Thursday, April 10, 2008
Days like this...
I rarely answer the phone becuase it is usually for hubby.
Imagine my surprise to get this. "V, this is J [former boss]. When are you coming in to train the new gal? She needs help."
Me, cautiously: I'm working full time, don't have spare time.
Him: Well you need to come in and help her, you are hurting her by not training her. (am I supposed to break down and cry now? I've been gone over 2 wks and truly don't have spare time.)
Me: Silence, thinking.
Him: It is not fair to her you are hurting the new gal, so call me. It doesn't bother me a bit but you are hurting her.
Click~end of conversation. Hmm.
Well he hung up on me so I have no impulsive feelings to 'rush' out and have anything to do with him.
Besides, no one trained me either.
Was this a jab at a guilt trip?
My proper response should have been something like this: "And this affects me how?" Too late to come back with an answer like that.
Now the new girls at work, the two ones that I will be working with have done their best to make me feel welcome. This includes things such as~~~ When I say good morning in cheery way: Blank stares and not a word.
The gal that is training me is tired of them being cold like they were to her. I laugh about it. It takes time and if my two main co-workers are going to be cold as fish, then that is their problem.
I do my job with a smile on my face, the doctors and nurses all smile and are nice to me. Only back in our room is it frigid.
I'm not really too concerned as I rarely make a habit of being chummy with my co-workers.
But a nice good morning goes a long way.
Fact is...I really 'dig' my job. I like it a lot!
Other fact is, management has hinted that they will cross train me too, so I may become a department floater.
My trainer, a young gal I'll call J, was so frustrated.
She asked why in the heck did they beg for help then turn around and treat the new person [me] like I had the plague?
I told her not to worry so much. I was the newby, I'd get blamed for things. I'd worked on and off in office settings for 30 yrs and this was child's play.
So yes I still LOVE my job.
And I still dislike my old job.
Ex boss did not get any points for calling up and using a rude tone of voice.
Oh and BTW!
One more week of school!!!!