Captain’s Log 5,832
I went out on a limb yesterday and asked my staff for some loyalty at this difficult time, and what I got back was a complete and total surprise. I got a boatload of complaints instead of any support. It was certainly disillusioning to say the least. Every time I try to open up dialogue, I get slammed about everything I am doing wrong. Nothing right, apparently. I was shocked. And it always seems to come from those who feel most entitled. Naturally. Is it normal for people to be so ungrateful? The freedom I give them, the yearly raises, the constant positive feedback and appreciation……… All for naught, apparently. I am totally dismayed. My management style is to welcome disagreements in a safe place. What happened yesterday is confirmation that if we were left to survive on a desert island, I would be the first one killed and used as fuel for the signal fire.
This incident has definitely pushed me even closer to the crossroads of change.
And then I finally contacted Amazon to find out the whereabouts of my missing stuff. I got half the order and was waiting for the rest. My tracking investigation got it as close as San Bernadino on May 2nd. My stuff should be here by now. Guess what? San Bernadino lost it. All my running to the front door looking for my stuff was….futile. Amazon is issuing a full refund. They are even issuing a refund for the book I bought that DID arrive on Monday. Nice of them. At least Amazon respects me and won’t string me up by my thumbs for trying to do the right thing.
So I guess I will have to go out and buy that gorgeous iPhone case from someone else. And the connecting cables so I can charge it in my car. And the adapter pins so I can play Pandora on my speaker system.
I will find you! Somewhere! Oh, iPhone case of my dreams!
Yes. I feel defeated right now. Event the idea of a nifty phone case cannot ease my disappointment. It’s hard to walk through the day and pretend you have oily duck feathers. That nothing will hurt you. It will all roll off. Bullshit.