On Mondays and Wednesdays I pick up the Young Extroverted One from school. It’s on Mondays, however, that I take her back to work with me. Mainly because the technician that works with me has prior obligations on Monday nights. So, after many weeks of the YEO hanging out in my office playing some sort of Diego game on my computer the director of food and beverage tells me yesterday that I can’t have the YEO on property any more. WTF?!? This is after the director of sales has seen her and talked to her many times with me in the break room. He even gave her a Vanderbilt teddy bear!?!? If that isn’t any sort of acceptance to her presence there I don’t know what is.
The YEO never gets in the way. She mostly stays in the office while I get done what I need to get done. This incident really got to me yesterday. I felt all defensive and grumpy and quite pissed. It made me miss working for the baby Jesus. At least, that’s what we called working for the Montreat Conference Center. Very family friendly and accepting of whatever needs working parents had. Plus, being non-profit, they couldn’t really pay enough for people to really afford extra child-care.
And that’s where I have a problem with this place. The hotel doesn’t really pay me it’s the AV company I work for. On top of that, I’m not even officially the director of AV. I’m just getting a dollar more than what I was getting when I was a rigger and that was only a dollar more than what I was getting as a technician. Which is just crazy considering I did things at certain elevations where I should have gotten paid a lot more than what I got. All that to say this, if I would be getting director pay then, maybe, I would be able to afford to keep the YEO in aftercare which costs extra.