Last day

Feb. 6th, 2009 09:38 am
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So today is my last day at my job.  I have a whole week off next week all to myself, which will be kind of weird.  I'm already thinking of things to do though - some "have to do" stuff like cleaning out my closet, getting a mammogram and going to the DMV and some "want to do" stuff like getting a massage and going to the movies with Aaron.  

It's kind of bittersweet today.  On the one hand, I will miss this place and several people.  On the other, I'm really getting excited about the new job.  I was at Legal Tech this week and there were (strangely enough) a lot of people buzzing about my new gig and telling me what a great company I was joining and how they would have snatched me up if they had only known I was looking.  Well, geez I can't exactly broadcast that I'm looking for a new job while I'm working somewhere.  Believe me, word gets around and it would not be a good idea.  However, it is gratifying to know that some very heavy hitters in my business would welcome a call from me should things not work out at the new place.

I have to confess to feeling a bit of what I'm calling "survivor guilt".  I know SO many people who have lost their jobs, are looking, scared and worried frantically about what comes next.  And here I am sitting pretty with a new opportunity that comes with a bright future (I hope!) and a great pay check.  I guess I'm not used to being lucky about anything.  I've been a little quiet about the whole thing because I don't want to offend anyone.  And anyone who knows me knows that being quiet does not come naturally to me.

So just one more day.  My boss *cough* is taking my assistant and me out to lunch today.  We're going to one of my favorite places so I guess I can tough it out :)  

I tried to get a bunch of people to out for drinks last night but no one wanted to go.  It is a pretty standard thing here that everyone goes out for "leaving drinks" (remember, we're British) just before someone leaves but I guess I don't rate that because no one organized one for me and the response I got yesterday for my improvised thing was not great.  

However, I have been tipped off that there is going to be a surprise party for me later today.  Have I mentioned that I HATE surprise parties?  No?  Well I do.  I have always found them to be rather embarrassing and annoying.

O well.  C'est la vie.

Onward and upward!!
 

Last day

Feb. 6th, 2009 09:38 am
kukla_red: (Default)
So today is my last day at my job.  I have a whole week off next week all to myself, which will be kind of weird.  I'm already thinking of things to do though - some "have to do" stuff like cleaning out my closet, getting a mammogram and going to the DMV and some "want to do" stuff like getting a massage and going to the movies with Aaron.  

It's kind of bittersweet today.  On the one hand, I will miss this place and several people.  On the other, I'm really getting excited about the new job.  I was at Legal Tech this week and there were (strangely enough) a lot of people buzzing about my new gig and telling me what a great company I was joining and how they would have snatched me up if they had only known I was looking.  Well, geez I can't exactly broadcast that I'm looking for a new job while I'm working somewhere.  Believe me, word gets around and it would not be a good idea.  However, it is gratifying to know that some very heavy hitters in my business would welcome a call from me should things not work out at the new place.

I have to confess to feeling a bit of what I'm calling "survivor guilt".  I know SO many people who have lost their jobs, are looking, scared and worried frantically about what comes next.  And here I am sitting pretty with a new opportunity that comes with a bright future (I hope!) and a great pay check.  I guess I'm not used to being lucky about anything.  I've been a little quiet about the whole thing because I don't want to offend anyone.  And anyone who knows me knows that being quiet does not come naturally to me.

So just one more day.  My boss *cough* is taking my assistant and me out to lunch today.  We're going to one of my favorite places so I guess I can tough it out :)  

I tried to get a bunch of people to out for drinks last night but no one wanted to go.  It is a pretty standard thing here that everyone goes out for "leaving drinks" (remember, we're British) just before someone leaves but I guess I don't rate that because no one organized one for me and the response I got yesterday for my improvised thing was not great.  

However, I have been tipped off that there is going to be a surprise party for me later today.  Have I mentioned that I HATE surprise parties?  No?  Well I do.  I have always found them to be rather embarrassing and annoying.

O well.  C'est la vie.

Onward and upward!!
 
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I'm sitting at Terminal 17 at LaGuardia Airport at this ungodly hour waiting for my flight to Washington, DC so I can attend this: really cool conference

 I have been asking my boss for the OK to go to this thing for about 3 months, but she only said yes on Tuesday.  So of course all the arrangements were last minute and nuts rather than calm and relaxed, which I prefer.  Why did she wait so long?  Only she and God know, I am assuming.  She does a lot of strange things.  I don't try and figure it out anymore.  I just go with the flow.

The conference is going to be good.  A great chance to network with my peers from all around the country, a chance to sit in on some very good seminars that are very job-specific and probably some fun tonight and tomorrow evening when the after-party takes place.

Yeah, I know I'm a geek about this stuff, but at least I am a professional geek.  Gives me some street cred.
kukla_red: (Default)
I'm sitting at Terminal 17 at LaGuardia Airport at this ungodly hour waiting for my flight to Washington, DC so I can attend this: really cool conference

 I have been asking my boss for the OK to go to this thing for about 3 months, but she only said yes on Tuesday.  So of course all the arrangements were last minute and nuts rather than calm and relaxed, which I prefer.  Why did she wait so long?  Only she and God know, I am assuming.  She does a lot of strange things.  I don't try and figure it out anymore.  I just go with the flow.

The conference is going to be good.  A great chance to network with my peers from all around the country, a chance to sit in on some very good seminars that are very job-specific and probably some fun tonight and tomorrow evening when the after-party takes place.

Yeah, I know I'm a geek about this stuff, but at least I am a professional geek.  Gives me some street cred.

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