Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Stressed!

I was sitting in a meeting with my boss. He touched my shoulder and my co-worker's shoulder and said to "Wow, you are so tight. You need to schedule a message right away, put it on me." Then he told my co-worker to feel my upper back. She said "oh my God." I don't know if he is really going to pay for a massage. :)

Yesterday was one of those days. We are a week from pre-production and there is so much to do. I won't be going on location until late July or August 1st so I do have more time to get things done in L.A.

I saw BROKEN ENGLISH. It's a damn documentary,except I'm not that neurotic and no hot Frenchman is trying to talk to me. The latter could be one reason I'm stressed. haha

12 comments:

J.Doe said...

I don't know how your relation with your boss is but if my boss touched my shoulder and told me that it was tight-or even lose, I would scream sexual harassment.
If your boss is a good friend though I would just take the massage.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

j. doe - believe me it's not harassment. LOL. When my co-workers and I great him, we hug. It's like the fashion world in that way.

Harassment would be an agent at a major agency telling a development exec during a drinks meeting, he would make sure she got to see all his clients scripts if she blew him. She laughed. sigh.

Giulia said...

You should totally take the massage! I am in desperate need of one, so if you don't go, I will go in your place! lol

Kathy said...

Get the massage!!!

gibber said...

LOL. My old boss touched my shoulder all the time. It depends on the person doing the touching. If you are naturally huggy feely, then it's ok. If you lived in France, it would be par for the course!

Delina said...

Oh if he's offering to pay defo get it done. Mind you, they say nothing is free in life...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

guilia & kathy - believe me if he says to book one, I'm calling the Four Seasons or Kinora Spa right away.

gibber - I think in politics/entertainment/fashion, and similar fields, people are more "huggy" than what most Americans are used too. We have to spend so much more social time with our colleagues. I had lunch recently with an exec at Miramax and afterwords she gave me a big hug. Mind you it was the first time we had a meeting one on one. LOL.

delina - ha, that is funny. Well, I wouldn't look at the massage as free because my job is one of the major causes of my stress in the first place. :)

rose said...

I'm in techie land. Hugs are too weird for us...personal space invasion. This is not just because we are in the U.S., but it goes against our very nature.

Get that massage! ;)

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Take it easy! Your boss obviously is looking out for you because he knows that the stress is only going to increase when you go into production. I don't think you even need to wait for him to tell you to book... didn't he already give you the green light? I say, get that spa on the phone, and throw in a mani and pedi while you're at it! ;-)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

rose - I totatlly understand. Most of the techies I know are not very huggy. :)

When I first moved out here I was surprised by all the hugging. My immediate boss, thinks it's hilarious. She is a native Angeleno from Bev. Hills and a major hugger.

re: Personal space, when I was in Italy, I noticed I had less of it. haha. People stood much closer to me during conversations. I read a study somewhere that said Americans are used to having more personal space compared to other countries.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

shelley - yeah, I could use a mani/pedi. :)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Oh girl, stress is a killer... try to relax.

Go to that lovely beach on your avatar.... or something.

Yoga, tea, massage, breathing techniques, hot tubs, hot baths, weekend out of town doing nothing, candles around the house, bottle of wine, sleep.

Take your pick... hoping it lessens soon.


Scarlett & V.