Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Month: December 2016

Initiative

Okay, first off, the bus has been early the past two days which is just as bad as coming late. Maybe worse because it’s easier to miss it if it’s early. Second, my coworker talked me into speaking to my boss about my job position. She listened to a long complaint of mine yesterday and […]

Authority

My boss claims we are a high tech company, and I find that laughable. The most technologically capable person at the company is myself and I’m merely a project manager. I cannot code. I understand code and how it all related to itself, but I couldn’t do. I’m beat in a middleman position. I also […]

Raises

I’m no stranger to getting a raise. Part of that stems from the fact that I haven’t really been at a job more than two years. It’s easy to start someone low and then bump them up early on. I’m guessing if I stick around any place long enough, the raises would taper off. Presently, […]

Narrative

So the employee who was fired a couple weeks ago refuses to accept reality. He was fired for performance reasons. Since he has been fired, he applied for unemployment. Since he has another job, my understanding is that he isn’t unemployed. Is there some special rule I don’t know about? Maybe a part time job […]

Christmas Recap

Other than my niece nearly breaking my nose, Christmas this year was a fairly good few days. We started the weekend off by going out to eat with my cousin, my aunt, and my cousin’s boyfriend. We had never met my cousin’s boyfriend before but he was absolutely delightful. He had wanted to see a […]

Day Drinking

My boss said we could bring in beers today. I had two this afternoon because I could. I knew going into it, I would not get much work done. I have trouble focusing with a beer in me. At my last job, the translation company, when we would get a company lunch for a special […]

Cookies

What are your holiday cookie traditions? In the Zawacki family, we have a few.  I personally like to make the ones that family members used to make, the family members who are no longer with to celebrate Christmas. I feel that there’s a lot of comfort in making things their way. They would bring the […]

Boss is Gone

Some days, when the boss is gone, I find it harder to concentrate than other days. It’s not everytime she’s gone, but it happens. Everytime she is gone, there’s a far more relaxed atmosphere. Just some days I don’t feel like working. She was gone all day today for some medical procedure. I knew this […]

Sausage

Because I don’t think anyone who reads this is going to get any spoilers, I figured I’d tell you what I made last night to give away as presents for Christmas this year. If you haven’t guessed from the title yet, I made sausage. Italian sausage. Ellie had this great idea, to save money on […]