Saturday, April 11, 2009

One Step Forward

I want to thank you all for your kind words and prayers. As I was reading over the comments, one in particular struck me as particularly enlightening.

Punkn wrote (and I'm paraphrasing): In the scheme of things, hun, it just doesn't matter. You know your value.

She is absolutely right, I do know my own value, and it has not gone down since they demoted me.

For some reason, this last Thursday, I felt better. It was as if there was only so much emotion I had left. I went to work and I was actually able to look my boss in the face. I even spoke to him.

It might have had something to do with my future replacement's insane idea to change our phone company 1 month before we vacate the building. This little brain child caused the antique phone system to completely breakdown for 1 week. When asked why and who authorized the switch (by the big, BIG boss) she couldn't come up with an answer. All she said was that it was suppose to save us $1000. Then they told her that the whole disaster caused the company $15000+ a day in sales.

I, on the other hand, was asked to do a mass mailing to let our customers know that we were moving. The mailing consisted of a packet for each client so they had to be printed, collated, stapled, stuffed, stamped and mailed by Friday. I got the job on Tuesday for over 1000 clients. It took me every hour of each day, I worked through lunch and I have paper cuts all over my hands, but I did the last one yesterday and they are all mailed out.

I will continue to do the best job I can and watch her drown. The best part is that I don't even have to resort to dirty pool, she's doing it all herself.

I do have one thing to say to her. As my good friend, Captain Jack Sparrow said in The Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl:

"Worry about your own fortunes gentlemen. The deepest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers. "


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about the demotion. My mom always said "give people enough rope, they will hang themselves" it's true, but hell I will buy front row tickets to sit with you and watch this one! *lol* Many hugs are being sent your way!

ChicagoLady said...

No need to dig a hole for her, she's digging it all on her own. Hopefully your company will soon see the mistake they made and correct the situation. Until then, keep doing your best.

Becky said...

You have got the right attitude. All you can do is control YOU, and do the best work you can do. Her true colors will show themselves, and yours will shine too!

Hang in there, and keep in mind what you are SO VERY BLESSED with. Two healthy kids, a faithful loving husband, a body that works, and LOVE!

Lacey said...

I'm glad you're handling it well, and not resorting to "dirty pool." It's a strange time, isn't it? But you know who you are, and you know what you do, and you know what's most important... Those are the things to cling to. I think you're doing exceptionally well, for the record.

JamieH said...

Good luck...She seems to be doing a good job of doing herself in.

Tori_z said...

She keeps up like that and you'll end up with your job back in no time. ;)

And, by the way.... I'm glad you're feeling better about things. :)

Intense Guy said...

Punkn is a very wise woman.

I hope those paper cuts heal quickly and that you feel better just as quickly.

Punkn said...

Huggsssss Becky. It is good to know my words helped in some way. I love hearing the way you are handling the mess they've created. Keep on keeping on!

LadyStyx said...

Everyone's said what needed to be said and much better than I I'll just leave ya a nice big *HUGZ*

Donnetta said...

My only advice - hand her a bigger shovel. Sounds like she'll need it!!

Keep on keeping on, sista!

heathersister said...

You go girl!!!