Monday, January 12, 2009

Working

I've been working on a new job lately. It is another temporary / seasonal assignment. I'm brand new and I am in charge of an office. Last week, I was there from the time the office was opened to the time it was closed. Came home, went to bed, went back to work again. All week. There are three other employees. One of them just found out she is pregnant and isn't feeling well. She took a sick day. The other one has family issues, and wasn't able to attend any of the training, or the makeup training. I had to try to train her in between all the regular work. She also took a sick day. The other one has prearranged commitments that keep her from working two days every week.

This week, I am getting four new employees. Yeah, I guess we might have been short staffed last week!

I'm not sure how I'm going to handle all my new found free time if / when I get it. I know the laundry and dust bunnies, and the bed, and quilting will all be competing for precious minutes.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

Man I know just where you work. I work at the County office of Education. First they reduced my hours from 40 to 20, then they hired three new people in my department. As office manager I was supposed to get them oriented, trained and up to speed and do my work. I requested the other 20 hours back! But job security is a good thing these dayz. :0) Quilting waits patiently, it doesn't yammer - and that's a good thing!

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds hectic. Hopefully the new employees are more available and are good workers...

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Sounds like one of those places that will work you to death if you let 'em. I sounds like you're a responsible worker & you may have to put your foot down. The same goes for Leslie.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Sounds as if you have your work cut out for you! Best wishes. I'm sure you can sneak in a little quilting time! :)

Carolyn a Ohioquilter said...

wow sounds like a day and half. make sure you take time out for yourself, do something nice. I hope your fat quarters make it there soon. Hugs Carolyn

Tanya said...

Oh dear. Working pays the bills but it is wearing on the body. I hope you can find time to relax. Maybe treat yourself to a quilty weekend (take out Chinese?)