Not much stitching for me this week (again!), it’s been extra extra busy in work trying to catch up with the work that wasn’t done when I was off last week. Also, when I got to work on Tuesday something made me check the firm’s holiday spreadsheet where details of days taken, days left to take etc are stored. I discovered that the two days I was off work last week for the colonoscopy had been taken away from my holiday entitlement for this year. I appreciate that my employer is not legally obligated to “give” me those days off however, I have worked for this small firm for 22 years and in fact for the same person within that firm for the last 18 of those years, the same person in fact who is in control of entering information into the holiday spreadsheet. I have also worked far above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions and without trying to sound big-headed the place (and in particular my boss) would probably run to a standstill if I was not there for a prolonged length of time. I would guestimate that I have probably worked at least two weeks worth of unpaid overtime so far this year. To be honest, this made me feel horrible (again) about my employment situation. I wish I could afford to give up work or at least find another job, but jobs are scarce and at the moment Phill’s business is going through a quiet patch and he may have to lay his apprentice off if things don’t pick up soon so we really do need every penny I can earn, and the only good thing about my job is that I am very well paid. Anyway, I immediately confronted my boss, who despite being a successful businessman, and a lawyer to boot, hates confrontation and gave him a couple of home truths – I now have my two days back. Phew, if you’re still reading, thanks for listening and sorry for boring you all with my ranting!
On to prettier things altogether now. If you have a look at Claire’s blog you will see a little suprise I made for her a little while ago – a mattress pinkeep. She has named him Quills and has far nicer pictures over there! The chart is a freebie from The Workbasket.
I stitched a bit more on Growth Rings and I also stitched on Moonlight Garden by Drawn Thread.
Phill has just left to go to an open mic night, where he plays guitar so I”m going to find a good film to listen to and get some more done on Is That All?