So it’s 4:59, Monday afternoon. I’m still at work, when I planned to be gone an hour ago. My boss only works MWF until 1:00 so she is not here. My client at P&G has a big meeting tomorrow– and we are mounting some boards for them to use in a presentation with Wal-Mart and people from the brand in Cincinnati.

I’ve been requesting materials for a week now– knowing full well we wouldn’t get everything until last minute (today). The meeting is at 9:00 tomorrow morning. I have my team working into the evening tonight to get everything done because they didn’t get us their stuff until today– and I arranged for everything to be delivered to P&G first thing in the morning.

Well, apparently, that’s not soon enough. My boss decided that they need to have it delivered tonight. My client will be at her office until 6:00 and if it’s not done by then– she wants everything delivered to HER HOUSE!

So my boss just called, after promising my client that we would have this delivered tonight, and said “I don’t know what your plans are tonight…” (it’s my birthday) “…maybe it’s possible for you to go eat dinner or whatever you’re going to do… and come back around 8ish and take care of this”

I am shaking at the insensitivity and ridiculousness of the whole situation. If my manager told my client it could be there tonight – after I already arranged for it to be there in the morning – then SHE can drive back to work and do it herself! I am not delivering stuff to my client’s HOUSE (wherever THAT is!) at 8 oclock at night, on MY BIRTHDAY, when it’s no fault of mine that the timing is this close.

When she calls back, she best have Plan B.

7 thoughts on “Monday October 23, 2006

  1. I’m sorry for your sucky situation… and especially on your birthday?!  The nerve!  I totally told everyone all day that it was my sister’s birthday.   :) 

    And by the way- Jeff doesn’t know what he’s talking about… those pumpkins are definitely HAPPY & CUTE!  

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  :)

  2. Happy birthday to you,  happy birthday to you, happy birthday to yoooouuu.  Happy Birthday to yooooou.   Annnnnnd mannnnyyyy  moooorrrrre.  Hope you had a good one.   PS hope things work out at the office.  

  3. Oh, My…!!!  Who is whiny and fussy…??!!!  Did someone say something about a 20Something Drama Queen…???!!!  LOL 

    Hope Bordino’s did the trick..!!!  We had a great time….just think of that amazing massage you will be receiving soon..!!!  (Surely the wine helped…!)    HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. PS: Have you told your family and friends the GOOD NEWS???!!!

  5. What GOOD NEWS?? Is there something we need to know? Jeff? Sarah?

  6. Sarah, do twins run in your family? Just wondering!

    PS. How do I get your boss’s job?

  7. THIS IS MY RETRACTION….THE PREVIOUS COMMENT MADE BY MYSELF WAS MEANT TO BE FUNNY…OBVIOUSLY IT WASN’T TAKEN THAT WAY….THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS…OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT JEFF AND SARAH ARE NOW HAPPILY MARRIED…PERIOD….I APOLOGIZE IF I CAUSED ANYONE ANY UNDUE STRESS…IT WAS MEANT AS A JOKE…I WILL, IN THE FUTURE, KEEP ALL OF MY COMMENTS, “HUMOROUS” OR OTHERWISE, TO MYSELF.

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