Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Work Stress

Usually, I do all my blogging and blog reading from work. The past week or so though, work has been insanely busy. We’ve even run into some overbooking issues. So I haven’t been reading or updating as much as I’d like.

Day before yesterday, we ran into an issue with a company. They thought they had rooms booked but there was nothing in the computer. I was the one the guy had dealt with mostly in regards to getting all the rooms lined up so he wasn’t very happy with me. He had 3 guys sitting down at his office who’d just come from Alberta, and now had no place to stay. I couldn’t figure it out, I was positive that we’d had all the rooms he’d asked for. I asked my boss if we had any double rooms that where out of service that we could open up, and he told me that he could have 113 up within a couple hours. At this point my boss tells me that he cancelled a reservation for the company for the night before since they didn’t show up. I was stressed out and panicking a bit, and told my boss that I’d been asked to hold the rooms and that even if nobody stayed in them they would be paid for. Well, I guess my boss didn’t want to do that for this company, so he had the reservation cancelled, fine, whatever, somebody should have passed on that information to Adrienne or myself since neither of us knew this.

I explained to the head of the company what had happened, and he told me that the branch of the company he works for is different than one we had issues with in the past etc etc etc. So, I told my boss what he told me, and that the guy wanted to talk to him about it the next day.

Just as my boss was finishing up with 113 the company called back again and said they wouldn’t send anymore guys up until the next day. I told my boss that there might not be anyone in 113 after all, and he said “If that happens I’ll be very upset with you” As though it’s MY fault that they changed their mind. I realize that he did a lot of work to get them the room, but it’s still not MY fault.

Then yesterday, I find out, that he told Adrienne, I was acting bossy and didn’t seem to remember who’s in charge around there. Well I didn’t TELL him to do anything, I asked him if we had a room that was almost ready, and I passed on a message from the company we where dealing with.

If my boss is worried that I think I’m in charge of anything, he doesn’t have to be. He’s made it clear that I’m not, and I have no delusions otherwise. I guess I will have to watch what I do at work lest I be considered uppity.

One thing I do know, is that for the next few days, I am going to avoid at all costs, telling my boss anything or asking him for anything. I feel extremely uncomfortable.

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