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post #21 of 95
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Originally Posted by Bippity
....I have a MAJOR personnel problem going on here now & can't talk to anybody here about it (they've all left for a 3-day conference & I'm the only one who didn't go 'cause I have a baby - oh goody !) - it's under review with the attorney to see if we should fire this girl (I think we should). If word leaks out about what she did my whole department will look BAD, BAD, BAD! This girl's supervisor is distraught and embarassed and it's really depressing, frustrating and infuriating all around! ....
My stress level isn't so bad right now. I've gotten really good at delegating all the stress. (You know, I'm the kind of manager who says, "Stress? That's something I cause, not something I feel!") In fact, I've gotten pretty good at delegating upwards, too.

But, what we really want to know: How did it go? Is she fired? Is the department safe?
post #22 of 95
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Originally Posted by jempd
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Mirlee, got a weird sort of stress-jolt reading your list.
: Me, too! Oh, and near the end of yesterday I was asked to run a workshop in October, my handouts for a conference presentation are due on the 18th, and today I just found out that a new secretary has been taking phone reservations for the Friday dinner without telling anyone, so we have an additional 35 people coming to a dinner that I thought we were really going to have 61 and a third manuscript just came in the mail for me to photo edit.

I am glad the presentation went well, singermom. I am there with those backups. I once lost part of a 50 paper when I was on page 35. The only "recent" back up I had was one that was done from page 20.

Stop the world----I wan't to get off! :
post #23 of 95
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Originally Posted by mirlee
I once lost part of a 50 paper when I was on page 35. The only "recent" back up I had was one that was done from page 20.
: : :
That's too scary even to contemplate.


Sweetbaby3--you wouldn't happen to be in Wisconsin, would you? (The Brett Favre allusion tipped me off... )
post #24 of 95
Thread Starter 
Well, this has turned into a good thread, huh?

I have no resolution on my situation yet - it's still with the attorney. We have to resolve this by Monday - that's the last day of this girl's paid "administrative leave". So far word has not leaked out - which is good!
post #25 of 95
Bippity;
I'm cracking myself up, b/c right now you have 666 posts. Coincidence?

You'd better take a screen shot b/f you post again!
post #26 of 95
Nate, isn't Brett Favre from the south? Like Louisiana?

Stress level today: loooooooow.

I talked to my boss and we are getting started on finding my replacement--and wouldn't you know it, he's all of sudden getting really good at telecommuting. I am also starting to put feelers out for freelance work.

Things are just a lot easier to deal with when there's a light at the end...and it feels like summer outside.
post #27 of 95
Thread Starter 
: Glad I missed that milestone!

I'm feeling a bit guilty... I haven't told my DH what is going on, but I did tell him there's a BIG work situation that's been bugging me, but that I couldn't say anymore 'cause I'd be breaking a confidence. Now I'm thinking I should just tell him - I'm assuming it'll eventually be on the local news anyway & then he'll figure it right out.

Do you think I should spill the beans to him & just make him promise to keep quiet or should I just keep my big mouth shut a little longer? WWYD?
post #28 of 95
Bippity, I hope all goes well with the attorney. Hopefully, they won't drag it out until she comes back on Monday.
post #29 of 95
Bippity: If it is that big a deal that it will be on the evening news, then I'd just say tell DH the bare minimum and let it go. Although I do have to say, this is sounding very exciting! Anyway, good luck, and I hope the situation gets taken care of as quickly and easily as possible.

Tomorrow is Friday, ladies! More champagne is in order, I do believe!

Mia
post #30 of 95
Okay, I have the orange juice....where's that champagne???? I think its mimosa time!
post #31 of 95
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Originally Posted by Bippity
I'm feeling a bit guilty... I haven't told my DH what is going on, but I did tell him there's a BIG work situation that's been bugging me, but that I couldn't say anymore 'cause I'd be breaking a confidence. Now I'm thinking I should just tell him - I'm assuming it'll eventually be on the local news anyway & then he'll figure it right out.

Do you think I should spill the beans to him & just make him promise to keep quiet or should I just keep my big mouth shut a little longer? WWYD?
Is it a matter of national security??? Otherwise, you need to have an outlet for stuff like this. I think that if you tell him he absolutely can't let it leave the house, it's probably useful to get some of the details off your chest. Talking about work crap to dh is generally what gets me through it. Hmmm. On the local news? Ick. Sounds nastier than I gathered from your initial description. I hope it all works out -- and quickly.

I dunno about the mimosas. I'm snacking on my strawberries and cantalope, though. Maybe I could use a swig of brandy in my coffee, though.
post #32 of 95
Thread Starter 
:LOL Believe me it's not a matter of anything nearly as exciting as national security!

It's a matter of a stupid employee who did something fraudulent when she really knew better. When this same thing happened at a higher level than our little office it was all over the news about... maybe... 2 months ago. So, I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually finds its way to the news again. UGH!

She was just SOOO STUPID (& she always seemed so nice, too)!

I haven't spilled the beans to DH yet & now the TAO thread about child abuse is weighing heavily on my heart, too!

I need a mimosa, too!!
post #33 of 95
Bippity;
I'd totally be talking to DH about it--I tell him all sorts of things about work (more than he wants to know, probably) b/c I need a safe place to vent.

1jooj; Brett Favre is from Louisianna, you're right (I think), but he plays for the Packers, of course. Although I suppose there could be Packers fans in other states...

Now I have to go find the child abuse thread. Although I may decide not to read it, depending on whether I can handle whatever it is...

Eek, child abuse.
post #34 of 95
Thread Starter 
Nate - if you have any personal history with CA - i'd skip it - it's heartbreaking.
post #35 of 95
No personal history. Just very very sensitive since having my own dd. Basically I can't read anything anymore or I'll start .

And since I'm at work, and desperately trying to get some work done on this poster so I can go home early & see my mom who just arrived this afternoon from Hawaii to babysit for 4 days so DH can take a rsch trip, I think I'll have to skip it or I won't get anything done...
post #36 of 95
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Sweetbaby3--you wouldn't happen to be in Wisconsin, would you? (The Brett Favre allusion tipped me off... )
*sigh*
Sadly, no.

I live in Colorado. But i want to be with Brett. badly.
post #37 of 95
Thread Starter 
Nate - I hear ya - I've turned into a crybaby since DD was born, too! Definitely skip it - it's a tearJERKER! Good luck with the poster & the trip & have fun with Grandma! How the heck did you talk her into leaving Hawaii - even for a few days?! :LOL She must really love that grandbaby!
post #38 of 95
I hope you all have a great weekend. My class begins on Monday, and even though I am not leading this day, I still have to read all the assignments.

Now I need something a little heavier than a mimosa.
post #39 of 95
sweetbaby, I'm half an hour from Green Bay.

Bippity--I hope things sort themselves out without too much blech...I'd be yakking dh's ear off too.
post #40 of 95
Thread Starter 
OK, I spilled my guts to DH Friday night! He wasn't too surprised to hear about it, but he said he knows he's gotta keep quiet, too.

But... I just got off the phone with the attorney's office & they haven't had much time to look it over, so they want another WEEK to think about it! Now we have to write this girl another letter extending her PAID leave for another week while they around. (no fart icon!? :LOL ) It bugs me that they don't mind paying her to sit at home.

Oh well.... at least the "big boss" is gone today for 3 weeks of vacation, so I can goof off some.

How's your stress this week??
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