I know I shouldn't for time to pass, but I must admit I'm happy to see the end of this week.
Our meetings on Monday and Tuesday went reasonably well. There were a couple of hiccups, not related to anything the committee and I did and the feedback we've gotten has been positive. It wasn't the meetings though it was rental vehicles that caused the most grief.
When I arrived to pick up my car, my co-worker was just leaving. That should have been my first clue! The counter staff searched in vain for my reservation for nearly 10 minutes, before a guy wandered by and said, "Didn't you already pick that vehicle up?" When I said, no, my co-worker had picked up one but we had two reservations, he said "oh, I thought you double-booked and I cancelled the other one".
One of our fleet vehicles was taken into the repair shop on Friday, so we had booked a third vehicle. This one was at the another location of the same business. The company sent out a driver to pick-up my co-worker, and he got lost. She eventually got the car and as she arrived in Saskatoon the horn started blaring....all on its own and then the service light came on. When she called the company to inform them, she was told to check the oil and other fluid levels.
Then on the way home my boss, who was driving the car I rented, had a flat tire. When he checked the trunk he discovered there was no flat tire. He called in and was told they would send a tow truck which would take them back to Saskatoon...but there were no cars currently available. After the tow truck hadn't arrived within a reasonable amount of time, he called again, and was told there was a car being transferred from Regina to Saskatoon and the driver would pick them up. Again he waited...and no one showed up. So he called again, to be told the driver was already nearing Saskatoon and hadn't seen the car. It is a twinned highway but you would think once he was past where my boss thought he was, he would have turned around. AND the car was a brilliant red!
Eventually, my co-worker in the unreliable car showed up (she and her passenger had stopped for lunch) and the stranded co-workers were picked up and returned to Regina. When they called the company to let them know they were advised to leave the keys under the mat and the doors unlocked. Oh, and the tow truck had not yet been called...90 minutes later!
I suspect we won't be rented from this company again. It is the one that starts and ends with E...and they boast that they will pick you up. Apparently not always!
I stayed in Saskatoon an extra day to meet with a few of my new staff. I had arranged to return with another co-worker who was coming up Wednesday for other meetings. She showed up in the office I was using shortly after 2 p.m. to say they were leaving right away. I packed up quickly and we were one our way. Apparently R was in a hurry...we were at her home in north Regina in two hours. And that's as far as she was going. Thankfully, one of the other passengers was heading in the direction of downtown so he dropped me at the office, where I was to find M who lives a short distance from me, who was able to give me a ride home.
Next time...I'm taking my own car!
The rest of the week was busy catching up on everything that I hadn't been able to get to earlier in the week. I even went on my day off on Friday for a half-day as the piles of work were too high to leave until Monday.
Yesterday was inevitable housework and a little redecorating. Fall is definitely here, we had our first frost the other night, I even had to turn on the furnace.
Today I'm relaxing...boy does it feel good to slow down. Of course it will only last until the Riders play this afternoon. :)
Have a great week everyone!