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 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.