I've just been told that by MIL that SIL Boyfriend is not coming, buy Aunt IL is coming instead. apparently this was agreed months ago. No-one told me. or even asked. I now need this confirmed ASAP cos the travel agent is holding flights for us and I've given names..... Its nice that people read the e-mails I've been sending out for months which had the names of everyone going on every one.
Well I don't mind organizing, its just nice to have some input from others, beyond Do we have to go then, it will be cold then. (Yes if you want to come on this trip. My holidays are fixed, I don't get a choice. Besides its the best time to go on safari) or Don't fancy that? or the plane ride is a bit long, can't we get a shorter flight. (I'm not sure everyone understands Flight time is mainly restricted by Distance traveled, and unlike the Millennium falcon, we can't make the distance less by traveling faster. I don't mind them all coming, I just wish they would stop whinging about when we go on holiday. - if they want to go a different time when its warmer then they can book their own trip.
Helena you are a good person. for some reason a lot of people don't want to get involved. I think its proven that the more people around the less likely someone is to help. I think its called the bystander effect. If there are very few around then normally someone will help.
Yeah I'm off yo S. Africa, it will be our 10th Anniversary treat. Was gonna be just us but then the family invited themselves along. so it will be Hubby and I, Mum and Dad, MIL and FIL, SIL and Boyfriend. But Muggins here has to organise it all.
Trying to get them all tied down is hard work. I've now said. this is what I'm planning. any objections?
Health and Safety at my workplace may be a little OTT here, but simply put Metal conducts electricity, wood and Fibreglass don't. You could touch something electrical or break a light with the ladder. We are only allowed to use metal ladders outside. Personally I hate wooden Ladders.
I chose to give Drac the benefit of the any doubt about the ladder. After all we don't know what type of Ladder was used, (Wooden / fiberglass step ladders = Good, metal step ladders = Bad, Lean to Ladders should be tied off at the top or someone should be footing the ladder) We don't know the condition of the ladder, if it was within its inspection date. We don't know if the ladder was tall enough since Drac is not a Tall person and was a child then. We don't know if Drac had to lean out from the ladder. or lift heavy objects, or objects above shoulder height when on the ladder, or had to use more than one hand to pick up objects. Thing is Drac felt it was unsafe. Hopefully she mentioned this at the time and didn't just suck it up. The Store Manager should then have re-assesed the risks with Drac to see if it was unsafe for her to do. Maybe the store manager afterward would still stay it was a safe thing to do. In that case if Drac still felt it was unsafe she still had the option of point blankly refusing - these do come with consuquences, in the real workplace you may end up being sacked. Thats a dilemma a lot of people in the workforce have to face far too regularly. and still it provided Drac with a valuable lesson. Now I work for a big company, so the rules are a little more different, but no-one under the age of 18 will get a working a height permit, so Drac would not have been allowed to work at more than 30 cm of the ground. So she could stand on a low level platform (not a box mind cos they are not designed for standing on)
However Drac also mentioned "other things that I couldnt/shouldn't do" Since she never expanded on this I take her at her word. Drac felt the work she was given was unsafe and unsuitable. and the store manager and school did not care. At the very least they should have reviewed the situation with her. and talked about why she felt this way.
But yes she did learn what a low paid worker is expected to do. and that in itself is a very valuable lesson.