Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friday was the first day to vote early...I'm glad we had the chance to go and get ahead of the crowd...

Friday night Carla & I had sushi, then we went to see "W" at the theater..... bless his heart!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Images from the deck of our mountain house on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

It has been a very interesting few weeks... It has taken me 50 years to learn when to just let go....

Something good should come from it.........let this be a lesson...

When the little voice in your head starts screaming "get the %$#@ out of here" pay attention... I shouldn't have been at the TCO one day much less three years. I kept hoping it would get better, surely "it can't get worse" Oh Yes it can... I kept thinking surely someone would realise how horrible it was. How after years of not motivating employees, low pay, and no support the the good employees would leave... leaving support people who only cared about covering there A$% and blaming others.. Surely at some point someone would realise when you constantly have to give clients refunds because the customer start date was just a suggestion to the operations department. Or when the egos of the not much more than minimum wage employees, who shouldn't work anywhere where they would have to look at others people much less be expected to help someone, becomes the driving factor on weather business is ordered, delivered or gets thrown away. Surely someone would realise when 50% of a department has files complaints to the HR department on the same person, that something needs fixing. Or that the sales assistant's main job was to avoid doing anything... except using HIS time making sales people feel stupid & inadequate .

You would think the new manager in a department SHE knew nothing about and should never have managed, would be interested in the input from HER employees...

I'm so glad to be out of there....people starting turning on each other... ex-sales manager went from golden haired girl to being on the short list, the DOD was in so much hot water with HR he had to leave the STATE not just the company... and a manager (who I considered a close friend) of another department got a hard on for the vacant Directors job.. use her dumbest salesman to set up her friend (who had always defended her to others) with a known difficult customer to prove to HER BOSS that the department desperately NEED HER to fix the department & make HER enough money she could retire to the mountains earlier than planned.

But as John Lennon wrote..."Instant Karma will hit you up beside the head....Last I heard she was sent to the Siberia office (Matthews) to manage the sales people she has been talking trash about for years.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! that felt I never have to think about it again.

Look at that face, I can't believe she is 9, where has the time gone. If you haven't guessed the theme was "The Olympics" The kids competed in a 5 meter race, volleyball, laughing, cake eating, present opening... it was a fun time. After the party we stated and wrecked two hotel rooms, eating and watching Man vs Wild... and in the morning had Hope's favorite breakfast at Tex & Shirley's.