Moody Monday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Moody Monday
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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:15am
More like anxious Monday! On Friday, we had a last minute conference call to inform us that we are having a "realignment" this Thursday. Ugh ugh ugh. Have a killer work week, and, currently, I am scheduled to work with a high level executive next week, AND I have been selected to help with training in April for a national meeting, BUT, I could potentially be laid off this week. :O. It's crazy, but in a big company, sometimes, things happen that don't quite make sense. I have seen it happen over and over again because different departments work independently with little communication and coordination. So, I started yet another quilt while I wait for my next quilt class this coming weekend. In light of the fact that one of my girlfriends is laid off at the end of the week (she is at another company), I am having some anxiety this week. Work today, getting my hair done tonight. I think I really should work out given my anxiety level.
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:25am

FSN, that is so stressful and I'm sorry.  Try to find your moments of zen this week if you can.  *hugs*  

I am off today.  We got our new couch delivered yesterday so the house is in disarray as we shuffled furntiure around the house.  I'm going to do my best to get the house back in order.  I'm doing a strength training workout this morning.  I think we also may make a run to the thrift store as our wedding dress pub crawl is coming up and DH doesn't want to be a bridesmaid again.  Wink  At the other end of the spectrum, OP's dress is huge and elaborate and he wants to "downsize."  

I'm only working one day this week.  I was supposed to work Wednesday but I cancelled with my friend/client.  I enjoy her as a friend but honestly, I see too much of her professionally.  She's difficult to train because she constantly cheats.  It's not intentional but I have to cue her constantly and it gets exhausting.  I'm hoping some time away will help with my frustration. 

Breakfast: Jimmy Dean sandwich 

Snack: latte 

Lunch: turkey sandwich, ? 

Rest of the day: ?? 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:34am

Perfect title for me today, too.  Sorry to hear you're going through this again at work. I can't imagine what the morale is like there, given the constant threat of lay offs.  Usually, people who have the chance, leave and what you end up w/ are people who have no options, and that can't be good for the company.  I don't know why upper levels don't figure that out.

I'm exhausted from teaching skiing yesterday.  Usually if you're in the children's learning center, a full day consists of two 2 hour sessions w/ a 1 or 2 hour break. During my two hour break, I was asked to step in and teach another session. For my last session, I was supposed to get higher level skiers which is fun because groups are small and you have kids who are all over. To try to give me a break, they filled those sessions w/ others. But, then they ran out of instructors so I ended up with a huge number of non-skiers which is so much work.  Oh, I have this observation about men and women instructors (and probably in general). Guys do what they want to do, eg. if it's time to take the better skiers, they just do it and don't think what that leaves for others. But, women hesitate because they know what it means. Rather than just taking the better assignment, they'll let the other woman decide and part of it is knowing that the other woman will take the worst assignment so they'll end up w/ the better assignment AND be the martyr for not just jumping on it.  And, yes, I'm always the one who ends up w/ the worst assignment because I'm wimpy nice.  

After yesterday, I was exhausted and feel a cold coming on, scratchy throat. I'm still hoping to fight it and keep my record of not being sick since 1999 so I only had one client this morning and am spending the rest of the day on the couch. It could very well be that I was teaching/speaking at the top of my voice for six hours yesterday. But, I'm teaching tomorrow and it's supposed to be cold rain and I want to be well rested for it. 






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:46am

How do you like your new couch? I LOVED the cushiness of mine when we first got it. I would have been happy jsut staying on it.

When do you decide to divorce your clients? I don't have that option but am feeling strained with some. I really like them as people but a couple are just hard to handle w/ their expectations, plus not listening to what I say in reaching their goals. I feel like Gloria in Modern Family--"I have all the answers but no one listens to me."






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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: gymrat76
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 10:01am

I'm loving it.  I think it's the most luxurious sofa we've ever owned.  I tried to convince DH to quit his job so we can just live on the couch and get bedsores but he didn't go for it.  

Divorcing clients is hard.  There was a recent article about that in one of the last couple of IDEA magazines.  

It's rare that I divorce clients.  I usually let clients "self select out" (a phrase from the IDEA article that I have stolen).  I've only divorced two clients...  one was a doctor I had several years ago.  He was the epitome of weird (and I love weird so this was creepy bad weird) and I felt extremely uncomfortable with him and at his home.  I told him that I wouldn't be able to train him anymore because I had to take a continuing ed class that was at the same time as our sessions (in other words, I lied).  The other person was Flakey Client.  After my umpteenth doctor visit to figure out what was wrong (which I now think was my sinuses) and the doc giving me antibiotics that required I stay out of the sun, she flipped out and said how much it sucked for her because she really wanted to use our sessions to walk around her neighborhood.  It was so disrespectful that I called her husband's office, paid off the rest of our trade and walked away.  I knew she didn't (probably) have money to continue to pay me but on the off chance that she did, I was prepared to tell her that I didn't think we were a good fit.  

It's a hard decision.  I tell myself that if the client is "happy" with having me train them while not doing anything else on their own, it's their decision.  I will not tolerate though if they insinuate that their lack of progress has anything to do with me.  Admittedly, I was relieved when my going-through-the-motions client recognized this and took a break as of January.  She never blamed me for her lack of progress but it was still a frustrating situation.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 1:28pm

Divorcing clients is one of the advantages of being self-employed.  I'm not sure how it would work w/ my job but probably not well. I have one client who is working herself into overtraining injury, no matter what i say.  I focus more on functional movements that are difficult to do, and that brings down the intensity to make it seem like it's hard, plus is more benificial than one muscle exercises.  I've told other client that she will not see the results she wants given what she does.  I told her I work out 1-2 hours a day to be where I am, plus I'm careful about what I eat for the most part.  Life isn't fair and some people don't have to do it but my feeling is suck it up. We're healthy--be thankful.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:49pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm in a massive hurry because I am trying to get to a cross-fit class in the next 20 minutes but had to drop by and let you all know I am still alive. I've been working on getting everything out of Father-in-laws apartment by Friday. Ugg. I probably don't need cross-fit with all the lifting and scrubbing I've done the last few days.

It's cold and gloomy here and going to snow eventually.

Stir fry for dinner! 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 1:52pm
Iam replying to Monday because ican not post if I am the first to reply..who knows why. I replied last night but lost my post...I am sure I said wise things...this is my last week in Krakow. I am not working out..no really good reason, just not. Otivated..but I will be back in my home gym next week. Hang in there everyone!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:21pm

So jealous of your snow!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:22pm

You've done great working out as much as you did in a foreign country.  When you get back to your old gym, you'll pop right back into it!