Originally Posted by starlinestables
I hate notes. Notes always come off witchy! Always talk in person to begin with and send an email to confirm. I'm not griping you, but I have to vent. What is wrong with society?! What happened to introducing yourself to someone with a smile and a hand shake?
To correct this problem... walk up with a smile on your face, shake her hand and say "Sally, Sorry, I think we got off on the wrong foot. Sorry the hose was left on, I didn't use that hose but I will try and help you keep an eye out to make sure it stays off." Don't blame her, don't blame someone else just offer to help.
If you have a request in the way your horse is handled, approach the barn manager (NOT the worker) and start off with something pleasant "Hey Sally, How are you?" or "Hey Sally, Spot's looking good today!" "Quick Question, can WE keep Rocket in his stall when it rains? He always pulled a shoe when he went out in the rain at the last barn. Let me know if there is any additional charges for it. Thanks!" and then send an email to verify your request in writing.
We leave notes because the barn manager is always in the main barn not the back barn, she only comes in to feed and turn out. However, not everyone is on the same schedule so notes help us communicate. I work almost everyday and I can't stay long until I have a day off. I was going to introduce myself to Renee when I saw her but she didn't give me a chance.