Tuesday, June 03, 2008

July 4th trip


I woke up at 4:30 this morning and had a hard time getting back to sleep. Once I did finally fall back asleep, I hit snooze and re-set the alarm many times, so I didn't end up getting out of bed until 8:45. Ugh. I barely made it to the office around 10:30, and I only made it by that time because I had a meeting on my calendar.

I mentioned before that I may have to cancel my July 4th trip to D.C. in order to do a trial for one of the partners. I've never been happy about this prospect, but I've been really angry about it the last couple of days, for a few reasons. Also, I called the airline yesterday to see what it will cost to change our tickets and learned that it will be $100 per ticket plus any change in fare. (Given the current price of fuel, I am 99.9% certain that any new fare will be higher.)

I am beginning to give serious thought to finding another job. Between my workload and pace these last weeks and now this--someone unilaterally deciding that I have to cancel a trip that I got approval to take over 3 months in advance--I'm wondering if this is somewhere I want to stay. I don't mind working hard, but I also don't want to work so much that my job consumes my life. . . . and that's how the month of May felt to me. And I certainly don't want to work where I cannot even plan a short vacation without fear that it will have to be cancelled because of someone else's plans.

I have been in a pissy mood all morning between being tired and having a hard time getting up and thinking about this situation at work. Grrrr. . . . .


Rachel said...

If someone told me I couldn't take the trip, I would absolutely still take the trip, with or without approval. But I understand it's more complicated than that.

Land family said...

That seems to be the big irony of life. When you are working, there is never enough time. When you aren't working (like me, being a stay at home Mom), plenty of time, not enough money on one income. TOTALLY MESSED UP.

I'm so sorry about your trip. I would be pretty devastated myself.

Emily said...

Jobs are the devil - but the necessary evil in life... need the money, hate the work, if only we could all be lucky enough to find the perfect balance, or the perfect bank account somehow. I can't even tell you all the stupid shit I have to do for my work and how much it interferes with my actual life. Sometimes jobs are simply the devil- yes... that's it.