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#6040162 - 11/20/15 07:40 AM First hunt. FML
Nakraik Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 138
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
So Today is supposed to be the start of my first deer hunt.

Leading up to this I've had to battle a double ear infection, wife (who is coming with) has pneumonia, and father (also going with) has had a nasty cold as well.

Instead of being happy we've beaten all these obstacles, and are now out hunting, I am stuck, pissed off at work, because my boss, decided he didn't want me taking today off since it's the end of our customer's month, and we're supposedly going to be busy. I have done a lot to make sure he was going to be well taken care of in my intended absence. But no, he made sure he scheduled a follow up appointment to the doc about his sniffles and fluid in his ears for today, so now I HAVE to be here. He even took a day off work last week over it, while I, having the same thing, kept my [censored] here to cover everything so he could rest.

I have stressed this is my first deer hunt, I didn't even schedule the date, I won it in a lottery, and was told these are my days to hunt. He has taken a half day on Wednesday which he pretends is work related, but I know for fact he spends most of it at home watching TV or taking a nap, left early yesterday for a dentist appointment (cleaning, nothing wrong) and is leaving early today for a follow up appointment just to check his ears, which are not infected.

So I miss my opener. Tomorrow is looking to be so damned windy I doubt anything is going to move, and maybe at this rate I'll get lucky on Sunday.

I am really pissed about this. I like my boss, but I know he doesn't actually need me here today, there is nothing that he's not going to be able to handle without me, and I am actually pretty damned sure he is just doing this so he can leave a little early for his drive out to his vacation, which starts Monday.

My Dad and wife aren't happy about it either, as they are missing it too, just to wait for me. I hate to sound unappreciative of my boss, who I normally get along with great, but this really has me ticked off. Not like I'm going to have a whole bunch more first hunts.

Thoughts?

I mean besides quitting my whining.
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#6040178 - 11/20/15 07:49 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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You should have called in sick, went to the doc 1st thing this AM and got a doctor's note not to return to work until Monday, then bolted for deer camp.

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#6040183 - 11/20/15 07:51 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Quit your job. No, I wouldn't do that. You just gotta stick it out and wait. Not much you can do about it. Have people that are waiting on you make sure everything is packed and ready to go
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#6040197 - 11/20/15 07:56 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Some people are Richards just cause they can excercise some control over others, it's delightful to them. These people typically have very little going on in their own lives.

My plan would be this: deal with it for now. Climb the ladder at your job and and get promoted over him. One day when he needs something remind him of this day and tell him no and laugh evilly
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#6040241 - 11/20/15 08:19 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: North Texas
Don't sweat it. Don't worry about the wind either.

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#6040254 - 11/20/15 08:26 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
Nakraik Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 138
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I'm doing my best to just get the hell over it, sometimes stuff happens, I know.

I think the lying to me about why is pissing me off the most. If he would just tell me it's because he doesn't want to try and deal with it solo, or he want to head out early, I'd still be upset, but not as mad as I currently am.
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#6040262 - 11/20/15 08:29 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
68A Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: North Texas
I know but being upset about it won't change anything. Not sure where you'll be hunting but if it's anywhere out that way the wind blowing won't matter at all. I hunted the panhandle for a few years and wind never pinned the deer down. Especially around this time.


Edited by 68A (11/20/15 08:30 AM)

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#6040266 - 11/20/15 08:30 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Call in sick monday, he can start his vacation late peep
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#6040272 - 11/20/15 08:34 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
Nakraik Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 138
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Thanks 68. That's good to know. Ups my spirits a bit.

I think I'll quit moping at 5pm. wink
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#6040293 - 11/20/15 08:42 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Loc: West Texas
Still waiting for my first weekend to get to hunt. Might be December before I have a chance to go. frown
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#6040325 - 11/20/15 09:00 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
Nakraik Offline
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Registered: 05/11/13
Posts: 138
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Bbear,

I hope you not only get to go, but may you have no obstacles on your way.
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#6040360 - 11/20/15 09:21 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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1st of all - enjoy this weekend. Don't get caught up in the "kill" aspect of hunting. Take in the sounds of nature waking up.

Remember how much of a dick your boss was when you hear about another job opportunity.

JR

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#6040362 - 11/20/15 09:23 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I think you are going to like Sunday, same warm pattern today. Front comes in and the deer will know this is a serious one. Late Sunday morning and very early Sunday afternoon may be better than the 2 days prior.
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#6040397 - 11/20/15 09:38 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 971
Loc: Rolling Plains
Be a boss. Problem solved.
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#6040421 - 11/20/15 09:46 AM Re: First hunt. FML [Re: Nakraik]
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Registered: 08/24/10
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Let's say he is just doing this to be a prick.. The best way to get back at someone is to forget. Meaning, act like it's no big deal and go on and on about how your hunt was an blast. Let him see that no matter what he does he can't get under your skin, so forget HIM.

Now, get out when you can have a GREAT hunt enjoy every last second of it. Screw the wind, get out regardless because you just never know what's coming around or what time..

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