Wednesday, February 17, 2010

35


I'm struggling with work at the moment, there's a situation I can't do anything to change, and I don't handle that well. I don't shirk away from speaking up for myself, saying out loud what perhaps others would try to avoid or ignore, but I've done that, a number of times, and I'm not sure what else I can now do. I have written and rewritten this post in an effort to explain what's going on, but honestly, it just sounded like waffle. It's just one of those situations that causes real angst when you're not at work and I hate that permeating of work into homelife, particularly when I'm only there 2 days a week, so to me that says it's time something changed. The problem is that I've identified the problem, asked for a solution, have been promised one, on a number of occasions, and nothing's changed. So, what next ....

The ceramics above are some of my favourites, all functional, not all new, but all special. There is a coffee cup from London, a handthrown latte cup from Stockholm, a bowl from Antwerp, another coffee cup from Mud in Healesville and a yellow bowl and the jug from my sister in laws old family holiday house - old pieces of either her aunt or her grandmother.
I must away, today is both my MIL's birthday and my dear, dear Lena's 40th - so I have some errands to finish off for both.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

oh how erky frustrating - that is not on... Can the union help?

isabelle said...

love your ceramics, the textures, the colors and their history ...

Pina said...

I also wonder, what to do, if I ask for a solution, but nothing changes? Change my life completely, or just wait for a little while longer, though I know that the problem will never be solved by the one who should solve it?
Good luck!

Love your ceramics. :)

Cindy said...

There is no way that 2 days should be ruining your other 5. It is so hard when you feel you have exhausted other options and it isn't the best time to walk away and try to find something else. Hope you can find some peace with it.

Sandy said...

I sympathize with you on the work situation. I've had a similar problem. I had a terrible co-worker that I reported to that just wasn't doing her job or being a great mentor. She spent all her time surfing the net preparing for her wedding on work time. I spoke up, but to no avail. She had more senority. I eventually quit because I couldn't beat myself up over the job anymore, but I think people knew that the wrong person left. I still get freelance jobs from the company. I know it must be frustrating, so sorry! Don't take work home with you. It's not worth it, but I know it must be hard. Good luck!

Bek said...

I used to hate it when my 2 days of work made my whole life stressful. It is so hard to separate the two sometimes. Hope you find some resolution, or something, soon.

I like the ceramics too!

天氣晴朗 said...

「不可能」這個字詞,在聰明人的字典中是找不到的。 ..................................................

PlumStitches said...

that stinks about the work situation. i've always found once it starts to bug me there doesn't seem to be any turning back. hope it get resolved!