I think having someone who isn't afraid to stand up and speak out is a new experience for her, she likes to think she runs the show there. But she's really much too young, and I'm much to old to be intimidated. Let's just say there was a "Come to Jesus" meeting of the staff and our two superviors, with some pretty strong fallout.
It isn't over yet, a staff meeting with our home office manager is scheduled for a week from tomorrow in which she will reassign work duties and responsibilities, but for now the dust has settled and I'm noticing a definite effort by our supervisors to ensure the workload is adjusted fairly and that work is really being done on worktime. What a novel idea! Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think some folks should be working hard and steady while a slacker does what they do best.... duck and dodge.
I don't like office drama, I don't like folks who play behind the scenes to keep things stirred up and tensions high. My belief is that we all should just come and do our jobs and get along. After all, we spend more waking hours with each other than we do at home with our families. The telling fact is that with Miss Slacker gone, the rest of us interacted with pleasantness and ease today, and worked together to get the job done despite phones ringing off the wall, and the endless need to shuffle papers. It was busy and tiring, but it wasn't frustrating and tense - once again proving that theory of the effect one bad apple can have on the whole bunch.
TGIF, I'm more than ready for it, as I always am. We have a potentially good change coming up at Papa Bear's job that I can't share yet, but it proves to me yet once again that God hears my prayers, even the ones whispered in my heart.
I'm planning to have a good day tomorrow and an even better weekend ahead. Wishing the same for all of you. Go out and do something fun together, never grow too old to play!