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When work sucks, Cindy stuffs

Monday, May 18, 2009

After over three weeks of eating mostly healthy food, my emotions got the better of me at my place of employment, and I ended up stuffing my face with things like toasted cheese sandwich, potato chips, and a large bag of popcorn. Let me explain.

Our group home has regular meetings in which all employees are expected and required to attend. Usually the meetings are on Thursday afternoons, and at that time I have no trouble attending them and have not missed a meeting in over three years. An Occupational Therapist was scheduled to come to our group home to discuss the needs of two of our clients last Thursday afternoon. The Occupational Therapist could not come at that time and so the meeting was postponed until the next Thursday morning.

Thursdays and Fridays are my days off, and I do errands, doctors appointments for both myself and my elderly father, food shopping, trips to the vet for my cats, etc. on those days, mostly in the mornings.

When I told my boss that I was unable to attend the Thursday morning meeting because I had to take my elderly father to a doctor's appointment, she became upset with me. I told her and her assistant manager that my family comes first. The assistant manager told me that I had an "attitude problem" and was insubordinate.

You guessed it, when I get upset, I EAT!!!

I will start fresh tomorrow, and try to forget this mess.

Cindy O.
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    I have the same problem...and it's not an easy one to get rid of! But you DO have a GREAT attitude: tomorrow IS a new day!!! Hang in there!!
    3261 days ago
  • BREEZY27
    Life has a way of throwing us curve balls but we can change the way we handle things. I use to eat when I got emotional over things like a boss yelling at me or whatever. Now I use the
    Q. T. I. P. rule which stands for quit taking it personal. If i say qtip to myself and think about it for a moment or two the urge to eat unhealthy goes away.
    I hope this advice helps
    3261 days ago
  • KSIGMA1222
    We all have our ups and downs. So taking it day by day helps. Sounds like your boss is unreasonable and just plain wrong. Oh well shake it off and move on and be the strong you you are. Your father always comes first and be proud of that, to many people bend or do the wrong thing in this situation and you did not so GREAT JOB! So it was a trying experience but a good showing of character from you so see it that way!

    Just have a great week and let this motivate you to love the life and truly live it because it is becoming part of who you are, a very strong person who believes in herself and her values and can do anything she sets her mind to do. GREAT WORK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3261 days ago
    Forgive yourself and move on. Try to find a healthier way to relieve stress. Enjoy a hobby, read a book, exercise.

    Crystal emoticon
    3261 days ago
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