Saturday, November 13, 2010


The last few weeks have been so busy that I haven't had an opportunity to blog or to read blogs. I've thought about everyone though; particularly since the JS crowd has been posting like crazy on Facebook!

I usually get a chance to have coffee and blog on Saturday mornings, but last week our boss in Edmonton wanted us to work Saturday so that we could get a head start on inventory. Bill, Marianne and I showed up around 10:30 and stayed 'til just about 5:00, counting C-Pap machines and oxygen therapy equipment. To be honest, it's been a nightmare.

The woman that ran the office prior to our arrival often lent out machines without documentation, she also cut open bags to take clips or headgear from sets. Also, respiratory therapists come in and take supplies without filling out the proper forms. I have to say, my resentment has truly built up for this company this past two weeks! My temporary contract runs out on Monday and I still have no idea whether they'll be offering me a permanent position or not.

When I brought it up last week, the manager from Edmonton looked up and said, "Oh. Maybe something part time? Would you do that?" I agreed, but for the record, I average over fifty hours per week.

If it comes down to the company not wanting to offer me benefits, so be it. Bill has benefits, I don't need them; but I do need to know that I am valued as an employee. I love my job most days, and I really enjoy taking care of my customers. If I have to, I'll start applying to the competition.

Today I'd like to go see my mom, who's turning 82 next weekend. I got her a very pretty teal coloured cardigan and tank and since you never know when you'll be called out, I'd better take it to her now in case next week doesn't work out.

Have a nice weekend!


  1. Contract work...I know the feeling. Co-workers may say wonderful things, but when the contract runs out there's no rainbow at the end. When did companies become so nameless as to drop people like used chewing gum?

    I hope your visit with Mom is wonderful.

    Thinking of you...

  2. You have always such lovely images attached to your posts -they alone make a visit to your site worthwhile. I am so sorry your current work have not learned the lesson about valuing and caring for good employees. Especially since your field is about caring. Makes you wonder what they have learned in life. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. maggs

  3. Looks like everyone is busy these days- I've been so myself-

    I do hope that you'll be able to find some 'you' time and also that the company will show you in some way that they value the work that you're doing for them. *hugs*

  4. Uch...the work stuff sounds like no fun at all! :( Hope it gets better.

    Happy birthday early to your mom...every year is a gift :)

  5. Sorry about your job situation. It will work out one way or the other. It really is important that you find time for yourself. :)

  6. I hope you get something permanent.

    I have missed the entire Facebook posting. I wish I could make it over there...


  7. thanks everyone! I saw Mom on Saturday and she loved her sweater, so now I'm on the hunt for matching slacks. Seniors do love those!