Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone. Hope that you all are resting and relaxing on this beautiful day. If only we had our extra tv set up in the window we could be sitting outside in the new enclosed gazebo that we put up yesterday, that was an interesting experience.

Enjoy and relax, while you can.

So today was interesting

So today I got to work a little later then usual. I had my last final today and finished today. I got to work and found out that today we were checking in the arts and crafts order that had come in. Now some of the orders that we get in usually take about an hour or two to check in but this order is huge and is only half in. This half takes up two pallets. So myself, my weekend boss, my regular boss, the head of the adult classes and the director went down to the loading dock to move the order into the rec room so that we could check it in. We had one of the labor guys help move the pallets into the room for us so that we did not have to do that. As time goes on all of a sudden the director disappears and then my regular boss disappears and then comes back. I will say even though we did this in pieces we were able to get a pallet and a half done today. We’re going to have to do the last half pallet tomorrow, more fun stuff.

It is good sometimes to have several hands working together, sometimes not.

Sorry that i haven’t talked in a while

I’m sorry that I haven’t been around for the last couple of weeks. I have been doing a lot of stuff and haven’t been able to write. So I have the next person that I’m going to at work. You may remember him from a previous blog that I wrote. My director made a very big mistake lasts week. Let me tell you the story.

We have a new intern in the office, a really nice person. He was going to show her the way we do things in the front office. I happened to be out in the front office during this and he was giving someone a permit to take pictures in the park that I work in on the weekend. Before the guy walked out I asked him if he had made copies of the paper work for the office manager. He said no and called the guy back over. The guy handed him back just the receipt with no permit. I asked my director what happened to the permit and he said that the receipt was all that he gave him. I took the book that we write all of the permits in and started correcting what he had done. I pulled out the permit sheet and showed him that this was the sheet that he needed. He then said that the guy that he didn’t need it, with which I immediately said yes he did. I guess he didn’t like that because after I finished correcting his mistake he yelled AT&T me that I should NEVER correct him in front of the public again. Well he got his because the office manager later yelled at him because he over booked the time slot and had to call the guy to say that he made another mistake.

Sometimes karma catches up with people quicker then you think.

And the winner of this weeks award is

This week I figured I would give you a little bit of an over view of the office that we have.  Our office is set up so that you can hear just about everyone, no matter where you are in the building.  The front office is the first office that you see.  This is directly across from the door that leads to my boss’ office.  His office is the only one, besides the main office, that you can get into without being buzzed into the back.  Sharing the office with my boss, divided by a glass barrier, is my weekend boss.  In the next office are our Community Rec. and Aquatics Rec. Supervisors.  The following office belongs to the loud mouth of the office.  This is the office that everyone tries to avoid like a plague.  The last office down this hallway belongs to the Senior Rec. Supervisor and the Director.  That is the end of that hallway, unless you want to go out onto the roof which we do have a door to do that.

The other hallway is just as long but with fewer offices.  The Deputy Commissioner’s, Aborist’s, and Maintanence Director’s office is the first one (yes they all share the office) and there is one secretary.  The next office is the Commissioner’s office.  That is it.  Not many people down on this end.

Now you see why when people get on my nerves the main reason is because we are all so close to each other.

Take my advise, get plenty of space between you and your co-worker, when ever you can.

Sorry about not being online for a while

Sorry about not being around for a while.  I have had a lot of stuff on my plate lately.  We have had the long and drawn out interview process (my biggest headache of this time of year), going through the applications of the people that we are hiring (my second biggest headache of this time of year), and doing the applications for the health department so that we can run the camps (my third biggest headache of the year).  Fortunately all three of these are done with now.  All that is left to do is do the registration for the camps and that got under way last night.  We have four site one really big one, two middle size ones, and one small one.  Last night the first session (session = 3 weeks of camp) filled up within 42 MINUTES!! Can you tell that these camps are popular.  So far that is the only session that has filled up but the others are not that far behind.  We expect that by the end of the day today the second session at the site will be full and that within the next few weeks the rest will be close to being full as well.  That’s all for now, I will be back tomorrow with my next person that I work with.

Remember, always keep a bottle of Advil around for when those headaches pop up.