Foot, mouth, insert.
DW has worked 820 hours in 10 weeks. She is fried.
815hrs of O/T so far this year.
I am getting to the end of my patience with her continuing to kill herself for this firm.
She will not do anything to make a move.
Tonight she was venting about a client that chewed her ass for a half an hour over being informed that his failure to provide complete information meant that his tax return is not going out by the deadline. She kept trying to reason with him.
She was venting about it after she hung up and I bluntly pointed out that she had kept engaging in the conversation instead of telling him that as she had said several times he had not provided complete information and the conversation was over. CLICK.
Bad move on my part. She interpreted that as me saying she did not know what she was doing. Those words neither left my mouth, nor entered my mind. She is truly brilliant at what she does.
The worse move on my part was saying
Those words never left my mouth, nor entered my mind so do not put words in my mouth. You are exhausted, you are mad at your firm and you are mad at your asshole client. You are not mad at me. When are you going to leave for a career move that will give you a life? Give us a life?
She just closed down her computer and vented more.
Did I bite my tongue?
I shoudl have. But... I didn't. She needed me to just listen. I have listened to this same stuff for 3 years. She won't do anything about it. When I beg, she doesn't have time, not now, something always comes up, etc.... I think she is addicted to the adrenalin and rescuing the firm at the last minute every tax season.
I am worried about her. And my patience is exhaused.