Thursday, June 25, 2009

First day back

Today was a rough day.

First day back to work. Surrounded by children and pregnant women. One of my partners comes up to me and says "Well, I'm going to be taking a couple of months off in January!" I completely did not get what she was saying. Total blonde moment. I told her, "What do you mean?" She said, "You know, I'm going to be taking a couple of months off work in January." I said, "I don't get it." She said, "I'm pregnant!" Oh, congratulations. I'm happy for you. I'm trying to be happy for you. Ok, I'm not really happy for you. And I feel bad that I'm not happy for you.

I cried with a coworker who is going through IF and who understands.

I had a client ask about my surgery and pointedly ask why I had it done. I told the truth. And then I cried some more. And she was not embarrassed. And she was very understanding. But still.

I've never lost it at work before. Twice in one day. Not a good first day back. Not at all.

14 comments:

Sandra D. said...

That stings. I'm PMSing right now, but I would find it particularly annoying at how coy she was trying to be about her maternity leave. Just spit it out lady! Anyway, that's just me. But I really feel for you. Tomorrow will be better...

caitsmom said...

UGH. I'm so sorry you had a rough time at work. I too find it difficult when I'm happy but not happy for someone and then feel bad about that!! UGH. Sending hugs. ICLW

Erika said...

I'm so sorry about your day. Not to make anything less of it, but it seemed to be a crappy day for just about everyone I've "talked to" or read blogs of today. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit easier for you!

callmemama said...

Oh I'm so sorry you had such a crappy first day back :(. Tomorrow will be better hopefully!

And by the way, I hate when people play that "guess what I'm trying to tell you" game. Ugh.

Serendipity said...

ouch, I'm sorry you had such a rough day, I just hate it when people play games with announcing their pregnancy, it's not cute, just annoying.

Clare said...

Sorry for your rough first day back. It's always a shock to the system. Hope it gets easier. Hugs.

Wishing 4 One said...

Man thats sucks, so sorry your first day back was not wonderful. Glad your client was cool and great that you have a coworker that "gets it". Thanks for stopping by my little piece of insanity too. Happy happy ICLW!

strongblonde said...

yuck. i'm sorry you had to deal with all of that. ...but i'm also glad that you have someone at work who you can talk with!!

hang in there.

*hugs* a

Lisa RM said...

(hugs)

Beautiful Mess said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough day back at work. Hoping that you're feeling better and that your surgery was the answer for you.
*HUGS/ICLW*

Melissa G said...

Oh I'm so sorry you had such a horrible day. I would rather vomit, than cry in front of my coworkers, so I totally know how you feel about breaking down. I hope next week goes better.

(((HUGS)))

iclw

Pie said...

Ugh, not a great day back. I hope as you get back into the routine, it becomes easier. And people stop being such boneheads about informing you they are pregnant.

daega99 said...

Many hugs to you. Sorry day one back was so.... sucky. Hope it gets much, much better.

ICLW #31

Lorza said...

ummm.gotta love those moments at work. Sometimes I think just telling people the truth shuts them UP! Good luck sweetie!

{{HUGS}}