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Old 02-26-2008, 03:10 PM
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I just came across a business quote the other day that comes to mind with your situation. It goes along these lines (not verbatim):

A business owner is asked whether he will fire the employee who just made a mistake that cost the company $79,000. The boss replied: "Fire him! I just spent $79,000 training him!"

The point being that you don't want to forget your worth as an employee. You made a mistake. You feel horrible. But think about the contributions you do make to the company and the fact that you will never ever make such a mistake again.Edited by: tinamc
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:15 PM
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Oh Terry, I'm so sorry you're so upset right now. You have gotten some truly great advice from a lot of people already.

One thing that helps me is to write it all down. Write your boss a letter and put it all out there, all the feelings you're having and everything. You may not ever give that letter to him, but you'll feel so much better after you get it all out.

Just writing about it on here has given you a little bit of peace. Imagine what writing an entire letter would do. Writing is very therapeutic.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:32 PM
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Terry I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I really wish the best for you from now until May, and I hope your boss lightens up on you some.

Keep your head up hun. We all make mistakes!! Try not to beat yourself up to much about this. Making mistakes is what makes us stronger in the long run. Hugs to you!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:13 PM
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Thank you all for being here for me today. I really appreciate all the advice and kind words- it really helped me get through a tough day!!
I am still sick over this, but I am going to give it my best shot. If it doesn`t work out- well- I tried anyways.
And now I am going to go lie down before my head explodes.
Thank you all again. You are the best friends a girl could have.

Terry
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:16 PM
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Get some rest and I hope you feel better!! Tomorrow will be a better day! You'll get through this. If it doesn't work out in the long run, just know you did the best you could and it wasn't meant to be.

We are only human and are bound to make mistakes.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:10 PM
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Hi Terry,
Sorry you're feeling so low -- but I know you'll get through this, because I already admire you so much for staying on the job for the sake of your husband.

And I'm also sorry your boss is behaving like a bully -- if anyone should be hanging their head in shame, it's him. So you've not only learned from your mistake, you can also learn from his...

Take care.

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Old 02-26-2008, 07:51 PM
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:04 AM
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This was part of my daily devotional and I thought it was applicable.


Failure Is Not Final:


DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were two of the greatest baseball players of all time. Ty Cobb was known for his record number of stolen bases, and Babe Ruth was known for his record number of home runs. What you may not know is that Ty Cobb was also thrown out more than any other man in baseball trying to steal bases. And Babe Ruth struck out more than any other man in baseball! These fellows didnít let their failures stop them, and neither should you! Fix your goal. Face your faults. Forget your failures.


ACTION POINT:
Maybe you or someone you know is feeling discouraged today. Remind them or yourself of the promise in Philippians 4:13.

God Bless,

J & K
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Terry, sorry for the temporary setback. It's happened already, so let it be dead and gone. However, endeavour not to repeat the same mistake, okay? Now, if you are a Christian, you'll appreciate that the ability to get over apparent 'gigantic problems' is the sign of a good Christian. Get up now, dust yourself up, and get on with your life. Don't waste your valuable time crying over spilled milk. Good to hear that 'hubby' is standing by your side in this your 'hour of need'. Okay then,be dedicated, and STAND BY YOUR MAN. All is well, madam... no shaking!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:18 AM
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It's history now, try to focus on today and tomorrow. If this job is important to you (sounds like it is) then focus on trying to do 200% until he returns.

Everyone makes mistakes and it isn't like you did it intentionally. Think of all the mistakes people make in offices that never get "found out", just happen and hard to pin on someone. It is the cost of doing business to some degree.

Try not to be so hard on yourself!!!

OT-I do find your post interesting as I just started working with my boss a little over a week ago. I definitely try harder becasue I don't want people thinking I got the job because of "who I know" or "who I am". I want to be recognized for what I bring to the table! I don't even introduce myself with my last name!!!Then I will overhear hubby going, this is my wife Teresa!

Hang in there, hon!!! NOTHING is as important as family and health!!!!

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