Sunday, February 19, 2012

good, good day

did get to play in my scraproom.

finished my ATC's

this month's themes were chocolate, friendship and valentines day.

and I FINALLY pulled out my cinch. I got it at the Expo last August. And even got the papers from a 'grab bag' at another booth. So, I'm filling in the pages as a 'premade' book...our church is doing a young girls 'spa day' and I thought I'd donate it as a door prize. The gal in charge of the 'arts and crafts' part of the spa day is joining our group at next Saturday's crop to get ideas. Won't direct her to a cinch book, but maybe a paperbag album.. Cinch would get too pricey for the amount they need.

it felt good to 'craft'. It truly is therapy.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

stress and drama...

Work has been filled with stress and drama. Us 'cubies" are acting like a bunch of 7th grade girls, I would like to say I'm not a part of it...but I am.

It all centers around one gal. She is in her mid 30's and is simply obnoxious. Loud on the phone, uses cuss words to the customers (in a conversational way), lots of personal phone calls, does not accept instruction (if you try to train her, she tells you, "Well, I'm going to your manager")...when she is confronted about some behavior called her own manager a 'liar'. It's been 'building' for a long time and is all coming to a 'head'.

But I have a question, most of us 'cubies' are more 'mature'. We are mostly 40 and above, and just come from a different school of thought about how you work. In our day, there was a professionalism expected of you. Even to having to dress in office attire. remember dress suits/panty hose/ pumps? Though I like the more casual atmosphere in the office, it seems to take away from a degree of professionalism. Is it too much to expect that a customer service rep be able to have a conversation with a customer without the use of the 'sh*t" word? Has that become such a part of everyday language that it really OUR problem that it bothers us? She has been 'talked to' about it, she even has a 'swear jar' in her cube...that simply does not work.

Now we do have a couple of girls in their mid-20's...but they are professional and do not behave like this. Were we just extremely lucky with them?

Should we lower our expectations. It could be different if she was getting the work done...but she isn't. siiiiiiigh

I only work 3 days a week, but those days have become h*ll. What is the solution?

On a lighter note, wasn't this week's episode of Raising Hope great! I had to rewind and watch the last part twice. And I'll admit, I was crying. There are some parts of the show that I 'fast forward' thru on the dvr...but overall I LOVE that show. Garrett Dillahunt (sp) is quite some actor. Went from the menacing terminator on Sara Connor Chronicles to this 'idiot with pecs'. And I remember him on an episode of Criminal Minds when he was the paraplegic using his brother to kill and experiment on people.

Okay, off for some scrap therapy. ATC cards, and its been a looooooong time since I've scrapped for myself. BUT next weekend is a crop...first of the year, can't wait!!!
insert jumping/dancing happy face!

Friday, February 10, 2012

blah, that's the word of the day

I've regained a pound, so that is discouraging.

dh watches the news every morning and that is disheartening.

the skies are gray...and its kinda cold. the kind of day where you want to snuggle under your fave blanket and watch dvd's.

one of my favorite coworkers had her last day yesterday. Work has been busy and stressful. We have a 'new' girl who brings just a ton of D R A M A. I've been using my MP3 in my cube, to try to drown her out. to stay in my 'happy place'.

have not been sleeping well. Now, I understand when my older friends talk about how difficult it is to sleep through the night.

I've been having odd physical symptoms and odd adrenaline rushes, could it be the 'm' word? or stress?

so, after my Jenny appt, I can come home and have the day to myself.
some of the things I'd like to do is download more music for my MP3...maybe good 'fighting' know, power songs. Or should I go the soothing route? ha!!

go play in my scrapbook room. Got an order from CTMH...and ATC cards to work on.


I will spend a couple of hours watching dvd's. OR I have taped episode of Big Bang Theory, guess I could watch those while folding laundry.

today is my 'day off' for exercise but who knows, may sneak in my Pussy Cat Dolls workout really makes me laugh. yeah, can you just see me rolling my hips and smacking my backside...yeah...its funny. (got it a couple of weeks ago for $10 at Walmart) Next thing you know, I'll be telling dh I need a 'pole' to exercise..ha!!!! (it all started with Wii Zumba)(such a 'slippery slope')