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So much for relaxing on vacation

June 19th, 2007 at 06:31 am

After a great couple of weeks off, recharging and enjoying myself I go back to work today to find out I'm in lots of trouble. Seems one of the sales people is upset at my lack of enthusiasm and the Snr VP suddenly had this memory of me being negative at a presentation he gave. My boss and I don't remember me talking at that presentation but we do remember that I was upset after. Some of his comments were quite hurtful and I guess it showed on my face and he remembered that. So my boss is writing me up a warning and I have three months to shape up my attitude as he was clearly given the direction to do so by Senior Managment.

This was told to me an hour after my vacation ended today. So much for being relaxed and happy. With all the changes in my life ,work has been the one stabilizing thing in my life. I'll do my best to be miss cheery about everything and see what is up. Amazing while I'm not the cheeriest of the lot in the department it is the large groups I've quoted on that are the ones that have sold. Peter thinks it is bad luck and will pass so long as I'm seen as positive.

I had just come to the decision to buy my sewing machine. I will be putting that off until things settle down.

4 Responses to “So much for relaxing on vacation”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I'm sorry to hear this. Threading your way through company politics is one of the most difficult things in life. Sounds like your SVP is pretty immature and oversensitive. Maybe insecure.

    Anyway, all you can do is control yourself, so if putting on a happy face will help keep you financially secure, I say just do it. Scowl at the mirror after you get home!

    I feel for you.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    What a way to end a vacation. I am so sorry.

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I've learned that repeating things back to make sure communications are clear is helpful at work.

    It takes practice, and can be very non-defensive.

    Use words like, "So this report needs xyz" "The priorities are xyz" etc.

    Also I've learned to start communications with the word 'I'. 'I think this is a good way to do this work' or 'I need help'. This has been good for my personal relationships too.

    Keep up the spirit, and be true to yourself. Life is too short to be compromised.

  4. fern Says:

    Oh god, office politics at its best. What a pain.

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