Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pet Peeved

One of my biggest pet peeves is being ignored.  It drives me nuts when someone can't be respectful enough to respond to me, especially when it's work or business related.  This week is young, but already it is rich with frustration!

#1 Offender:  My ex-trainer.  Did I mention I'm dumping his sorry ass?  He was great for about a year, but his priorities have shifted, and suddenly I was getting screwed over.  He's literally not had me on the schedule since the week before my breast biopsy.  WTF?  That's just about a month.  I tried to contact him about it in the first couple of weeks, and he basically ignored me, or gave me blow off responses.  I finally told him I wanted to sell my remaining sessions.  He acted all faux apologetic, telling me he has too many clients and not enough time, and that it wasn't fair to me.  Meanwhile, his website was advertising a referral special.  It's been nearly two weeks and my sessions are STILL NOT SOLD.  I just want to wash my hands and be done with him, but I can't until I get my money.  He's leaving for a Vegas trip tomorrow until Sunday, so I'm sure I'm not going to be seeing any money anytime soon.  You better believe that once I'm done with him, I'm revising my year old Yelp Review to reflect the kind of business he's operating now.

#2 Offender: Everyone I work with.  Ok, not really.  But I feel like I've been chasing a handful of people around for verging on two weeks, and NO ONE WILL GIVE ME WHAT THEY OWE ME.  I'm not chasing them around for my own enjoyment.  I'm tired of being willfully ignored, and I'm also tired of the others who give me BS excuses for their own laziness.  It holds me back from doing my job when others won't do theirs.  You better believe I'm saving documentation of all of these exchanges so I'm not held accountable for the slacking of others.

I've decided to just try to step back from these frustrations and realize I can't do more than I am already.  I can follow up with my POS ex-trainer every couple of days or realistically, every week, but I can't force him to sell my sessions ASAP.  I will have to just pay for new trainer sessions out of my check tomorrow and not be too pissed off about it.  I'm going to focus on the good things, which include meeting this new trainer tonight, and hopefully getting a fresh bout of motivation from a new person.  I'm also pretty afraid I'm going to pass out from exhaustion since I have not worked out with a trainer in  over a month, and so my body is out of practice.  I've also been slacking on the cardio, which I need to remedy.  I've gone Sunday and Monday, though, which is a step in the right direction again.

Anyway, that's my vent for now.  Wish me luck with the new trainer tonight!


  1. I hope its a female trainer. Hell, your trainer was fucking up months ago, I would have kicked his ass to the curb then. When people show you who they are, believe them. Pretty sure he just took advantage of your kindness back then.

    1. Nope, it's a male trainer. I have no preference either way gender-wise. My last trainer wasn't a jackass because he was a guy, he was a jackass because he was a jackass, LOL.

  2. I don't know why he would bother to sell your sessions. He can sell new sessions to new people and keep your money, right? No incentive for him to deal with you at all. I'd write it off and get on with my life. Otherwise it just chews at you.