Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The hundred-and-sixtieth day...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Well, today sucked just as much as I knew it would. It seems that one of my colleagues is taking a leave of absence - for a month and a half. Now, while she and the Bosses have known about this upcoming leave for a couple of months, today was the first time that anything was said about it to anyone else. What pissed me off the most is that the way they informed me is by sending me an e-mail that said:

"Hi,
When is a good time to sit with [said co-worker] to go over her [files]. It will only be about 5 or 6 files. Thanks"

Um...what? I got that and then met with said co-worker for about 20 minutes to go over her files. Not one time, did she mention a leave of absence. It was just 'these will be your files. Thanks. Bye now.' It wasn't until 2:54pm that she sent out two Department-wide e-mails. The first said that she would be leaving for the day (at 3pm). The second said that today was her last day in the office and that she would be back in mid-October. Did I mention that every single file that was re-assigned to me needs work? I hope I don't have too many questions since she won't be there. This re-assignment business is something that should have been done at least a week ago, so that any questions could be asked and answered.

Did I mention that I have 6 projects of my own that are starting in the next two weeks?

Yeah, this is going to be barrel full-o-monkeys fun - I can tell. A barrel full of pissed, tired and overworked monkeys.

Anyway, to de-stress, I took a walk over to Toys-R-Us and set up this scene on one of the displays :)

Stuffed pizza, peanut, apple and pretzel = friends forever :)
I saw this guy setting up a window display on my way back. He was using an empty frame to push the other one's into place.


It didn't look fun...and I hope the display looks better when it's done.

Have a wonderful night everyone!

6 comments :):

Sunshinemeg

Haha, I love the stuffed peanut! That is hilarious.

Jeanette

They have the best stuffed animals by you! Like for real, I want all of those.

Badass Geek

Isn't it awesome when crap gets sprung on you at the last minute? My employer is notorious for doing that. Good luck.

for the love of pictures

Hey Sunshinemeg :) That one is cute. I like the slice of pizza too :)

Hey Jeanette :) They are adorable. I would have bought one but I have way too many stuffed animals in my house as it is.

Hey Badass :) Thanks :) It could have been worse though - they could have saved the news for 5:30 on a Friday so that I could worry about it all weekend. Small favors, I guess.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Children of the 90s

Those stuffed animals would definitely cheer me up. So fun!

for the love of pictures

Hey Children :) They were fun. It's nice to forget the stress and be a kid every now and then :)

Have a wonderful rest of the night!

 
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