Crisis averted.



It's nice to work with nice people. In fact – it's amazing to work with nice people.

Half an hour ago:

I pick up the telephone and dial the number for work.

"Hello there, it's Alistair. I'm afraid I've got a problem on Sunday and I'm not going to be able to get to work on time. It looks like I'm going to be at least an hour late."

The reply?
"No problem. Get here when you can. Okay?"
No questions, no recriminations, no sound of breath being slowly exhaled and no impression given that when the phone goes down comments would be made behind your back. Just straight to the point and that's it. I know that it will inconvenience at least three people but I also know that they won't mind. You'd do the same for people like that if the shoe was on the other foot wouldn't you?



See you later.


Listening to:

Comments

It is nice to work with nice folk.

Just be very, very thankful that you don't have a Ringo.
Alistair said…
I do have a Ringo mate - it's just that I keep mine under the patio........
Kat_RN said…
Yes it is isn't it. Glad you are getting the chance.
It is also nice to have a few minutes to catch up on a few blogs.Just noticed the translation for your blog title, Often wondered about that. Thought maybe Crivens and Jings were cartoon characters but couldn't figure the rest out.
Cheers,
Kat
Alistair said…
Strangely Kat I never knew myself what it meant when choosing the blog title. It was simply a childhood cartoon character's comical phrase as far as I was concerned,
dbs said…
I know the feeling...I work with some really decent folk too.
Indigo Roth said…
Wisdom, Sir, Wisdom.
Eolist Petite said…
i love this. i think this is how life should be.

oddly enough i have this with my current job and i still haven't gotten used to it. (that says a lot about my previous employers does it not?)
Alistair said…
dbs - it's great isn't it.

Indigo - why thank you sir...

Eloist Petite - I know what you mean. Not used to it myself either.

Thanks all.
Rebecca S. said…
Yes, yes it is. Flexibility is always desirous in a work environment, because life happens. To all of us! I'll bet you gave a nice big contented sigh after that phone call. I would have.
Alistair said…
Absolutely Rebecca......

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