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Friday, September 18, 2020

I have had a lovely week. I went back into the classroom as a TTOC (teacher-teaching-on-call) and felt relatively safe - sanitizer everywhere, mask being worn, and designated lanes of movement in the halls. This is easier to do at the high school level. I must say, I am so glad I am retired and that these jobs are optional.
Last night I sewed three new cloth masks while stopping and starting a movie on Netflix as I moved between the ironing board in the kitchen and the sewing machine in the bedroom. I thoroughly enjoyed doing both! I gave one mask to a teacher today and she was just tickled as I selected a fabric to reflect her new puppy.
Then I talked with my daughter. She was directed to sew 40 masks for her co-workers, while on shift - not as a seamstress - and her boss then posted a picture wearing a mask on-line, boasting how they ran a sweatshop! Wow, someone sure needs leadership training! Other staff have quit under this leadership. As is often the case, the wrong people leave the organization.
A job is only as enjoyable as the people we work with. We've all been there, but sometimes we need a little reminder. Be kind, considerate and encouraging and the world will be a better place. As my father would say, "attract flies with honey, not vinegar."
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    Sounds like everything went very well for you this week, which is terrific. We don't wear masks in my workplace, thank goodness. I have enough issues with the sanitizers. I walked into a restaurant for the first time since this all started and had a full-on asthma attack. Rather than wheeze my attacks come out as coughing, and the looks, that's why I don't go in these places. The sanitizers take me down - even in my workplace. As for your daughter's boss, I can so relate, it's not funny - it's really difficult working in a toxic workplace. Our high school is a bit of a struggle - few years back they went from being Gr 8-12, to being Gr 7-12 and renovated to make a wing of the school, into the Gr 7-8 wing. The gr 8 students normally rotate through the school and Gr 7 stays in the wing. However with Covid, they are all staying in the wing. The sanitizer is only at the principal's office, not at the doorways. Masks are optional except in hallways. The mask you made your coworker sounded really sweet!
    38 days ago
  • CHERYL4808
    What a wonderful gift of time and thoughtfulness you shared. It is puzzling how some folks in a leadership position got to where they are without a clue. It requires humility, acceptance, grit, and tremendous dedication to do it right. Thank you for being a shining example emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    38 days ago
    Such a difference in APPRECIATION!! Love love how you made the mask to reflect the teachers puppy!! Awww no doubt she's so THRILLED!!

    I feel for your D though. The BEST thing about an UGLY Boss is unless the boss is a personal friend/family member of the President (owner etc) they DO NOT LAST!! I used to work for the city. We had a boss who one day showed up with 5 very tiny kittens. She informed us that "by the end of the day if any kittens are left I'm taking them home, going to the pond and throwing them in!!" We worked for Social Services, so that day between the 19 of us, ALL 5 kittens got homes!! I took the little white one (she was such a SWEET kitty and lived for 18 very long TOTALLY SPOILED life. LOL She was so funny). BUT that boss? IMMEDIATELY that day we ONLY did the work we absolutely HAD to do. Only what the clients needs were, that was IT! No reports etc. Less than 3 weeks later (LOL She called a special staff meeting with her supervisors etc, and NO ONE WENT!) she was FIRED when we informed the uppers WHY no one was there. BINGO!!

    39 days ago
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