Sunday, November 16, 2008

That was interesting...

And good.
JP is home extremely sick tonight. He came home this morning and spent the next 7 hours puking+etc. every 15 minutes. That was after a 24 hour day. You can probably not even begin to imagine how he feels unless you've ended a 24 hour stretch with another 7 hours of your body revolting against you. It was clear as early as 8:00am this morning, he would not be going to work today. Around 5:30 this afternoon he had finally started to heal and fallen asleep but I knew there was no chance he was making it in to work. So, I went in, took his phone, and texted his boss, and called the office to let everybody know that there was no way he'd make it tonight. Just a few minutes ago, I received a call from his boss. This phone call absolutely set in stone for me the reasons why we chose this job over other opportunities to start with. His boss was calling, to speak with me. He was not only concerned about JP's health, but also about his mental state about being sick. He was worried that JP is worried about taking sick time, because he's taken quite a bit of it lately. It seems that his defenses are really low right now, and he's been ridiculously near emergency room sick twice this month. I really appreciated his boss's concern that JP understand that its OK to take sick time, and not to stress over it. And then he apologized about sounding like a "company man"...which I had to tell him was no problem at all, because we are a "company family". We love this job, even with the stress, the sometimes unfair policies, and the realization that some promises are not going to be kept. This was the right job for us at the right time. So, there's my little peice of grattitude for the evening.

Lisa

9 comments:

Mina said...

Less-stressful employment is such a blessing indeed. Because when your job is making you or your spouse miserable, it leaks into all areas of life.

Hope JP recovers quickly.

Kristina P. said...

I'm so sorry he's sick! But I'm happy for you that you have a good company to work for.

Whitney R said...

His Boss sounds like a great man!

Whitney R said...

And I hope your husband feels better :(

Tink said...

Wow! Sooo sorry to hear he's been incrdibly sick lately. So sweet of his boss to call, check in, and alleviate worries!

MISS PICKLE said...

i hope he gets well soon!

Jillene said...

I hope he feels better SOON!! What a great boss to call and show that he really cares about the health and well-being of you and your hubby!!

Jess ♥'s Joel said...

He should've called Joel for something! Hope he feels better soon, that sounds AWFUL! And the job/boss sound so nice. What a blessing.

ramsam said...

It is so sad when they get sick like that! I am sorry for you guys.

Thank goodness for decent jobs and a boss with a heart. Hope he gets well , really well, soon.