Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Moving on up...

I got me a new job!! Yes indeed. I have been unhappy at my current company for quite some time. Probably more time than I have been happy. After a lot of resume mailing and some interesting interviews, an appealing offer was made and accepted. I am moving on up!!

I am really excited about this new opportunity!! I will be doing the same type of work as at my old company but I am working more for myself at this firm. I am there to help out another associate with her work and help her expand her client base. I also get salary increases and bonuses based on my performance and for any clients or work that I bring in! The possiblities are endless. I get to expand into other areas and learn new things. That is always appealing to me.

I know this is going to be a fantastic move and a great opportunity. I can only hope that I will have the same fodder for my blog that I do now. I am going to make sure the stories from my old company keep coming to me. After all, they have been keeping this blog alive since January!!

Congrats to me!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Where's Waldo

Here is a real conversation that was overheard in my place of employment the other day:

L and J are talking at L's desk...

L: So where is Vermont? Is Vermont in Connecticut?

J: Um, no, Vermont is Vermont.

L: Huh?

J: It's its own state.

L: Oh, yeah.

Now, it is hard to read a tone of voice, so let me tell you that the last comment of "Oh, yeah" was said in a way that made it quite clear that L had no clue what J was talking about.

No, I do not work at an elementary school. These are professional or semi-professional people in an office setting. And they have an education and degrees! Scary, isn't it? I will be the first to admit that my geography skills have been lacking since I studied the maps, states and capitals in grade school, but I am pretty sure that I would never mistake an entire state for a city! Then again, New York is both a city and a state. I wonder if L knows this.

Perhaps that is where the confusion lies.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Musical Chairs

So I am a contest queen. Okay...maybe more like a contest geek. The point is I LOVE to enter contests. For me it is like window shopping without all of the walking. You get to dream about all of the wonderful things you could win and sometimes you actually win them!

Today was my first win notification by phone. My mom calls me at work with a message that I have won an entry into a musical chairs competition?? After thinking WTF??, I call the number back. Sure enough, I won exactly what I just said -- a chance to win a Dodge Ram by competing in a game of MUSICAL CHAIRS!! Goodness! I cannot even remember the last time I played musical chairs. I immediately start laughing at the idea of me and 149 other people (yes! 150 people playing!) running around in circles to circus music fighting for little chairs and our chance at a big truck. I don't know why it has to be circus music but that is what was certainly going through my head as I pictured the scenario.

Alas, the competition was a mere two days away and a state away. There was no travel money or hotel room and we would have had to be there at 8:30 in the morning. After consulting B and my calendar, I had to decline my "win." Although B relished the idea of my running around and probably falling on my butt all in the name of competition, it was too short of notice. It also did not help that I had to be in court that morning and I am not sure the judge would have accepted "sorry, have to go play musical chairs" as a valid excuse. Then again, sometimes being in court is like being in a bad game of musical chairs.

Hmmm....I can almost hear the circus music start when the courtroom doors open.

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