Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Day

What a day this has been.

My phone started ringing at 6:30 this morning, employees on the line, that is never a good sign.

I am now down a parts manager, just swell. He wasn't very smart last night after work, and it looks like he will pay for a long, long time. Bail has been set at $100,000. So you KNOW he will pay for a long, long time. Hard to believe, and perhaps I AM naive, but I still cannot believe that he was making the drug that he went to prison for five years ago. He was so proud of himself, his new family, his new job. Heartbreaking, that's what it is. All I can say is, that must be one powerful drug. And of course, I feel like a fool for ever believing that he could make it. Such a likeable guy...and his children will pay, of course. Blech.

I am wondering now what the hell do I do? There is only one of me, and it looks like I need a clone...back to the service and parts department three days a week, and the other afternoons at three. G-r-e-a-t.

Just what I wanted to hear today.

Hope your Valentines day has been wonderful - I got the most beautiful roses delivered here at work - H certainly came through. He has made this rotten day really quite special, I wish I could be home with him this evening, but I won't be stuck here too much longer, only about another hour and fifteen-

Good thing. I'm ready to go home. :)


Brad said...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to send you a Happy Valentines greeting before the day ended - I assume your home a snug in bed by now and will get this in the am - You and I really need to go to a class on how to pick employees. I had two no shows on Monday, with an excuse as about as firm as a piece of celery left on the counter for three days in summer.

One foot in front of the other sweets, it's all we can do. Sweet dreams.


JYankee said...

Happy V day! and good for H! sending you flowers... i think he needs to train MY H to do the same.... *sigh* LOL good luck with the work ain't getting any better here either! blech...

The Real Mother Hen said...

Awww drugs. They can really, really, destroy one's life, can't they? Sigh!

You aren't a fool to believing in him though. It's right to give people a second chance and don't judge. You did the right thing Jamie.

Wish you a good day and hope you have a good evening with H :)

Gypsy said...

Maybe after we've finished cloning you we can clone H. He sounds like a real keeper.

That is such a shame about your Parts Manager. Drugs are such an insidious thing aren't they? Unfortunately I doubt if anyone will give him a 3rd chance.

Kelly Jene said...

Oh wow, goodness. What a thing to wake up to.

Glad your hubby made it a special day for you!


Shame on the parts manager! When children are in the picture, I know addictions can be crippling, but COME ON!!
Now YOu have to do extra BS when you already have enough muck to clean up over there!

Don't beat yourself up over giving the man a chance, I'd have done the same thing...

Thank Goodness It's Friday!

Cheryl said...

What a sad thing for your live in the grips of a drug and have it destroy your life. And touch the life of everyone around them.

Are parts managers hard to come by? I imagine finding any good employee is so hard. You can only do so much. And I know the boss is away.

TGIF, right?


SOUL: said...

well, good for H... he is a good guy huh.
(i have NO idea why i thought he was working with you yesterday.. none) senile i spose.

that does really suck about your employee-- not so much him.. i mean.. apparently he deserves what he got-- but like you said-- the other people that his actions are hurting-- it's not fair-- or right. but that's how it goes i guess when it comes to stuff like that. too bad really.
and you know me- and your other friends here-- it's really more the fact that it's YOU that has to carry HIS work load.. on top of every other thing in the world right now-- there must be an alternative? other than you i mean. maybe new boss will allow you to hire someone to replace this guy?? dunno-- but try to take it slow-- i know-- but try. k.

anyhow-- i hope you have a good good day--


CCC said...

Yeah for H!!!! :D

Portia said...

I think people need for others to believe in them...I would rather give another chance to someone who will blow it than take a chance from someone who might really deserve it. I'm sorry the extra weight comes down on you. I'm glad you had such a sweet valentine:)

Golden To Silver Val said...

Aw kid, don't beat yourself up over believing in him. Addictions are evil and he hates himself enough for 20 of you. Unfortunately, its guys like him that make it all the harder for others who REALLY and TRULY want to make a new start. I'm sorry this is all hitting you at once, but glad they got him off the street so he can't supply to others. Flowers for Valentines sweet. You deserve them so much. Enjoy! Big hugs.

evalinn said...

Hope u had a nice Valentine´s Day after all!