Monday, May 26, 2014
A lot of stuff on my mind this evening.
Had to work today. After a number of years at the marina, I'm feeling like I am so *done* working there. I started on, after the owner was diagnosed with cancer. And they needed some extra help. Stayed through his treatment and relapse and more treatment and finally, that last summer. When they pretty much told him there was nothing left that they could do. And after he had passed (he was right around 50 years old), I stayed on as his widow and grown children took over. I figured, I'll give them 5 years to pull it together and then they should be on their feet.
It's been a bit more than 5 years, and the grown kids are no closer to looking like they're going to step up to the plate. Every year, the place has gotten a little more disheveled, a little more disorganized, a little more like it's going down the tubes-- it's just a matter of time. Each of the "kids" has their own little, hidden agenda and doesn't show up to work when they don't feel like it, or if there's something else going on they'd rather do. None of them respects the other's opinions concerning the business and they're all full of ideas about what the other 2 should be doing.... while meanwhile trying to figure out how they themselves can get away with doing less. There's no clear leader among them.
Here we are at the big, kick-off weekend for the summer season.... and they haven't hired adequate help, and none of them wanted to work today.
sigh. I love each of them dearly, as I've come to know them quite well over the years. But honestly, I think I just need to find another job. I'm fixin' to start praying hard over this.