We had a big kids event today. A carnival themed kids event. We had roughly 300 families come thru the two hour event. Now I will list the reasons why today made me hate Crazy Ass Boss Lady even more.
1. We started the event 10 minutes late because CABL disappeared and we couldn't open the event until all the stations were set up and ready. That would include the one CABL was supposed to be working.
2. The game that I was working, a Plinko style carnival game, was by far the most popular at the event. Because of this people were using all of their carnival tickets with me instead of using one ticket at each station. We had warned CABL that this would likely happen, she didn't listen to us and laughed at the idea that someone would skip other stations. Well it happened, and I had no back up because she refused to plan for this.
3. Despite CABL being the closest person to me. Despite CABL hearing all the yelling going on at my station. Despite the fact that the event was over and I still had a line 35 people deep. She decided she was done working and went back to the office to eat her lunch instead of helping me.
4. The prizes given away at my Plinko game were all inflated things. I ran out of pre-inflated items and had to inflate each item as it was won. I had to use a hand pump to do this. A very difficult to use hand pump that requires MUCH force to use. Which is something I should not be doing considering I am pregnant. CABL was eating lunch. Thank God one of my employees and eventually Candace came over to help and I didn't have to use the pump for too long.
5. After staying at the event a good 40 minutes after it ended to get thru the line of people who wanted to use all of their tickets at the Plinko game, we were finally done. CABL was still eating her lunch.
6. Exhausted, thirsty, angry, and sweaty we all made our way back to the office to pack up and go home for the day. CABL comes out of her office still chewing on something and asks how things went. Apparently my death stare wasn't good enough of an explanation.
7. I explained to CABL that I should not have been using that hand pump. She didn't understand why me being pregnant would make any difference at all. You know, cause her pregnancy was the most wonderful time of her life and she never had to do anything differently. To which I reminded her that I have had complications in the past, that I am an infertility patient, and that I am following my Dr's suggestions very carefully. She still didn't understand.
Yeah, that was my afternoon in a nutshell. I still don't feel much better. I would really enjoy my job and everything about it if only I had a different boss. One that would listen to reason. One that was just a little understanding. One that was not crazy. I can dream, can't I?