Sunday, July 26, 2009

The "explaining later" part...

Things have been pretty crazy at work. Short-staffing for much of the time (a maternity leave, plus some meetings and vacations), and an increase in the usual patient load by about 25% have made for a tough time getting everything done. I have been working long hours and getting a lot of tension headaches. I REALLY need a vacation (which is coming very soon, thank goodness).

On Friday, when I was in the midst of handling a crisis, I got an email from my boss. Unfortunately, I opened it immediately. It was distracting. The good news is that I still have a job. The bad news is that they are splitting my work assignment between two locations. NOT ideal. I've dealt with this situation before. Don't really care for it. I tried my best to talk them out of it, and who knows -- maybe they will change their minds. It isn't scheduled to happen for another two weeks.

But if it does happen, then I have no choice but to go along with it, and give them my best effort. As always, there are positives and negatives about this new situation. All I can do is try to accentuate the positives and deal with the negatives. One thing is certain - things always change. Don't get too comfortable.

14 comments:

Dianne said...

you certainly have a great attitude about it

seems that work stress and endless changes are the way it is these days, more than ever

hang in

fermicat said...

Thanks, Dianne. I've learned the hard way that "resistance is futile." Just do what they want.

LL said...

Well... at least it's not a cat post... ;)

BC said...

I know how that feels. On this past April 20th, I was forced to go to a different school. Just out of the blue I got the letter.

Hang in there. It could be worse. I tell myself that every day.

fermicat said...

LL - I have a life beyond cats, believe it or not. And that life has been kicking my ass lately.

BC - I remember you blogging about that. It sucks that our employers can pull the rug out from under us. Part of the deal, I guess.

Jan Mader said...

Love your blog!

I'm a children's author and writing from that site.

I have another blog for animal lovers at
http://animaltalk4u.blogspot.com/

Please come visit!

Natalie said...

Hang in there. Everyone I know has been having to make some pretty big adjustments and they always say, "at least I have a job". I hope this attitude isn't permanent and one day we can go back to setting our happiness bars a little higher. In the meantime, make the most of it and do something special for yourself. Like every time you work the other location, you get an ice cream sandwich (or insert favorite small indulgence).

tiff said...

Tim for a wolrd-heaving sigh,ain't it?

Beth said...

That's exactly my attitude. If you don't really keep plucking along, you come to a complete stop. Not good.

dr sardonicus said...

Keep pluggin'. Football season starts in a month.

fermicat said...

Jan - hello, and thanks for visiting.

Natalie - thanks for the encouragement. Hopefully it won't be as bad as I expect.

tiff - frequent sighing is just part of the job.

Beth - I admire your attitude. Hope that new job is going well.

dr s - and finally there is some real news coverage of college football. I enjoyed the stories from the ACC media weekend.

Dr Jenn said...

Fermi- Jan is from my blog and if you ever really want to de-stress go and check out one of her writing exercises, they help bring you down to a different level of thinking and believe it or not... alter your perspective! And she writes for kids, not adults, go figure.

Don't let doc fool you, he is just giddy, we got the MLB package and he has seen cardinals games all week.

As far as your post (you knew I'd get to it, eth?) I love your uber optimistic work ethics. Good for you. I am sure at some point someone will recognize your effort!

BC said...

I should blog about whats been happing with some high up members of this school district. You would be quite amused. The list goes along with terrorism and bombs. The entertainment is never ending.

fermicat said...

Dr Jenn - I do lots of cathartic bitching with my friends in the trenches. It does no good to complain higher up, so why bother with that.

BC - that is the universal truth of workplaces: they are ALL frelled up.