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Board meeting

I have to go to a board meeting today. We have them once a month and I got to report on membership sales and tech status. While it’s nice being considered important enough to go, I’d rather not have to.  I feel like we lie. We take whatever numbers we have and spin them to make it sound d like things are normal or better. Rarely they are. Our membership numbers have been on decline over the course of the past few years. But I’m Continue reading →

Rearranging

We rearranged the furniture in the office today. My boss is convinced it will increase productivity. I disagree. I’m a stubborn old man, but I disagree. Our office was given to use for a year free by the company investor who owns the building. It feels like an office that was leftover because no one wanted it. It’s awkwardly laid out and we don’t have furniture that fits the space (also gifted by an investor). When we moved into the space a year ago, we 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 →

Exhaustion

I didn’t sleep yesterday and I slept no.kore than half the night today. I’m not entirely sure what has been keeping me up, but it would be nice if it stopped. We bought some goji energy bites from the co-op on Sunday after Star Wars and each had one. We are them in the evening and my best guess is that these kept me awake that night. I didn’t do that yesterday, I ate one in the morning, but I was still up most of Continue reading →

Comfortable temperatures

What do you consider to be a comfortable temperatures in the winter? For me, it’s somewhere over 72°.  At home, we keep the temperature around 68 while we are there, but we make up for it by hiding under a pile of blankets. It’s rather comfortable sitting and watching TV that way. Alternatively, I’ll find a reason to bake. Having the oven on heats up our small apartment. Plus, something tasty comes out of it. At work, where I do not have the luxury of 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 →

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 thought about it overnight. She came back with a plan to start the conversation and action items to entice my boss to the idea. So I sent my boss an Continue reading →

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, I’m waiting for a raise. This past fall I was really, really unhappy with the situation at work and I was looking around for other jobs. I talked to a Continue reading →

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 or less than a certain number of hours doesn’t count as employment? He also left with his office keys. No one communicated on this one for who would collect his Continue reading →