However, I am vulnerable to colds and anginas. I can get it over night without warning. One day I am allright and the very next morning I am beat. The last winter was bad. Very bad but it got better throughout the year and I haven’t had any problems at all until I started working there. I have had this cough that I haven’t had in ages. Three days later I pinched a nerve in my back and my neighbour took me to the hospital. Another week later I had this weird breakout on my back which turned out to be a light form of dermatitis and can be treated. And yesterday I woke up with my voice pretty much gone, a sore throat and a very bad headache. I don’t know what it is but my body sent me signs and although I like my co-workers and manager, I love and hate my job the same time. I like it because I am good at what I am doing but at the same time I hate it because I don’t like the way they are doing business…
However, when I wanted to call in yesterday I realized Quasis phone isn’t working. So I sent them an email. I know, you shouldn’t send an email but I haven’t had a choice because Quasi was already on the way to Rothenburg and had my phone. That’s right, he had his last trip as a single Soldier.
I put the phonenumber of his phone in the email but they didn’t call me back and if they called I didn’t hear it or the call didn’t go through.
Today he had my phone with him because he needs a working phone. I didn’t feel any better. The funny thing is, the next two weeks are supposed to be leave, and two days before going on leave I got sick and I have the feeling that it is not going to better soon because the temperature is going up and down. I just hope I’ll be not sick during Christmas because we have planned a Christmas Dinner for the single Soldiers in the Barracks.
Anyway, I’ve made a decision. This situation is unacceptable for both sides. I don’t like being sick and begging to keep my job. Being on probation and worrying about losing a job I don’t even like doesn’t make me feel better at all. In fact it’s stress and I hate stress. I always get diarrhea from stress.
Don’t get me wrong my manager didn’t put me under stress. It was the job itself that stressed me out. Getting yelled at on the phone, people hanging up on me put me under stress because I took it personally. My co-workers said I shouldn’t let it get to me but I just couldn’t help it because it happened on a daily basis. Yet I’ve still been good at what I did. Isn’t it ironic that I am good at the job even though I hate it?
So I decided to quit. Many may say that it is stupid to quit because of the current financial situation. Screw that! I put my health first. If I don’t have a good feeling at what I am doing. The funny part is that so many huuuuge companies use these communicaton centers to make more money. They probably earn millions of dollars with that strategy but you are the one person that gets yelled at. It wasn’t all bad though. It was fun having success and being good at what you are doing. I just couldn’t take the yelling and being on the phone for eight hours a day. Call me a sissy, I don’t care.
So when Quasi got off work today I asked him about the situation and of how he feels about it. I still have not finished my degree and I want to get it so bad. So I asked him if he was fine with me working part time and going back to school. He said “Honey, it’s my job to support you, it’s the whole idea.”
Gawsh, I love that man from all my heart… even though he is talking to his xbox when he is playing prince of percia HAHAHA!!!
Aaaanyway… there is another decision we have made. I am with Soldiers’ Angels for years now and I mean literally for years. I love this organization and made many friend throughout the world. We, Quasi and me are going to adopt a Soldier together and I am so thrilled. I haven’t adopted an American Soldier in quite a while. Worked a lot with british troops and haven’t had a chance to adopt an American. It’s so much fun to put packages together. I love going shopping for Soldiers and I can’t wait to do our first “Soldier Shopping” WOHOOOO!