I know you all are aware of how difficult I find my office manager. She is quite full of herself, terribly insecure and prideful all at the same time. She is intimidated by anyone who thinks for themselves and that is everyone in our office. What a terrible situation for her. At least at home she is the boss without question from anyone, but at work she is tolerated simply because she is the Dr’s wife and we respect and love the Dr so we tolerate his wife. She demands that we “obey” her like we are children that need discipline. We are treated like we are disobedient, incompetent children…well I must tell you that I am no longer willing to tolerate this treatment. She sent me a message yesterday that was meant to be demeaning and hurtful, this is how she exerts her power. I called her on it and now we are at an impasse. I am not willing to be treated like trash and she is not willing to change how she treats me or the others in the office. Dr is in the middle. I have let Dr know that I am willng to quit and open a spot for someone that would be better fitted to dealing with her ummm, personality. There is no excuse for treating those who work for you like they are incompetent idiots, and yet that is how she treats us, there is no excuse for not using the team of smart, hardworking women that work in your office to help you make it better, but she is intimidated by anyone who has an idea that is different than hers. What a sad little person she is. So the line has been drawn in the sand and I really think that I am going to be looking for a new job next week. I meet again with the Dr on Tuesday to discuss what we have both decided over the weekend. I hate to walk away from this job I love the people I work with, I admire and respect the Dr and his PA, there isn’t another place that I would rather be, but I simply cannot justify continuing to put myself in a place to be belittled and demeaned in order to make one small minded woman feel better about herself. I have chosen not to use any names as my purpose here is simply to air my thoughts and not to gossip about someone. If you know who I am speaking of please refrain from using her name or the names of the others in the office.
We got David’s guardianship finalized today. That is a relief, now I can get him into another Dr that specializes in behavioral issues. Since I was last on here there have been some changes with David. He had become so unpredictable and volatile that my dear friend, Chelle, had to step down from caring for him. She has a responsibility to protect her family above all else. I just want to say how much I appreciate the years that she was able to help me out with him. Thank you Chelle, you are a friend that is valued beyond what I can say on here! You put up with his fits and tried everything to settle him down, you stuck with him for far longer than most others and above all else you told me what was happening and kept me informed all the time. Unlike previous experiences…You are a jewel and a priceless friend to me!
As for what I am doing now to take care of him? I am getting off work early now. CLASS drops him off at my work and I take him home from there. It is an arrangement that is working out very well for both David and I. I get to spend more time at home and with David this way. I don’t feel quite as stressed trying to get everything done that needs to be done. So all in all it is a win/win for all of us. David is doing well at CLASS right now, Thank God! Hopefully, when we get his meds regulated and changed to what will work better we won’t have the outbursts so much there…but then again he may just have outburst regardless of what he is taking!
Thanks for all the prayers that you my 3 readers have lifted up on our behalf! Prayer is powerful and we serve a Big God that delights to meet our needs!