I am working tomorrow, a Saturday. I would like to sleep, but sleep will not come. It is after two in the morning.
I haven’t shaken the toxic mentality that I’ve been dealing with all week.
I am the only woman on staff, there are six men on staff. A small office. The men I work with confide in me, complain to me, and rely on me. That is when they are dealing with me one-on-one. But when they are a group ugly things begin the happen, things that put one in mind of the “Lord of the Flies”. It has been particularly bad this week, the boss is away on vacation and left no one in charge. Two of the boys have been trying it on, and getting through the week has been a miserable affair. There are circumstances that bring out the worst in people, and this week was one of them.
I count my blessings that I find solace in working hard, and can take an interest in doing any job well.
This weekend is a long weekend in Canada; Monday is Family Day. It is a statutory holiday, so Attila and I both have the day off. Since we both work Saturday, that gives us a two day weekend. A much needed break!
There, I feel better having committed my thoughts to the written word. Time for a cup of hot chocolate and a little read, a bit of self-coseting and I’ll be right as rain.
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“Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.”
1869 – 1948
“Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several–from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.”
Jean de la Bruyere
1645 – 1696