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Job Update

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Some of you know of my daily job struggle (Steve) well there’s finally some good news.  Last week we were told that we won’t be working from home in June and that there was an 18 month extension on our lease.  You’re probably saying to yourself ’18 months isn’t very long’ and you’re right but we’ve been playing the 6 month at a time renewal game.  Most times we’re not even sure we’ll have a job so this is good, for the next 18 months that is. 

With the lease agreement comes a downsizing of space, our portion of the building is getting smaller and smaller.  Currently I have a nice piece of real estate complete with a window.  Now they’re planning on splitting our hallway so people will be shuffled around.  I’ve been here for 10 years, I don’t want to be moved again, nor do I want to lose my window.  My neighbor saw the new seating chart and says as of now we don’t have to move.  WOO HOO!  Perhaps I’ll put up a bird feeder.

On top of that I got promoted today.  It’s been a few months in the making but it finally went through.  Again, some of you know that I am often tempted to leave my job, usually once a year, and just recently I saw a couple of jobs in the paper that interested me.  As of a half hour ago those plans are off, with the promotion came a raise. 

Finally, it’s a good work day 😀

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Written by Kim

May 12, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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Random Thoughts

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Here it is, Sunday night, and the Pope is on his way back to Rome.  I don’t consider myself an overly religious person.  For years I attended the Catholic church but as I got older I drifted away as many do.  My reasons were due to the scandal of priests getting away with abusing young boys.  It really sent a bad message, to me anyway.  It wasn’t bad enough that such crimes were committed but then it was covered up for years and years.  So I was more against the organization rather than the religion.  The Pope’s visit might have somewhat changed my opinion.  He came here to the US and addressed the this issue, not just once but over and over again.  He impressed me and now has me thinking.

Jaliek is still missing and we’re approaching the 6 month mark.  There will be a bake sale on May 1st in Albany, please stay tuned for more information on that.  Joshua is still missing.  Yesterday there was a celebration for his birthday, it sure was a beautiful day for that.  Tim Miller from Texas EqquSearch is here and has brought in some equipment that will aid in the searches for both boys.  I pray for these families to have closure. 

My job.  Yes, we’ve been here before and here I am again.  I don’t know what my problem is.  I have a good job (when they’re not laying me off), I get paid well, I have great insurance, I’ve been there for 10 years so my vacation time is far more than it would be any where else but yet I’m not happy.  It’s not that I don’t like the work that I do but it’s such a small office and we might have to start working from home in a couple of months, I’m not sure how I’m going to like that.  In theory it’s great but then I start thinking that I’ll never see people again.  Plus, working from home will not provide me with the opportunity to move up within the company which isn’t even in NY.  There’s a job in the paper that I’ve been looking at for 2 weeks now.  I want to apply but I don’t know if I should.  I keep saying to myself ‘if it’s still in the paper next week, then I’ll apply’.  LOL  Maybe I should go check it out now, it might not be there and I won’t have to think about it any more.

To all my Jewish friends, Happy Passover! 

Update: The job is still posted.  sigh

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April 20, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Help wanted …more like needed

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I think my TV is on it’s way out.  This is so sad, I’ve had this little TV for at least 12 years.  I know, I know …it’s time to buy new.  sigh  But I really like my little TV, it’s just 13″ and suits me just fine.  Now I’m going to be pressured into buying something bigger or flat or high def, I don’t want any of that.  sigh  Maybe it’s just the channel that I have it on.  There are stripes going down the screen, one is pink and the sound is fuzzy.  OK, it seems it’s only on one channel.  PHEW 

Thanks for your help 😀

Written by Kim

October 14, 2007 at 8:28 pm

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My life is a comedy

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Who’s holding the script? 

You guys won’t believe me if I told you and yes this could only happen to me.  Allow me to recap for those of you who don’t know my situation, for those who do skip to the next paragraph.  The company that I work for (who has remained nameless but that could change depending on how I feel later today) has been trying to lay us off since 2000.  They have treated us well over the years, salary increases, bonus $$, trips, etc.  This is why many of us have stayed on.  Just a few weeks ago I was prepared to leave but was convinced to stay.  That’s it in a nutshell.

Last night we received an email from the new VP (and this is a very large company that I’m sure everyone has heard of) that the transition that was started last year (Oct 12, one year ago today) will be moving forward.  Our lease has been extended until June, we would have been out at the end of this year and working from home.  This will allow the time needed to transition our knowledge over to contractors that are from …you guessed it, India.  They’re a great group of guys and we’ve been working with them since February.  In no way do I place blame on them, they are like you and me and just want a job.  It’s the company that is responsible. 

We have a meeting today at 10:00 for damage control.  LOL  It was clear that they couldn’t afford to lose me, we’re a small group and if it gets any smaller then there’s a good chance they’ll pull the plug.  Hey guess what, it looks like they are anyway.  LOL  I shouldn’t laugh but it’s the only way to get through it.  I asked myself this morning “why did I stay?”, I’m a sucker, an idiot even.  Maybe it was knowing that I have a nice payout in the end. 

I’ll keep you posted on the never ending saga that is my work life. 

Written by Kim

October 12, 2007 at 8:23 am

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Update on the update

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Why can’t life be simple?  The past few days have been hell for me, hell I tell you!  Long story short, I’m not leaving my job.  My choice, I hope I know what I’m doing!!!

Thanks to all of you who have supported me through this, you’re the best 🙂

Written by Kim

October 4, 2007 at 9:51 am

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JOB UPDATE!!!

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First let me say, I’m working on my rant, it should be posted tomorrow.

So I’m on my way home from work yesterday and my phone rang.  It was the lady who emailed me about the job.  I was a little shocked, mainly becuase I wasn’t expecting it.  She told me that they want to offer me the job.  I hesitated and then asked if there would be a second interview because nobody discussed salary.  She said that they were all impressed with me and there was no need for a second interview.  We discussed salary and then she told me to think about it over the weekend. 

I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to take the job.  It’s not going to be easy telling my boss that I’m leaving.  I’ve been working there for 9.5 years, I’ll probably cry.  But there comes a time when you have to do what is right for you.  I’ve been living with uncertainty for far to long and while no job is stable these days, this is as close as it gets. 

Written by Kim

September 29, 2007 at 9:21 pm

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Victory!

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I came into work this morning, looked at the mouse trap and found one dead critter.  Sorry buddy but you had to go.  I’m sure there are more around but right now I’m satisfied with my win!

It’s going to be a good day!

Written by Kim

September 26, 2007 at 7:12 am

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