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Old 11-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #481
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I agree with Andy, too! That is the best way to handle it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #482
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I agree, you don't need to become someone's personal baker, or employee.

I love to bring things to functions, very often co-workers will think that they can just place an order and I'll do it. I've gotten very firm telling them, no. If I didn't do this, I would be working all day, and coming home and baking every night until christmas, I've done it and honestly I came to resent it. So now everything is on my terms. I had no time to bake to give for gifts, which I really enjoy. As it is, I work retail and my days are crazy enough this time of year.

I still bake for friends, but they know to give me LOTS of notice, and are easy to deal with.

Don't be a doormat. Do things for those who appreciate them.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #483
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Need some advice. I take baked goodies to most of the people in my dialysis group as well as the nurses. The nurses are fine but I have several people who have decided I'm SOFT TOUCH AND i GUESS i Am but why do people ask me for a batch of cookies to take to someones house for Thanksgiving? Or would you type up that recipe for me no please or what ever. I'm beginning to feel like No more for them. Of course I won't but darn it a thank you now and then would be nice.
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Say no to them, you are not there personal baker!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #484
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Okay, here we go again. I had an appointment with my vascular doctor. The secretary again screwed it up with transportation. This is so unlike the two women in the office. They have a hard job, but they are good at what they do. And that is a lot. So now I have to make two new appointments. One with vascular and one with my cardio doctor. I will try it again. I am just resigned to all these screw ups. I have to see my cardio doctor before they go forward with my eye appointment for the other eye.

Please God, make me an Iguana so I will not have to keep anymore appointments. I can then sit on a rock in the sun all day and sleep.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #485
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Okay, here we go again. I had an appointment with my vascular doctor. The secretary again screwed it up with transportation. This is so unlike the two women in the office. They have a hard job, but they are good at what they do. And that is a lot. So now I have to make two new appointments. One with vascular and one with my cardio doctor. I will try it again. I am just resigned to all these screw ups. I have to see my cardio doctor before they go forward with my eye appointment for the other eye.

Please God, make me an Iguana so I will not have to keep anymore appointments. I can then sit on a rock in the sun all day and sleep.
Not an Iguana, but our Addie who is sitting and enjoying the sun in her chair with a nice drink she likes and a little snack.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:31 AM   #486
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Not an Iguana, but our Addie who is sitting and enjoying the sun in her chair with a nice drink she likes and a little snack.
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Thank you for the angels. Just think, an Iguana does not have to do dishes, make beds, the kids leave home and never return with the kids in tow, never has medical appointments, never has to cook for the family, they just catch a fly that is in the neighborhood, etc. They just sit in the sun. then at night, they crawl under a rock amd sleep the night away.

But the best part is that they are so ugly that nobody every goes to them with their problems or asks them to do favors they don't want to do. When was the last time you ask an Iguana for advice or a favor?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #487
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addie, face it--you wouldn't last twenty minutes as an iguana....

for one, you couldn't do ugly. :)
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:55 AM   #488
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...But the best part is that they are so ugly that nobody every goes to them with their problems or asks them to do favors they don't want to do. When was the last time you ask an Iguana for advice or a favor?
On the other side of the coin, they have to hunt for food. They have to fight off other iguanas who want to steal their food. Unwary tourist and fighting iguanas often break off or bite off their tail which has to grow back. Little kids tease them. They may not have medical appointments, but they also don't have medical care.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #489
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Addie,
You make a wonderful person. We would have it no other way.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:15 PM   #490
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Oh cool! A vent thread. Where do I even start!

Today I will just vent about one aspect of my job that drives me bonkers. I am a bookkeeper/secretary in a property management office and my pet peeve is tenants who cant do things for themselves. We are located near an marine base and we get alot of newly married couples, most of the new brides never having been on their own before and coming straight from mommy and daddy's nest. I cannot tell you how often I get calls like "my toilet is clogged, can somebody come and unclogg it?" and its usually because they tried to flush something unsuitable like paper towels. Also there is the "come change my light bulb" call.

I also remember one Thanksgiving where a tenant could not figure out how to turn on their oven. They literally had never turned it on before and simple act of pushing "bake", "set temperature" and "start" was too unmanagable for her. Then she had the nerve to ask us to reimburse her for they ruined turkey. That was met with some chuckling and a no.

What I've found is that many of these girls husbands have been deployed and now they are left to try and figure out things on their own. They manage to have babies but can't unclogg a toilet. Sheesh!

I think it's my duty to get them up to speed as quickly as possible and not coddle them. They will get directions on where they can buy a plunger and some light bulbs. Isn't that nice of me? Now I'm done venting for today.
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