The last annoying day before camp

Today was the last day before camp set-up, the busiest day that we have. It is by far the helliest day out of hell week. I have never done so much copying and folder making and filling in my whole life except for what I do on this ay every year. I usually start the day in a frenzy and finish it in a lul but not this time. There was so much last minute stuff that had to be dine this year that it was a constant rush to the end and even that didn’t help any. I left my office an hour later then I usually do because of the amount of work that had to be done. However I can now say that without a doubt that everything is where it is supposed to be. But wait did I put that file in the right box, oh and did I pack that in the right site???????

You know what, sometimes you just need to let things work themselves out.

To Park or Not to Park, that is the real question

How many of you work someplace where there is no actual parking lot? Well that is our work situation. All of our cars can fit in front of the building but in order for some of us to get home easier we park on the opposite side of the street where not a lot of people can fit. So today, as I do most days when I come back from getting lunch, I parked on the opposite side of the street from the office. Well our resident bitch, whom I parked in back of leaving enough room so that she could get out, came in after doing the mail run said to me “You known your parked a little far into the street and someone is going to hit you.” Now I know how I parked, I’m not blind.

I guess you can’t please some people.

The end of hell week

Today ends hell week, thank goodness. This is the one week that I absolutely hate each year. This is the week of all the orientations for work. It all begins on Saturday with staff orientation. After a long day of sitting and listening to my boss talk about absolute nonsense we then have the parent orientations. These are preceded by the making of the children packets that take forever to do and then is the meetings with the parents. Yes, the lovely people that you stare at and say ” Why in God’s name did they let you have a child?”. Now that they are all over it is time to get the camps ready and set for the first day of camp.

Stress is relieved, now bring on the drugs for the summer.

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.

So who should I talk about today … I know!!

So sitting at the reception desk at work today I was trying to decide whom I should write about today, and then it hit me.  There is one person in the entire office that no one likes that would be the perfect subject for this next blog.

This woman is despised by most of the people in this office.  When you here the voice in the morning, you know that it’s going to be a bad day.  There is no getting away from it.  Don’t be caught doing anything that you should not be or doing it the wrong way cause you will get yelled at from here to Timbuktu.  As you can probably guess I have had numerous encounters with the woman.  Let me tell you of one of these that I had about two years ago.

We had just gotten a new registration system for the department do that people could register for our classes online.  The system crashed on the first night of registration so we had to move the walk-in registration day to the following day.  It was on this day that I had my issue.  I had been in the back office for most of the day registering people.  I had come out to the front office to grab a receipt that I had printed.  At that moment I was asked 4 questions and to answer a phone call.  After doing all of this I slammed the phone down, a little annoyed and walked out passed her.  As I’m passing her in the doorway she says “Isn’t anyone going to say something to him?” , mind you that she has done this numerous times.  I walked in the back, where I had been, and after the person that was back there left, I announced to my director and my weekend boss that I was ready to kill her cause of what was just said and the thing that she had said the day prior.

Why can’t people just be normal.

I thought that throughout this week I would give you some treats.

I thought that since I’m working full days this week by giving you some more blogs about the people that I work with.

This blog is dedicated to my commissioner.  He will be retiring at the end of this month.  He does in fact deserve this retirement.  He has worked for the department for the last 35 years.  He first started out as a recreation assistant and moved up through the ranks until he finally became commissioner last year.  He is a very nice man that would do anything possible to help you out.  Although he may not always see eye to eye with you he does have ideas to make the plans better and more workable.  There is something about the way that he runs the department that makes you stand there in awe of what he is able to do.  The only question that we now have is who is going to replace him.  Everyone says that it should be his deputy, another nice guy.  The only problem with that is that his deputy has no clue about certain things.  Thems the breaks sometimes.  There is going to be some kind struggle coming up over the next several weeks.

This should be an interesting time.

It’s the end of another week

So it’s the end of another week.  IT IS FINALLY THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is the first week that I’m back at work with the “regular” hours that I have.  I’m glad that I have the job and that I have hours but I really do wish that some of the people that I work with just weren’t there.  For instance, let’s take my direct boss.  As everyone else’s boss he can get on my nerves sometimes.  As I have said before, he can be quite annoying.  Anyway he is not the only one.  There are quite a few people at work that can be annoying, and a few that are actually really nice people.  I think that over the next few of these blogs I’ll introduce you to them and let you decide for yourself if they are as annoying as I think or if they are normal and I’m the crazy one (which is very possible).

I hope that the people I work with are the crazy ones.