|July 21, 2010||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
I’m sitting under my desk right now crying. I have NEVER in my working life lost it at work, thank goodness I have my own office.
So at this point I CANNOT go to the Tevis unless my manager cuts his vacation short.
I’ve had this vacation approved since the beginning of the year.
I have 2 sponsors and well over a thousand dollars invested in this ride.
This is likely my last chance to ride Tevis before going to vet school.
I have made so many personal sacrifices for this job and have never said no, whether it was flying across the country on short notice or volunteering to reschedule vacations when needed.
I have a crew travelling many many miles and hours.
I just got off the phone with my manager, whom was probably still in bed when I called him and asked him to call his boss with a game plan that will allow me to have Thursday and Friday off.
It doesn’t help that I’m operating on nill hours of sleep, having put in some crazy hours and shifts trying to get this issue resolved so that I can go.
My manager said he will “think on it” and call me back “later”. Somehow, by the time he calls I will have pulled myself together, accept with grace and dignitiy whatever the decision is, and somehow come up with the $$ to make restitution to my sponsors if the decision is that I cannot go.
I then I will cry. A lot. Maybe even spend the night in my horse’s pen crying and looking up at that Tevis moon.