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♥