What a difference a year makes Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
What a difference a year makes Tuesday
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 7:25am

Phew!  My manager has turned into a nightmare, and it seems as though he may be trying to build a case to fire me?  Either that, or I am on his bad list and he is going to , "make me a better person.". Ugh. tWhatever.  I am not going down without a fight!  Think back last year, when I had the greatest, most supportive manager, who inspired me to do the best job that I could?!  Despite my national award two years ago, this new manager has let power go to his head...even done some things that would not fly with HR.  :(. C'est la vie.

i took the pup for some training last night so that I wouldn't go to sleep, I was so tired.  I have an appointment with my doc tomorrow to have a standard blood screening and find out if he can prescribe HRT (some IM docs don't and some do.). Yoga today is a MUSTex for my physical AND mental health!  Cheers, everyone, let's make it a GREAT day!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 7:27am

Btw, welcome back, Jean, and how wonderful That your gym found another trainer to take some of the burden off of you. And Carla, how is that grandbaby? Jimru, how did your mom do? And SJ, 100 laps?! You rock!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 7:43am

Have you documented your new manager's actions? It's worth doing if he's crossing the line.  Honestly, though? When you think back one year, I remember your worrying about being laid off and problems w/ a co-worker?  Is it rose colored glasses?  Your job just seems so stressful all the time!  Are you making plans to do something different?

It's nice to be back! I do miss California, though. I feel like I belong there but when I'm in VA, I feel like I have to play a role snd try to fit in more.  This is just such a boring conservative straight laced area!  They hired a new trainer because they have a couple of of new facilities going up and won't be able to spend much time where we are.  I wasn't working too hard, but barely, actually. I have a few clients I love and then I have some who are challenging.  This one was challenging so I'm happy to pass her off, although I'm pretty sure she felt bad about wanting to switch. I'm barely working now but I'm happy w/ less than 10 hours a week.  I have a few friends who are instructors who are moving from the area and I know I could pick up some of their jobs if I want but I'm not ready to cmmit to more right now. I do miss the group fitness aspect of my job but not the plannning!

I'm rowing tonight as long as the weather holds up.I have a few advice clients. If I play it right, I might go back to nly advice clients. I LOVE giving advice!






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 8:12am

FSN, I concur with Jean - your job seems so stressful pretty much all the time.  The "high" moments seem fairly rare.  

Jean, I hear you on the schedule/training stuff.  I love what I do but get tired of the people sometimes.  My one client that took a break as of January and resumed in March is now on another break.  She took two weeks off and then wrote to me last week and said that she needed to take this week off too.  I enjoy her but our sessions are very early in the morning and I have to get up and drive in rush hour.  While part of me doesn't mind at all to have the time off, I do get frustrated because it seems to be two steps forward, 3 steps back with her.  

My mom goes in the hospital today for the cath test and then surgery is tomorrow.  I talked to her again yesterday and she was all over the place.  It will be good to get this all over with because I think the anticipation has been just awful for her.  

I'm doing a cardio workout and then some errands.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 8:26am

Good liuck to you with your mom!  The anticipation is the worst part for me, too.  Let us know how it goes!

You know, I was thinking of how your pt business and wondered if that might be the way to go so I can pick and choose my clients but really, it comes down to how much I want to make. I also don't want to be travelling between clients, not w/ traffic the way it is here.  I gave up one session next week because there was only one client, at 6am. I'm not ready to travel 30 minutes each way for one person, but this new trainer is willing to go close to an hour for it!  Anyway, they now have another client backed up and I'm thinking, Hey I want that back! Not that I really do but I can just imagine if I did that... Then I'd really be the diva trainer!






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 7:52pm
FSN, I agree that your job seldom makes you post happy things...maybe when stuff is good, you don't share? But I do think it gets tiring to break in new managers....I feel like ' I've seen them come, and I've seen them go'. Jean, I think if you could define what you want, you could get it (I like giving advice too). Gymrat, I am holding a good thought for your mother. I went to the gym, lifted and then ran 2.5 miles.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:09pm

Good job on the running!  I was wondering the same thing about fsn's job.  We tend to vent here and it's very likely that's the case. What I would conclude, from the little glimpse we get is that she's a hard worker, well respected, wins awards but is surrounded by people who don't seem to appreciate it and she's often stressed by the job, waiting for some ax or other to fall.