I’m still employed…

Just in case you were wondering.

Yesterday was a very odd day at work, as I imagine most of this type are. I don’t want to say anything else about it, on account of this company has a privacy policy that makes North Korea look like Happy Fun Land, and wouldn’t it be just too ironic if I got fired for blogging about layoffs? Ha ha ha…whoops.

(The best part was coming home to Shoemom, who informed me that – oh, she knew I would’ve called, but you know – she had ‘the big speech all prepared – all about how it was OK, we’d get by, you’d find a better job…’ I suggested she save it, just in case. She assured me she would.)

Anyway, other than that – Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how’d you enjoy the play? – I’m having a good time filling in for my supervisor. Except of course that I have to kill him slowly, with fire, for forgetting to leave me his network password, thus condemning me to painstakingly recreate his weekly Huge All-Important Financial Report from scratch over two nerve-straining days. (It was due on the first, natch.) 

On the plus side, as I mentioned to his supervisor – hi, tact, we’ll really have to get together sometime! – I’ve never actually had the opportunity to screw up an entire company division before.  Hilights include the moment when, just before hitting send, I decided to double-check and found I’d accidentally reversed this year and last year’s sales columns. X-Treme retail admin!

But that was only the first couple days. Since then, there’s been time to look around, and it’s gotten interesting. I’ve had my first taste of management, and find it agrees with me. I’d almost forgotten my flair for trouble-shooting and devising workarounds. Once, away back when I switched buying groups, a co-worker told me that I couldn’t leave, because ‘you’re the one we all go to to explain things!’. It feels so good to have that working for me again.

And now here I sit, still employed, and the family is fighting and the cats are cranky and it’s the coldest day of the year…and I don’t mind. Because there are always possibilities, after all.

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shing_
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:09:37

    I saw the headlines and I did think of you so glad you survived =) So, management, huh? Hope the new position came with a new salary?

  2. shing_
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:09:37

    I saw the headlines and I did think of you so glad you survived =) So, management, huh? Hope the new position came with a new salary?

  3. shing_
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:09:37

    I saw the headlines and I did think of you so glad you survived =) So, management, huh? Hope the new position came with a new salary?

  4. shing_
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:09:37

    I saw the headlines and I did think of you so glad you survived =) So, management, huh? Hope the new position came with a new salary?

  5. shing_
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:09:37

    I saw the headlines and I did think of you so glad you survived =) So, management, huh? Hope the new position came with a new salary?

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  7. Shoebox
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:19:29

    Thanks much. No, it wasn’t that big a taste. šŸ™‚ It’s only a fill-in while he’s on vacation. But hey, right at the moment I’m all about having a salary regardless, so it’s all good.

  8. Shoebox
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:19:29

    Thanks much. No, it wasn’t that big a taste. šŸ™‚ It’s only a fill-in while he’s on vacation. But hey, right at the moment I’m all about having a salary regardless, so it’s all good.

  9. Shoebox
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:19:29

    Thanks much. No, it wasn’t that big a taste. šŸ™‚ It’s only a fill-in while he’s on vacation. But hey, right at the moment I’m all about having a salary regardless, so it’s all good.

  10. Shoebox
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:19:29

    Thanks much. No, it wasn’t that big a taste. šŸ™‚ It’s only a fill-in while he’s on vacation. But hey, right at the moment I’m all about having a salary regardless, so it’s all good.

  11. Shoebox
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 01:19:29

    Thanks much. No, it wasn’t that big a taste. šŸ™‚ It’s only a fill-in while he’s on vacation. But hey, right at the moment I’m all about having a salary regardless, so it’s all good.

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  13. solo_1
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 13:40:23

    I too was thinking of you when I heard the news. I am sure there was a huge sigh of relief that you found you had kept your job.

    Management… comes with it’s own set of highs & lows, sometimes it’s best just to get to enjoy it on a fill in basis.

  14. solo_1
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 13:40:23

    I too was thinking of you when I heard the news. I am sure there was a huge sigh of relief that you found you had kept your job.

    Management… comes with it’s own set of highs & lows, sometimes it’s best just to get to enjoy it on a fill in basis.

  15. solo_1
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 13:40:23

    I too was thinking of you when I heard the news. I am sure there was a huge sigh of relief that you found you had kept your job.

    Management… comes with it’s own set of highs & lows, sometimes it’s best just to get to enjoy it on a fill in basis.

  16. solo_1
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 13:40:23

    I too was thinking of you when I heard the news. I am sure there was a huge sigh of relief that you found you had kept your job.

    Management… comes with it’s own set of highs & lows, sometimes it’s best just to get to enjoy it on a fill in basis.

  17. solo_1
    Feb 06, 2009 @ 13:40:23

    I too was thinking of you when I heard the news. I am sure there was a huge sigh of relief that you found you had kept your job.

    Management… comes with it’s own set of highs & lows, sometimes it’s best just to get to enjoy it on a fill in basis.

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  19. Shoebox
    Feb 07, 2009 @ 00:27:05

    Thanks. Yes, there was sighing. šŸ™‚

    Re: management, I think I know what you mean. I was appreciating this particular post because it involved hands-on problem-solving; would not enjoy being stuffed in an office all day going to meetings.

    Besides…I gotta admit, I did miss the gang from the trenches. They have cookies on Fridays. šŸ™‚

  20. Shoebox
    Feb 07, 2009 @ 00:27:05

    Thanks. Yes, there was sighing. šŸ™‚

    Re: management, I think I know what you mean. I was appreciating this particular post because it involved hands-on problem-solving; would not enjoy being stuffed in an office all day going to meetings.

    Besides…I gotta admit, I did miss the gang from the trenches. They have cookies on Fridays. šŸ™‚

  21. Shoebox
    Feb 07, 2009 @ 00:27:05

    Thanks. Yes, there was sighing. šŸ™‚

    Re: management, I think I know what you mean. I was appreciating this particular post because it involved hands-on problem-solving; would not enjoy being stuffed in an office all day going to meetings.

    Besides…I gotta admit, I did miss the gang from the trenches. They have cookies on Fridays. šŸ™‚

  22. Shoebox
    Feb 07, 2009 @ 00:27:05

    Thanks. Yes, there was sighing. šŸ™‚

    Re: management, I think I know what you mean. I was appreciating this particular post because it involved hands-on problem-solving; would not enjoy being stuffed in an office all day going to meetings.

    Besides…I gotta admit, I did miss the gang from the trenches. They have cookies on Fridays. šŸ™‚

  23. Shoebox
    Feb 07, 2009 @ 00:27:05

    Thanks. Yes, there was sighing. šŸ™‚

    Re: management, I think I know what you mean. I was appreciating this particular post because it involved hands-on problem-solving; would not enjoy being stuffed in an office all day going to meetings.

    Besides…I gotta admit, I did miss the gang from the trenches. They have cookies on Fridays. šŸ™‚

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