"Seeing" things a little differently
The following is a test of the “everyday living” assignment. It is only a test. If this were to be a real emergency, you would be advised to contact your nearest intuitive feeling and go from there. Remember…this is only a test…
As I rushed out of the door at 6:45 am with coffee in one hand and my purse, keys and several other “have to haves” (don’t think haves is a word…) in tow, I scramble to the car and throw everything in the back seat to prepare myself for the twenty-minute commute to work. Fighting the morning rush hour traffic seems to be more hectic today than usual
Getting to work on time is a challenge on some mornings but I usually manage to clock in before the 7:30 buzzer sounds. As I pull into the parking lot and dash into the building with a heated rush, I open the door and stepped into the office. The first thing I hear is our resident workplace antagonist blurt out to me in a demeaning voice “You’re late!” I continue on towards the time clock and punched in noticing that I am ONE minute late. (we are given seven minutes before time is docked.)
After putting my things away I walk over and offer the “antagonist” a piece of homemade lemon, blueberry coffee cake. She sneered at me saying “I don’t want any of that, I just finished my pancakes.” I immediately twirled around on my heels and walked briskly away.
I’m done with her, so much for trying to make this place a little merrier on a Monday morning. After spending a few minutes getting settled into my desk and preparing for the work that I need to do today, I am informed that several of our co workers didn’t come into work for various reasons. Some of these employees are constantly getting away with being late or absent all of the time and never seem to do their share even when they are here.
What really burns me up is that I struggle to arrive at work on time everyday while certain others walk in the door like they deserve to punch in anytime they want to. Ever since my job demotion two years ago, it is now one of my duties to fill in where ever and whenever is necessary. Which means I never know what I may end up doing even though I have my own responsibilities to manage.
I blame a lack of leadership skills and the way our business handles their employees. My immediate supervisor has a boss, and that boss has a boss and so on. So, through the chain of command…NOTHING gets accomplished.
As I take over the needed area and try to make sense of what needs to be done. I discover that this particular area is totally out of everything needed to make a productive day. I don’t make enough money to deal with this kind of crap! It reminds me of dumb and dumber, hitting their heads together and bouncing around with no one knowing what to do.
I am disgusted, frustrated and disappointed that I have to work in such an environment spending more time with this type of system than my own loved ones. I dream of spending my days in a more positive, fruitful, inspiring atmosphere and I am diligently striving to make it happen, but, it hasn’t happened yet…
I INSIST that this is just a test of my will and determination. I will accept the one hundred no’s for that single “yes!”
So how is YOUR week?