Monday, July 26, 2010

A Week of Relaxation and a New Job!

Monday was my first day at my new job! I can already tell it's immensely different from Leahy. See what time this was posted? That's right- some places don't expect you to work more than 40 hours a week. I have freedom again!

Speaking of which- wow, how nice is summer vacation? I spent 7 days at the pool, on the couch, and running errands. And it was awesome. My shoulders may be slightly pealing, and I probably spent $200 that would have been otherwise avoided, but being a stay at home girlfriend is kind of amazing.

I made spaghetti, ham & cheese quiche, Chicken Paprikash, and yesterday my friends and I rolled sushi from scratch! I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom, caught up on 6 seasons of the Hills, and Jackie and I painted fish. What a week.

And now- time to bring in the $. LIM is a bigger office than I thought, and it feels a lot like first coming to UT or BVN. Once I get my direct route down from my cube to the kitchen I'll feel more comfortable. yeah- I have a cube. It's small, but I am eager to decorate it. Chris has a huge RX8 Rasterbation in his, so I might use that as inspiration. Suggestions for conversation starters are encouraged. Most of the office is Asian, but there's a surprisingly decent amount of women. I may borrow from Lauren's trip to the spa, and recommend that as a team building exercise. More to come as I continue learning the ropes...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

time for another change

Ah, the blog starts again. A few months back, my Kansas friends were emailing one another discussing the idea of blogging. We all shared the attitude, "we don't have anything interesting going on... nobody will read it." Despite that, I really wanted my friends to keep one so I could read about their "uninteresting" lives. And, as Rachel and Steph started blogging again; I just had to join in too.

Another motivation is of course- change. My last day working at Leahy & Associates was on Thursday. The past month there as been increasingly stressful and completely unrewarding. My boss and his wife, Mrs. Boss, fired their assistant, my very good friend. Their reasoning was, "lack of trust." They caught her and their other employee, who's title is technically, Partner, IMing. "Mrs. Boss never comes to work, we should keep a time sheet for the hours she spends here." So, while Partner was away from her desk, Mrs. Boss sat down and saw the IM conversation. She immediately sent her assistant home for the day and proceeded to tell myself, the only other employee, and Partner that people should be careful with what they say online, and that nobody knows how hard she works or what she does for her company. Mr. Boss was out of the office this entire time. Once he returned, he quickly reiterated his wife's comments with hope that a similar situation would never happen again. The next morning, they fired their assistant claiming, "we cannot have somebody working for us whom we do not trust." As for the Partner- Mrs. Boss called her out being "completely disrespectful. So, F*ck you. eff you. eff you." Granted, I was not present for the conversation, and did not hear what happened until Partner called me that night warning me she was quitting the company first thing on Monday. Partner was not just a Partner with the company, she was also my partner. We shared responsibilities, conversations, ethics, and an office. I began job searching that Sunday afternoon. First thing Monday morning, she leaves the company- leaving two jobs for one person (yup, me). While Mr. Boss swore he could handle his partner's position, I knew within two days that I could not handle teaching my boss how to do his job. After submitting four days of resumes, I had two interviews setup. Unbelievably, within ten days of job hunting, I had a job offer in the mail. On July 26th I start working as the Receptionist/HR Assistant for LIM.

Thus, the third reason to blog- time! I gave my two weeks to Leahy on July 1st, giving me an entire week's vacation before starting with LIM. I spent the weekend at Canyon Lake with Chris and about 20 others, and have used these past three days to relax and run errands. What a perfect way to transition to something new. Who knows what I can do next.