Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My day off, and I finally have some time for an entry.  No word on the job because one of the people who put in for it is off with a broken ankle.  They called him at home.  I think they would have liked to do a telephone interview but can't blame him if he said he didn't want to.  I just found this out yesterday.  I'm done fretting about it.  I really don't think I will get it.  So, I'll let the Lord take care of it.

The mind games were driving me nuts.  The asst. division chief called me into her office Thursday and went into a long spiel (is that a word...lol) about understanding that I put in for that job in another division and to consider putting in for a claims asst. position that will soon be posted.  So, of course, I thought she knew something but no, she was just fishing and playing around.  She used to intimidate me but pissed me off totally a few weeks ago about a folder from a hospital.  Enough was enough so I just went a little crazy about it.  Since then, no more intimidation.

So, anyway, I told her I was thoroughly bitter and po'd about the last promotion that she chose and let it be known that the pimping of my knowledge was soon going to end, and I would do exactly the limit of my job description.  Figured I'd rock the boat a bit.  Of course, I did it very nicely but got my point across.

And since I'm probably going to be right where I'm at, I had to be polite and respectful, which I always am anyway.

But, sheesh, I hate mind games.  I read body language and facial expressions far too well and always feel like I have to have a strategy planned.  And then there's my supervisor always fishing for information.  Yikes, I can never remember this much drama in the work place in all my years there.  Now, this is when I really miss my BF being there because he was such a good sounding board.  LOL...I have to go outside and call him on my cell phone because we're all on top of each other.

The drama continues at least for the time being.  I haven't seen a job posted yet for another claims asst. but I keep hearing it's coming.  Hmmmm.....

Enough of work.  It's my day off, and I refuse to let it infiltrate my home life.  Last night my BF took me out again.  Think he was feeling bad for me.  The good old Days Inn was hopping for a Tuesday night.

And now I seriously have to sort through all the junk mail and bills that are falling off of my snack bar.  I can't believe how much crap comes into my mail box every day.  Plus........the dungeon basement of mine is still calling me....yuck....I hate it down there.

Have a great day!  It's sunny and 70 in western Pa. and gas has dropped at the BP's to $2.85 a gallon.......

18 comments:

debbted said...

HI Chris~I swear I am getting off this puter and this is my last stop! lol I hate mind games too and sorry you are subject to them. Good news you have turned it over to the Lord! I love that graphic of the jar/purple flowers...TC~Blessings, Deb

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lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you had a good time with BF going out on the town.  Enjoy your day off.           Pamela

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  I'm sure things will work out for the better.  David

sugarsweet056 said...

Things will work out like they're suppose to! Just pray for God's will to be done!:)
Have a good Hump Day dear.
Hugs, SUGAR

jeadie05 said...

Hate mind games ,hate an atmosphere at work too...its such a pity you dont know about the job ,because however you feel about it ,you will keep thinking about it till you get a definite no ,and wont really settle ,Some one said they like your pansy jar ,so do I ,am I allowed to snag it please  if no! I shall understand ...........Jan xx

queeniemart said...

Hi Chris,
i hate to hear of all the BS you are dealing with at work but gee, i do understand it. I have worked with lots of bitches who ruled by intimidation. Well, one good loud screaming match with me and they have always left me be. Screw this people. As Rick would say "screw them, they dont sign your paycheck".
I am glad BF took you out...you surely deserve some down and fun time!!
LOVE,lisa jo

pennietoonz said...

Hi Chris... Fretting will do no good, so just leave it in the Lord`s hands like you said. Glad to hear you told your supervisor what was on your mind. I just hate those games and there seems to be so much of it in the workplace! Gas is 2.67 now in my neck of the woods.
Love ya,
Penny
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

djohn52 said...

Hi Chris!  Ok, had to go back and find the pretty Pansy Jar!  I missed it..I was reading!!!  I did see the coffee pot though. I really like it too, only the coffee is too hot...it's melting the bottom on the cup! lol

Yes, that's all you can do..just give it up and let God make the decision.  No point in stressing....says the kettle to the pot, or something like that! lol I really really don't care at all for intimidators!!  Mainly because I am easily intimidated!

Our gas is 2.82 at the moment. Was up over 3.00!!!  

Take Care!
Darlene
http://journals.aol.com/djohn52/AgeingGracefullyWithAllTheHelpIC/

xomywayox said...

Head Games are a waste of time, and peepes that think that they can get further in life with playing them are sadly mistaken. Either way, if it's meant to be it will be on the job thingy. Best Wishes to you...

Brenda

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Hugs, to you...I know too well about drama at work...I had a hard time getting promoted because I was an awesome seller for MCI...I could always get the promotion to continue to sell...but never a step up....Nope....they all wanted me to sell...sell....sell...I did get to work out of my home and had lots of benifits...but...I wanted to get somewhere else..You...know like more money and less stress selling...hehehehehe...but...now I just wish i could go back to selling...Hard ego trip to go from 60 thousand a year to a disability check...thank the Lord I made lots of money before hand...I will keep you in my prayers...YOu deserve a promotion...Hugs, TerryAnn

njmom72 said...

Hope you hear something about the job soon hun, I'll keep you in my prayers.

~ Susan
http://journals.aol.com/njmom72/TheStrawberryPatch

onestrangecat said...

There is lots of drama when working with mostly women I have found out.  I don't know what it is about us females but you can't get a bunch working together without someone playing games.

Kathy

chat2missie said...

Gas prices dropped here in Eastern PA also.  Have a good evening.
Missie

jckfrstross said...

i hope you hear something soon:)

Deb

tpiez4me said...

Chris, Couldn't ya just have sex at home like everyone else instead of the Days Inn???  LOL!!!  I like the pimping of knowledge thing...my boss does that to me, since I'm of a legal background....grrrr he doesn't pay me the $150/hr like an atty!
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

lawsonladies said...

Hey Chris....Hope all the work~drama ends soon!  Good idea to try NOT to take it home with you.  But sometimes that so dang hard to do, huh?  Hang in there kiddo!
Love, Linda

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Chris, I'm not good at waiting ~ it must be driving you bonkers waiting to hear about this job.......still as my mum would say "no news is good news" lol........hoping you get good news soon :-) Like the word spiel ~ yep it is a word ~ here it is anyway lol. Glad you went a little crazy ~ no-one should intimidate anyone ~ that's gotta be bullying surely! Not good mate. Glad you had a good "hop" lol......that'll cure the stresses of work for sure :-)
lots of love n hugs Debbie ~xxxxxx~
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sazzylilsmartazz said...

Hope you've heard something about that job by now. Mindgames suck!
Best of luck and wishes.
Dianna