Thursday, August 5, 2010

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

Make Lemonade

So, what an interesting couple of days I have had. I have been working part time in an embroidery shop for about 2 years. The owner/the boss is an absolute miserable man. I am not the type to hate...but he has pushed my limits. My 2 co-workers (only 3 of us and him) and I have formed a wonderful friendship and I have grown to love them. Without getting mad again, and telling you all of the horrid things he does to his workers and customers...I will just say this, I only stayed in this job because of my "girls". I know what you are thinking, that is no reason to stay in a job you do not enjoy. But I did. I have never disrespected him, he would have to face one for that to happen... and always did a good job. That is what I do.

So yesterday I was blindsided when he called me into his office (near closing time) and said I no longer had a job there. He was bringing back a former employee, who was now ready to work again. For the record he has re-hired her 3 times now. Mind you, school time is the busiest time for this shop, with school uniforms. We were working very hard for weeks...now as business will slow, he will rid me of this job. AFTER I busted my hump... he has known of this for weeks and chose not to share with me. So a full day of sitting on my pity pot, I see this as a new beginning for me. My mom is facing heart surgery mid August, and she is in Pa. so now I will be free to go and visit. After this is all over, I will look for another part time job, and I will be ok. My friendships with these 2 will be forever...he can't take that away from me.

So I shall work hard making new art pieces, devote more time to my shops and hopefully stay busy enough to stay out of trouble. lol I understand that fretting and being so angry, only gives the power to HIM. I am learning ways to get beyond that and not give him any thought. Good luck to me...

Just a personal story I felt I wanted to share.

7 comments:

  1. Kathy, we all need to vent sometimes!!! Keep a positive attitude. When God shuts one door ... he opens another. I hope everything works out for you and your mom. (I've been there and done that. She will need your help.)

    I'll keep you both in my prayers.

    Brenda

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  2. what a sour man!

    you will end up having sweet lemonade and he will shrivel up and turn moldy green!

    ;>)

    keep the good thoughts!

    marilyn g

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  3. So sorry Kathy...he sounds like a miserable man who does not know how to treat people...it will come round to him in the end (and bite him in the you-know-what

    Take time for yourself and make lots of art...it will help heal the hurt. Take care.

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  4. Kathy, I know it really will work out for the best. You'll be glad to be rid of the extra negativity & moving on to better things.Sending big hugs!

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  5. Oh Kathy such a horrid MAN! You are a valuable hard working gal and I am sure better things are around the corner, any employer would be privileged to have you! Don't give him another though he is not worth it!

    Love your new background, blog is looking real good :) take care, my thoughts are with you.

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  6. Oh Kathy.... When I first rea this post, I thought "wow, I hope that boss never reads her blog".... and then when I found out what he did, now I hope he DOES read it. Why do some people just not care how they treat others? I am so sorry, but you have so much going for you I am sure you will find what you are looking for in no time. I have a feeling it happened for a reason, I really do. You know what they say: For every door that closes, another one opens. Best of luck, Kathy!!

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  7. It amazes me that these people are in business and thrive. You will get another job even better than the last and in a little while the hurt will go away.

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