Recently, I have written a few posts venting about my job. I decided to take that risk because I felt it was important to write about what happens when a person like me who cares for a person like The Boy has a work-life balance that is out of wack. It is extremely overwhelming, and when work intrudes on home life, it can be incredibly defeating. You need the job to care for your loved ones, but the job is actually preventing you from giving your best to your loved ones.
Today, my boss revealed to me that someone in our office made him aware of this little blog, and he has read some of it.
Luckily for me, I think it gave him some perspective he didn’t have before in regards to my need for more balance, and it was the jumping off point for a refreshing conversation between the two of us.
But now I’m left to wonder… Who wanted to get at me so bad that they would report what I say here to my employer?
This happened to a close friend of mine who had a crazy person create a big crapstorm about her handling of the finances of a nonprofit, contacting the state level people of the nonprofit (who assured her that the finances were just fine), and then even going so far as to contact my friend’s employer, anonymously of course, to insinuate that they had better check out my friend because she was mishandling money.
When you start messing with people’s livelihoods, you have a problem.
And so now, I am wondering about this little blog of mine. I’m wondering if I still even feel comfortable enough to write here. I’m not going to get stuck in the cycle of asking myself whether I should have or shouldn’t have posted. This blog has never been just for you, or just for me. It has been for all of us. But now that I know someone is reading who felt like it was necessary to take that step, use what’s written here for their own personal gain (whatever that was), and quite possibly in the end, could have hurt me and my family…
I don’t feel “safe” here right now. And I have to think about that.
Let me know what you think.