It’s December 21, 4 days before Christmas. A few months ago I was kind of worried about my job as I wasn’t sure I was catching on to all the new things I was learning there, fast enough. Well I made a great effort, and things seemed to be working great. Then the past 3 weeks I ended up losing a lot of time unexpectedly due to extra sick kids + a snow day that made my one child care close. Friday my office manager told me all this was unacceptable and I’d better be making alternate work arrangements.