Thursday, March 15, 2012

A new day, a new pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, as it went into the oven a few moments ago
We are having a potluck at work, so I am baking a pie this morning.  I was "going to" bake it last night, but I could not muster the energy to do it.  So, I got up at 4 (which is not unusual) and I am going to drive to work today and get there very late for me.  Gosh, I may not be there until 8:00 !!!  I am excited about the chance to socialize at my new workplace.

I have a new coworker.  She is younger than my youngest children.  We had our big meeting yesterday.  Before I started the job, I asked my new boss what I should wear to these meetings.  She suggested a suit or at least a jacket.  So, I went out and purchased $900. worth of clothes (I didn't PAY $900. for them, they were on clearance).  My new coworker was wearing SHORTS yesterday.  To the big meeting.  Shorts.

I thought of the old ladies I worked with early in my career.  About their raised eyebrows at my mini-skirts.  I guess this is the same.  But appropriate is appropriate.  And if you are supposed to wear a jacket, then you wear a jacket.  But what the hell do I know?  She has already come in and said some of the things we are doing are "stupid," and my boss has actually changed them to be "smart" like my new pal.

Oh, I get so many opportunities to G-R-O-W!  So, I will.  I will plaster a smile on my face and step out in faith that I am exactly where I am supposed to be today.

God, please save me from myself today.

5 comments:

Syd said...

It's the new generation and every generation has difficulty with the one before. I think that there was a song about that.....
Enjoy the social day with new colleagues. And that pie looks great!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can set a quiet and classy example. I can no longer assume my new hires have been taught good work etiquette. I have repeatededly discovered that they really just don't know any better. But, on the other hand, sounds as if your boss didn't mind the shorts, and she is the boss. I guess I would have more of a problem with her use of language when communicating her thoughts on the work itself. Enjoy your potluck!

SoberMomRocks said...

Oh please be nice to her for a little while. One day she'll look back at all that's going on now and think - "Wow! I was a real ass wasn't I?" Oh wait...maybe that was me...

Carry on...

I want some of that pie.

Lou said...

At my workplace it's the cleavage. Very distracting to me, I can't imagine the men being able to work around it. But then, I don't hear any complaints...LOL.

I've found enforcing a dress code is nearly impossible. You are simply daring people to "individualize the uniform" when you do that.

After the day I had today, with the rudeness and eye rolling, I can't wait to get the hell out of Dodge at the end of the year.

Patty said...

You are the queen of pies!