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Old 09-06-2007, 06:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was fired!!!


LOL Not really, simply replaced. Meeting ended last night and I am talking to my grandsponsor and I notice a fairly new guy cleaning up the coffee pots!!! I asked my grandsponsor why he was cleaning up? He said that maybe my sponsor had suggested he take that position!!

I am not upset at all by it, I know that he needed the service position more then I do right now. Of course now I need to find a new service position, I am going to wait until my schedule settles down and see if one of our coffee makers wants to retire!!!
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well Taz....
Who is cleaning the er ah other pots?
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Luckily we do not have any service positions like that!!!!
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Jeez Taz! I don't usually come down here to the 12 step section but this caught my eye and I was worried. For a sec. I thought it was seriously your job. Whew. Carry on .
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I asked my grandsponsor why he was cleaning up? He said that maybe my sponsor had suggested he take that position!!
or maybe he doesn't use spit polish. Told ya people wouldn't like that idea no matter how much a shine you could put on the pots *LOL*
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah Taz, I hang onto my service commitments tooth and nail, but I've also been thinking it'd be nice to pass along some of it to the newcomers. After all, I could always wipe down tables instead of greeting or emptying the trash;-)

Cripes, I thought you had lost your job. Don't do that!! Lol
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i'm sure the severance package is generous.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Perhaps you can file a grievance with the union?
















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Old 09-06-2007, 11:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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in our group - people take turns walking around pouring during the meeting. it's funny sometimes, there's almost a LINE waiting to grab the pot and make another round.

Tazzle, I thought you meant your sponsee fired you!
I'm like Gypsy - Wtf?
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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All is well, service positions I am learning are part of passing it on. My sponsee took over one of my service positions, well he is out of town for a few weeks so I covered Friday for him and the chair asked for volunteers to fill in for him this coming Friday, well I am sitting there thinking to myself "No big deal, I will handle it Friday and then my sponsee will pick it back up when he gets back. Well a new guy came up to me after the meeting and said he would do it. What could I say? I explained that it was just for that one Friday and he was still grinning.

Friday I will talk to him and see if he wants another service position and find out who his sponsor is to where we can work together to find him another service position. Funny thing how cleaning coffee pots, making coffee, or setting up a meeting helps one stay sober.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I know in my area, Taz, there are always committees that can use an extra pair of hands. How about PI? Public Information? Our district is two counties wide, and I can never get enough people to make sure doctors offices, schools, libraries, mental health facilities, employment agencies, motels, laundromats, etc...have meeting lists and literature.....



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Old 09-10-2007, 07:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Sugah, I was thinking about taking over the monthly newsletter in my area, but that is an area I will have to look into also.
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