Good Saturday morning! Thank you for finally joining me for a #weekendcoffeeshare on a weekend. Come on into my virtual coffee-room and have a cup of joe with me.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you today will be another hot day. The temperature has been pretty much the same this past week – around 96 to 98-degree-Fahrenheit (around 37-degree-celsius). The air-conditioner has been on almost non-stop at my house except at night because my mom shuts it off right after dinner.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had secretly moved a power-bank for my tablet and an extra charging cable to my workplace.
I felt so guilty of buying all these things behind my mom’s back. But then, if she had known of the purchases, I would had been sent to the interrogation room and I’m not in the mood to be interrogated after my 9.25-hour shift at work. After all, I did buy it with my own money.
You know what’s frustrating? She seems to have this idea that I’m some kind of super human, that I shouldn’t be tired after working a long day and that I should be over-joy working such a long day.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you my mom’s friend is coming for a visit for the next week. My mom is super excited.
When she got the news a few days ago, she immediately dove into cleaning. That night, she vacuumed the entired house and cleaned out my bathroom even though I cleaned it the day before. She rearranged my stuff to the point I was having trouble finding my things that night.
That caused me so much frustration. First of all, the guest will stay in the basement since I doubt she can endure upstairs in this heat. Thus, she will be using the basement bathroom, not my upstairs bathroom. So why does my bathroom need to be cleaned again?
Anyway, since her friend will be in town, I guess I’ll be busy for the next week.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I might be a little paranoid for planning to bring a voice recorder to work on Monday.
I have noticed two of my co-workers like to gossip. Over the last several weeks, I found them saying mean things behind my fellow co-worker’s, also a new hire like me, back.
This makes me furious and curious. I am furious of theiir gossip but at the same time, I want to find out what mean things they say about me behind my back especially after what happened two days ago.
Basically, one of the agencies I’m responsible for emailed in and requested their invoices be sent to a different location.
What’s so hard about that?
One of my rude co-workers said, “You’re setting yourself up to fail.” While another said, “If you honor this request for one agency, all of the other agencies will be expecting you to honor the same request.”
Well, no, I thought. This agency happened to be a small town and relies on the county-level to fund its emergency dispatch program. What’s wrong with that? These agencies are your customers. They are the ones paying you. Shouldn’t you honor such a small request?
I remember the mean things they said about my co-worker. They called him incompetent and a train-wreck when he’s been with the company for less than a month and trying his best because no one was willing to train him on his job duties.
I sometimes feel like I’ve been thrown to the wolves – either battle the wolves and survive or get eaten and die. I intend to survive because I happen to like this job.
So I’m going to try to catch them in the act. Then, maybe someone will be able to do something about such rude behavior.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me this week and hopefully, I will be back this weekend.