Monday, 3 September 2007
WHENEVER I FEEL BLUE, I START BREATHING AGAIN
Never let it be said that Im being negative, oh no!!!! Im just moving clouds tonight, tommorrow I will try mountains
Work has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous, but chin up there is a cloud to every silver lining....sorry a silver lining in every cloud...I think???
For the past few weeks managers have been doing spot checks during our shifts at work to ensure we have our nose to the grindstone and working dilligently for every penny we get, so much reorganisation, so many new local policies and having to evidence what we do during our cancelled time with clients.
Most of this has come as a result of very poor team dynamics, caused by team members being focussed on others not so perfect work practice rather than looking at their own and moaning to management, choosing to ignore their own part in the whole sorry affair. Gosh this is a whine if ever I wrote one.
However the silver lining in the cloud is perhaps the fact that the moaners and complainers have brought attention to, not only their colleuges lack of perfection, but to their own too. In the meantime the core part of the team who steer clear of the drama are now struggling to keep motivated. Im one of them!!!
Furor has raised its ugly head amongst some as one of the worst culprits has been awarded the opportunity to do day release at college,paid for by the organisation, so he can gain a certificate and also ensure he wont leave as he was threatening to do so. War has been declared..However this guy I feel doesnt want advancement and further responsibility, he just gets a kick out of moaning and drama, its there in all aspects of his life, hes an OK guy but just loves to moan. Simple...no problem.
Im smiling as some are so red in the face with the injustice of it all, ignoring his reluctance to accept the course initially..He now has full time work, fitting in a college placement and 3,ooo word essays etc etc. He was complaining before, I dread to think what he will be like when the course actually begins to become an added extra that he hadnt counted on.. Well at least he was heard..lol
To add to the day I heard that my son was assaulted on Saturday night, unprovoked, and left with a broken jaw and some very sore looking cuts to his forehead requiring stiches, acquired when he landed face down on the pavement,having been hit.
Thankfully he is ok, other than concussion, and the possibility of an operation if needed on his jaw, he will find out on Friday.
What hit home was the fact that he didnt say anything, being my eldest and independant for many years now, he didnt feel the need to ring me and bother me with it...and somehow even as his mother that felt OK.
I did however go round and see him tonight, offering to bring chicken soup for his soul telling him I wasnt sure if it worked for broken jaws too, but hey!!!! worth a try. The police are apparently scanning cctv footage to try and identify his assailant.
Focussing on the here and now, life is too short to be making dramas out of crisis. Everything has its time and passes and I feel a little more confident given direction care in the community appears to be taking that its time for me to consider applying my skills in a more productive way, but what and where at this time...I DONT KNOW!!!
Finally is it just an old wives tale that says its good luck if a bird s**ts on your head, nothing should prevent you looking to the stars, well thats what I believe anyways..
RANT OVER.. CASE CLOSED