Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Wonders & Getting to Know Me

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

This will be a long post, so please bear with me.   First of all, I want to thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments on my yesterday's post. I am very glad that I shared this with you, as I think it is so important to be able to be myself and I feel honoured to have such great followers and friends as yourselves.  Thank you once again!  :)

I will elaborate some more from yesterday's post. I wanted to mention that I am not angry or bitter about having been put into a special class as a child, and I am actually grateful, as it has taught me to see, first hand, as a student in such a class, how others react to and treat people with any kind of disability.  No, and thankfully, not everyone treats them in a bad way, but unfortunately many do. I think it isn't necessarily a matter that I learn at a slower pace than the average person, I feel that it is that I am a deep thinker and am a visual learner.  I am a quiet person, I like to listen and observe, then try something on my own after I have seen it done. I like to take my time and learn things at my own pace as opposed to being rushed or bullied.  I like to analyze things and understand all aspects, as the more I know and understand, the better I do.  I have worked many jobs over the years and 90% of my bosses and co-workers have been amazing, and I have done really well on my jobs, as I am honest, punctual and a very good worker, not one to slack off.  The last job I worked at was just over 3 years ago and I worked there for all of 3 weeks...yes, just 3 weeks.  The lady "training" the group of us (there were about 30 of us working in a new store which was not yet opened to the public, we were just setting it up.)  The woman was a tyrant and a bully, yelling at us and expecting us all to understand what she wanted, and when we didn't she threw a fit.  I was actually relieved when I was told I was not one of the people picked to work in the store.  I came home every night for the 3 weeks I was there in tears and the fact that I already had other stress in my life at that time, well, I went into a deep depression, as you can imagine.  Had I not been experiencing other stress in my life at the time, I would have told this nasty boss that she didn't need to shout and that I don't appreciate the way she deals with myself and the rest of the staff, but I was going through so much stress at the time and my depression is triggered by circumstances as opposed to the weather, well....I look at it this way.  It was a blessing that they let me go, because this is not a place that I would have thrived and enjoyed working at.

Anyway, after that incident over 3 years ago and when they gave me my departure papers, I took my papers straight to the government employment office and explained exactly what had happened, that the lady was yelling at everyone and I just couldn't work to her satisfaction, and besides, I don't excel in such a situation where I feel as though I am in a concentration camp as opposed to a work place!  It was at this time that I also told the government that I was in a special class in school from grade 2 right up to high school and that I cannot work when I am being yelled at.  Why I never told the government this before?  Well, thankfully the jobs I had done were fine and I didn't have that type of situation or person, but I am thankful that I told them because at least now they know.  I also made it a point to tell my doctor, because I feel that the more the doctor knows the more they can help.  I am blessed to have a very caring and knowledgeable doctor.  I haven't worked since the end of 2011 because I have had so many health issues in the last 3 years, (but I am working toward getting back to work again), so I would really appreciate your prayers and thoughts on my behalf in reference to all I have shared with you here.  Thank you so much for listening, I really appreciate it.  Love and hugs to you all.  :)


The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Alaska Seal Pup Rescue

How to Make Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Horse Cools Off by Playing in a Sprinkler

Grandmas Southern Cornbread Recipe

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
















Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

53 comments:

  1. [-ิ‿•ิ]❀

    MERCI pour ce partage chère Linda !!!!

    GROSSES BISES D'ASIE

    et bon mercredi !!!

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  2. Merci pour tes posts et le partage. Belle journée à toi. Bises de France

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  3. As we share so much, I would like to ask" Do you speak the French Language", I can count 1-10, say thank you, and not much more, Latin, went to 7th form with that, and useless in the world today, unless you need to know plant, or scientific names. Hugs, as I thank you from my heart for your loving and caring words.

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  4. Hello Linda, greetings and good wishes.

    I am surprised that the store is employing a lady who bullies others to get the work done. The management should get rid of her. I wonder if the government acted on the basis of your complaint.

    Interesting videos and quotes.

    I hope and pray that you get a suitable job at the earliest.

    Wish you all the best

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  5. There was a lot of fun and nice Linda, great post.

    Have a nice day, greeting Marit of Norway.

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  6. Yes, life is full of ups and downs. Many things along the way that make us sad and depressed. What goes around comes around - everyone gets his or her own just rewards. Best not to watch the bridges we're burning. Make the most of today and hope for the best tomorrow. Count our little blessings along the way, give thanks and praise for each of them.

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  7. Saludos Linda.

    Un abrazo

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  8. il se laisse faire facilement le bébé phoque ....
    sympa le cheval et le jet d'eau ! lolll
    bonne journée

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  9. Linda, you are a wonderful person! Always remember that.

    A hug

    Sussi

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  10. Bonjour Linda, joli partage merci
    je te souhaite un bon mercredi
    Bisous

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  11. Lovely videos Linda!
    I wonder how the guy who thought of the fast-food gag managed to find the time to set it up!!!
    The people are startled all right, maybe it will put them off fast food for good! LOL!
    Hugs from France, keep well!!

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  12. Thanks for telling more of your personal life. Most people don't like to be yelled at, it can make life uncomfortable. Take care...

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  13. Susan7:17 AM

    Good Morning to you Linda. I look forward to your blog posts every day. Thank-you for sharing.

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  14. Bonjour Linda,
    Je te remercie pour ces beaux partages, le vidéo des crêpes met l'eau à la bouche !! hum...

    ✿ Bisous ✿

    Manon

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  15. Hi, dear Linda! Over the years I have had similar experiences with tyrannical bosses. Life is tough enough without having to deal with stress in the workplace generated by an impatient, temperamental supervisor. I admire you for revealing more about yourself to the government, to your doctor and to us.

    I know how good it feels to rescue a living thing because I have done it a few times. That feeling swept over me again as I watched the rescue of the seal pup. I'm so glad the outcome was a good one. That horse loves to take a shower next to the sprinkler. It reminds me of my dog, Toto, who loved to run under the sprinkler and the hose. Mrs. Shady loves to make pancakes and cornbread and I love to eat them. I will show these videos to her.

    Thank you, dear Linda, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  16. Linda you are a treasure to the world and I hope you know that we all appreciate you and consider you a dear friend :)

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  17. Enjoyed your post. Oh yes, there are high days and low days. I just trust the One that holds each day in His hands..Jesus. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. Some people just let power go to their heads and they're not nice. The thing is you do learn and grow from these experiences and that's a good thing.

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  19. One night one of the girls dropped and broke the glass cornbread pan. After we cleaned up the mess and still wanted cornbread, I looked around and spied the iron skillet. My granddaughter learned to bake cornbread exactly as my grandmother did. It is so good we have never replaced the glass dish.

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  20. Hard story of your life! I hope you will be okay and get a new job soon. I work at special needs assistant with kids age 7 to 12. I love my job and kids are so great.
    Hugs!

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  21. Linda, my dear friend, you are in my thoughts and prayers, always.
    No one has the right to shout at and bully people in the workplace...it is so damaging for a sensitive person. I can imagine how relieved you must have been to leave that awful situation...I know I was when it happened to me.
    But it still takes so long to recover from an experience like that, and makes you feel apprehensive about applying for future jobs, doesn't it?
    I do wish you the very best of luck with any future jobs you have...and I am with you in thought all the way...:)

    Big Hugs xxx

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  22. Lovely post Linda and I do hope and pray you find the job you are looking for. You had a near escape there I must say.
    Love the video's thanks for sharing , and the lovely quotes. x

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  23. I never understand people that can be so mean-hearted. You are right, definitely a blessing in disguise that you didn't work there longterm. Wishing you the very best in both the job hunt and good health... and that you will find work you love doing. :)

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  24. I think you are right - better that you did not get the job and have to put up with this unpleasant woman. I worked for 10 years for a boss that was a bully and it was stressful. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  25. No one should have to put up with that type of behavior, it's verbal abuse. The fact is, you were blessed when they didn't select you to stay with that store. I pray your health is completely restored and I wish you happy days full of God's Blessings.

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  26. je te remercie pour le partage Lnda

    have a nice day

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  27. Well Linda, what a story. Despite the not so nice people you have had to deal with in your life you have still got love in your heart. Depression can be so debilitating yet your sun always rises after the darkness. And you share, wonderful, bless you!

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  28. Linda I want you to know that you have been in my prayers every night and that I will continue to pray for you. I enjoyed all the videos and quotes. Thanks for sharing more about yourself. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  29. Overcoming obstacles is what life is all about. I know there are those determined to bring others down but this can't be allowed to destroy us. I love the video of the seal and the horse in the sprinkler...hope and humor...what a beautiful combination!

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  30. Best to not have been drawn into working for such a nasty person. Thank you for sharing that.

    I have never tried cornbread.

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  31. It's unfortunate the person was such a tyrant at the last job you worked. She is simply not a leader material. Such negative and hostile approach never works at workplace or anywhere.
    I hope your health condition will improve and you can go back to work in the future!

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  32. Leuke serie-groeten eilandstaete

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  33. Dear Linda, always remember that you are special in God's eyes. He loves you. It is not easy working under such terrible person. I think she could have been going through some problems of her own. Pray you will be strong and able to work again. Smile, Linda. Thank you for sharing from your heart.

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  34. Bonjour douce Linda, merci pour ce beau partage! Bise et bon mercredi tout en douceur!

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  35. Rakas Linda , olet hyvä ihminen Ikävä että sinä jouduit kärsimään semoisesta pahasta ihmisestä.joka tuottää pahaa mieltä toisille ihmisille. Rukoilen puolestasi
    Voima lämmin halaus Linda :)

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  36. You have experienced nasty things Linda, also with your health ..... keep courage! Greetings from Edward.

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  37. Great gag, Linda !

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  38. You have gorgeous weather clips posted Linda and I always come back completely to myself:-) The clip Horse Cools Off by Playing in a Sprinkler I could not see because there was at that one who had this video uploaded this was not available for my country. But on the other I did greatly enjoyed.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Great post! :)
    have a nice day!

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  40. DEAR LINDA - I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR BAD EXPERIENCE - SOMETIMES CERTAIN PERSONALITIES SHOULD NOT BE BOSSES AND THIS PREVIOUS ONE SOUNDS LIKE THAT TO ME. TAKE CARE - FRIEND

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  41. Wonderful post, my friend!!!! I enjoyed the videos and beautiful quotes...
    Take care!!

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  42. That's a thick stack of pancakes. Yum!

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  43. Belo post...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  44. life has made you a beautiful person, linda! :-))

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  45. I wish I could make really good pancakes or waffles

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  46. Thanks for sharing more personal stuff.

    By the way, I made chocolate chip pancakes today. Will make more again tomorrow.

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  47. Wonderful recent posts, Linda. I'm just catching up after "snobirding" in Florida...:)

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  48. I am later than late today!! I am so sorry about your health problems. But at least you do not have the stress of a job added to them for now. I hope you are not very sick!

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  49. Yes, Linda, as Winston Churchill said, "Never, never give up!" Have you seen the movie "The Theory of Everything?" It is an amazing movie which shows the triumph of the human spirit overcoming all the odds. I hope you will get a chance to watch it. I wish you all the best!

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  50. Good for you in speaking up for yourself! By doing so, you may very well have helped many others!

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  51. Thank you for sharing this. I learnt a lot.

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  52. i'm sorry to hear about the horrible trainer, and i hope that as time goes on and you feel healthier and more comfortable, you'll be able to move to whatever you want to do next, whether it be another job or something else that gives you personal satisfaction :)

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  53. I guess being honest is the best way to go. I admire your guts and I thank God for your kind heart. I will include you in my prayers and God bless your heart. I am so happy to get to know you more:)

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