Today is most definitely a Monday.
To start, I had a conversation with my mother that wasn’t so great; we didn’t argue or anything but life isn’t going well for my parents at the moment so that’s weighing heavily on my mind.
Then, I had an issue with my new company and their policy on vacation time. My task leader just keeps shaking his head because my company is clearly not dealing with the expansion of additional personnel all that well, and for some reason, they’ve decided to use me as their problem child. Only problem is, I’m not doing anything wrong or out of policy. I’ve followed all their requests, submitted my three days off for this summer in advance (yes, only three days! And not together, one a month!!) – had them approved, and still they are having issue with the fact that I work only 35 hours as opposed to 40 because they don’t really want me using vacation time, they’re prefer I comp the time. Which of course I can’t do, since I work 35 hours. And hello – isn’t vacation a benefit that I’m entitled to as an employee?? WTF.
A friend of mine in the office suggested the last time I had the round robin of emails with them, that it may have something to do with my appearance; a thought that hadn’t crossed my mind up until she had said it. The scenario is this: the “president” of the company (whom I do all the interacting with) is a stay at home mom of 4, and her husband is the one I’ve met and inprocessed with. My friend suggested that it’s possible that her husband might have inadvertently made a comment about my appearance, and…since she is the one who actually got my badge made - she might have just put the two together and there you have it: Insta-Meow. I hadn’t even thought about that, because I truly don’t think that way myself – but my friend said candidly that even her husband is sensitive about making comments about her friends appearances to her, just because…well, she might not mean to be upset about it, but she might be. Interesting, huh? So I don’t really know if the issue is my being “part time”, is it just me (as much it can be from not ever meeting me?) – or a combination of both. I’d really hate to think that it would be along the lines of what my friend suggested. Partly because, that’s a sad state of thought from a woman who owns a business; and partly because seriously, that’s just foolish.
Moving on to a phone call I received from the town manager. It was a good phone call, all sorts of exciting things about the petition and a liquor license, but I’m not quite ready to spill the beans on that one, just yet. Needless to say though, it did prompt me to call the local paper and retract a very lovely letter to the editor I had written to thank the people who have graciously supported the cause thus far. That may be better served at a later date if the turn of events that could go place, do occur.
The only real saving grace to the day is that tonight is the Jason Varitek golfing soiree that I’m going to – and of course, some great sushi for dinner.
Hopefully the location is air conditioned, because it’s not air conditioned here in work, and it’s disgustingly humid and sticky in here. Seriously, my clothes feel damp and we’re all sort of sticking to the desks and keyboards.
I so can not wait to hit the shower.