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Monday, November 9, 2009

Me? Talk too much?!?!?

Well, all of my lovely blogger friends out there..........here comes a full on rant because right now I am sooooo pissed off and I can't hold it in. I was called in to the office at Claymakers today and asked to turn in my office key because some money was missing. I was also told that someone complained after one of the previous workshops that I had talked too much and I was disruptive to the class. So, first of all, let me apologize to PoWen Liu, Amy Sanders, and Blaine Avery if I was disruptive to your workshop by running my mouth, which by the way, I am the first to admit, I do talk a lot, I drink a lot of caffeine, and it just can't be helped. If you know me you know this, but some people love me anyway, they just ignore me if they get tired of listening and I accept that. (But, honestly, it's hurtful to hear that someone actually complained about me. I'm a very nice person). Now the thing that I cannot accept is having someone even remotely insinuate that I might have taken money from them. I never even went in to my mother's purse without first asking permission!!!!! Leonora Coleman trusted me enough to give me that key in the first place and I have never betrayed that trust. The woman is in heaven watching me for God's sake! So, in my rage, I have decided to quit working at CM after 4 pretty happy years of cleaning a nasty studio, mixing glazes, loading and unloading kilns, and recycling clay. Wait, WTF was wrong with me anyway, I can't even find time to do that for myself, what was I thinking?! Did I mention, I didn't get paid for any of this, I could take a class or workshop, and oh by the way, not allowed to talk while in there. The thing that pisses me off the most is that I am 49 years old and I felt like a kid being called in to the principal's office. I hate that F'ing feeling and I am too old to put up with s#@* like that from people any more! Done! On to the next chapter...............

27 comments:

Laura said...

You're a rock star, Tracey!! Good riddance to the unappreciators. Big hugs!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

See, I knew someone loved me!! Hugs back to you! How was the studio tour this weekend?

Judy Shreve said...

It's certainly going to be CM's loss! I can't believe you were treated that way -- but I know what a thankless job being a clay studio apprentice is & 2 years is long enough! On to better things . . .

GIANT hugs to you -- we should get together & see which one of us talks the most -- lol!

Hope Wesley is feeling better.

Hollis Engley said...

Have a beer, Tracey. Hug your family. Fuck 'em. On to better things.

potterboy said...

That's appalling. I'm with Hollis - fuck 'em.

cindy shake said...

Ouch -that's high school, getting called on the carpet like that, and worse -if you were being disruptive, somebody should have had the maturity to say something right then and there -not tattle after the fact. Pocks on them!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

How is it I get more support from blog friends that I have never met than from people I worked with for 4 years!? Thanks all of you for your supporting comments!!! I love you guys!!!!

cookingwithgas said...

Tracey!
No kidding- I am speechless- no pun intended- well maybe a little!
You are a better person then they are and you have better things to do!
Move on and don't look back.
It is truly their loss.
Our gain we will HEAR more from you!
And like Hollis said- F#*k um!

my word is cattle which rhythms with Tattle.
Go figure!

Ronnie said...

It really sucks when a few unhappy people choose to share their unhappiness. NEVER stop shining your bright light and NEVER stop talking! The world needs more peeps like you!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

You guys are gonna make me cry! It really means a lot to get all of these wonderful comments. It has not been a very pleasant day. Ahhhh, blog therapy!! Let's have a party!!!!!
I know a couple of good bands on both sides of the pond :)

Ron said...

Hey Tracey. That totally sucks. Move on. I moved on recently from the studio in Charlotte where I was teaching. I got shafted there. You'll be better off. I am.

Teresa said...

I'm sorry this happened and you feel so unappreciated. Know that I enjoyed working with you and will miss having you around the studio. It is a loss to many of us at CM and I am sorry you are leaving with hurt feelings. Part of me is sure they didn't mean to be insulting, not that the lack of intention makes is any better. Hope to still see you around.

Mike said...

Won't they feel odd when they discover who took the money? I'm with Hollis - a big, giant, huge "fuck them!".

powen liu said...

I really enjoyed having you in my workshops. Your questions often reminded me what I forgot to mention.
About missing money....I would suggest you not to take it personally (I know it's hard not to.)Taking key back from you might just what CM needs to do. It's kindda "procedure" thing you know.
I believe that many people at CM are going to miss you.

Blaine M. Avery said...

Tracey I for one am unable to accept apology!!! There is none needed!!! You were GREAT!!! forget about it. Thanks for taking the great pictures for me too!!! Happy trails to you until we meet again.......

Peter said...

Tracey, I have never had the good fortune to have been at any of your classes, but your inspirational, caring, fun, and thoughtful nature comes through your blog and your helpful comments on other people's blogs. What's been done to you is appalling, and I can only add my hugs to those of all your other blogging friends out there, and hope and pray that this mindbogglingly stupid episode does not hold you back in any way. Keep on potting, writing, encouraging, and being you! Love and Best Wishes from P & L and Ginger the cat!

ang said...

far out! what the??? that's bizarre, take it easy trace, use the energy on your pots!... cheers 'nag' x

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

awwwwww, you guys! Thanks Blaine, I'm glad I didn't ruin your workshop. PoWen, I don't really think that CM believes I took the money, and yes it was partly procedure,I honestly think they just misplaced it knowing how things go there, but the whole thing got handled poorly and as one of my friends said to me yesterday there is joy lacking there in some ways and I think that is the root of the problem for me. I need joy around me! It's just the universe telling me to spend more time on my own pottery instead of other people's pots. Thanks to ALL OF YOU!! for making it a better day for me with your kind words and virtual hugs!!! You ROCK!

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

two tears in a bucket, fuck it'! new doors now open;)

Linda Starr said...

Gee that is all so terrible, thanks for trusting us enough to share your feelings, and I am glad you do talk as I have learned so much from you and your blog. I agree with Cindy, if someone was irritated at the time they should have just said so then. The money thing is unbelievable. You were so supportive of your job and the workshops and the events there, I am flabbergasted at some things which occur in this world nowadays and this is a real humdinger. Here's to the silver lining around the corner for you and your pot making.

Jen Mecca said...

Wow...so sorry to hear all that. You have a lot of courage to write you heart out on your blog. Ron is right...move on.
( your cup is lovely!)Jen

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