There have been some ups and downs in the past week.
Up: I got well in time to participate in two Father's Day celebrations. I even managed to show up bearing appropriate cards and gifts. Go me!
Down: One of my bosses decided to call me at home on Friday evening (after I'd been off sick all week) to tell me that since I was almost never at work anymore he was considering permanently cutting my hours. Er, say what? I have only used up slightly more than half of the paid sick days and vacation days I'm allowed this year. Not only that, but our company has a de facto policy of allowing trusted employees unpaid leave as needed for personal illness, family illness, appointments, or extended vacations.
I was very upset. No one else's attendance is scrutinized by this boss. Not only that, but during my past week off I spent as much time as I needed to working from home via computer and telephone, making sure everything was running like clockwork. The assistant manager did an A-1 job of covering for me. There was truly nothing to complain about.
On Monday morning I gathered all documentation relating to my attendance, packaged it up with the company policies showing how many days off I'm entitled to, and left it all on his desk. I know he came in and picked it up, but I haven't heard back from him at all yet. I'm thinking I deserve a solid apology next time he talks to me. We'll see. Maybe he was just having a bad day and needed someone to freak out at, and I got in the line of fire. It would not be an excuse for his accusations, but at least then I'd know not to take it personally.
Up: That employee that I thought I might have to fire? It looks like she might work out after all. Thanks to my painstaking facilitation, the communication problems that were causing all the trouble seem to be getting resolved. *pats self on back*
Down: Our car is dying. Poor old car. We're not sure if we're going to get a new one or if we're going to baby the old one along with an expensive clutch transplant. We'll see.
Up: It's summer and it's gorgeous out! All I have to do is go outside for 3 minutes to feel completely cheered up no matter what else is going on.