Eric has been gone for awhile and if all goes well he'll be back on Thursday. Thank goodness for my band of thieves. At last count, I think I am due 170 swats and boy am I ready. I'm wound so tight right now it literally seems impossible for me to make a rational or logical move.
Eric is my HOH and I've mentioned this before. He can scold me, punish me, put me in the corner; the list goes on and on. He can and has done it all but never once, not one single time, has he ever made me feel disrespected or under valued. My boss at work, on the other hand, has a habit of it.
No need to bore you with the details but my boss can be very degrading and when he made his way to my office and decided to pick apart the way I speak, the educated ideas I have, and the value I provide, I walked out on him. Literally got up and left my own office after telling him that nobody deserves to be made the way I feel at work.
When I relay this story to Eric, I know he will remind me that he has been telling me for years to stand up for myself and to document every single time my boss makes me feel this way. I've finally done it. I just don't know what the ramifications will be. I hope Eric is proud of me, though at the moment I'm wondering if the risk I took will prove to be not at all worth the reward. I truly love my job and would hate for it to change or worse, go away. The straw broke. I just couldn't take the abuse anymore.
On Thursday, Eric and I will "talk". By then I'll know the consequences of my actions at the J-O-B and I'll be even more ready for a reset, courtesy of my Band of Thieves. Stay tuned!