Thursday, 12 June 2008

Brave me!

Hello all you lovely people out there.

Today I feel like a ton weight is lifted off my shoulders!

You see I had a problem - I was sad.

But now its fixed! I fixed it myself!

Im proud of myself - I was brave!

Im not sure if I told you all or not but just recently my friend, and neighbour, Sally joined the place where I work. (Crowhurst Park cleaning). Anyway, she didnt want to work on her own so her and I worked together as a team. It meant that we had to clean four lodges between us. Anyway, for weeks now I've been a bit down about the situation. Sally is a lovely girl, and I really like her, but...... that's a bit BUT!  Lot's of things to say really but basically she didnt see the job in the same way as me. She cut corners and she moaned about the other people (my friends!). She got a bit bossy too and it seemed that it was always my car that we took.  Lots to say really but you get me jist!

Anyway, on Tuesday we had 7 lodges to make beds in and clean the bathrooms - the people were there and we made sure everything was ok for them etc.  Anyway, Sally got fed up because no body picked up our linen.  I told her the other girls were too busy but she still moaned.  When we got back to the office she was sarcastic to my friend Sarah (who is our supervisor). Sarah said to us could we pack the linen and Sally said 'thanks for picking it up'! Sarah said 'I didn't' and then Sally said 'I know!'.  Sarah then said 'Are you being sarcastic Sally?' and Sally said 'No'. Then Sarah came up to me and said 'did you hear her Lainey?' Anyway, I kept right out of it - the thing is Im very fond of Sarah and Sally obviously doesn't care at all. It's just a job to Sally but to me my dear friends work there who Ive worked with for 6 years now and I dont want them being upset!

Anyway, the upshot is that I phoned my boss, Christine, yesterday and asked her if she would mind if I worked on my own again. Chris was really supportive and kind about it and said of course she didnt mind.  So, of course, I had to tell Sally! EEEEEEK that was hard! But, I managed to persuade her that it was best all round if we worked separately - that way I wouldnt hold her up as Im more fussy in my cleaning than she is!  She took it quite well and she still likes me! But at least now if she makes a mistake its down to her and only her! Ive worked there 6 years and never had a complaint about my cleaning. We were starting to get complaints and I didnt like that!

Phew sorry that went on for ever didnt it!

Laine xxx


egre328 said...

Good for you!     Your conscience is clear and you can continue doing the good work that you have always done.  You can now keep your own counsel and let everyone else get on with it without being drawn in.  Glad you are feeling happier.  You must be the princess of tact and diplomacy to have got away with that without alienating her.  Eileen x

haileen2003 said...

Just saying Hello!...I was online as your Entry came through. So glad problem 'sorted'. I can understand your concerns. I would prefer to work alone, and be responsible for any mistakes etc.
I've just come back from holiday, and have posted an Entry.

jeadie05 said...

Well done you ,it could so easy have beern an awful situation ,so glad you were brave enough to get out ,without being linked with a trouble maker Jan xx

am4039 said...

working with your friend is the worse thing.  happy you fixed the problem yourself.

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I had something simular happen to me in my life....that really sux too.  Hope that Sally can keep her differences to herself one day..have a great weekend if I don't see ya before then.  Hugs,TerryAnn

cherry2sweet2eat said...

first off gas is to high and she was taking your kidness for weakness i dont think she is someone to call a friend. Glad your working by yourself so she wont make you look bad anymore.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Lainey,  you did the right thing deciding to work on your own again. If there`s a problem in future you can`t be blamed and at least you won`t be put in a difficult position when Sally clashes with your friends at work. Take care.

Love Sandra xxxx

jmoqueen said...

Well done Lainey I'm dead proud of you xxx


jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you managed to sort it out Laine! It's always best to work alone and be wholly responsible for your area. It feels good when you can fix something that'll make you feel happier in future. Jeannette xx  

ally123130585918 said...

Lainey glad you decided to work on your own ~ at least you will know things are done to your own high standards ~ and I loved the way you sorted the problem out all on your own :o) ~ Ally x

aniracj said...

You've done the right thing 'Lainey, you can't let your work suffer because of someone else........glad you feel better again with working alone.
Keep smiling sweetheart, love Joan

jeanno43 said...

At last I have found the link to you journal again.  I lost so many when I re-set all my alerts and if people do not leave links I am stumped uness I can find them under search.  Well, done for getting that problem sorted out.