Last week on Thursday my boss asked me if I could come in because her father had to go to the emergency room. Naturally, I agreed. She needs to be with her father, right? Then she asked me if I could also cover her shift the next day (Friday), and again I was happy to scoop up the extra hours.
Then she asked if I would be able to cover all of the following week, and I told her I'd make it work with the other Clubhouse assistants. Still didn't seem like such a big deal.
Then I looked at my schedule and realized I had crazy over-booked myself between the two jobs, and I'd be pretty darn pooped by the end of it.
Worse, I realized that the CEO was going to be on vacation so I would be alone in the office. No big deal, really - I'm usually on my own anyway. But the head of the maintenance department was also home sick with the nastiest flu to ever strike a man in his prime. So we were potentially looking at a week with absolutely NO ONE in authority in the office.
Residents would panic when they found out. If they found out. The CEO made me promise to email him with any problems (not that I thought there'd be many; I've been at the office long enough that I can handle most of the normal stuff that comes up) and fretted away because he couldn't reschedule his cruise.
So far things have been going smoothly. The house is falling to pieces because I haven't done a lick of cleaning, but at least we have some decent spending money coming in. I have a big birthday trip coming up later this month and it would be nice to come out with a few coins left in my pocket!