• Kate’s Great Adventure – A Crashing Halt.

    Posted on November 15, 2014 by in Adventure Awaits, Holiday Adventure, Inspiration, Latest Updates

    Last Thursday morning at 9 am walking home from the train I was so tired and so sore I wanted to crawl home on all 4s.

    I had worked the past 11 days straight. I had worked 107 hours total. I had slept around 27 hours in the past 8 days. I was scheduled to work the next 4 days without a break.

    I had a box dropped on me. I had had my hand smashed. I had been pushed over, rammed with boxes and my arms were all cut up to my armpits.

    Smashed hand

    I was tired and so sore I could hardly get out of bed.

    I felt load ins were dangerous, this is where most of my injuries came from, and these people were not paying attention, someone is going to get hurt worse than me.

    I wanted to go back to Production.

    I called and in my exhausted haze, I left a my message with my manager. –

    As much as I would like to rant and rage about all the lies and iciness of this company I won’t,  it won’t change a thing. 

    Let’s just say I was given an ultimatum, Decorator (the path I was on) or nothing.

    I chose my health and safety over crazy, pushing, dangerous, sleepless christmas decorating.

     ~~~/  /~~~

    It has taken almost a week for me to catch up on sleep, for my back to recover and soon my hands will stop aching every time I wake up.  It was mostly fun and did exactly what I wanted- I did Bergdorf Goodman and I enjoyed it.

    I’d like to thank everyone for all their encouragement and comments. You helped me out more than you will ever know.

    I am sorry if I have let any one down and that the adventure was cut so short. I miss working more than I thought I would. I guess that means it is time to look for the next adventure.

    PLUS now I have to get my butt in gear and make my own holidays.

    Happiest and Saftest Holidays to Everyone.

    Kate

    Post Script ~

    It occurred to me this week, as I was “shaping Wreaths” at Target,  that I learned a lot.  I have really enjoyed blogging and everyone has been so supportive that I feel really bad just ending this.

    DIY Wreath

    My “shaped” wreath on the left, what you buy on the right.

    SO I am going to continue blogging about some of the things I learned, some of the things I do and some of my favorite holiday recipes. My Great Holiday adventure will continue, without the crazy schedule, lack of sleep or blood loss.

    If you have a tip or trick  you’d like to share, or something you want to know more about, leave it in the comments or send me an email at Kate@KateLemmersDesigns.com

     

     

2 Responses so far.

  1. yarn fairy says:

    good for you! and you can still be a designer! I think what your idiot of a boss meant to say is ‘be my slave’ and no.

  2. Darren says:

    Sweeti, you’ll always have Bergdorf’s. I am so proud of you for taking this on, from experience I know this is not an easy job. Hope you enjoyed the overall experience and remember you have helped to make some of the magic of Christmas!

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