Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I am a petty petty person

I admit this. My employer told me earlier this year that I could no longer hold my scout meetings in my building the way I had for the past 3 years. Note how they waited until my boss, who had conferred with the lead counsel at the time and gotten permission, was gone. I've since decided that if they can't support my endeavors I can't support the ones I used to. I know it is petty. I really do. But I was really mad and felt it really (notice the number of uses of really here... because I'm REALLY fired up) said something to me. So they've been requesting volunteers for this one thing that I've volunteered for the past 5 years a number of times. I'm not doing it. (Also I'm not doing it because all the activities are like invasive plant removal and trail maintenance and I hate those so that's another good reason.) (Plus I'm still wearing the boot anytime I have to be walking up hill or doing a lot of it so I would be booted doing it.) (Look at all the justification and the parentheticals!) :)

2 comments:

Mishka said...

I don't think you are being petty. You have good reason to blow them off and I think if you are going to volunteer, it should be for something you are passionate about anyhow.

Joanne said...

I have always volunteered in the past for my employer for political reasons. I made sure I'd see my boss's boss there so that it was obvious that someone from my department was involved since we are frequently accused of being uninvolved.