- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
i’m freaking out. Can’t stop worrying.
I just started this job about 3 and a half weeks ago and my supervisor (and everyone else I’ve worked with) has been saying how great I’ve been doing and how helpful I’ve been.
But yesterday my supervisor (who is the CEO’s assistant) was off and I had to make flight arrangements for the CEO. This was my first assignment from him. And I screwed it up.
Basically what happened is that I was researching flights on my own, emailing our travel agent, emailing the CEO, and emailing the main salesman who was traveling with the CEO. (while doing 100 other things at the same time). And the CEO emailed me his flight pick and told me to confirm it with the salesman. So I forwarded that email to the salesman (unaware that the saleman left early for the day through another exit that I didn’t see). Since I hadn’t heard back from anyone to confirm the flights, I just assumed that the decision was “in limbo” for about an hour.
Then all of a sudden the travel agent calls asking if we’d made a decision b/c they were closing early for the holiday. So I panicked and emailed the CEO and told him this.
He calls the office super upset and saying that he emailed me his decision over an hour ago and thought everything was taken care of. I apologized and said that I thought that the decision was still in limbo and didn’t realize the salesman had left. The CEO then said, “This is critical. When things are critical, you can walk ten feet down the hall and ASK someone.” (meanwhile, it was critical b/c he waited until the last minute to book flights for THIS WEEKEND and made the decision even more difficult by not wanting to fly certain airlines or pay over a certain amount YET fly 1st class)!
So I DID get the flights booked and emailed the confirmation to him. I called my supervisor in a panic and told her what happened and she said not to worry about it, that the CEO always does stuff like that, and he’s done it to her several times and once when she was new she even booked him the WRONG flight.
Everyone in the office said to not take it personally, but I can’t stop worrying. Despite the fact that 99% of the people there are happy with me, the CEO thinks I’m a clueless dumbass.
I’m petrified that I’m going to lose my job. I don’t know how to react in situations like this.
Ugh I wish I could stop worrying! I literally had nightmares about this last night and have a headache and am sick to my stomach.
Why am I such an idiot?!?! I always screw up when things are important. UGH!