Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Just got back from the gym a little while ago. I'm still having fun with that, even though Rachel's "challenging" me quite a bit. I'm trying really hard not to be a wimp, and at least attempting everything she puts in front of me. I haven't really lost any weight yet, but am starting to notice a little less jiggle in the belly. I'm doing way more than I thought I'd be able to do, and I'm looking forward to that hard body (well, that not-so-soft body, anyway). One neat thing is that people there are starting to recognize me and say hi and such. It occurred to me on the way home tonight that there might at some point be a missional aspect to this. That'd be cool.
For those who have asked, things have been somewhat better in the past couple of days at work. On Monday the girl I mentioned (whom I'll call "A") wasn't at work, so I had a bit of a reprieve. Today she was there, and actually seemed to make an effort to at least be civil. She even said hello when we passed each other in the hallway. I know that one of my other co-workers took it upon herself to have a chat with her on Friday and tried to make her see that her behavior was not productive, and may have even hinted that she might reap "consequences" from it. (What she actually said, I believe, was that if it continued and I had to go to HR over it, she could end up losing her job. I had no intention of doing this unless there was absolutely no other recourse, but that prospect apparently had some effect on A.) The thing that bothers me the most about this whole situation is that A is very vocal about the fact that she is a Christian and goes to one of the largest churches in town. Some of our currently unchurched co-workers are watching this deal closely, and have made comments about the hypocrisy of A's behavior. My prayer is that I can be a better model of Christ than I usually am, so that He will be glorified in this.
In other work-related news, I found out today that there may be a "freeze" on PLD (paid leave days) until we are caught up. This, if it turns out to be the case, will be another demoralizing straw to add to our backs. I know a few folks who will not be at all happy to hear this. At this time, I kinda feel like I have to stay there, for the health insurance if nothing else, but others may be more inclined to leave. One more girl handed in her 2 week notice yesterday, which will just put that much more pressure on the rest of us. Yee haw, fun times a'comin'!
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