Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I don't know, where have YOU been?

Okay, so I couldn't subject you to more Daisy without an update of where the heck I've been, already.

The boring first. I've been hanging out hating my job. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the work (sometimes I even like it) and most of the time I really like my coworkers. But last week was rough. I spent every day except Friday crying. And on Wednesday night I started to say, "I don't want to go to work tomorrow" and I just lost it and started bawling. Not a good sign, I'd say.

The bulk of my unhappiness had to do with one of my coworkers. My friend/coworker S and I came to this job to follow a manager that we both really liked working with. And we met R. We became a superstar team (much to the dismay of the other half of our office who hated seeing us be successful) Apparently R was offered a new job moving to another unit, and when I asked her about it, she flat out told me no, she wasn't offered another job. I thought that sounded weird since her new manager pretty much had confirmed it already. So, the next day R comes into my office with all kinds of excuses about how I asked this and not that and so she really wasn't lying. But even then, she was lying. Maybe not just to me, but to herself. I really felt like I'd been betrayed since we had become this all for one, one for all team. I think S and I deserved to know what she was up to. Maybe I'm naive and stupid. But I was really really hurt by it.

And to top it off, the manager we followed is also moving. And S and I had no real hope that we'd be able to move to other units where they weren't trying to sabotage us for being successful. Thankfully, something came through on Thursday and S and I will be moving to new units too. The three of us will be on different units, and I will be the only one still working directly for the manager that brought us over. Overall, though, I think it's a good move for all of us. And most importantly, the crying has ceased. Thank God.

And then there is the fun stuff, which, while fun, was still time consuming and stressed me out. I coordinated an office charity project, which included adopting three people (a mom and a daughter and then a single man) through the Volunteers of America. We also were collecting scarves, gloves, socks, and hats too. So, I had to keep hounding everyone for their gifts and their donations and whatnot. We ended up buying the girl and her mom robes and tennies for both of them, a cookware set and a vacuum, a toy and pjs and a pretty sparkly dress. And for the man we got him a leather wallet and a dress shirt, along with a gift card for Jamba Juice (in the wallet). AND we collected 2 boxes of scarves/hats/gloves. And we delivered it all to the organization on Friday. (so, in other words, thursday was spent buying the vacuum and wrapping everything).

Then! Also on Friday, our social committee had to transport all our secret santa gifts (which I was also collecting all week - my office looked like Christmas threw up in it) to our Holiday Luncheon, which I also planned. (why did I do all this for the same week? I don't know. Or because I'm INSANE). The lunch turned out really nice. We had it at a local Indian Casino Buffet, so no one could complain about the food. (yeah!) Once I was able to sit down and enjoy my tiny chocolate mousse dessert, and our office presented the social committee with a gift certificate and posters with everyone's comments on how much they appreciate all that we do....all my hard work was so worth it.

We left the luncheon and had just a couple hours until our bunco Christmas party as S's. It was nice to relax and exchange gifts with the girls with all the stress of last week behind me. I've pretty much got everything bought and wrapped, and I just have one little present to get for Mark and a gift card for my dad and I'm DONE! woohoo! And then all our Christmas parties start on Sunday.

Bring on the Holidays!


guruburu said...

oooo.. you just made crave jamba juice =D

Carrie said...

I go through stuff with work and I hate it. Like right now my coworker S is out for 3 weeks and me and coworker C don't really get along. I miss S and can't wait until January 23rd.

Just think of it this way, at least you have a job. :)

Happy holidays!

Vanessa said...

Lying by omission is still lying. She should be ashamed of herself.