Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It's a good thing I'm a nice person or else it could get messy!

I don't post much about my job because basically it's not all that exciting. Plus, once I leave there each day I *try* to turn my brain off of work. Unfortunately, today I haven't been able to do that and if I don't "talk" about it, I won't be able to do anything else all night (so the stack of paperwork that I HAVE to get done tonight for work won't get done and then I'll be in even more of a predicament tomorrow).

I, and a few other people, have been chosen to complete extra job duties for a few months. This began about 3 weeks ago and has been going alright. It has doubled our work load and has caused me to work lots of extra hours in the past few weeks. All of that is fine, I can handle it, it's temporary (or so we were told and I am choosing to believe, for my own sanity sake).

Well, yesterday there was a semi-crisis, which typically would have involved me playing a big role in the process. Instead of this, someone else stated they would handle the situation. Today, the semi-crisis turned into a full-blown mega crisis, at 4 p.m. Not to be long-winded, the person who said they would handle the situation, ended up not handling it yesterday and thus, this occurred.

What upsets me is that this person simply LIED and said that I took care of it all yesterday, when I had actual not even spoke to the other person regarding this AT ALL until today at 4 p.m. when it became a huge crisis and I had to become involved.

I can't even explain how mad and frustrated I am about this. I am insanely swamped with work and could have handled yesterday's crisis fine yesterday. But today, when I was caught off guard, trying to do a million other things, and then lied about...behind my back and without giving me an opportunity to even defend myself until tomorrow...it's too much.


How much is that Powerball tomorrow? I think I'll be buying a ticket because at this point, that's the only way I can accomplish my dream job, a stay-at-home-mom, and not loose my mind!


Pam said...

Oh, dear me! I hate having things hanging over my head! I hope that things get straightened out tomorrow. I'm sure that all this extra work is especially not fun because you would rather be home with your little one!

Ang said...

You're handling the whole being lied about situation better than I would!! Praying for you today as you get all of this mess straightened out.

Keep your head up (or else you'll drown) w/ all of this extra work. Our higher ups decided to do this to us, so we were running our office and a new one down south both out of our office (w/just our staff)!

Janelle said...

Ah! I'm sorry you're having a rough time of it lately. Just hang in there and remember, it's just work, not brain surgery. You seem to be very good at what you will do so I'm sure you will handle the situation with grace and get everything squared away. I'll be sending some extra prayers your way today!