My boss was out of the office last week and it was a council meeting week. Things were a little stressful. Getting the meetings that need to happen scheduled was a nightmare. When one department head needs to meet with all of the council and they won’t meet together, you have problems. Multiply that by 3 different department heads and 5 council members and your juggling skills had better be up to par. Add that to the fact that there are some things that my boss does that I just don’t know about. I had my hands full and then some.
A full week of taking care of everything by myself stressed me out. I went ballistic on a couple of AT&T salesmen that had cornered my husband over the weekend. Told them go away, get out and not come back. Which they did. I know even door-to-door salesmen have to eat, but I don’t have to feed them. We’d actually been hiding from them for days, but they managed to catch my husband and he will buy stuff from those guys. I tell them I don’t want any from behind the closed gate and go back in the house.
I was totally ashamed of myself for going off on the guys, but they pissed me off. I wasn’t that happy that my husband was out there switching our phone service either. The next day I was going through the cupboard and found this weird bottle of ‘apple secret’ cleaner. I held it up and asked it where it came from. Door-to-door salesman. Sheesh.
The whole week totally made me think about whether or not I want to move forward in this job. Most days are OK, but council days are just hell on wheels. Having a bunch of people that can’t or won’t use their email or even answer their phones adds an extra bit of ick to your day. I’m think a data entry job. That’s looking better and better every day.