Friday, November 6, 2009

Appreciation

Week 1 at the office is almost over. And I can't tell you how happy I am. Forty hours away from my son is a long time, particularly since I don't think I had been away from him 40 hours in his life up this point.

Friends and family will know that I had proposed working from home two days a week and having flex hours the other three days. Those same people will also know how disappointed, although not surprised, I was when I was turned down.

However, I have been remiss in the fact that I haven't publicly said thank you to my boss who has allowed me to have different flex hours. I thanked him personally this week but I think the world needs to know that I appreciate his generosity. I have been bitter since the news.

So thank you to AT who has allowed me to come to the office at 7:30 and work through my lunch three days a week so I can leave at 2:30 and be home by 3:30. This gives me three hours a day to spend with me son. Not great, but better than a hour.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."

Congratulations on being brave enough to ask for what you want, smart enough to be happy with what you recieved and know that although those 3 hours don't seem like enough, they will mean a great deal to your son. As a child who had a working single mom, it was what we did during the moments we had together that matter not the number of hours we actually spent doing it.

P.S. I called earlier this week, A said she would pass on the message :) Call me next week when you have time.

Mundanemomma said...

I'm glad you made it through your first week, congrats!! I can only imagine how hard that was for you. I wanted to ask you if your work email is the same as pre-mat leave? Send me a message and let me know.

Betty said...

Hate to say this Lisa, but I told you the week would go fast. I'm sure Ethan was just fine when you were not around.

Good for you and in time, you'll look back at all this and giggle about it.

Betty said...

Hate to say this Lisa, but I told you the week would go fast. I'm sure Ethan was just fine when you were not around.

Good for you and in time, you'll look back at all this and giggle about it.

Betty said...

Sorry Lisa, have no idea why my comment published twice.

GHOSTS......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!