Postcards from Work
Well, I went back to work today. A little earlier than expected, but as crazy as it sounds, I will be able to spend more quality time with Gordie this way. With the mum-in-law helping out, there is no need for me to be around during the day.
It is weird being at work, knowing I have a son sitting at home...I get to say things like, "hey, I have a son"... and, "Yeah, Gord, my son, he's with his mom right now" and my favourite - "Sorry, can't work late tonight, I have to pick up my son"... that last one is a bit of a lie, because I don't have to pick him up per se, but the parts about not being able to/wanting to work late and having a son is accurate.
Speaking of how much I hate my employer... Well, I was thinking it anyhow ... I was informally informed several months back that our 'benefits package' (I use the term loosely) covers semi private rooms in the hospital, at a cost of $220 per night, and you only have to pay the difference for a private room (additional $20) - which is great... if it was true. Apparently, (more matter of factly actually) our fantastic 'BENEFITS' package doesn't cover semi-private, but rather GENERAL WARD. Um... ... I ah think ... yeah... mmm - OHIP?!!? So basically, you don't actually have to be employed at this company to take advantage of this amazing 'benefit package'. GENERAL WARD IS COVERED BY OHIP YOU STUPID CHEAP M*THER F#CKERS! At least have the balls to say 'we don't offer any benefit coverage'... but no, they actually have the audacity to say (and I quote directly from the email I received) -
As I"m not sure who you're referring to, I'm sending you the response and you can forward it to the employee.
Our group plan covers Ward room in a hospital only. If the employee wishes to use a semi-private room, he will have to pay for it."
Yeah, this is the same company that:
I know everyone hates their job/employer, but really, how much shit can one be force fed. Oh, and I forgot this one - they CONSTANTLY remind us that we may all be out of jobs tomorrow cause this location is on the brink of closing... mmm job security... they got that management tactic from the american government I can only assume - 'fear motivates!'. I could go on forever . . .
Anyhow, I should go, I can't work late, I have to go pick up my son...