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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:04 pm 
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I just found out my dad has kidney cancer. I'm in shock.

Oh, friend. I am so sorry. Huge hugs to you and your family.

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lobsteriffic wrote:
I just found out my dad has kidney cancer. I'm in shock.


I'm so sorry to hear this. I wish the best for you and your family.

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lobsteriffic wrote:
I just found out my dad has kidney cancer. I'm in shock.

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I am really sorry, Lobsteriffic.

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I'm sorry lobsteriffic.

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I am sorry lobsterrific. I hope they caught it early and that therapy can be successful and as non-invasive as possble. Sending many good thoughts to you, your Dad, and your family.

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Thanks everyone. I don't know much yet, I just got a short email from my mom today. I'm going to phone her tonight to get more info. I know he is going to have surgery to remove the kidney, but I don't know much else.

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Aw lobsteriffic... how terrifying. I hope his surgery goes well. I'll be thinking of you.

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Hope everything will be ok for him and your family Lobsteriffic.

I've been a bit teary over Vlad. It takes me a while to come to terms with the loss of a little one. I thought he was a chunky, healthy boy. I had no idea he was sick. They hide it so well sometimes.


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Hoping for an excellent prognosis for your Dad, Lobster. Hugs to you.

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lobsteriffic wrote:
I just found out my dad has kidney cancer. I'm in shock.


I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish you and your dad strength for the fight you have ahead of you.


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 Post subject: Re: What was the worst thing about your day?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:55 pm 
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The other wine buyer is on medical leave, and I have basically been taking care of this huge department on my own for three weeks (and I'm only the assistant buyer). I'm handling it all really well, except I've been having issues with one of my assistant team leaders ever since. He's the point ATL for wine, and has been trying to butt into what I'm doing for a while now. Every email he sends makes it seem like he trusts me less and less to do my job properly. He's undermining my authority with reps, CCing store leadership on passive aggressive, lecturing emails that make it look like I'm incompetent, scheduling tasting appointments for us (when I sent an email to all the reps saying appointments were off until Kim is back), volunteering me to plan wine classes for customers without my consent or knowledge, trying to schedule himself to "support" me on ordering days, and basically butting into everything I do. No thank you! I have some really awesome team members who can help me, who I've been training to take my place when I move in September. I do not need to spend half my day having him lurk over my shoulder, criticizing every decision I make, making deals with reps behind my back, and forcing me to carry wines that we haven't ordered in months. Plus, he was never a buyer (how he skipped that step, I still don't understand), so I'd have to train him on how to do everything anyway, and I just don't have the time or energy to do that.

He's the type of person who can't take criticism, taking everything super personally, becoming pouty and incredibly difficult to deal with. He also writes the schedule, so of course I have to worry about ramifications there if I speak up to him. I'm totally being bullied, and have tried talking to my team leader about this several times. It always seems like something will be done about it, but the next day I'll walk in to find another passive aggressive email, or have some other horrible conversation with him that ends with me wanting to kick something out of frustration.

Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm being paranoid, or if this is all really happening. I know I need to be better at standing up for myself, but I do know he would never treat any of the other buyers on the team like this. It also sucks because I really like him as a person, and we get along well outside of work stuff. Regardless, I'm going to HR in a week, if he doesn't back off. I'm completely fed up.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:08 am 
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Lost my dad to cancer this morning. I knew it was coming but it is still hard, obviously. Really feeling for my grandmother, who gave birth to 5 awesome kids and now has only 2 remaining.

PS: lobsteriffic, hope I'm not freaking you out with this. FWIW most folks I've known with cancer made it through alright. With my dad they found out really late in the game so there was never a lot of hope for him.

PPS: I feel like a jerk dropping in to bring awful news when I don't post all that much anymore. But I am always here keeping tabs on you all even though I'm usually to lazy to sign in and write something!

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I am so sorry for your loss b.vicious. It is so hard to lose a parent. Much love and many hugs to you.

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I'm really sorry about your loss b.vicious. :(

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b.vicious, I am so, so sorry. I can't imagine. Huge hugs to you and your family. You have all of my sympathy. If you want someone to talk to or need anything, please let me know.

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I'm sorry b.vicious. Much love to you xxx

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I am so sorry for your loss b.vicious.

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lobsteriffic wrote:
I just found out my dad has kidney cancer. I'm in shock.

<3 I am so sorry. I'm thinking about both you and your family.


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Found out someone who was my co-op student, who got brought into a different department a year ago on contract, just got hired. The same company that kept me on contract for 4 years and then let me go. They just hired her. I worked so forking hard, everyone loved me, and I just don't understand. I can't stop crying. My self-esteem is just shattered.

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I'm so sorry, lobster and b.vicious. Fork cancer.

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Found out someone who was my co-op student, who got brought into a different department a year ago on contract, just got hired. The same company that kept me on contract for 4 years and then let me go. They just hired her. I worked so forking hard, everyone loved me, and I just don't understand. I can't stop crying. My self-esteem is just shattered.

Don't let it beat you down. Corporations do things that are nearly impossible to understand. <3

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Found out someone who was my co-op student, who got brought into a different department a year ago on contract, just got hired. The same company that kept me on contract for 4 years and then let me go. They just hired her. I worked so forking hard, everyone loved me, and I just don't understand. I can't stop crying. My self-esteem is just shattered.


I'm sorry PP, that forking sucks.

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