Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Good Resolution

We came into this position as we always do, with a positive, fun attitude. Usually, people do not bother us to the point of possibly leaving a position but this night cook drove us to just about ending our commitment. Staying someplace where we are not happy has always been something we had discussed that we would never ever again do, especially after that first year from hell.

We also are not the type of people to give an ultimatum, “either him or us”, so we proceeded to resolve the issues with him but instead he began to “sabotage” everything we did. At first, I thought Jerry was being a bit dramatic to use that term for what he was doing but once he quit, the owners used that term about how they could see what he was doing to us.

His personality was so strong and he had to be in charge of everything and everyone, including us. From the beginning this did not sit well with us since the owners were our boss and he was telling us things totally the opposite from what they were asking from us. It was such a big turmoil and as said earlier, we are not in this lifestyle to live under those stressful conditions.

This job is suppose to be fun, yes there was a learning curve but we surpassed that curve very quickly. The fun never began, the stress became higher and we made other arrangements to move on. Even though the other arrangements were working the way we absolutely love with so much travel, we were not financially ready to make that move but were ready to do it since we could not live with this stress any longer. Then fate stepped in. Just a few days prior to us giving our notice, he did instead. He has left and all is well.

Life doesn’t always go as planned but what it does give you is exactly what you need at that moment. Now, we can get that needed work on our rig and put away some extra cash for our future endeavors and my knee will have plenty of time to heal to it‘s fullest.


Ali said...

So glad to hear that things have taken a turn for the better for the two of you. Hope the rest of your summer is filled with lots of laughter and good times.

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Thank you so much Ali.

It always amazes me how one negative person can create such a black cloud over everything and everyone around.

The entire Ranch feels different, everyone seems to be having fun now and that is even with the extra hours we are putting in until his replacement arrives sometime this week.

Margie M. said...

Sometimes one bad apple does more than just spoil the lot. (or however it goes) I'm glad things are improving for you guys. It seemed like you were really enjoying the positions there for a while, and then that big lunk had to go and mess things up. I'm glad you were able to wait him out. He can go and make somebody else miserable now. And he probably will!

Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak said...

Someone like that can make things miserable if you let it - and it is hard not to let it get to you. So glad things worked out for everyone's best good.

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish! Not sure where I heard that before, but I think it applies :)


Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Bad Apples...good riddance...making yourself miserable if you let it. Agree with all the comments.

We are living this life to have fun. If the fun ends, or never begins, we look elsewehre. Life is really too dang short and we still have a lot to see and a lot to do, so wasting time somewhere that is not for us is just not what we choose to do.