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Kick me when I'm down... [Aug. 26th, 2004|06:26 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |stressedstressed]
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As of 4am this morning I am now on a Stage Two. Despite my recent circumstances contributing almost entirely to my illnesses of late, they weren't counted as 'mitigating' enough to warrant not being issued it - even though they'd been taken as mitigating by a previous manager on previous stage warnings... I'd got let off Stage One twice due to these circumstances before...but not this time, as I was interviewed by a different manager who is only covering us for two weeks while Liz is away on holiday.

Obviously, I was VERY upset and angry - refused to sign the paperwork to acknowledge it for about an hour... Cried so much my eyes went bright green and the white bits went pink...

Then finally signed the paperwork after talking to my Shift Manager (next level up from the guy who issued the stage warning). He told me that the decision couldn't be reversed, but if I ever got to the situation that I had to have a Stage Three (final stage - consideration of dismissal), it would be dealt with by him (the shift manager) and EVERYTHING would be considered. Basically, I was told, without being specific or stating anything, that my job was safe. Needed that chat with him - as I was already in panic mode about potential loss of pay just when I was looking at the possibility of getting out of my debt situation etc.

So now if I have 2 absences or 10 days sick in any six month period over the next 12 months I'm up for Stage Three. A stress I could well do without.

Walked home in abject misery at 6am, went straight to bed and slept twelve hours. Now I'm up I have a mountain of tidying to do, tons of other stuff to get done tommorrow and I probably won't get to sleep tonight.

At least I don't have to go back to work till Tuesday night, and the shift manager told me that if I need to take a week off after moving, he'll authorise me shifting some holiday days to then at short notice - which you can't really do at the moment.

Acting managers, who are normally deputies, when your actual manager/mum are away SUCK - but I'm grateful that the shift manager is such a lovely and understanding person.

Oh, this is SO apt - more hurdles:/:

Gemini Daily extended (by Astrology.com)
All you wanted was a fair chance, but circumstances seem to be saying something different right now. Don't think of it as a setback -- think of this obstacle as a wise teacher that's setting you up for your success with your next hurdle. Try to educate yourself about a situation before committing your time to it and entering the fray.
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-26 11:32 am (UTC)
hey, dont knock all us stand in supervisors - i'm quite considerate when i get to sit in the high chair, and my colleague Becky is too...
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 05:33 am (UTC)
I was referring to RM lol!
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 05:38 am (UTC)
.. yeah, unfortunately i dont work there....
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-08-26 12:22 pm (UTC)
It never rains it pours eh? Keep that chin up and take care of yourself :) *big fat warm squishy hugs* xxxxx
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 05:34 am (UTC)
I have my own personal thundercloud atm:/

*big squishy warm hugsses back*:)
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[User Picture]From: latexwarrior
2004-08-27 12:25 am (UTC)
That's not fair having to think about sickness like that if you're ill, you're ill and theres nothing that you can do about it. We have the same problem at our place ... btw when's the next Blackatz
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 02:47 am (UTC)
think its this coming saturday
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 05:34 am (UTC)
It is:) I shall be there getting royally hammered no doubt.
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[User Picture]From: latexwarrior
2004-08-27 07:15 am (UTC)

Problem

Problem I have a party to go to down in Newquay, all but been told that I'm going by my Mistress and her Master Lord Wolfshead. Any idea of the date of the next one if it's the 25th Sept I might get there but it'll be late.
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From: ranatash_moon
2004-08-27 03:42 am (UTC)
hiya,
at least ur shift manager sounds like a decent enough guy, though it is a bit much to land with that cant be ill for more than 2 days in 6 months, thats enough stress to make someone ill...

Though at least u hav almost finished moving and u hav blackcatz to look forward to tomorrow nite, on that subject im not goin to be able to make it this month as i just cant get anymore money in b4 the weekend and i kind of over spent on my Bday..lol

On another subject do u know anyone around ur way that is good at doin braids, as i had to take mine out last nite after only month as they had gone so loose and loads of hair had fallen out of them plus the roots had started to turn to dreads..lol
Good luck with the rest of ur moving today..
Pete..x
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 05:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for that Pete:)

My shift manager is lovely, thank gawd for decent people, eh? I really wasn't thinking about potential stage twos when I rang in sick, I was thinking about bills and moving and feeling awful etc etc etc.

Ho hum. Almost done. Still have tons of tidying to do though:/

I don't know anyone who does braids I'm afraid:(

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 05:39 am (UTC)

braids

Kelly on 07761842159 or 07791519620... she's the woman that did sue's braids, apparently she's quite good, works just off North Hill..
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 05:44 am (UTC)

BTW

... i sent you a Gmail Invite you your yahoo email addy...
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 06:11 am (UTC)

Re: BTW

Ahh. Not recieved it. It probably went to my bulk and got deleted...

To be honest, I have enough trouble keeping up with two hotmails, one yahoo and about 1400 spam emails a day to my vampgirl.com addy... Don't want to be anymore confused than I already am;)

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