sorry, you just took your freakin name off that list. So, move aside and let me do a little happy dance - because I DESERVE IT.

I know it's not easy to do - but I hope you find something to do that fills you with joy today. Despite what has happened - no one has the right to take YOUR happiness away - YOU DESERVE IT!

Sending you a virtual hug!
Sumay

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/27/2013 6:05PM

    I understand.

HUGS
Pam

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ALFBUNDY 4/27/2013 5:26PM

    WOW..............apparently the person who REAMED you is PERFECT & NEVER MADE A MISTAKE! WHY do people have to be so MISERABLE ALL THE TIME? Here's a NOVEL IDEA, TRY SAYING SOMETHING NICE for a change. How about a COMPLIMENT for a JOB WELL DONE? I TRY to give credit to people if they are doing a good job. I have even called companies when I LIKED their product to tell them so.
Whoever had words with you should have taken into consideration YOUR SITUATION EARLIER in the week & GIVEN YOU A BREAK!


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CHEFSOPHIE 4/27/2013 5:15PM

    Maybe a good night's sleep, and a day off will help.

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CATLADY52 4/27/2013 5:04PM

    I would say lot of good seems to be coming your way from the Spark Community! Don't let the world get you down. emoticon

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BECCABOO127 4/27/2013 4:57PM

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PURPLESPEDCOW 4/27/2013 3:26PM

    try to think of all the positive that you spread around here. it will get better. emoticon

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SCRAPBECCA 4/27/2013 1:47PM

    Hang in there!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/27/2013 1:43PM

    sorry you had such a rough day. Hope you get a breather in today. HUGS

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4EVERNESS 4/27/2013 1:38PM

    I thought so. I thought I saw an ugly, mean word in my margin. shhhh the d word is a dirty word here..too negative, okay? Stick it out with the witches, say many prayers, don't let them win. I myself can't cope with those attitudes and it seems like it is everywhere. You will bust tail for them, yet to save money for company (which is a screwed up attitude if they knew anything about real business, management, supervision, and Christian work ethic in this country-just consider them as refusing to learn-not your fault) or to feel superior, they will ding you on anything they can....It is outrageous!

No place to watch the parade somewhere where you could get like an iced tea with sweetner or something? And the walk to and from would do ya a lot of good..."As the parade passes by..get in step while there's still time left...." What musical was that?

You can't be tired of things, you can't be discouraged, you can't give up. I have this weird codependency with my friends at Spark, so there!

Depressive apathy..major excuse....uh huh...you know to cave in to it only makes the rear heavier and more and more difficult to move it.....so knock off the blarney! There's a pot of gold in society if we just look hard enough to find it....are ya game?

Notre Dame...the Fighting Irish...right...

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KAB7801 4/27/2013 1:35PM

    Think positive it will get better. Everyday you can get up and move is a good day. emoticon

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FRENCHSEAMS 4/27/2013 1:33PM

    Well, I hope you find something with pleasure in your life today.

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