Parker has been sick for a couple of days. I don't know what was going on with him. He has been lethargic, has tossed his cookies a couple of times, has had a warm nose, etc. Well, I just came home from that meeting and he's better!
I walked in the door and he was waiting for me. And his tail was wagging and he even did a play bow and jumped around a bit. Saints be praised! I am thrilled. To be honest, I'm not sure when he has EVER greeted me like that and what a blessing it was!
The meeting went on forever and, though we were promised refreshments, we really didn't get any. We were allowed to get a drink out of the cooler. That was it. Sure glad I wasn't hungry!
I have not worked in the customer service area. There are at least 6 of us in the same age range. For a while there, it was obvious. I quote one of my young male colleagues who said "Haven't you noticed that none of the old ladies work in customer service?" Well, since then, at least 2 of the older female employees have actually spent time in customer service. Actually when my young friend made that statement, there was one older female who worked up there frequently. Then they brought in another older female who had also previously done that sort of work so they use her up there a lot. Then they began having two of the older ladies go up there. Who has NEVER gone up there? Me!
Sometimes it bothers me. Mostly it doesn't. And sometimes, when I see how much the others DON'T want to work up there, I think it's just wonderful that I've never been trained up there.
But the truth of the matter is that much of what was discussed tonight was, as far as I'm concerned, irrelevant. Lots and lots of it pertained strictly to functions performed in customer service. This was partially driven by one person who works up there often with 4000 questions. I didn't understand a good portion of what was discussed because it has absolutely nothing to do with what I do on a day-to-day basis. So, for me, much of it was a total waste of time. There were some things I learned, that actually will impact my life. But ...........
Anyway, if I can wind down sufficiently, I want to head to bed shortly. I had such a lousy night's sleep last night and I have been taking a nap when I get home from work which, of course, I did not get to do this evening. I'm physically tired. Now how do I get my mind to slow down?
One thing I want to note here, strictly for my own purposes. I was given only one break and a lunch today. I did not get a second break which I've never had happen before. I'll ask about it tomorrow, but I don't really expect anyone to give me a straight answer........
So, anyway, I'm wishing you a good night! Sleep well, my friends.