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Unions and Special Assessments and Irritation, Oh My. 

So what's on the agenda for the coming week, 
[personal profile] kaffyr ?

Monday: 11:30 a.m. emergency union-management meeting. After telling us on Wednesday that there were no plans for layoffs, we get calls on Friday indicating ... you know ... sort of maybe the opposite. Jesus. I'll be the ranking union member there, because our local's president called me this morning to say that his dad, who everybody thought was recovering from appendicitis, instead died. The poor guy - I know at least a little of what he's going through. And in the evening, a park district meeting to cover.

Tuesday: a village board meeting.  

Wednesday: regular union local meeting. Again, I'll be handling the meeting. We have either one, or two, really tough grievance issues to fight through. Yay. 

Thursday: a zoning-oriented land use committee meeting. And people, when I really don't want to cover zoning, which I love irrationally, you know I'm ready to pack the week in. 

Let's see, what else are we dealing with this week?

Ah, yes, the sudden emergence of previously quiet condo association unit owners (and by quiet, I mean no one has asked for an association meeting for years, with the exception of the meeting I called last January to explain the need for an assessment increase) eager for the board to show what it's been doing with their money. That this sudden eruption of small scale civic responsibility coincides with my notice of a 12 month special assessment to put our books back into good health - one in which no one is going to have to pay more than $64 extra a month, and most will be paying between $39 and $48 - surprises me not at all. 

I'm going to go and eat a very, very late supper, watch some anime and try to get some sleep. And perhaps sleep will allow me to shed the irritation I'm feeling at the moment. 
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sallymn
Feb. 8th, 2016 04:31 am (UTC)
Oh dear oh dear... I feel your pain. I fall asleep at meetings, they have learned at work to just tell me about them afterwards...
kaffyr
Feb. 9th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
Since much of my professional career has been focused on covering what happens at meetings, I am afraid I can't abandon them, either to sleep or to ranting (which I sometimes want to do.) Still, Monday's meetings ended up being better than I expected they would be. Perhaps tonight's meeting will also be a good one. One can, at least, hope.
sarren
Feb. 8th, 2016 10:24 am (UTC)
Wow, that's intense and stressful. You sound like you know what you're doing though :)
kaffyr
Feb. 9th, 2016 11:33 pm (UTC)
You sound like you know what you're doing though

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH—

Oh. Did I say that out loud?

*snrk*
lost_spook
Feb. 8th, 2016 02:13 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! I only hope it all turns out to be not quite as bad as feared... :-/
kaffyr
Feb. 9th, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)
Indeed, that's pretty much what happened. Awfulness did not occur (or at least not yet. Perhaps more of that news at a later date, and for now I shall focus on the "awfulness did not occur" part of it.)
eaweek
Feb. 8th, 2016 04:19 pm (UTC)
Oh bugger, you poor thing. :-[
kaffyr
Feb. 9th, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yup. But as of this response, I am only three days away from Big Ass Martini night, which is something to make me feel much happier when I contemplate it. Heh.
eaweek
Feb. 10th, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)
I wish I could join you in that martini. It's only day 2 of a four day work week, and already I could murder someone. Several someones, actually. Of which my boss, blessedly, is NOT one!
kaffyr
Feb. 12th, 2016 03:37 am (UTC)
*sends you a virtual martini*
azalaisdep
Feb. 8th, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
Aargh, some weeks it really feels like the universe is out to get you, doesn't it? I hope it all turns out a little better than expected. Surrounded by fools and imbeciles, huh.
kaffyr
Feb. 9th, 2016 11:36 pm (UTC)
Surrounded by fools and imbeciles

Aye, there's that. But I am also surrounded, at the same time, by some wonderful people, so I think I should concentrate on them. (I'll still enjoy this icon, however....)
azalaisdep
Feb. 10th, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
Good move :-)
a_phoenixdragon
Feb. 9th, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
Bless, honey...sounds like a right mess!!

*hugs you hard*
kaffyr
Feb. 9th, 2016 11:37 pm (UTC)
*Hugs you back*

I'll survive. I'm more or less sure of that. Heh.
flowsoffire
Feb. 13th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)
:( *hugs*
kaffyr
Feb. 13th, 2016 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear.
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