Tag Archives: job

Why am I here?

Here’s the thing, I do my job because I’m the best person for it. You do your job because you’re the boss. If you don’t trust my opinion on things then why am I in the position I’m in. We aren’t here to cater to your every whim, we are here to keep a failing company afloat. A company that needs to be kept afloat because you’ve slowly sunk it. One of your former employees brought to my attention the phrase, “she had lunch”. Which Continue reading →

Two Years In

Today, I’m finishing up the first two years at my job. What a wild two years it has been. When I started, there were just three of us working full-time out of my boss’s condo. Everyone did a bit of this and a bit of that, and we mostly hobbled by. Then, we started brining on more staff. Someone to do this or that, some part-time and some full-time. And we grew, and grew. We built too, new products which were meant to change the Continue reading →

Reliability

This year, my quarterly bonuses are tied to my goals at the company. Last year, they were tied to membership sales goals and it frustrated me. I was only there to support sales, and I didn’t do any selling so it felt like meeting those goals was out of my direct control. Since they’re tied to me meeting tech deadlines and keeping projects under budget, I feel I have a lot more control compared to last year. However, my job is to organize people and Continue reading →

Welcome Back

I sent a message to a railroad company the other day to see if I could get an idea about the number of and frequency of trains in a particular area. I got a response as from a customer service representative saying they forwarded my request to the appropriate person . They ended their email with, “Welcome back to the States!” When I saw that, I did a quick double take followed by a brief racking for my brain to understand why they would say Continue reading →

Heirarchy

Everyone came in to work this morning ready to bitch and moan about something, myself included. I didn’t know it, but something yesterday put us all off. I think it stemmed from our boss announcing the bonus structure for the year, and it was much less than everyone anticipated and felt they deserved. Naturally. My bonus structure wasn’t announced because it’s still in planning, but I was fired up regardless. What I think everyone boiled down their frustration to is one co-worker who doesn’t really Continue reading →

Daydreaming

Sometimes I wonder if I really missed my calling in life. Most of my day is centered around emailing and de elopement and other tech related things but my mind wanders to what I’m cooking for dinner. Like a ton of my resting mind thinks about food. Yesterday a co-worker of mine mentioned she tried making pasties only to be thwarted by her husband not wanted the calories in the dough. I then decided to make those for dinner instead of whatever I would have Continue reading →

Mentoring

So today, I got a raise. It’s a small raise, in my opinion, but it is still a raise nonetheless. I’m now at the same salary I was when I left my last job. It took me just over two years at that job to reach this salary and it took me just under two to get it at this job. Both started at the same amount. Additionally, my bonus structure is not reliant on salespeople meeting their goals, like it was last year, but Continue reading →

Long Weekends

Long weekends are both great and not great. It’s great when they’re happening, but they suck when I come back to work. I took last Friday off for Ellie’s birthday and yesterday was off for the holiday. We did souch in four days, but unfortunately, my inbox filled up while I was gone. The day after a long weekend is spent catching up on work while more stuff comes in. It’s really an anxiety inducing day. I hate those days so much, I avoid taking Continue reading →

How to Make Friends

I don’t know if I’ve talked about this on here before–I know I’ve talked about it with a handful of different people–but, how do you make friends? Like, I legitimately want to know.  As far as I can remember, I’ve made friends when I’m in places where other people are trying to make friends en-masse. Like the first day of kindergarten, middle school, high school. The first week of college. Peace Corps. I cannot think of any friends I’ve made outside of these places, none Continue reading →

Everything is New

I know I haven’t been writing lately. I’ve been busy getting back in the swing of things here in the States. I want to share a photo of Marley because she’s here next to me but I’m using my new phone to post this and I don’t know how to post photos to my blog yet. You’ll just have to deal with it for now. On a semi-related note, I am in the market for a job. While I would prefer something writing and/or editing Continue reading →