Saturday, August 29, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Just to mark a milestone... I finally finished off a tough project work-wise. The project manager is known for his style of having to pick on someone in his team. This was someone else at the beginning of the project - that person resigned and the next person was me. His choice phrases were designed to be destructive as opposed to being constructive and I had these thrown at me a few times a day. Call me fortunate but in my not-that-smooth career, I never had someone regularly shouting at me for matters whether under my control or not. I resigned once, in January, but was persuaded by my big boss to stay on. I'd thought I could hang on until the project finished in March/April. Unfortunately it was extended for 2 months and then 1 more. An eternity when getting through each workday with all its verbal abuse was torture to me.
MCO brought no relief as we had team status meetings 2-3 times a day where he would regularly find fault with me in front of the whole team. I was working morning to night, weekends too, and totally stressed out.
Some thoughts... while I'm convinced that this person who took such pleasure in being a bully was the main problem, could I have handled things better? How could I have let myself be bullied like that at my age? I did try different approaches to no avail. Have my mental faculties slowed down? This is a possibility, I have noticed I can take a long time to do things. Should I look for another position with a more leisurely pace? Still pondering on this.
I'm on leave for August, need to detox and regain some balance.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020
And do this every time someone asks you to do homework....
Then you will have loads of homework outstanding which makes you cry when you think about it.
This is what's happening to SE. She has cried a few times since starting school (which has been... ONE week only). We have a plan to catch up on homework tonight. Will see how it goes.