Always Bigger Fish to Fry

I am not sure I have ever had so many things go wrong at once.

I might get fired; things have gotten bad at work and I tried to resolve some issues with the district manager, but may have made things worse. Going over the store manager’s head to resolve these issues may not go well. Part of me stopped caring. I didn’t want to quit until I was done with PT, which has a few more weeks to go. And then, last Wednesday, my check engine light came on. So my car has been dropped off. It may be nothing because the light did not come on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. So maybe it is a sensor. And it is supposed to be raining tomorrow morning when I go to work, so I have ordered a cab. I hope it comes. And today, I got an email from my credit card saying I was overdue. Huh? I haven’t received a bill in a while. Turns out, my address was wrong. My Consumer Cellular bill was on that card and so did not get paid. Also, my birthdate and phone number were wrong. So I spent about an hour on the phone with the credit card people.

So when I go back to work tomorrow, who knows? I may not get fired. Regardless, things may not go well. Things have been pretty toxic at work. When a job pays poverty wages, like Goodwill, the only way to keep the good people is to treat them well. When the bad employees are treated like royalty and the good employees are taken for granted, they will get exactly what they deserve, a building full of bad employees expecting to be treated like management and no good employees left. It will serve them right.

Work may not even be my primary concern tomorrow. I am waiting for the garage to tell me what’s going on. I hope it gets fixed quickly, but I may have to cancel PT due to lack of transportation.

How much chaos can one person juggle at a time?

About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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