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Found a a dollar

April 17th, 2013 at 06:35 am

Yesterday I visited CVS between trains, and, while I didn't buy anything, I did find a dollar on the floor. I asked the two men who were standing nearby if it was theirs, and they said no. One said, "You win! Just don't buy a lottery ticket!" So I happily pocketed it.

Yesterday's strategic planning retreat was very good, but I got wind that my (mean girl) boss is unhappy with me -- it is impossible to do anything right for her, so I don't feel guilty, but I feel stressed. I feel my job is a bit in jeopardy. I think she imagines that if she replaced me with someone younger and more compliant, all the problems would go away. Unfortunately, the real problem is her direction. We'll see what the next few weeks hold. I have a meeting coming up with her that will not be pretty. It makes me so sad that I am finishing up my last few years of work so unappreciated, and it is so unfair!

The irony is that I've been asked to take part in a panel presentation for a professional workshop in another state on the very subject I'm under fire for. (I really do know what I'm doing!)

I suppose that if I do lose my job over this, I will have to draw social security early. I just can't imagine that I could find a new job at this age. But perhaps part time work would be a possibility. Just hope it doesn't happen.





8 Responses to “Found a a dollar”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    Wow. That's crappy.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Well, shoot! #*# There. I just kicked the baseboard for you, so you don't have to. Got anything else for me to kick?

  3. snafu Says:

    Sounds like ageism, that nasty, covert attitude that highlights inter generational differences and values. inviting boss to lunch off site to talk informally about working relationships? Gutsy and dangerous, depending on how HR works... make an appointment with someone in the HR department to confidentially discuss issues. Finally, I'd review my calendar and list every success I'd accomplished or participated in that demonstrates my value to the company.

    Like covert racism, ageism needs to be addressed if there is to be change in the workplace. Just some thoughts....

  4. snafu Says:

    sorry, computer is being obtuse...left out in cyberspace

    Would you consider meeting with young boss to discuss strategies for the upcoming panel participation as a show of opening the door to better communications? Would it help to e-mail [document] inviting boss to lunch off site to talk informally about working relationships?

    Finally, I'd review my calendar and list every success I'd accomplished or participated in that demonstrates my value to the company.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) Sorry you are not appreciated. That is not fun!

  6. starfishy Says:

    ugh - that stinks. good luck with the meeting (boo) and congrats on being invited to participate on the panel (yay).

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that things aren't getting any better with your work. It's good though that your knowledge is being acknowledged and appreciated by other people though!

  8. CB in the City Says:

    Just had a conversation with a co-worker that reassures me that I'm not crazy -- that others see the same problem. Even knowing that is a help. I'm sure my job is safe enough, just uncomfortable. Smile

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