February 24, 2008
Friday, I asked my coworker how it would affect her if I were to take two weeks off.
She seemed shocked, and came close to tears. She had made plans for that second week in October to visit with her sisters in Iowa. They hadn't been together in nearly eight years, since their father passed away.
I quickly said it was ok, and probably for the best that I didn’t go anyway. What had I been thinking? I felt horrible and had created an awkward tension between us.
Later on in the day, Linda approached me and said that I should go if I wanted to. I felt the wheels really starting to roll now, but for some reason, I wasn’t so worried about being in control. I copied the filled-out forms and put them in an envelope to mail on Saturday.
Posted by jaselin at February 24, 2008 10:45 AM