Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Life, Work and everything else...

Well I havn't written or posted anything for a while. many apologies.
And today is deffinately a blah day. My grandma passed away on saturday and it takes me a while to just process what happened. Well today seemed to be the tip of the ice burg. I started a new job for Peace Country Health and wanted to be casual. Yes I told them that. So the lady gave me some of my shifts and I was happy with that. I said I would do a few 6-10 pm shifts so that my orientation would go alot faster. Anyways, today I called them to tell them I will need next weekend off for my grandmas funeral (she is being cremated) so it can be whenever tha family wants. Well our family chose next weekend! Oh well telling the office was like... well I'm angry right now so I will leave me choice words out, BUT wow they sure showed me there true colors. They are being very difficult and ornery and could care less about my grandma. Maybe I am exagerating but boy it was sure a ring around the rosy telling them that YES my grandma had passed away and YES it was next weekend and YES I did need the time off. Than the lady was telling me that she had booked me for all the days I wanted off. Well, that was the first I had heard of that. Let's just say I started crying and became emotional and now I cannot stop crying because my emotions have hit. And hard too.
Wow, sorry, I am sure many of you do not really care but I felt like I needed to write it down. Has anyone else ever been treated awful at work? Right now I deffinately feel alone and really upset. I even ended up calling them and telling them that I would not lie to them and that I had told them what shifts I had wanted and they need to stick to that or I would not be able to work for them. Ok, so that was one of the hardest things I would ever do in my entire life. I hate confrontation, and being assertive. Hurting people or making them mad is not something I enjoy doing!
So Jeremy, Celia and I are off to my grandmas funeral next week. We leave wednesday and come home monday. I have mixed feelings and was trying to control my emotion, but I deffinately messed that up, my emotion got the better of me, and here I am balling!!
Well I hope and pray you are all doing alot better than I am right now, God bless you all.


Phillips said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma! It's good to know that you got the time off work for her funeral, even though it wasn't the easiest thing to do.
I know what you mean about the whole confrontation thing, I hate it too! Right now, I'm struggling with another girl at work who is very difficult to work with. It's come to the point where I should confront her, but I'm a wimp:) Hopefully someday soon I'll build up the courage to talk to her. But it's a good thing that you talked to your work so they know how you feel!
Know that I'll be praying for you and your family as you mourn your Grandma. I hope your day brightens up :)

riley. said...

we love you guys.
sorry to hear about your grandma.
i can't imagine losing my grandma.

the g's said...

lindsay i'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. that's hard enough dealing with the loss without having to deal with work. i sure hope they treat you better. confrontation sure stinks sometimes but it's so good you were upfront.
praying for you all!

Quinn and Pauline said...

Wow, so sorry Linds. I hope your time away will be a blessing. We'll be praying for you guys.