Thursday, August 18, 2011

I came home very angry and wanted to tell you about it...


Hi Everyone;
  I had one of those happenings at work that just made me want to rip someone's head off.  Carelessness, a general lack of concern or using the knoodle...the brain, not the other noodle, perverts! one of my chief people damaged my tool box.  Now, not the end of the world, but as I was using a shovel and broom to collect up my tools and belongings, throw out my favorite coffee cup, find $1.20 in change I didn't know was in there, my so called cheif person proceded to finish the task I'd sent him upon...and did it in the manner I told him not to.  Aaargh!
  So what's a few bent drawers and busted slides on a $300 tool box?  No big deal...a few spot welds and judicious use of a large hammer, no one will ever suspect.  But, dang took me almost a year to pay for that tool box, and, and, and,  ... oh, forget it.  I'm going home and deal with it tomarrow.
  I get home, and think about this rant I've saved just for you all about how people seem totally unthinking now~days.  I was going to tell you how they almost get to the point of saying, 'hey, it's not my job to think'.  And, even simple care for other's things over the care we would put into our own.  I had a great rant in my mind and went looking for a picture to tell the story........and began to laugh my butt off.  Is it wrong to laugh at these pics of other people being angry?  The puppy did it for me first, but then the one of McCain was so blatantly staged and cartoonist, I started laughing at them all.  I mean, how does one take himself seriously after seeing a picture of a mad beaver?  There's a one liner.... 
  So, I'm not angry anymore.  Go figure.


Scottie said...

Randy I think it is Ok to be angry and a little hurt if you work hard to gain something that some one spoils with out thinking about it. If it was carelessness then this person should take responsibly and offer to make good on the mistake.

A mistake is one thing if it can't be avoided. An accident because one person is just in a hurry or doesn't care about others stuff, well that is a whole different idea.

A solution might be to ask the person to work with you to fix the damage, to go with you to buy the parts, to make a good faith effort to own up to their actions.

In my job it is sad but mistakes happen, and when they do it is scary. But before we do anything dealing with the PT's, even getting one on a bed pan, or bed side commode, ....we have to look very carefully at the lines, tubes, cables hooked to each PT and the machines and pumps they go to. Then if we make a mistake some one will go over the whole thing with us to show why it happened and to keep it from happening again. Not to get anyone in trouble but to keep the PT's safe and the accident from happening again.

Hope you get your tools arranged properly again. many wonderful hugs. ( I would have stormed and sputtered and you just walked away..)

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
Oh, I was hot. But, it's one of those things that may lead to a better end. Some believe themselves just a bit too smart, and the occasional come-uppance to show that they don't use their mind may be the best outcome of them all. One thing for sure, I had everyone walking on egg-shells for a bit. They really expected me to blow up, and mostly, I think, I was disappointed. In the end, it's just a tool box....there are more important things in life. I hope he learns from this.
And, no...everything is still a jumbled mess. I just haven't had the energy to fix it. I'm wondering if, now that the box is back in one piece, if he may just surprise me and tighten it up himself.... it could happen.
I do believe that in a couple of days I'm going to have a short talk with him about doing more thinking about the consequences of his actions. I'm not going to brow beat him, just tell him that this and another recent example are issues to underscore a change in thoughts. It may help him... if not at work, maybe somewhere else in life. I hope so. We all need all the help we can get.
Hugs my friend;

randy said...

And that McCain photo still makes me laugh.

Scottie said...

I hope he learns also, but some people wont take a lesson from life experiences. Hugs , Scottie