67 more days.

Or less. This job is too much. Too much stress, too much of everything. Old Lady complains all day about everything.
And a week ago we have a family gathering. The Old Lady told everyone that I’m not doing my job, arguing with her and that there is not much work for me to do.
I don’t believed! I was speechless!
Than she told me that I can stay, but she will pay me less money.
I get up, found my voice and I said: “I’m not working one more day for one dollar less. I’m leaving tomorrow!!!” And I left the house. Anyway, it was my half a day off.
I’m not stupid. I know that I’m better and cheaper than average. 🙂 .
When I come back in the evening, she said to me: “Don’t go, I changed my mind. You can stay on the same pay.”
So I said: “Okay.” And I went back to work.
I’m very upset. It was a nasty try to save money.
You see, I need to work little longer – 67 more days – if I can take IT. I need to save some more money. But if I can’t – I will have to be okay with less…
And finally I can get some rest and work on my book in some peaceful, quiet place – without any stress…..
I can’t wait! But I have to. 🙂 .

Thank you all for visiting.

27 thoughts on “67 more days.

  1. Hang in there. You can do it.
    I’m trying to hold onto my “day job” until Oct. 25th. I’ve got 6 1/2 months, so your 67 days sounds wonderful. Of course, this is also my third year at trying to quit by October. Third times a charm.
    Your lady sounds like a nasty character. You deserve better.

  2. I deal with that as well. Elder care can be the most stressful work ever undertaken. I see the exact same behavior. I don’t know why they do it. I suspect it’s a misguided plea for attention at your expense. You did the right thing, you made the right choice. When those kinds of things happen you have to hold the person accountable and let them know it’s not appreciated. But, if it’s caused by age related dementia, regardless of how slight, it will continue and get worse. It then becomes part of the job or you have to walk away, as you did. Good luck on your goal! Hopefully, that will see you through it.

  3. You can do it…stay strong and don’t take anything she says personally, let it go in one ear and out the other! She must be a very unhappy person and would probably be nasty to anyone working for her.

  4. Know that you are not alone Anna, for I and others are praying for you to have strength to meet your goal. Yahweh (he who exists kneels before you presenting gifts and guards you with a hedge of protection. Yahweh (he who exists) illuminates the wholeness of his being towards you bringing order and provides you with love, sustenance and friendship. Yahweh lifts up the wholeness of his being and looks upon you and sets in place all you need to be whole and complete. Know you are blessed and no one can take this from you!

  5. Anna, just let her nasty attempt to pay you less roll off you like water off a duck’s back. Older adults get obsessed with their money not lasting as long as they will, and they’ll do anything to hang onto it. Try to forgive her, and maybe show her some other way she can save a few dollars? Hang in there!

  6. I, too, have endured the job from hell as a young secretary in the 1970’s. It saps the life right out of you! I hope you can find a better job. Hope you can use this experience to get a better job with someone who appreciates you.

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog recently and liking my article on the Pancreatic Cancer cycling tour. And for creating this truly amazing and inspirational blog. Happy Easter – and stay strong! All the best, Jeanette, Small Great Things Blog

  8. This is the fourth post of yours I’ve read now, and they are all equally good. What you say is interesting, and how you say it is so very different than anyone–and I don’t think it is only because English is not your first tongue. I bet you are just as interesting in whatever that language is (you may say in other posts–haven’t read them all yet–and why do you not have an About page…?).

    Thank you so much for Liking my post today on The Last Half. I would never have read your pieces had you not done so, and this has been a real treat.

  9. So what happens in 67 days? Do you get to retire then. I retired when I was 67 and I haven’t regretted it for a minute, even though I need to be careful with money. Perhaps your employer is also like that — so many of us worry about money these days. I am 10 years older than you are (I think) and I still have that feeling that, inside, I am still about 30 — or 40 maybe. There is a core inside me that doesn’t age. I do get younger in many ways, too — read that “more childlike.”

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