Sorry about that post there Horse Crazed!! I put up a post that I was going to be "road trippin" again and then accidentally deleted it. Not having time to repost before I had to head out to jump on the plane, I suppose it created a header and then there was nothing there.
So anyway, Yes, I am back in Colorado. OMG-the fall colors are so beautiful here. I will have pictures to post tomorrow. On a bit of a short notice, Chris asked if I could come out and help in his business office for a week.
Let me just tell you guys-this is not a pretty thing going on. We have some women who are pitted in some sort of a childish power struggle about who is supposed to be doing what, who is responsible for reporting to who and being very, very stingy with the information they are supposed to be sharing.
I got a very warm welcome at the office on Monday, when I got off the plane and went straight there. I was regaled with tales of hard work, the stuggles of running an office when there just doesn't seem to be good lines of communication and "enlightened" on how difficult My Honey can be to communicate with. I listened, nodding wisely and agreed. My Honey has high expectations, he does not care for, nor have time for 30 minutes of idle chitchat before he may or may not get the information he has requested and he is at the end of his rope with these heifers. Enter...Me!
After spending the afternoon telling me just how difficult it is to run such a large and complex office, I was very sweetly told, that I should just enjoy my week with My Honey and I wouldn't have to come into the office...they could handle it. That would be the "office manager" who was so concerned about me getting to enjoy my time here. Uhhhhh-huh!!
So that evening Chris and I had a very long and what started out to be a stressful conversation. Finally we got past the stress of it and really started to discuss what we thought were the problems. And the next morning, I headed back to the office to work on getting information to help resolve this purported lack of communication. I was most certainly not received with the same warm welcome that I had enjoyed the day before. As a matter of fact, they were so surprised to see me, they could not wipe the looks off their faces nearly fast enough. I set about trying to clearly define procedures that seemed to be causing problems and quickly found out that the office apparently does not have a procedures and policies manual.
Today, I actually had to call Chris and have him communicate to the office staff that any information that I wanted...they are supposed to provide. Bet you can imagine how well that went over...LMAO...That's me, causing Hate and Discontent wherever I go!!
So now I am working on producing an Employee Handbook, Job Descriptions and Procedures and Policies booklet for the office. Not as difficult as it sounds, because the office did have a wonderful computer program that automatically generates the documents after you answer a couple of questions. Huh...do you suppose the Safety and HR Manager should have made this a priority? Today, she allows that she is supposed to be the one working on it, so I asked her to print off what she had done so far...and she didn't! Since the registration process hadn't even been done on the computer program yet, I kinda think she hasn't even started.
I'm surprised that I am not bleeding to death from the daggers that were stabbing me as I gathered up my computer and documents and left the office this afternoon. LOL!! "Have a nice day ladies...See you in the morning.", was all that I said when I left. I could barely contain the giggling fit I was about to have.
Stay tuned...I have a feeling that this is just starting to get good.;-)