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Wednesday, 4/14 A lot on my mind now....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hi everyone,

I decided that rather than wait for others to get information for me, that I needed to contact our HR person to find out about my position for next year. I just got to my work email a short while ago and he says that my current position hasn't been cut for the new building and that means that is what I am supposed to do next year. For those of you who have followed all of the difficulties that I have had this year with my current boss, you know that this is not what I was expecting or what I need. I want to work where I am respected and appreciated rather than badgered and belittled. I need to think on this and contact a bit of help to figure out what to do next. I think I am going to write a letter requesting a transfer, but given the issues of our district and all of the jobs that have been cut, I don't know if this will work out for me. I need to check with the union guy too. Oh my.

It has been a bit of a tricky day in any number of ways. Our internet service went out last night around 9:30 and was still out this morning--so I contacted Mediacom and we had a talk where I was a bit escalated about how often this trouble happens and he was pretty respectful, took money off of our bill and is sending repair people again--we had one here yesterday who did nothing and just left. Our TV hasn't worked right since the day of the Super Bowl. Grr-rr

I had a good time at the pool, but my time in the sauna was interrupted because of trouble with other people. There is a woman who takes the only handicapped shower stall day after day who isn't handicapped and she takes more than her sweet time. I personally wait until I get home to shower if I am in any kind of a hurry, but there are other people who don't want to do that. Today, this woman was in there for a long time--a lady who left the pool 20 minutes before me was still waiting to get in the handicapped shower when I wandered in the shower room. (There are about 10 or 11 regular showers, just one with bars for disabled people.) This lady went to the shower and pulled the curtain a fraction of an inch and asked the woman how long she was going to be in there. (I went tot he sauna and then it got a bit noisy...) The woman in the shower got out and called on the emergency speaker for someone to come to the shower room for an emergency--she complained that the other lady had pulled the shower curtain open while she was using it. It was pretty ridiculous and caught me off guard--these are adults. I was asked if I saw what happened and i told my story--and I told them that the problem might be solved by labeling the shower with a handicapped sign and that the real problem is that they need to create a second shower for disabled people. I left the fitness center today shaking my head.

I had an appointment with my therapist tonight--I wish I had had my answer to the work situation before I saw him...And then came home to go with my husband to sign off on our taxes. This is the latest we have ever done them the entire time we have been married.

My youngest son has been sick with some kind of gastric bug or virus or flu or ??? He has been vomiting and is feverish. It started Monday evening--he ate a bit of mashed potatoes tonight, so maybe he is getting over the hump. However, as my 25 year old son and my 14 year old daughter were getting ready for church choir, they both got sick with a similar thing--and then, a half an hour after my 20 year old went to work tonight, he called to get a ride home because he started vomiting too. I am pretty nervous about how extreme this illness is and how it is spreading around. It is my intention to stay away from them and their bug, I am not sure trying to fight this thing off is something I am even up to doing.

I'm hoping for a more peaceful and calm tomorrow as I try to find the answers I need. If push comes to shove, next year will be my retirement year. I never expected to think that way at my age...I'll be 55 then with 25 years. We shall see.
Take care, my friends!!
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    I hope your job situation works out for you. It sounds like your day was horrible. Just hang in there and take it one day at a time. I like the way you handled everything today.
    2958 days ago
  • BEES200
    That bug sounds like something that went thru my daughter's family about 3 weeks ago, they wondered if it was some sort of food poisoning because those who were home and ate fish came down with it first, but few days later, the others came down with it, too. Hope they all get well soon! Kudos for speaking up about the need for labeling or two handicap showers! In an ideal world, ALL showers would be accessible with hand bars, etc.
    2959 days ago
    Wow, you're definitely in my prayers my friend. Sounds like you can use them. Know that if you need to share or vent, I'm just a spark mail away. Love, Dawn
    2960 days ago
    I hope the job situation works out for you.

    We have problems with our internet toom uch too and I nver know if it is Alltel, my browser, or sparpkpeople.

    The problem with the shower is as you stated. And the staff needs to see that only handicapped people are using this shower.

    We got our taxes done the latest we ever did too.

    That stomach bug went around here too and was very contagious.
    2960 days ago
    Way to go Sylvia.....Stand up for your rights and those of others.
    Pray that you don't get sick, doesn't sound like a fun bug floating around your house.
    Fingers crossed that you Stay Well.........
    2960 days ago
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    2961 days ago
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    2961 days ago
    I am sorry about your job. It might be better to retire then deal with the stress of a bad boss, which I thought unions were supposed to help with. I hope they can do something for you!
    That is awful about your children :(( Unfortunately, living in close quarters makes it easy for those nasty viruses to spread :(( Practice good hand washing and use rubber gloves when cleaning up after them.
    Hearing about the handicapped shower made my blood boil, because the same thing happens at the pool I go to. There is only one there as well, and it has railing and a ramp,, the others have a high border you have to step over and difficult to turn on showers. I am actually surprised the offender made a fuss. No one thought to ask her why she was in there in the first place?? She doesn't belong in there!!
    I am all for doing taxes at the last minute, especially if you owe something, why give the government their money any earlier than you have to?? Better it stay in your account earning interest until the last possible minute ;)
    Please take care!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2961 days ago
    Good luck with your situation at work! I don't know the whole story, but I hope everything works out.

    Kinda ridiculous about the shower fiasco. I guess some people never grow out of starting drama! Hopefully you don't catch the bug that's going around your house - Dexter has his seasonal upset tummy and I hope we humans don't have to mess around with any of that this spring! My poor hound has always had a sensitive stomach.

    Thanks so much for all your support. You're the greatest! emoticon
    2961 days ago
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