Sunday, 4 August 2013

Meeting In The Middle

This morning, I just did a full mala to Yemaya, focusing on the thought of nurturing and motherhood.  Later, I drew some cards from the Mystical Kipper, as I was stressed out about something that happened at work.

A while back, I made a proposal connected to a team project.  I got the okay from the team leader and the department head, and went ahead with it.  Then, this morning, I picked up an email from the department head telling me that I had done the wrong thing.  Along the lines of, "You're normally great, but you've mucked up this time.  What did you think you were doing?"  It really upset me, so much I went back and checked the correspondence.  I had very clearly stated what the proposal involved, in a simple, three paragraph email.  The bit that the department head is now objecting to was mentioned in both the first and last paragraph of that, and the email was quoted verbatim by the team leader in another email.  So, I felt both vindicated, but also told off.

With that background, I drew the following cards from the Mystical Kipper (Königsfurt-Urania, 2007):

Good Lady, Coming Together, His Thoughts
What I see here is that I did my job appropriately (Good Lady), and that the issue is with the Head's thoughts and ideas - if they expected something different, it was entirely because of stuff in their own head (His Thoughts).  However, the centre card reminds me that I still have to get along with this person.  So, a little rapprochement seems called for.  I wrote one email this morning apologising for the confusion, and directing them to the previous correspondence, and offering some possibilities to make-up for it.  Will see what they come back with, and maybe try to make nice in some other way...

5 comments:

  1. You were much more diplomatic than I think I would have been. Tarot is nice for that. Like a reasonable friend cautioning you to look before you leap.

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    1. Ha ha, I think diplomacy is part of my job description, really. I wrote the email before doing this reading, anyway :) But it was nice to have the confirmation that I wasn't going crazy, that it was the Head's issue, not mine!

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  2. Oh well, it obviously was there mistake. If they're like my bosses they'll never admit it but you probably won't hear any more about it.

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    1. Actually, the Head came back admitting they hadn't really read their emails, and saying "Well, what's done is done." So, not an apology as such, but I felt they were meeting me half way, too - another bit to add to the interpretation, a proper coming together ;)

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