I have been having a miserable time at my bookkeeping job lately. It’s so miserable that I no longer want to go to it unless it’s necessary. I’m avoiding my boss. He’s been very emotional and weepy lately, swearing at every little thing and threatened to dock employee’s pay over the tiniest thing. I don’t like that attitude. I didn’t like it when I was forced to deal with that attitude with my step-dad years ago and I certainly don’t like it now.
But even through all that, he’s remained kind of nice to me. Until Friday, when he placed that cherry on top of my cake of misery.
A few months ago, he made it a rule that before I go to work, I’m to text him to let him know I’m coming. I leave 5 minutes away and it’s never bothered him before two weeks ago. Two weeks ago, Friday, I texted him, “I’m leaving for the shop now” 10 minutes I left. He later texted back that he was still sleeping and that my warning wasn’t advanced enough. Well how soon did you want me to text you? 24 Hours ahead?
Then Friday, the 22nd, I headed to work when the shop was opened at 10 AM. I texted him before I left. 30 minutes after my arrival at the shop, he calls and says we have a communication problem. Apparently, he thought my text meant that he had to drop whatever he’s doing and leave now. What part of the text did I say that? I said I’m leaving now. I never said he has to leave now and frankly I don’t get his logic and I really don’t get why I have to let him know I’m going to work. The boys didn’t have to but then again, they come to work everyday because they have something to do.
I gave him a piece of my mind that day because I’ve had enough. You pay me so little and expect me to do so much. “Great deal,” he often said and honestly, I’m not getting any kind of deal here.
I told the boys that day, “If he yells at me once more, I’m going to walk out here and never come back.” And I’m serious about that. I already have one person giving me a hard time at home and I don’t need another.
That day ended on a positive note though because when I passed the plum tree in the front yard, I spotted a gleam reflecting in the light. At first, I thought it was the leaves but as I got closer, I realized. Plums! After 7 years, this tree finally has fruit! And it was all because we planted the pluot (hybrid between plum and apricot) tree earlier this year.