Thursday, April 29, 2010

MSWF here I come

Hello everyone. One more day and MSWF will be happening. I have a dilemma this year. It is not my scheduled day off. I put in for leave a few months ago. I was approved, but during the time since I put in the leave slip, I got a new boss. My old boss put it down on the calendar. I decided to make sure it was still happening, since she had left. To my surprise, she did NOT give me May 1st, but did approve May 3rd through the 8th. The reason I put the whole week was, so I would specifically get May 1st which is not my Saturday off. If you put in for one day it is usually disapproved. We have been shorthanded for quite awhile. So to get a day off is very difficult. I also don't have a substitute. Thus I have been working my days off which is every other Saturday a lot.

I haven't had any vacation time off this year. So, I can't miss MSWF, what to do???(yikes). My only option as I see it is to call out, which in 20 years I have only done once. I don't know why it seems like such a big deal to me. Everybody does it. I have been trying to think why I don't want to do it. The more I think about it the more I think I have to do it. So this Saturday I WILL be calling out. The good part is. I am off the following week, so when I come back to work on the 10th maybe they will have forgotten all about it.
My main reason for not wanting to call out is it puts the pressure on the substitutes and they have to cover for me, plus do their own route. I have seen the Post Office down several routes in one day. It's stressful, but they always work it out. This time will be no different. I guess I am trying to convince myself of this. What can they do?? fire me???NOT! I guess I am using the blog as my sounding board and trying to be okay with calling out and enjoying my time at MSWF.
I am glad none of my co-workers read my blog. And please don't tell them. It will be our little secret♥

My good news is, that I am a grandma♥ to a 8 pound 7 ounce baby boy born yesterday at 5:20p.m. I am excited and happy for Monte and Sandra. He was in the delivery room the whole time and assisted in the birth. I know he's going to be a good Father. Congratulations SON♥

18 comments:

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

You could maybe trade with another co-worker or talk with your boss about how much it means to you.
I know it is hard choices but you did put in for that day off originally and it sounds like you deserve it so dont feel guilty just enjoy your break.
Congratulations on being a Grandmother.Hugs Darcy

This One Woman said...

Congrats on the new baby! YAY! I am like you. I would be agonizing over this decision. You have obviously been pulling your share and then some. Enjoy Your time off!

CHo Meir said...

Mazel Tov on the new Ba-Ba! Mo reasons 4 Mo yarn! Let go of the guilt n C ya @ MSW!

Niki said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby! See, you have to go to MSW so you can get yarn for baby sweaters! I decided I did not need the temptation, so I will be staying home. Have a wonderful time!

Lupie said...

Congratulations! I'm going to be a Grandma for the first time in September and can't wait.

Beate said...

Congrats on the baby...the smell of newborns never leave me.But too old for a baby again:-)
I´m like you: Can hardly call in sick , when I´m sick!!! and feel bad because I´m sick... don´t know why I´m like this. Like you I work hard and give alot at work- when it comes to getting.... it gets harder..
Enjoy your week off.
And dont bother your self with guilt.

Ria said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby! Babies are such fun - and baby knitting is fun AND fast!

Don't feel guilty! One time every 20 years isn't bad! ( I've only called out 8 times in 19.5 years - so you've got me beat!)

Have fun at MSWF - I'can't go until next year. It's the county relays this weekend for my daughter... but she graduates and will be off at college next year!

msloloknits said...

Congrats on the new grandson Ceci!!! It was great hanging out with you and your crew. We must do this again. Maybe over the summer with Evelyn. Glad you played 'hookie' from work today. Your secret will never be known.

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Beverly said...

Congrats on being a grandma.

This is one of the reasons I'm glad I no longer work for the PO. I don't have a replacement but I can get any time off that I want on my current job.

I hope that you've had fun at MSWF.

Virtuous said...

Congrats! Congrats!! I can feel you beaming on the other side of this screen! :)

Hope you enjoyed MSWF!

Evelyn said...

More hugs to you for the lovely birthday lace scarf. We really should hang out and knit together since we live in the same town!

Congrats on the grand baby! It was great to see you both again, but I'd love for it to be more than just once a year for a few moments. ;-)

urbanknitrix said...

Congrats on the new bundle of joy!! Have fun at MWSF.

Bev Love said...

Welcome to the new baby, I am glad he has arrived and is doing well. I think you should take the day and enjoy md sheep and wool. It is a rare treat, you have earned it. Looking forward to seeing your stash enhancement!!

Don said...

Only 1 call out in twenty years of service. And you still feel bad about it? You are a great employee. So, if I were you, I would hardly feel bad about it. Like you said, by the time you come back to work....all will be forgotten.

Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

What's that !? Did you say a grandbaby has arrived ! Congratulations to you and yours !!!

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