I will not get sick...

Everyone in the office is sick, has been sick, or is getting sick. Some have a chest cold, some have the flu...I so far haven't gotten anything. I do however feel run down and generally crummy.
I refuse to get sick! I have held out this long - just a little longer. I am calling it our company scourge.

It's pretty depressing at work with all these sickos. Everyone's energy level is down, and people are occasionally going home early or staying home...but not enough! If you are sick, stay away! Why come to work and infect everyone else? Then everyone's productivity drops, not just yours.

Why do companies continue to make sick time a punishment? At my company our sick and vacation are lumped together as PTO. So people hate to stay home, they would rather stick it out and be able to take a longer vacation. An understandable stance, however, it causes others to become ill as well.

I would love to be at a company that really understands that having sick people around only hurts everyone else. Encourage employees to stay home and work or stay home and rest! Working from home with my profession of programming is a viable, if not preferable option. Most people here would prefer to work from home if given the choice. Especially if it means working from bed as you sip on chicken noodle soup to get better from illness.

The big problem is that there will always be people who abuse a policy like this. Taking off to go golfing, shopping, etc. But couldn't those types of things be monitored? If someone is taking off excessively, can't that be tracked?

Blah, I don't feel well, I want to go home :(


Clothing Malfunction

Well, the other day at work I had quite an interesting experience. Ok, it's not that interesting...
I was talking to people that meet in the middle of our little room. They were having some type of meeting. Mostly I was working on my computer, but occasionally they would ask me something, and cause me to turn around in my chair.

One of these times I turn around to answer a question. My back itches weird. Not unusual, I scratched. Only to realize that my bra had unclasped. So I am sitting there trying to refasten it. Very unsuccessful. What the hell? I dressed myself in the morning, I know it hooks. I try another set of hooks, no go.

By now everyone is staring at me...

So anyway, I had to rush to the bathroom, take my shirt off and turn my bra around. Apparently one of the hooks had become bent and wouldn't hook anymore. So I bent it back and refastened. Came back to my desk to much applause for my clothing malfunction.

See, not very interesting. But I thought I would share this embarrassing story.



Last night Hubby and I went to go get our taxes completed for the year 2007. My what an ordeal! We had started our return over the weekend using our usual online filing method. However when we saw the $3000+ that we owed...we squirmed a bit. So I remembered this guy that used to come into the bank when I worked there. He was known for doing taxes and being very good. So...I called him up and made an appointment. I figured even if he could save us the $200 it cost to get them done by him, I would rather give the money to him than to the government.

So we went last night. He and his wife keep this little accounting business in his home. Very nice people. They were great! Saved us about $1000 with using my business stuff from Knittin' Pretty. It was a huge relief! I definitely think we will continue to do the taxes this way. He even helped us identify why our owe amount was so big, and what we could do to fix that. He also gave me pointers on how to keep better records for the next year. Wonderful service!

Whew, so another year completed. What did you do on April Fools day?


Some new yarns...

Seven more in the shop tonight, including these two: