BAD TIMING....Job complications...  

WillSatisfyU56 60M
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11/1/2005 11:20 am

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BAD TIMING....Job complications...

TIMING.....amazing thing timing! Been feeling drained, tired the last few days. People around me at work sick all last week. Now I appear to have the same bug. My body is resisting it though! Kinda waiting to see who's gonna win. My immune system or the bug? If the bug wins I'm gonna get fairly sick based on how my co-workers were affected.

Here's where things get complicated. My company wants me to fly to Indiana Nov. 7, next Monday, for a 2-day training then return on Thurs. Nov. 10 ....I DON'T WANT to go! Told them b4. They replied, "tickets and resevations booked, can't be changed". Sucks!! Was prepared to "make arrangements" to be away next week. Making arrangements are complicated. I'm single and a pet owner. Long post in here,"on the lighter.." tells of our meeting and bonding over 7 yrs. ago. At this stage it's much like having a child! Who'll take care of him while I'm gone?? Many of you may think it silly to take this as Seriously as I do! That's OK!
I will NOT put my dog in a cage!! So kennels are out, period. Separation is hard enough on pets. Caged AND Separated is Worse! Dogs are highly "emotional" animals. My current "Buddy" is the Most sensitive Dog I've ever owned. I've had many!! Whereas I have other social interaction, He has Only me! Harder on him.
I have neighbors who will feed him and make sure he has water. He'll remain here. Familiar ground. He'll miss his twice-a-day walks but, he'll deal with My absence better at home. Although he is glad to do it, I feel I'm imposing on my neighbor. Just me!

The bigger complication, now that's handled is.....I'm sick, or getting there! I took Sunday off.! Today is a regular day off. Was hoping by Thur. when I'm scheduled to return to the office I would be over this bug. So much for hoping Problem is my strong immune system is dragging this contest out. Better for me to be full-blown ill Now, so by next Mon. when I May have to fly to Indiana, I will have recovered. Course that means missing an entire week of work AND the 4 days of the trip!
That Really would Suck!!

See I'm in Sales! 100% commisson...I don't Sell I don't get paid! Zip nada, Zilch, 0..! They don't pay me for showing up Or how long I'm there. Can't earn a penny if I'm not AT work. That's One big reason for not wanting to go in the first place. Even though they pay for the trip it Costs me money.!!!! Don't mean this to sound "whiny" just trying to explain. Now you'll understand that there's No such thing as "sick time" either. Getting sick Costs me money!!! Like adding insult to injury.

So I called the Boss this morning and said. IF I'M STILL FEELING SICK SUNDAY, I WON'T GO!
He replies "so you don't Want to go?!" Idiot!! He's known that all along. I Said I WON'T go IF I'm still sick. PERIOD! He said he'd see what he could do!

I'm awaiting his return call....

Singlechick25 36F

11/1/2005 2:15 pm

Damn. I hate having to mess around with bosses that
1. Don't listen.
2. Do whatever they want regardless of the effects on the employee.
There's many more of course but I don't need to add fuel to the fire
I know how you feel with Buddy. It's so hard to leave them, and I won't do the kennel either. Really makes travel while single difficult. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you don't have to go.

Singlechick25 36F

11/1/2005 3:10 pm

BTW your pic just showed up and I love it!! I'm without email access for another 2 hours or sooooo....uugggghhhh

funWus 56M/40F

11/1/2005 8:36 pm

Awww I hope you don't have to go and leave your dog! And plus...will we that love to hear from you be able to hear from you if you do go? I am worried about this....I want to be able to hear your stories and thoughts! LOL

funWus 56M/40F

11/1/2005 8:37 pm

Oh...and I hope you feel better very soon!!
xoxoxo Nick

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