You hear people all the time saying this phrase......Thank God It's Friday!!............well i've said it today and really meant it!
The day started off with an escapee chicken.!!............our garden is very secure, but we have one small hole to allow the Cats and Hedgehogs safe passage through to Rocco's next door(single, Italian mmmm! who dosen't mind animals popping through the fence!!)......................well Daisy, one of our rescued ex-bats decided to squeeze through said hole!......Luckily, our opposite door neighbour saw her walking down his driveway and she was quickly returned to the safety of our back garden!
However, this little incident caused me to be late leaving the house for work.......i work one mile away from home and in the car it only takes five minutes if the traffic lights(two sets) are green......yep you've guessed it! today they were both RED grrr, which saw me arriving at work at 4 mins past nine........i pull into the car park and Rosie is also just getting out of her car so i thought, oh good i'm not the only one late so it's not so bad......wrong!!!! we walk into an empty office? where are the others? Well the boss had decided to hold a meeting at 9 to discuss some isssues and when the others returned to the room we were told we were needed in the board room!
Now sometimes i have this problem where i can't seem to keep my mouth shut and before i know it i'm saying something i shouldn't!! " sounds ominous" i said.................well what followed made me realise that i really do need to retire.
The meeting consisted of the boss ranting on about several things that had been going on in the office the first of these being time keeping!! he then went on to say that there was too much chatting and we are not to talk whilst working, the cigarette breaks have got out of hand, the profit has slipped considerably and i quote.............................. "yesterday we only made £903, well that won't pay my wages will it? everyone needs to buckle down otherwise there will be no profit share coming your way next March, the phones aren't ringing, so we need to be making promotional calls during the quiet times, if the phone only rings twice an hour that's not good enough is it?" He then went on to say that he doesn't single anyone out which is why he called the group meeting(funny then how he was staring at me the whole time!! i ended up looking out of the window to avoid his glare) he ended by saying "does anyone have any questions?".............................. no chance mate!!!!
I am the Admin lady...... so i have nothing whatsoever to do with the phones, or promotional calls and i usually have plenty of paperwork to keep me busy so i don't really have time to talk either! I do nip out for a ciggie, but usually only one in the morning and one in the afternoon! It takes me four minutes to smoke a cigarette......some people spend longer that that in the loo! Adrian on the sales desk is outside every hour......maybe he meant him when he was staring at me!!!!! who knows........needless to say the office has been like a morgue today with all of us only speaking when really neccessary....well sorry mate i am Human not a robot! It's like being back at school!! Rosie was so peed off she took half day holiday!! He also mentioned that they did not want to make anyone redundant in these hard times............this is where i had to bite my tongue otherwise i would have said "o.k. i'll go now, that'll save you fifteen grand a year"
So yes....Thank God it's Friday!!!!
Rant over...back with a card tomorrow! ;-D