Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lone star belt buckles and old faded levis, and each night begins a new day....

I haven't really written anything about my life recently, at least not my life now. I have had little to say, things just keep churning along, as usual, nothing any different. And I hate to be so boring...I just poured coffee all over my kitchen counter, apparently the opening in that cup is too small to hit...holy crap....this is going to be one of those days....

Okay---so yesterday, I go into work like every other day, but i have a feeling of impending...something. And it only takes a little while to figure out what that something is: My assistant, or business manager---the one that literally takes care of me, and fifty million other things in the office is leaving. In two weeks. O Happy Freakin' Day. I am not really shocked, as we all know that the place is for sale, but I am a little miffed. I mean, I go the extra mile for my employees, and I am finding that there is ZERO loyalty out there. ZERO. On the other hand, she gave me two weeks notice and in some ways,I can understand why she feels a need to leave. She has to worry about herself and her family and she does have some things to worry about there----but I guess, unrealistically, I had hoped for a little more of the old stay-with-it attitude. I must be the only idiot that feels that way. She takes care of all the little things, all the daily money, all the work that I have no time to do. And her job is quite hard...and quite difficult to train an outsider on, and oh holy hell. So, I have a couple of different solutions in mind, both of which require me to take more on, but that does mean a pretty hefty raise, and what the hell, I am all about the money. Now I just have to find the hours....I do have about six that I try to use each night...maybe I could sleep there...I'm joking, I'm joking. I will figure something out. I always do. Then, I had a nice conversation with Owner, who by the way is now gone, on his way to Canada, and won't be back for ten to twelve days. Oh, and who will be leaving for California, the week after his return from Canada....And I told him that he is leaving me in a hell of a position, as he knew that I had a chance at that other job, and now I wouldn't even be able to leave to talk to them again, let alone leave to take another job. So I got an "executive deal" a severance package, so that if I am left with no job in all of this, the money that he would give me would keep me going for quite some time. So, I am now out of the job market for the time being. And no, this does not solve all the problems that i have at work, in fact it adds to them, but at least I can quit worrying about the future a little, should the business sell. And that's what's going on in my professional world. I am still losing my mind and dying in the heat....

In my home world, things are pretty calm. Could be because I don't see my home world too often, or anyone in it. That makes for calm. Actually, the kids are all okay....knock on wood...and Mark and I are okay...life is good. :) Out.

PS....I think my vacation may be on the rocks, I don't know yet, but I don't see how I can be gone for ten days without her there...but D said she would be able to help, and maybe, just maybe, I will still get to go....I really, really need a vacation....

23 comments:

SOUL: said...

well holy hell. that ALL pretty much sucks. well obviously except the family part. it's good to hear that all is well on the homefront.
yep, always good to hear that much.

work. good Lord. they do have temp agencies for times such as this. have y'all considered hiring a temp to help out?? i don't know hoew it works as the person who pays these places, the money may not be worth the effort.. at least not to the owner. but man jamie, you just can't keep on this way. you are gonna drop on the floor again. do they not realize this? someone has to get someone to help you!

the coffee incident... sounds like me. i do strange things with the coffee pot quite often... forget to add water, then sit and wait twenty minutes only to go to an empty pot for my coffee. or... forget to put the pot back under the "thing"..and return to find coffee EVERYWHERE. ya that's always fun. and the missing the cup entirely , yep , done that too. i have even gone as far as pouring coffee "into" an upside down cup!!! that never works!

lack of sleep?... senility?
or is it simply cuz that's just the way it goes sometimes.
hmmm
but hey
it's thursday... if that means anything.
i hope you have a good day!

SOUL: said...

well... you just left my place...again..
where are ya now??
erg

simonsays said...

I'm here...here. dammit. waaah

simonsays said...

I have had those other coffee issues before too, although I don't remember trying to pour it into the bottom of the cup....teehee

SOUL: said...

SO AM I .. TALK TO ME!!!

simonsays said...

yes,,,,,you are here, i am here, and i need to get my rather large ass into the shower...

what's up with you this am?

simonsays said...

Do you remember the furby?

Do be do, do be do...

SOUL: said...

HMMM, perhaps the upside down cup thing is just cuz i am ME??
:))

simonsays said...

OMG---there you are? What's cookin kiddo? Another Thursday...

SOUL: said...

ahhh...we finally catch each other and you leave? ugh. i am "ordering you" to get damn yahoo messenger. ASAP. :))

i do remember the furby... i went thru hell to get one for my kid... but that's a story for another day.
ha

btw.. what does a furby have to do with.. coffee accidents and showers? or did i miss something?

i am almost out of cigs.. i DONOT want to go to the store at 6 am.

whaaa... beats you goin to work i spose. sorry. i won't whine about my little inconvience. oh yes i will. cuz it's what i do

have a goo day..
be sure to sluff off as much as you can, and demand some help!

come back and find me before ya leave.

SOUL: said...

only thing cookin right now is my damn eye balls. :)
man i can't see anything anymore.

any big races this weekend?

simonsays said...

the furby has to do with me waiting for you to show back up, and he always sang that do be do song...and that's just what it felt like...

simonsays said...

only on the tele---which is just the kind i like.

when are we going to do our party weekend?

simonsays said...

i need to get going----

I told you on the comments on your page that i will see about the messenger...

hope your day today is awesome! xo

SOUL: said...

ahhh... now i get it... do be do.. lal la la
am glad we caught up to each other tho.
ya gonna see the race... or be at the sweat mine? (did i even say that right...my senile!)
yes.. do get messenger... :)

jamie.. gimmee a time and place, and i am THERE!

but now that school is starting it will have to be a weekend.. prolly better anyhow with your job (s) . so just say the word!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Aww Jamie, that just sucks about your assistant quitting. Although I can't blame her it leaves you in an aweful bind. I know how hard it is to train someone for the hundred little tasks an assistant does. Arrggghhh. Then with a boss who is almost never there, it pretty much leaves you running the place single-handed. I am glad for the severance package, that gives you some peace of mind, one less thing to worry about right now, but I sure don't like to hear that you might put in more hours. I am worried that you are becoming a workaholic. Not that you want to, but out of a need to keep everything up and running. I so hope you don't have to forfeit your vacation, you really DO need the break! Is there no one else ther than can keep the doors open for one week? I think the boss is kinda crappy for leaving you hanging - doesn't seem to bother him to be gone, and he's the one who profits from the business, not you. Sorry to hear you won't make the other job interview either, but I'm guessing you must not be terribly interested or you would go to the interview just to check it out.

LOL at the coffee cup with too small opening - I have poured a bottle of water down my shirt on more than one ocassion - and we KNOW that my mouth doesn't have a small opening! hehehe

Getting closer to the weekend anyway, do you have to work Saturday? Yes - please do download Yahoo Messenger! Might catch you now and then that way!

buffalodickdy said...

Companies today get as much loyalty as they give-NONE. I stayed with a company in Chap 11 once, to help keep it together. I was a key employee and had job offers, but alot of my co-workers would have had it pretty tough-so I stayed. We were bought, jobs were saved, and I got nothing for my efforts. I quit awhile later, very disillusioned about loyalty to an employer....

SOUL: said...

JAMIE... did you read our "conversation" from start to finish here??/ we sound like a coupla crazy ladies !
LMAO

Portia said...

i really really really hope i hear about you taking that vacation, but i won't push the issue cause i see you're hoping the same thing.

aren't you already doing your job + one or two others?? you are one brave soul to take more on, but you sound confident, so MORE POWER TO YA! if your daughter is around to help at least you know you can count on her, one of the good points about working with family.

congrats on the exec. deal you got...i've never heard of anyone more deserving. and at least you know that at some point in the future, you get to kick back in peace:)

SOUL: said...

whaddaya doin jamie?

Amanda said...

Sigh. Must be nice to be an Owner.

Amanda said...

Wait. I'm an Owner. But then again I'm the employee too. Ugh.

Maria said...

Ugh. I feel kind of the same, but without the good money. I put in 8 hours a week at my daughter's school in order to get a break in the tuition. Another mother, who became my bff did that too and we always made sure to work the same hours so that we could laugh our asses off. WE generally ended up doing the lunch, which was so not funny, so why we laughed all the time, is beyond me...

Anyway, she told me last month that she went out and got a REAL job since her kids are both finally old enough to be in school all day.

ARGH! I will miss her those eight hours a week....

Hang in there, it has to get better.