Is it only Tuesday?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Is it only Tuesday?
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Tue, 10-08-2013 - 7:29am

When I woke up, I was sure it was Wed or Thrusday!  I ended up not working out yesterday. I'm going to zumba tonight so another easy day.  I was approved to be able to use the aerial silks in open gym which I'm so exctted about.  I don't get to practice anything we learn in class so it'll be good for me. Not quite having it in the house but better.  I need advice.  GR knows about this but I asked for a raise at work a couple of weeks ago. As a trainer, I'm on the very high end of the spectrum (I make four times what a friend of mine does at George Mason).  My boss and gm shot back emails quickly saying yes, I definitely deserve a raise, gm will get back to me when she's in town. Then...nothing.  The're pretty disorganized so I shot her an email last week asking if we could set up a meeting and nothing. So, where do I go from here?  Another email?  I'm kind of burning out at work as it is, and thinking of changing careers.  I'm unsure about going through all this and then quitting. At the same time, it's an easy enough job, fits into my schedule, pay is good so I could see myself just never taking action.  What to do, what to do....






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 8:50am

Ugg no the email thing. I would reply to the original message in which she said yes to your raise and suggest a time to meet and talk about it. 

If you change careers, what are thinking about doing?

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 9:22am

Something like, "Can we set up a time next week to meet and discuss this?"  I'm not sure what I'd do, if I did anything at all. Right now, there are a lot of fun things I don't have time to do so it would be great to do some of them. Or, I could bake. I would really love to learn to bake on a large scale.  Then again, I feel like i shouild give back and work in nonprofit. So, I have no idea what I'd commit to doing.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 9:26am

Where is the "Make People Do What They Say They Are Going To Do" button?!?!  Sorry, Jean.  I agree with Karla.  If you don't get a response, you may have to make the dreaded phone call.  I have the same question - what are you thinking of switching to?  

I re-did the article I complained about last week (the note from the nasty editor).  My original plan was to abandon the article but then I would have felt like she "won."  There are message boards with this company so I posted a note explaining my issue and wanted to see if anyone had a similar experience?  (I, of course, did not mention the CE by name.)  I got a lot of good feedback - one of which is obvious but I failed to remember.  I am, by nature, a sensitive person.  Things can sound a lot harsher than they really are.  I suspect this is what happened here.  I went back and re-read the feedback and while it could have been nicer, there was nothing objectively wrong with it.  

I'm planning to do some cardio today.  Probably elliptical.  Stil feeling kind of sinus-y but not terrible.  Writing this morning and then spending the afternoon with OP.  Poor guy is in the process of getting a crown.  They tried to seat the permanent crown yesterday but after 3 dentists tried, they couldn't get it so they ended up remolding him, putting the temp back in and he has to go back again.  

I talked to my husband about the client issue I mentioned here.  He had a good solution.  He said to wait and if I hear from her, then offer to refund her money.  I've been dreading having to start up again when I hear from her but this is a good plan too.  This is a somewhat significant amount of money ($1400) so I'd rather not return it and she chose to disappear.   

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 9:37am
"Make them accountable. "I know, it's easier said than done My husband is really good at it, but I always feel like I'm backing off. I can't get my lawyer to take action on a pretty significant item. Instead of her telling me that she won't do it, she isn't returning my phone calls or my emails. I hate lawyers. I need to interview a new lawyer and Get a second opinion. Carla, how's that pump working? Gymrat, your husband has a great solution. Steph, it sounds like you had a nice weekend. SJ, good to hear from you. Do you have any more trips planned? Oh, and Jean, the reason I'm doing the cleanse is because my blood test came back elevated in some areas, and I am hoping to bring those numbers down before my next visit with my doctor. If the numbers don't come down, I may have to start taking some meds. There are risks with every drug, and I would just as soon not take any drugs if I can help it.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 9:48am

"Where is the "Make People Do What They Say They Are Going To Do" button?!?!  "

It must be next to my "say no if you don't want to do something" button.  Seriously I need to grow a backbone.  I have a client who was a high level executive and she said people who are afraid of confrontation tend to change jobs, etc. more because they're afraid to speak up to change things and move on.  I think there's a lot of truth to that.  She said she's on the opposite end and her kids probably grew up thinking the first thing you say when you go to a store is, "I"d like to speak to a manager."

I hear you about being sensitive. It's easpecially hard by when it's written word and you can't see the expressions. I've been offended but when I looked later, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought.  I like your husband's solution. It seems like it could be a "win" w/out having to take action vs preemptively just losing the money.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 9:49am

I always think it's best to see if a lifestyle change can make a difference before taking meds, as long as it's not a serious disease.  If the cleanse works, does that mean you'll do it forever then?






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 10:48am

Jean, I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up either. lol I went back to school and got a 2 year degree in Office Administration. I took a pt job in the office of a junk shop to use my new job skills and now I am working the buying desk and I love it. I am a very social person and love to talk and I get to chat for hours with people. The stories I hear are amazing. I would never in a million years have thought of doing this kind of job but somehow here I am. I guess you never know where you might wind up.

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 10:50am

Ugg Gym, I feel for your OP. I still need a crown and I'm scared. The root canal experience wasn't as bad as I imagined but it was bad enough. I have been putting of the next step and I need to get it done since I have already spent so much money to try to save my tooth.

 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 10:56am

Fresh, I have an appointment in November. I haven't had blood work in a while so I am anxious to see how I check out.

I had no choice but to go on HRT because I am at very high risk for Osteoporosis. However, I changed my lifestyle despite having to take drugs (started lifting weights) and I think it has really paid off. I would love to get off all drugs but my doc wants to wait it out a few more years.

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 10-08-2013 - 11:07am

I ran 5 miles last night. It is the longest run I have done in many years. I felt good and other than a little tightness in my legs today, I am doing great. I am very surprised at myself because suddenly those old feelings of excitement and accomplishment I used to have for running are coming back. I am finding myself planning out my weekly runs, browsing running sites and articles, and getting my gear all ready to go each night. I really am shocked at myself over this. Half of me is saying I don't want to commit to this and the other half is saying I'm baaaaaaaaack. I have no idea how I got to this point. LOL

 

Karla
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