I'm thinking about changing the title to my blog because apparently my life has become one big soap opera, or at least it feels that way.
Well, I am no longer teaching lessons at the barn here. In fact I'm not sure I will ever set foot on the property again.
To put it simply I got overpaid... basically the person who cashes us out gave me my lesson money and another instructor's money as well. I knew it was not right when I signed for it but I was in the middle of a lesson with a beginner student and I was very concerned about leaving her in the arena alone. I knew if I had asked to correct it first I would have had to stay there until it was fixed which could have literally taken forever. So I figured I'd sign for it then we could straighten it out later. The person who cashes us out left right afterwards so I took everything home.
|Yeah, I don't make that much!|
When I got home I figured out what money was mine and what belonged to the other instructor. I called her and let her know and the next day brought it out to her. We went over everything again and everyone was satisfied that it was correct.
Later that same day I got a call that the person who cashed me out thinks I took all of the other instructor's money. Which is correct, I did, because he gave it to me. But, what he thinks is that he didn't count the other instructor's money at all. He thinks I just took her money and that basically I made about twice as much as I normally do.
|I feel like a bad guy!|
I do admit that it was a very bad decision on my part not to just have him fix it right away. I keep kicking myself over and over about it because it would have saved all of us a huge headache. What was I thinking? The guy who pays us just gets very impatient. He wants us to basically drop everything and do it on his time. I honestly didn't think it would be that big of a deal to sort it out later. Everything is written down and recorded. Even Yama, the Japanese instructor believes me. It's just ridiculous!
|I would kick my own butt if I could!|
Well, that is what is going on right now. I've already contacted all of my clients and let them know that I most likely won't be back and gave them the contact information for the girl who was going to replace me anyways. I have two months and three weeks to go. It shouldn't feel that long but it does.
I could go on and on about the whole horrible situation but this is already way more text heavy than I like. Besides anything else I say would just be depressing. So far 2013 is really sucking.
|This pretty much sums up how I feel right now.|
All I really want to do is just see my horses, go for a trail ride, hang out in their stall, brush them, kiss them and then go to a tack store and hang out... for like hours.