Thankful Thurdsay

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 11:34pm

 

I'm glad I have a roof over my head and that I'm trying a new thing for my health. Surprised

Another lady who has MS is doing it too, she has changed her diet to more fruit and vegetables and has added good for the body things to her diet..

I hope I feel as good as she says she does soon! Cool

Are you thankful for anything today? Kiss

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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 10:50am

Yesterday I was thankful that one of the employees at my crisis counselor volunteer gig took the time to check in with me and see how things were going, because I'm so disappointed in that gig I was ready to just quit.  I'm trying to hang on until my 2 year anniversary which is coming up soon, but it is really getting harder because of the way the place is being run.  She of course doesn't want me to go, but completely understands why I intend to after I reach the 2 year mark. 

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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 1:37pm

How is the place being run?  Undecided

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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 4:12pm

Well the Director is very rigid in how she's running the business.  Her attitude is that if it worked well in 1985 then it will work well in 2012.  Not true.  She also doesn't effectively utilize her staff or volunteers.  An effective manager recognizes that their workers all have interests and talents that could probably benefit the company and finds a way to do that. 

When I came aboard I made it very clear what my interests were, what I wanted to learn, and what skills I wanted to develop.  She told me that she could work with that no problem.  Well it hasn't happened that way at all and she keeps trying to push me to offer up my administrative or marketing skills (because I have 10 years worth), but she has paid staff to handle those tasks.  So I'm not getting even half of what I want and I've stuck it out so long hoping it would get better.

Yesterday I just hit a wall with some of the other staffers rudeness and was seriously ready to call it quits even though my 2 year anniversary is about 3 months away.  The 2 year mark is important for my resume because that says "long term" especially for a volunteer position.  Sure I could leave early, but then it'll be questioned why I didn't stick it out longer.  If I were to stay longer then 2 years then it would be assumed that I was promoted in some way, which isn't an option.  After yesterday the idea of 3 more months seemed like the end of the world, so it was nice that an employee recognized my misery and had a chat with me.  She's not going anywhere for the next 3 months so I'll probably make it.

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Mon, 12-10-2012 - 3:50pm

Is that co-worker thinking about leaving the job too at some point?.  Kiss

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