FYI...I am happily, finally engaged to my sweetsies! Yes, it has been 10 wonderful years.
Personal life, family, work. Work, family, personal life...go figure. Trace and I have been given lots of new responsibilities, which naturally involves a learning curve, i.e. certain mistakes. Which inevitably drives Jeff crazy. I am one to admit my mistakes as I believe in treating others as you would want them to treat you. Jeff flipping out on me was really unfortunate. It got a little out of control. I am certain that this was not Jeff's intention. He was obviously frustrated with me. I'm just glad he didn't ram his fist through the ML windshield or throw his Blackberry at Jenni. When the dust settles, we are family first. Sometimes family tends to cross the line when it comes to emotion. We are all imperfect, so we hug and make up.
My life has completely taken a leap of new and profound joy. Now, being an engaged woman, this is a start of an amazing new time in my life. I had been told by Jeff for a while that this bliss would not happen with Stevo. This was never the case. I am happy to announce that I am now engaged to the love of my life. I can finally have a personal conversation with Jeffy without the commitment issue coming up. Now we are in the wedding planning phase. Of course Jeff has his opinion on the event. I think it's sweet and out of genuine love. He has an odd way of displaying it, but Jeff has a kind heart.
I feel like I am an valuable asset to Jeff's company and would really like this working relationship to continue between he and I. Having dinner at Carrie and Todd's house truly shows our personal family relationship which exists everyday. However, I do think we can make it work because we get along so well. That being said, I look forward to the many future design projects and family/work occasions with Jeff Lewis.
You must know that you are not a good fit in your current position as Jeff's assistant. He is in a sticky situation. He really likes and cares about you, and he doesn't want to anger his brother and sister-in-law. But you are simply not a good assistant for him.
If you care about him, do the honorable thing and give him notice. Continue to love him and don't ever make him feel guilty. Frankly, you're lucky to have worked for him this long. Take whatever you've learned with Jeff and use it to find yourself another job.
Good luck to you with your marriage.
Please let Jeff off the hook.
Please write everything down. Working your ass off is better than being unemployed. Jeff has a business to run and family or not, if you keep screwing up, he should cut you loose. That would be unfortunate because you fit into the JLD family so well.
Oh, and congratulations on your engagement.
Sarah, Congratulations on your engagement. Sarah, do yourself and Jeff both a favor and let the job go. It doesn't fit you and you are not doing Jeff any favors. I know he adores you but you just may not be cut out for this job. Maybe being a Mommy will be a better fit for you. When I heard/saw you on the phone after Jeff told you to say, my jaw dropped, I would have fired you right then and there. Enough is enough.
Cutesie! Sweetsie! Love every minute of the wedding planning. Stay in control of the all the wedding arrangements or Jeffy will take it over and you'll be getting married on his deck with all the dogs in attendance. Keep that sunny outlook. It is the very best thing you can bring to your marriage and new life as a wifey. Your not going to chew that gum when you do the wedding vows, though--right? Love you, Cutesie!
Ditto on the gum! I love the energy you bring to the show and believe that Jeff makes you nervous...that is why you make mistakes. Working for Jeff is no walk in the park....that's a fact but you know what it takes to be successful with JLD...so, buckle down and do the job. My question is....is it too much stress working for Jeff? If so, do the right thing.
Congratulations Sarah I think all of us out there in TV land are so Happy for you. I know Jeff hurt your feelings and I think he really was sorry for it. But, you of all people know how he is so prepare yourself for next time.
I think Jenni should've taken up for Sarah during Jeff's tirade. She looked at Jenni for support and Jenni turned away.
Well said, plus you said it much nicer than I would have. You did not mention the 30 minutes of crying in the bathroom. I would have been fired, you would have been fired, anyone working in an office who did that would be fired. I believe it was a ploy. I think she was upset, but 30 minutes. That is an awful lot of crying and an awful lot of guilt you are putting on the person who thinks they caused it. That is the reason I do not cry in front of anyone and I raised my daughters the same, I can't stand when woman cry equal rights etc and then use tears as a weapon. Sarah did that here.
Jenni told Jeff that he was wrong.. Of course, she couldnt make a big fuss out of it because that would have made things worse. Jeff was absolutely wrong but I think it all played out well because Zoila is the only person Jeff listens to anyway! LOL!
Would like to have a little bit of Jenny and Jeff's own personal and love life on the show. Everyone is always wondering when they go out, who they date, what they are like with a potential partner --- it would certainly add to the show.
I apologise for saying that you do not belong with Jeff, that enough is enough. He adores you, the people he works with adore you and you are awesome for the show! keep smiling.
congratulations Sarah. don't let the boys bully you on entering into marriage just because its been 10 years. although its a long courtship, i have seen this many times these days with couples your age. it has become the norm. the funny thing is, by the time you officially celebrate your first wedding anniversary, you will have been together 11 or 12 years, so i hear young couples say, "oh, its our first anniversary but we've been together for 10 years". welcome to the new world. Jeff and Chaz, get into it.
Jenni looked away because she was embarrassed to be in the same room with this personal attack on Sarah. It really didn't mean she doesn't think it was right or didn't care about Sarah --she knows how Jeff is out of control sometimes. Jenni set Jeff straight as soon as she had time with him. I think all the staff had something to say to Jeff about this rant.
I once had a boss who monitored the amount of TP we used, she said we were going through alot of it and wanted me to tell everyone to use less, like 3 squares per visit. I couldn't believe it. I refused, the other staff members already knew she was nuts this would have been the last straw.