Thursday, June 30, 2016

Disclinary Issues

With things back to normal at home, I went back to my work schedule in the office. The workload was too much but I was at peace knowing that my kid was safe.

At around 10am, I called Ann. I had missed my best friend. The phone rang but she didn't pick up. I tried again but I was not lucky. I decided to send an sms to her to call me once she was free.

Then, after a few seconds, Mike called.

"Hey Kate."

"Hey Mike, nice surprise. I was even trying to call Ann."

"That's why I was calling you. She cannot came to the phone at the moment." Mike replied.


"She is with the doctor's now." He responded sounding a bit low. "She experienced some spotting earlier today so we are at the Doctor's to get checked out."

"Oh my.." I said. "Which hospital is she in?"

"At Mercy General." He responded and the line went off.

I tried again calling him but it didn't go through. I decided to try Ann. Her phone went unanswered but I left a voice mail to call me back. I was worried.

Since I had to step in to a meeting, I took my notebook, pen and the tablet and went to the boardroom. Mrs. Wright was already seated facing her laptop. Brian, who is the head of Consulting Department was seated right opposite Mrs. Wright. He was on his phone. The other two in the room were the Head of IT, James and Mary who was the assistant to the Tax Manager. As soon as I sat down, the meeting started. It was to discuss various issues in the departments and way to move forward.

The meeting lasted roughly three hours as there was some confusion on how best to deal with the various disclinary issues that we had face like two months ago. Although Mrs. Wright was for following the rules as stated in the company rules and regulations, it was not accomodating other issues that come up and not stated in the rule book. As a HR, I was faced with a lot of issues on knowing what needs to be addressed in the face to face, warning letter or termination as it stood on the middle. 

James also wanted to know on how best to deal with employees who spend most times on the internet rather than concentrating on the work. This was one of the issues that ws not clearly stated in the rule book and we didnt know what step to take. In the end, we decided to each come up with suitable ways of dealing with such. We scheduled to meet in a week's time.

Friday, June 10, 2016


The next day, Chloe was released from the hospital. She had greatly improved. Her cute smile was back. I got a call from Fred that he was waiting for us at the parking lot. I had spent the night at the hospital keeping her company. During the night, she was without any discomfort although her temperatures was still up.

We got dischaged after about 30 minutes. The long complicated process was so tiring but at least we managed. During the trip home, Fred put on some music and to our surprise, Chloe started humming to it. We looked at each other then laughing. She was moving her head from side to side trying to sing along.

"Do you want to pass by the supermarket and get anything?" Fred asked.

"We can pass by and get some more diapers for the baby." I responded.

"What about fruits and some juice?"

"Oh yes...We  have to get them as well."

The store was a bit empty. A bit wierd as I was used to the human traffic. We did our shopping under ten minutes and we went home. I heated some water, put it on her basin. As I was undressing her, I noticed the rashes that the doctor was telling about us about. It was on her lower back. It had dried up a bit guess from the treatment she had received.

I then went ahead to prepare a fruit smoothie. Chloe loves smothies. I figured I should make banana and an orange smoothie. I combined the fruits in a blender alongside almond extract. I blended until thick and smooth. Chloe was so eager to drink it all. Once I gave her, she soon fell asleep on the couch. Fred took her to the bedroom.

"You should rest." He said noticing that I was still trying to clean up the kitchen.

"I know but I can't leave the kitchen like this."

"It's okay, ill clean it up." He said. "I had asked for a day off so am around."

"Wow, thanks." I responded.

"I think you have done a lot so far. Take a rest."

"Thanks babe." I said as I leaned in and gave him a kiss.

I packed the extra smoothie then put it in the refrigerator. 

I had a shower then took a nap. My body was in pain because of the small bed I had to do with in the hospital. I was all cramped up in it. The room specification documents states that the wards provide an extra bed for parents but all I got was a raw deal.