First and foremost I am still among the living. Just been working my tail off and no time for blogging.
Wednesday I went back to the same place and finished up the job. It shouldn’t have taken me all day but I worked slow and methodical. I tested and double tested to make sure there were no problems.
Thursday is when all of the trouble started. So I am waiting on the maintenance guy to show up. I did a lot of pre-work on my part to have things ready to go. He shows up and I explained what needed to be done. He went about doing things on his own. Once he found out he did it wrong, he took it out on me. We got things going. Then he became visibly upset I figured it was at me and not the situation. He started asking me if other maintenance people did what he was doing. I told him yes. Then he started name dropping and trying to figure out who I was working for. I told him and he said the name of our office manager. Turns out he is her brother. Well, I just knew that would probably get me in trouble. I figured he was going to make waves. So I beat him to the punch and called his boss. I told her it was a CYA conversation and that I was not trying to get him in to trouble. I just figured he might try to start something and I wanted her to know my side of the story. The afternoon went on – I worked by myself and figured out once it was too late that we didn’t have WIFI because we didn’t have an internet connection. The computers I wired to had cat 5 cables but they didn’t have any internet. They were apart of another system and that system didn’t touch our network.
Well fudge. Not exactly what I was thinking. So I tried to trace them out but that was to no avail. I called it a day and asked if the maintenance guy could come back. I was told sure no problem.
I went home and then I get a phone call from his boss telling me that he can’t come and there is no replacement. Rather than just give up I said I would try to be creative and see if I could figure something out. I was then asked to put what I told her earlier in my CYA conversation in writing because there was a problem. I didn’t think anything of it.
Apparently someone else took issue with it and reported it to our compliance officer. That starts an automatic investigation. That is why he couldn’t come back. It took me a bit to put it together but that is the only thing that makes sense to me.
So Friday I went back and undid all of the work that we both did and started from scratch. I got the job done and am quite proud of myself for what I accomplished. I double tested to make certain all was working. I also reformatted a computer and got it ready to go from scratch. When I was done I was hot, exhausted and really didn’t want to do anything but go home and kick off my shoes. Make it a lazy night.
I conned myself into stopping for pizza. I was supposed to go on for cat food but never made it. I just went home. I got a call from our company attorney who was asking me about policies and procedures and if I would help her this weekend. Apparently my “friend” didn’t do her job. Sounds like she is on the way out, it’s probably a matter of days – if she is still there by Friday I will call it a miracle.
As for me I helped out. I’ve been bothered a lot this weekend. I have the sense my boss is still wanting to get rid of me. He sent me e-mails yesterday evening late and was kind of hateful. I could tell by his tone something is up.
Not sure if it’s the office managers brother issue or what. I do my job, it’s not my fault someone else lost their temper. It’s not my fault a complaint was called in. I just want to be left alone – let me do my work in peace and I think we will all be happier.
We are having all of the folks from the field in this week so I can’t leave until Thursday to go do the final install. Honestly I was in a panic last night and today. However, legally to fire someone you need a reason or cause. I haven’t given him one. In fact I just got a good review. Besides that I know he is scared to death that I am going to sue him. Why would you want to stir up a hornets nest to get stung in the end. I mean it would be a huge inconvenience for me but I just have to trust God that it’s al going to be alright. Easy to do now because I am at home. Harder to do tomorrow because I will be back there in the trenches again.
I have plenty to do and plenty of people missed me so there are lots of problems to catch up on. Plus it will be a Monday so new problems will no doubt come in and I will be busier than ever.
I can tell you the environment I work in is toxic and not mentally healthy. I need an income and a new job. So I can dump them before they decide to dump me. I mean they won’t know what they are losing until I am gone. But it will be very obvious because there will be huge holes. Not bragging just stating a fact. You know sometimes you don’t know what you have until you lose it.
Big Boy is getting worse with his breathing. I really sense the end is around the corner. I need to take him back for a checkup but I am honestly scared to because I may not come out with him alive. I know that will happen eventually but I see no need to rush the process. When I am around he does the nervous purr and acts like everything is hunky dory but I know it’s not. I just don’t feel like I have the right to play God.
Oh see what I mean drama everywhere. This year has sucked for me. People want to mess with me, the devil keeps on picking and I am tired. I just want to be free – I know issues will happen because that is life. However, I have had an overwhelming taste of bad this year. I need some good for a long, long time.
I hope all is well in your world and that you had a great week. Here’s hoping that this week will be better for me. Talk with you peeps later.