Which I have been. I know. I know there is one person roaming my wordpress who deserves a response and I’ve not given one yet and I apologize. My week has been rather horrid and right now, I’m just trying to cope.
This helps me cope.
I went to lunch this afternoon, to discover my driver’s front tire was showing steel. I need a front-end alignment and don’t want to waste money on a new tire until I can get it done. (This would mean next pay day) I called Spawn to look for used tire places and not only did he find one, he paid to have it put on and took me to dinner. He said I’m stressed enough. Hopefully, next weekend, I can get the front end alignment done and start replacing tires. That was stress I didn’t need.
It is abundantly clear that my boss does NOT like the majority of her staff at this time. And she’s not content to simply let us go when we ask for transfers. Instead, she informed us we need to change careers and she’s appears determined to professionally destroy those she has deemed unworthy.
Which is the majority of us. It’s not a positive work environment at this time. So far, many have struggled to stay under her radar and it’s not happening. My son is worried, my parents are worried. I’m worried, because now my blood pressure has risen and that’s not a good sign.
To be honest, I’m furious that I’m allowing her this much power to do this to me. I’m not going to give it to her anymore.
I participated in on some retail therapy night before last. I feel much better. Yes, I bought the pretty blouse.
Of course, I discovered that THIS color won’t ship until mid- December. Joy. I also broke down and bought the damn blazer.
But I bought the cutie patootie shoes!
and I got some brown slides
And the brown jeggings will look nice with the sequenced blouse when it finally arrives.
I also got this…
it’s light blue and it’s split up the back meaning I’ll have to wear a white chemise under it and that’s okay.
I struggled with this, but in the end I decided to forgo these…
Even with the pirate jacket, I don’t think I’d get away with them.
And no, I didn’t get the pirate jacket!
Considering the amount I spent ( I bought more than this) I NEED to say I’m done for a while. I NEED to.
You stuck with me through this much. Have some Richard. Happy Guy Day!
Not Guy but still sooooo beautiful.
Mimi Cruz said:
I’m supposed to be typing up orders, but I saw your post after sending off a few emails to customers. Holy Guacamole! That is a whole lot of clothes. I’m a lousy clothes shopper, meaning I don’t really buy anything. I’ve got a regular work look and that pretty much serves for everything else. I’m boring, but then again, I’m not boring when it comes to shoes. I love shoes and there is no way I would have passed up on those pirate boots, but then again, I am trying to not buy anything until done moving and organizing stuff for work. I have no time to figure out an outfit of anything I do not normally wear. Including shoes, although those boots . . . damn you woman!
Back to the beginning of your post. I am so sorry to hear about your work situation. It seems unrealistic that her behavior could go unaddressed by the school district. Can no one send an anonymous letter? Maybe someone not working at that school? If she is terrorizing the teachers, how can they focus on doing their job if they are worried about being let go from work at any moment? For all the use it is, you have my sympathies. 😟
Once upon a time, I was a clothes horse. Clothes. Shoes. LOVED them. And then I became a single parent. Overall, I bought a total of 6 tops, a pair of jeggings, 2 pairs of shoes and a blazer. As I tend to wear shorts and teeshirts at home, I look at work functionable for the majority of my purchases. Sadly, those thigh highs aren’t work functionable and I don’t date or socialize outside of work, so they would sit in my closet.
Did you see on the news last week about elementary teacher who was told NOT to wear a specific outfit again and she couldn’t understand why? She was wearing a cute cowlneck dress with a belt (form fitting) black tights and a pair of bdsm-style thigh high leather whore heel boots. The discussion was hilarious.
The school situation is crazy! Do you belong to a teachers’ union? Can you team up with the other staff to make a complaint?
Hope the retail therapy made you feel better ☺️
The work situation is insane. We DO have a union, but we can’t complain about something that she’s forcing outside of her jurisdiction. The dress code WAS outside of her jurisdiction and someone went to the board about that. So now, she’s enforcing to the ‘nth’ degree what is within her jurisdiction. And that means a shit load of extra paperwork.
If she gives someone a crappy observation, she’s going to have to prove it. I’ve purchased a remote webcam and Spawn and I are going to experiment with it tonight or tomorrow to record my classes. Not only for their behavior, but my own protection, tbh. I suspect her end of the year review from us will make interesting reading.
Retail therapy made me feel better – until yesterday afternoon, when I realized one of my tires was showing steel and I have little fundage until next Friday. (Enough for gas) I have a lovely Spawn who called around and bought a barely used used tire for the vehicle.
Carly Quinn said:
You need to tell me where you shop, those are seriously cute.
Last Tuesday I was late for work, sitting at Sams club at 7am with my Senior, hoping they’d be able to get the stripped lug nuts off….four new tires later, I was only 30 min late for work, Yay!
The above are all an umbrella company under fullbeauty. Woman within is mostly very casual, Roamans is casual professional and Jessica London is just a step above. Ellos is a Swedish Brand who comes under the Full Beauty brand. They also have a brand for big and tall men as well as a household brand. I love them because they do not charge extra up to a size 24 and they carry Wide and extra Wide widths in MOST of their brands of shoes. (Aerosoles does not have wide widths and Ellos doesn’t carry a wide width) and I need an air craft carrier wide width and finding one is next to impossible. I have found them to be reasonably priced and their sales are worth waiting for. I get coupons all the time for $20 off $60 and $40 of $99 or more. If you order, ping me and I’ll send you the code. Warning – if you buy ONE item, you will be unindated with catalogues. I LOVE them!!!
http://www.pyramidcollection.com. They have the funky stuff and I need to look up the link to the music boots.
I also buy at Cato.
There ya go!
Carly Quinn said:
I do love pyramid collection, it speaks to my inner hippie gypsy. I’ll check them out, thanks!!
I have several things from the Pyramid collection. The pretty peacock blouse from last year and a green velvet and lace jacket.
I forgot – http://www.holyclothing.com Love their stuff.
Carly Quinn said: