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Yesterday at work Kupok and I got a very unpleasant email:
    William and Johnny-dog:

    It is totally unacceptable that Christine’s April 23 request has not yet been addressed. Both IT staffers have been in the office all week last week and during the day yesterday. This request needs to be satisfied as soon as you arrive today, Tuesday, May 1.

    I would like an explanation from each of you, William and Johnny-dog, today, as to:
    1. Who is supposed to respond to IT Help e-mails.
    2. What is your standard response time for IT Help requests
    3. Why the below request has not been accomplished 8 days after the request and why Christine has not been notified that the request not been done.

    IT staff needs to be accountable to get their work done, just as every other staff member is held accountable. Why does service continue to be inferior when our staff asks IT Help to perform tasks?

    I expect to receive an email response from both of you. Thank you.
In this instance, it happened to be my fault as I had told Kupok to wait on it so that I could ask Patricia about going live with the new email addressing system, which makes it much easier to make accurate changes to all the email distribution groups involved whenever a volunteer position changes hands (which happens weekly at least it seems). Anyway, I had gotten wrapped up in a very high priority task (which saw me put in 2 or 3 12+ hour days last week) and forgot about it.

Kupok has put in several more job applications because of this and I had to fight very hard to keep from walking into her office, telling her off, and walking off the job.

This whole experience got Kupok and I talking about moving away again. He would like to go to Washington (I love Washington, except for what it does to my allergies) or, preferably, get out of this country before it is too late. I dream of leaving also, but I keep finding myself tried here.
  • I am a 4th generation Colorado native who has lived in this state for all but 2 months of my life (those two were in Washington).
  • I am co-owner of a house with my High Priest (who has a limited fixed income due to being on permanent disability and nearing retirement age) and he does not want to leave the country or move to a colder climate.
  • I have my 7 year-old dog, Pan, that I would not want to leave behind if I moved to another country, which if I we do move to another country, even if I can bring him, we will most likely end up living in an apartment and that is not a good environment for a large dog like him.
  • If we do go overseas, then I will probably have to leave most of my earthly belongings behind and return to apartment living, which is something I greatly despise.
  • I have a phenomenal amount of earthly belongings I have built up over the years, some of which would be very hard to move cross-country and nearly impossible to move overseas, such as the 1963 Chevy Impala Convertible that I inherited, but that currently is not in a running condition.
  • I still have about $35,500 in regular debt and $22,500 in student loans that I am trying to pay off, preventing me from being able to afford the kind of lifestyle I want and/or save up the kind of funding necessary to make a major move.


All in all this left me feeling like I am holing Kupok back and that his relationship with me is costing him his happiness. The guilt of this mixed with the anger/upset of the email at work and I am miserable. I spent a lot of last night and this morning trying to hide my tears and just withdraw from everyone.

Date: 2007-05-02 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kupok.livejournal.com
Thing is, I'm happy o.o

You despise apartment living.. What about trailers? I know you lived in one for a time o.o

Date: 2007-05-02 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] johnny-dog.livejournal.com
I have no problem with a trailer so long as I can have a fenced yard to keep Pan in.

Date: 2007-05-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ddrelf05.livejournal.com
Moving? Murr? Well keep us updated, and Johnny-dog dear, I think you are worrying too much just like Jim does.. We always see the worst in ourselves, and your doing that *again*. From what I have seen, Kupo loves you very much and when you love someone that much, where you live doesn’t matter as much as who you live with.

A prime example is my case with Jimmy, I would love to live anywhere but where we do, but since we can not move, I am not angsting over it like I used to, it took a huge wake up call for me, but I had to face it.

Jim or no.

I knew then, no matter where we were, I would be happy as long as I had him by my side. This doesn’t mean that this place doesn’t drive me absolutely bonkers some days but when the day is said and done with.. I have what is important to me, the rest is just.. it’s like picking the onions off a burger, sure you don’t like them , but they don’t ruin the whole flavor.. ok did that make any since to anyone but me? @_@;

Anyway the point I am trying to get at..

JD, Kupo loves you. Please try to stop stressing yourself over things that may be out of your hands, and enjoy the time you have with him.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graycoyote.livejournal.com
Johnny,

I was going back through the previous months entries and saw this one. I think we had this extended discussion about you possibly moving out of Colorado into Washington. I don't know what the situation is now (6 months after this post was made), but understand that in general, Washington state is quite welcoming, and as for allergies, you build up quite a tolerance after a few months of exposure.

By far, the house part is what is keeping you in the Denver area (along with some pretty good friends down there). Believe me, some things draw me to Denver, but again, job prospects up here keep me here, as my company doesn't have much in the way of opportunities in Denver.

As for moving out of country, I've taken the opinion that no one in the world is safe from stupidity, being in the Netherlands or South America is no protection against a government that's perfectly willing to kidnap and send people to detainment in Syria. This country, however, is due for a major progressive correction in the next two years.

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