Saturday, June 26, 2010

uncomfortable, very uncomfortable

So today was an odd day in the life of Sissy. You know how you have those days where you can choose the right thing or the wrong thing? Today was such a day for one of my co-workers at Michaels and she chose the wrong thing. I think I told you before that I count the money each day and drop off the deposit at the bank. The first thing I do each morning is count the safe, and it was very, very off today. My morning spiraled down from there. It ended with me having to call our store manager and report the loss, and ask him to come in hours early to handle it.

It isn't easy to be the one that handles the money and there are plenty of checks and balances in place to protect both me and the store. And though I can't say much more about the situation, it was just one of those times when I wish I could spin the clock back several days and whisper encouragement to this co-worker.

It's so hard to take back some of the things we do, the choices we make, the words that spit out of our mouths, the faces we make or the comments we type. There are times when the world is just too much and the composure we strive so hard for slips from our grasp. These are the times when we need to let the Holy Spirit guide us and speak for us and work through us. These are the times when my own spirit needs to be broken down and His spirit in me needs to be lifted up. I don't want to regret the words that fly from my lips; I want to be proud of them.

No more "open mouth, insert foot" (or paw, as the picture implies) but the grace to speak words of truth. There was nothing I could do today, nothing I could say that would make the situation better, but I think I handled myself well. It was an awkward situation and uncomfortable, but it could have been much, much worse.

I'm glad to go to bed tonight and leave this day behind, to start a new one with a fresh outlook and balanced safe. Good night, my darling bloggy friends. Sleep well.

7 comments:

J. Henry said...

Sad situation. I've been a teller in years past and it is really sad to see good people do bad things. You just never know what people are going through...

prayerfuljourney said...

I was accused of stealing money when I worked at a small candy store during my summer college breaks. One of the higher ups informed me of this and I was not allowed to close the store or handle money anymore. I was devestated to be accused of doing that when I wasn't stealing. I did later find out that it was the manager (who accused me) and another fellow employee (who I would have never expected). It was awkward. I ended up quitting because no one ever apologized. Your story made me think of that situation.

the misfit said...

It's so hard to see something like that...there are rules for a reason and people have to be held accountable, but it's so, so hard to see someone ruin his life with a bad decision like that. It hurts.

Alison said...

Remember our days at good ol McD's with our very dishonest manager?
I always wondered if I should have said something. I didn't because I was young and didn't want to get involved.

I hope things iron out okay at your store. It is very hard to see someone make the wrong decision.

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

"These are the times when my own spirit needs to be broken down and His spirit in me needs to be lifted up."

I thought that was beautiful.

JellyBelly said...

I'm so sorry that you had to deal with such an uncomfortable situation. My husband had some money stolen from his classroom (it was in a locked cabinet) and he is 99% sure that it was an adult, not a kid (since one needs a key to have access to the cupboard). He felt bad having to tell his principal, but it was money that was supposed to go to charity.

It's tough when one has to make a bad choice, and usually it's out of desperation. I'll pray for the both of you!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

I was in that situation years ago when I was a cashier. All the people who had touched the safe during that whole day had to take a lie detector test. It was crazy and they never found out who stole the money either!