Monday, February 4, 2008

One woman vs. Four Counties

I normally try to use this blog to update about life, but I need to take a moment to VENT. My job has been steadily getting harder over the past few weeks due to circumstances that no one can control, but today was the last straw! I am now the only person doing my job for FOUR COUNTIES. There used to be five of us--now it's just me. We started the year one person short because one girl quit right before the school year started--we never replaced her. Awesome. We hired a new girl at the beginning of the semester to replace one that moved in December, but there has been an issue with her teaching license so I have to go to all of her conferences with her. Plus, she still has no clue what she's doing so I do most of her paperwork for her. One of the other girls had intense leg surgery a few weeks ago and is still trying to recover. It was down to two of us until the end of last week. My final friend is now spending all of her time at the ICU with her mother-in-law who is not doing well at all.
Please take note: I cannot be angry with any of these people because none of this is their fault. However, it doesn't make me any more capable to do the job of five people all by myself!!! Oh, and my boss isn't around to help because her son and his girlfriend are expecting a baby, but they found out last week the baby has water on the brain. So she's going with them to their doctor appointments.... fantastic. That leaves me to do all of the legal paperwork and every conference for White, Woodruff, Lonoke, and Prarie counties. No problem.
Oh, yeah--and Casey's been running fever since Saturday night. Cheers.

5 comments:

Collin and Christy said...

so sorry about your work troubles!! You need to relax! You are growing a baby!!!

Kyle said...

Yikes! Hang in there Rachel...and Casey, I hope you feel better.

Aunt Donna said...

Oh, man! We'll be praying that your job starts to smooth out and that everyone gets some relief!

Kim Hodges said...

You need a nice glass of chocolate milk and a Moon Pie. :)

Aunt Kathy said...

So sorry about your work. It can really be a pain. They are trying to "downsize" in our county too. If someone just happens to resign or quit they just conveniently forget to put anyone in their place. Hang in there. I will say a prayer for you. Yay, baby-belly! Cute!