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aroyer
07-23-2007, 11:03 PM
So today was the day that I told the "powers that be" at work to jump off a cliff. Ok, not really, but I was thinking it! Work has been really stressful- the President was asked to leave, our board of directors put the two VP's in charge and disaster insued!! So for the past month and a half my family has wanted ME to jump off a cliff! (Ok, not really, but I was NOT fun to live with!) In June I told work that I was quitting at the end of August, but wanted to work part time from home. Things got really bad and so at the beginning of July I told them that I was leaving August 3rd. With the hopes that I could still work part time from home. Well the last 3 weeks have been THE WORST, so DH and I decided this weekend that I wasn't even going to work part time from home. So today was the day.... that I did the Banana Dance!!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Sorry, I rambled on for much longer than I anticipated!

Mickster
07-23-2007, 11:11 PM
I guess congratulations are in order? Way to stand up for yourself! :)

aroyer
07-23-2007, 11:15 PM
Wow, I am not a good story teller. Yes, Congratulations, please!! The plan all along was for me to stay home with our two rowdy kids at the end of August. But now the fun begins in 2 weeks!

Honeybehr1
07-23-2007, 11:35 PM
Congrats. :cool1:

One of my jobs I actually bit the bullet and told off my boss. Felt terrific and I am still the talk of the office - since noone has dared do it since. Still the best thing I ever did.

BernardandMissBianca
07-24-2007, 02:00 AM
Go jump off a cliff.........




.....into clear blue waters and set sail to peace and tranquility!!!

Congrats!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

we still have frozen bananas though. :rotfl2:

party of 3
07-24-2007, 06:05 AM
GOOD for you!!!!! Yea! I bet you feel so much better. It is very freeing. I had that last september, and they STILL call me and ask me how to so stuff!!!

You must be very excited. I know I would be. Congrats!:banana:


hey where are my banana's??????

rlovew
07-24-2007, 06:16 AM
Congratulations!!! Enjoy those precious moments with your little ones- you can never get them back.

Rebecca

lewdyan1
07-24-2007, 06:23 AM
Heck, Congratulations, have a dancing fruit salad!http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com/smileys2/dancingfruits0nm.gif

Stephres
07-24-2007, 07:19 AM
Congratulations! We are taught to respect our superiors and be grateful for working, but it works both ways. They are going to be sorry they lost you.

ddavis860
07-24-2007, 07:52 AM
Good for you!!

:banana:

AlexWyattMommy
07-24-2007, 07:53 AM
Enjoy all the great memories you will now be making at home with your little ones!!

aroyer
07-24-2007, 08:16 AM
Thank you everyone! I haven't been able to be excited because of all the stress, but I finally was able to let it all go yesterday afternoon. I was able to enjoy my family again!

PO3- I have no doubt that they will be calling me with questions for quite some time.

Honeybehr1- Good for you!! LOL, I am sure you are office legend. I didn't tell them off, one of the VP's is just as fed up as I am so she completely understood.

Now to start planning my days off- I am sure that I will be spending lots more time DIS'ing!! :banana:

Michellepooh
07-24-2007, 09:02 AM
Congrats - been there, done that. I taught in the same school for 7 years and then they got this new principal that was an absolute beast (I'm trying to be nice). My DH and I finally decided that it wasn't worth the stress and aggravation, so I am now a SAHM. I love it - we both agree it is the best decision ever made!


By the way, people finally got to see the principal's "true colors" and she was fired. What goes around, comes around!

Enjoy your time at home!

happycampers
07-24-2007, 12:07 PM
Congratulations! You will enjoy being a SAHM.:banana: It's all dancing bananas and bon-bons.

MissBubbles
07-24-2007, 03:34 PM
I've been in your situation too. What a relief you must be feeling! :woohoo: Enjoy your free time (if you have any! LOL) and congrats!!

ksjayhawks
07-24-2007, 03:40 PM
Congrats on making the decision--they don't come easily. Don't let the company use up much of your free time once you are off the clock! Enjoy being at home with your little ones--they grow up too fast!

Lisa
07-24-2007, 04:15 PM
It's a shame when it get to the point when work is beyond words stressful.

Congratulations for standing up for yourself.:thumbsup2

New England Eeyore
07-25-2007, 10:24 AM
Congratulations! :banana:

ellyn2000
07-25-2007, 06:23 PM
Congratulations! Enjoy your family.

aroyer
07-25-2007, 06:55 PM
Congratulations! You will enjoy being a SAHM.:banana: It's all dancing bananas and bon-bons.

I WISH it were dancing bananas and bon-bons!!! :lmao: I have a 2 year old so its going to be an interesting ride. I am really looking forward to being more involved in my daughters school and spending more time with both of them. Its been a long rough haul getting here and I am so grateful that I can be with my babies! :cool1:

marlynnp
07-25-2007, 07:06 PM
Congratulations!

... I have no doubt that they will be calling me with questions for quite some time.


Don't forget to tell them your billing rate is $100 an hour for consultant services!

aroyer
07-25-2007, 07:16 PM
Congratulations!



Don't forget to tell them your billing rate is $100 an hour for consultant services!

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: And at the rate, call me whenever!!!!

PrincessNancy96
07-25-2007, 07:33 PM
I WISH it were dancing bananas and bon-bons!!! :lmao: I have a 2 year old so its going to be an interesting ride. I am really looking forward to being more involved in my daughters school and spending more time with both of them. Its been a long rough haul getting here and I am so grateful that I can be with my babies! :cool1:

As BAMB and I can tell you for experience..being PTO presidents/VP's and every other position they have.. learn how to say NO at times or they will expect you to do it all!!!!!!!

aroyer
07-25-2007, 08:09 PM
As BAMB and I can tell you for experience..being PTO presidents/VP's and every other position they have.. learn how to say NO at times or they will expect you to do it all!!!!!!!

I will definitely keep that in mind! Right now I plan on doing the volunteer help with her Brownie troup and then perhaps some things in her actual classroom. I don't think I am ready for the PTO yet.

PrincessNancy96
07-25-2007, 08:36 PM
Great place to start is in the classroom.. I wish that was the route I took..
Now, that I have 5 in school all day... I can't volunteer for the high school (except donate food).. parents in the school building..ugh, the horror! Although, I have been known to threaten if he doesn't bring the info home or if I ask.. "how was school" and I get we did nothin'... I volunteer to go to every class with him.. It's amazing how he can remember what happened..
I do volunteer at the middle school for 2 of them..and than the upper elem. for one, and the lower elem for the baby... (our elem. are divided.. K-3, 4-6) and we are building a middle school that will house 5-8 in a year! Good grief.. Right now I have a kid in all 4 buildings of our district!

aroyer
07-25-2007, 08:41 PM
Volunteering to go to every class with him is BRILLIANT! I will have to remember that one! I can't do too much because I have her little brother in tow. And while most of her friends and teachers think he's the cutest thing since sliced bread, she isn't so fond of the idea of him hanging out lots! I keep telling her wait until she's 15 and he's 10- :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

PrincessNancy96
07-25-2007, 08:48 PM
Oh, yeah! I have that going on right now.. High schooler thinks Dbrother is great at home..but is uncool if Dbrother wants to hang w/ him at the football game.. DS6 told DsS16 he was a brat the other day because he didn't want to walk with him at the fair.. DS6 proceeded to tell DsS that he hoped he stepped in cow mess... Of course all the older boys lost it..which mad DsS even madder.. Of course DH and I were rolling! :lmao:

aroyer
07-25-2007, 08:52 PM
That's HILARIOUS! Kids say the funniest things!

PrincessNancy96
07-25-2007, 08:54 PM
Hate to cut this short.. kids are cooperating w/ showers.. so time to go get "mommy" on them!!!
See you tomorrow..