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My church is in the process of buying and renovating a new building. My husband is serving on the committee. He is a volunteer. We are very close to our pastor and all the church elders so they knew when they asked him when this baby would be due. This had turned into something resembling a part-time job for a while with multiple meetings a week for HOURS on end. Then it slowed as we were waiting for zoning to approve the project. Well they did! Which is great! But it took at least 2 or 3 extra months than we had hoped. So now the meetings are starting again.<br><br>
Our church is paying professional project managers, architects, etc (who are not church members) to help us get this done.<br><br>
The other day an email goes out trying to schedule a meeting for this week at the project manager's office. My DH responded politely letting them know that he WILL NOT be able to attend any meetings this week as I will be in the hospital with our new baby (yes scheduled c-section planned for Tuesday).<br><br>
They scheduled a meeting at the project manager's office for Tuesday. That's fine, we figured they would. But then my DH gets an email from the project manager. "I understand your wife may be having her baby this week. I urge you to attend this meeting as we are at a critical phase and we will not be able to move ahead without your input. If you do not attend we will need to meet with you separately sometime this week."<br><br>
I feel very disrespected by this woman. DH wrote a LONG in depth email with all of his thoughts, requests, input etc into what is needed in his area. He says he's going to ignore the part about urging him to come to a meeting this week.<br><br>
Seriously, am I off my rocker or would this bother you too?
 

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This woman is out of line and being unprofessional. I'm an architect and there is nothing that can't wait a week or two due to something as important as a BIRTH. Good grief. The woman is being paid to help your husband and the church; they are not at her service contrary to her attitude.<br>
I understand deadlines (believe me!) but it sounds like your husband covered the needed information through email and that should be enough for now. Good luck with your birth and put this matter out of your mind! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yep, I'd be ticked off, and I would probably respond to her unpolitely. Sorry your having to deal with that right now mama!!
 

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It's really just a blip on my radar screen and no big deal. DH is handling it just fine as far as I'm concerned. I don't think anyone from church expects them to be there. Just the opposite I think they'd take issue with him if he showed! LOL!<br><br>
But when I read it I was like... What the FUDGE? Who IS this woman. I just wanted to know if I was being hormonal. I guess not! Thank you!
 
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