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Monday, February 26, 2007

I made a decision

So I REALLY enjoyed my 3 day weekend and I think I need to schedule one of these once a month during the upcoming months were I am going back to work 7 days a week. I have plenty of vacation days from my day job so its no problem to take of Fridays. And since we have a ton of staff at the restaurant it shouldn't be hard to find someone to take my weekend shift if I am scheduled for one. That just leaves the Au pairs and Busch Gardens. Well I can always tell Busch I can't work that day and as for the Au pairs that is mainly just phone or internet anyway.

hey I found this today - This is my highschool. I just wanted to be sure you see it.

Speaking of au pairs I need your input on something. So the main office has hired these placement managers that are supposed to help new au pairs for my families. Aside from it being really annoying that each family has a different one I its hard to keep them all straight other problems have surfaced. See I used to look for the au pairs myself since I know my families so it is much easier to do it instead of someone in Boston - right now my system wont allow me to see what au pairs are available. They said it'd be revamped and up by January well guess what its almost March and still nothing.

So I have had horrible miss matches and frustrated families calling me so forth. I worked with 2 of the managers and together we got the families straight. However there is a 3rd one. She has sent my family 4 obvious miss matches so far each time after I saw the application I'd point out the problems to her and sure enough those would be why the family rejects them. I have said in each email please work with me send me the applications first I look them over and make sure they are no obvious miss matches - no reply.

Last night I emailed my manager to help me with this person but I think she is still out sick anyhow so I get 2 emails this morning. One from that person she copied me on a new match and one from the family saying the AP looked good but wont arrive until the summer but they need one in May what should they do? So I emailed that lady in Boston trying to see why she matched the family with a summer AP. She said she wanted to see if the AP can come earlier and had just heard she can't. Again I ask please do not match until you know the AP can come early and again ask me for help. Nothing. Later this afternoon my family emails her noticing the AP is out of their account which they find interesting since they didn't provide her with any feedback yet. So she replies she received feedback from me!!!!!!

I am soo mad I can't even tell you - this bitch! So I can't reach anyone I'd like to talk to about this I think she needs to be reassigned since she is incapable of working together to ensure the family is happy.


Nicole said...

If you need me to take care of that woman, let me know. I have friends in low places, including myself.

Oh, and in your last post, I think that's my long lost bunny Lucille. How the heck did she get there from CA? :)

Bathroom Hippo said...

Oh believe me... I could talk your ears off about bitches. still having computer problems?

Library Mama said...

How frustrating for you! Hope your manager is back very soon and will help you with all of this!

And I like your resolution about the three-day weekends. They are great, aren't they?

Dino aka Katy said...

Nicole - how cool that lucille made it all the way to my house. Thanks for the offer to help. I'll let you know if I need it :)

Hippo - yeah I am sure we all know those. And yes I still have issues with my computer at home. I figured one of these days I;ll catch you - I can use my travel laptop to talk me thru what to do with the big one.

LM - I actually did get in touch with my manager and while she refused to just assign someone else she said she'd talk to the person and get back to me last night. As of now I haven't heard anything

yes I am loving the 3 day weekend and I am planning my next one to be St. Pati's weekend

Beth said...

man, your job must be frustrating....but I can tell you care alot about the families you work with.

That was your HIGH SCHOOL?!! Dang!!!

jin said...

Sounds like she needs to be bitch-slapped.
Too bad you deal with her over the pc.

Keep us updated!

Dino aka Katy said...

Beth - well if can be frustrating at times but more often than not it is fun and interesting

yep that was my high school

Jin - well I still haven't heard a thing about it and it pissed me off. I am going to see my manager this weekend at the regional meeting in DC so I'll take it up with her.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Another layer of useless bureaucracy. never fails that when everything seems to be running smoothly some jerk-off middle manager has to come up with a brainstorm that throws a wrench in the works. I agree with Jin, an e-bitchslap might help.

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - yeah all it takes is one to mess these things up.

Gareth said...

It is sooooo much easier to just deal with things yourself. That way at least you know the job is done and if you screw up you only have yourself to blame and then you can learn from it.
Send an email to her boss and let him/her deal with her ;)

Brioche said...

Hi Aunt Katy!

Mummy is helping me redesign my blog!
Come see!

Sloppy Kisses

Dino aka Katy said...

Brioche - I went to see your site and it looks so good. Good job to you and Mummy. I am waiting to see the snow pictures

Dino aka Katy said...

Gareth - I did email my boss which is kind of her boss too but I have yet to hear back

Dan said...

Katy, three-day weekends rule! If you can do it, go for it!

About the au pairs, gee, they don't seem to be very organized, do they? Maybe we should send my friends Vinnie and Sal to go and have a word with them. :)

Dino aka Katy said...

Dan - well it was only that one person and she is off the account now. For now all is well