Monday, June 20, 2005

OK, what a crappy morning this morning turned out to be, in a topsy-turvy turn of events. I'll give a brief bit of background...

I was supposed to supervise a certain staff member (I'll call her D) as there have been a few issues surrounding her that needed dealing with, including a client complaint. I had planned to do the supervision a couple of times, and was never able to fit it in. I then was pulled aside by my manager, who told me I need to do this supervision ASAP due to the complaint that had been made (not serious, but needed dealing with, all the same). I planned another time, and agreed it with both my manager and D, as it meant that I had to come in on my day off to do it. I later came to realise that I couldn't make the appointment due to other work commitments, so had to talk to my manager again about other solutions. We eventually agreed that I would catch up with D when I finished my shift, and she started hers after my night. This was last night. Sounds like a bit of a logistical nightmare, right?

OK, bearing that in mind, I had spoken to a coworker about another staff member (I'll call her A) who seemed sleepy on nights, and could have been sleeping on the job. I was asked to keep an eye on her during the night (last night), so I popped my head in the door to the room where the 2 staff members were sat. I saw A lying back in a reclining chair, a blanket wrapped around her, a newspaper on her lap, and her head to one side. This, surprisingly, looked to me like she was asleep.

I made some noise as I was going into the room, and she looked up. "Hmmm", I thought. Later on, I cornered the 2nd staff member (C), and asked her if A was sleeping. She said no, just had her eyes closed and was dozing (this is another point altogether - when is dozing not sleeping??), but wasn't sleeping. C then apparently mentioned in passing to A that I had asked if she was sleeping, and A got extremely confrontational, asking why I hadn't confronted her about it, and that I was very unprofessional. She also said she would be calling the manager later in the morning.

I assumed from this that she was going to make a complaint against me FOR DOING MY JOB, that I broke down in tears with the other manager (Who said "People make complaints against me all the time - don't worry about it!!"). We wrote down what had happened, in case it did ever come to anything, but on reflection I don't think it will - why would you get so confrontational about it if you weren't (or haven't in the past) sleeping?? So, that was great.

I then had to deal with the original staff member, D, in regards of the complaint, but in contrast she was so sweet about it, and it was an easy deal!

So, what I thought would be easy to monitor, and an innocent question, blew up in my face, and the seemingly challenging issue that has been making me very worried was the easiest thing of all to deal with! I am really not looking forward to seeing A again, but D I would face any day instead!

Sorry for the long post, but it had to be said!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Forgot to blog this the other day, but I shot in a competition recently and found out that I had won everything I entered for in my class! That's 6 medals I have now - yey me!!

Got to catch up with one of my supervisees in the morning before she starts work, and before I leave at about 7.30am to discuss a complaint made by a client. How fun. At least I won't be here to experience the fall-out!

F had the first day of his access course to take his motorbike test today. Full test on Monday, so cross your fingers for him. Bless him - he was told off for tailgating today!

I have an idea for another post, but may come back later and do it. Still don't know what has happened to my links!

Friday, June 17, 2005

I'm a sheep, I know I am. (PS I have no idea where my links have gone, but I am investigating...)

My uncle once: Made inferences about me having big boobs, which was odd.
Never in my life: have I given blood. Freaks me out, man...
When I was five: (I think) I shut my thumb in a car door and shoved my finger into the car cigarette lighter. As you do. But not at the same time!
High school was: awkward and clumsy.
I will never forget: How to spell difficulty - Missus D, Missus I, Missus F, F, I; Missus C, Missus U, Missus L, T, Y!
I once met: Johnny Ball. Woohoo.
Once at a bar: I bought a round. Boom boom.
By noon I'm usually: Awake?
Last night: I went out for a drink with some friends, had a chinese with my partner, drank too much wine and fell asleep on the sofa...
If only I had: more close friends.
Next time I go to church: will be for my Uncle's funeral on the 24th.
I have a confession to make: I hate old people.
When I turn my head left: I see filing cabinets and pigeon holes.
When I turn my head right: I see a car park. Wow, stimulating.
You know when I'm lying when: I blush from my feet to my ears.
Every day I think about: eating. And sleeping.
By this time next year: I'll be married!!!
I have a hard time understanding: my non-sense of direction when I drive.
If I ever go back to school I'll: try and be cooler, and less embarrased about everything. Ever.
You know I like you when: I want to do stuff with you. And I blush.
If I won an award the first person I'd thank is: F.
My ideal breakfast is: Toast, lightly browned, with either P/butter or lemon curd, depending on my mood, and a cup of tea.
A song I love, but do not have is: Something silly by DJ Sammy...
If you visit my hometown, I suggest: going somewhere else.
Why won't anyone: give me a better job?
If you spend the night at my house: there will be lots of pot.
I'd stop my wedding for: only a very very very good reason.
The world could do without: people who intentionally pick a fight. Rude people.
I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: touch frosted glass.
Paper clips are more useful than: Jelly, for holding paper together.
If I do anything well: I am impressed by myself!
And by the way: I need to stop picking my arms.
The last time I was drunk: Last night, slightly. A week or so ago, majorly!

Monday, June 06, 2005

me and freddy

me and freddy
Originally uploaded by superpsych.

So, now you can finally see what I look like when I am tired and I haven't brushed my hair! Also, the camera isn't so kind to one who doesn't wear a layer of makeup on my skin... The cat is Freddy, one of my lovelies. He has just come back from the vet, bless him.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

I thought it was high time I blogged a little blog entry, as I haven't done for a while. I'm having to really think about weddings now, as mine is in less than a year. It sounds a lot, but really it isn't! I still haven't managed to book the reception, and I have been faffed about by some woman who said she would do the photography, but after 4 months or so, I haven't actually heard from her personally. I think I'll have to give up on that one.

Thankfully (and I am really grateful for this - I don't want to just sound greedy!) F's Dad has said he wants to help out with the wedding, and I am assuming that he means in a monetary way, so that is very very cool as we are very very broke at the moment. I am trying to decide whether it is better to save up all my "leftover" money at the end of the month (leftover... hah!), or to split it between savings and my credit card. God. Money. Crap.

So, that's my life at the moment. Some nastiness with the next door neighbours calling F a "fucking psycho" for having a (very well controlled) fire in the back garden. She offered to call the fire brigade... Also, they have built a brick extension on the back of the house, giving us a lovely eyesore view and blocking out half the light from 4pm onwards. Nice.

Oooh... time to go!!!