Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Hump Day for sure - Today was horrible. I feel like I've been thoroughly humped and dumped, and will be happy when Friday at 5:00 gets here!
Some days are definitely better than others, and I have a feeling that tomorrow will be worse than today. My co-worker is scheduled to take tomorrow and the next day off, as well as next Tuesday. I am anticipating 2 scenarios: 1) She will take the days off and my boss will drive me nuts - He never seems to realize that when one of us is out, the other has to cope with all the phones and "walk-ins" - He becomes incredibly "needy" - I can't begin to tell you how many times he calls/texts/interrupts during the day. For instance, this morning I was greeted with a detailed list of tasks for a particular client requiring me to obtain and mark exhibits to two Motions, scan everything, e-file the Motions with exhibits, serve copies on Plaintiff and Defendants by email and regular mail......And call the Judge's assistant to set up a hearing...... And while I'm in the middle of all that, he calls me seven times to ask how it's going; am I done yet; did I call the Judge's Assistant..... and texts me 8 times to ask me stupid sh**t! Apparently, he gets bored when he's driving. The day just got better from there......
My co-worker is a workaholic. But she desperately needs to take some time off - Seriously. So she's trying to get everything done for next week. I keep telling her that everything will be fine, but I'll bet money she's still there working as I write this, so
(2) She will decide that she hasn't gotten everything she wanted to get done and will either come in or cut her vacation days short.
We aren't permitted to take off more than 1 week at a time, and believe me, I take the whole week. And unless someone's a$$ is on fire, I don't answer the phone or return calls. Period. This year, I'm entitled to three weeks of paid vacation - I've taken one. Last year, I only got two weeks, and had to forfeit one of those! If we don't take the time by December 31, we lose it. This year, I have a week scheduled in October and another in December. I'm taking my vacation!
So, we'll see just what kind of drama unfolds tomorrow. Jeese! I'm tired already!