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Well, I can't say I wasn't warned

Well, things certainly picked up.

A) I have a job. I was given a "reasonable job offer," basically keeping my current position as a researcher on the new team at the Service Center. Groovy.

B) My new supervisor team was impressed with my knowledge and by Wednesday afternoon I was one of the trainers and no longer a trainee.

C) There will still be work at the old office until eight days have passed (the standard "keep" time for documents before shredding), plus of course all the research that's been piling up since Monday, so I've been working overtime all week (work in the old office, training in the new), plus slowly cleaning out the GIGANTIC amount of stuff in my desk/cubicle, and so... BUSY. Much better than Monday and Tuesday! (In fact, on Thursday one of the trainers from Corporate came and asked me, "Who does most of the research in your office?" and I responded, "That would be me." She nodded knowingly and said, "Ah, that explains why there are almost 500 batches in there." I got it down in the 200 range today, but I'll be busy next week as my new Research team is trained--and was pleased when the other corporate trainer, who's going to be running the Research class, asked if I was going to handle that for him. Hah.)

So there it is. All good, so far. Except today I didn't get my lunch box out of the big fridge before the "THIS REFRIGERATOR IS CLEANED ON FRIDAYS AT 3 PM. ANYTHING LEFT INSIDE WILL BE THROWN OUT, NO EXCEPTIONS," and when I went to get it... oops. Well, I can't say I wasn't warned. (There are three large fridges, each with a similar sign with different days--Monday, Wednesday, and Friday--and even in the training classes we were warned!) I'd only had that lunch box about a month. Plus two cans of Diet Coke w/Lime and the sandwich I made but didn't eat because we went out. *SIGH*

Anyways, I haven't taken any new pictures, but I spent yesterday and today archiving the pictures I've used so far this year -- and seriously, I should have done this sooner, since I used two of them twice, so I'm glad I had more than a few "bonus" shots!), and I haven't taken any new ones, but there's plenty still in the files for



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May. 14th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
Ah man... even with the warning, that kinda sucks.

I always love finding gravestones like that... if only because it brings home exactly how young we are as a nation.
May. 14th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
I know. One of the other girls in my unit lost hers, too (largely because we went out instead of eating in the break room). We were both "Oh, MAN!!!"

Oh, I know. It's amazing how many things we take for granted as part of "American culture" where the innovator of same is STILL ALIVE (the one who comes to mind immediately is Earl Scruggs, who created what we call that "old-timey bluegrass banjo sound," but there was one the other day they were talking about on NPR that floored me, and I can't remember now what it was!).
May. 14th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
great shots. And ouch to the lunch, warning or not.

oh boy to all the work. glad the job is safe though
May. 14th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and YEAH, I know. It was all... I can't complain about it, but MAN!!!

I'm all relaxed now. Maybe I can lose some weight... (yeah, right)
May. 14th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
you'd think they'd at least toss the food and set the boxes on the counter or something.

good luck with that
May. 15th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Since I'm new to this building I can't make waves about their rules, but... yeah. And throwing away unopened cans of soda seems more than a little wasteful...

May. 15th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
and in some places with recycle laws, illegal
May. 14th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
We have those purges periodically at our work as well. That's why I have my own little mini-fridge in my lab. Ha! Take that.

And!? I get to keep it in the lab another year! I had all these plans for taking all my personal stuff home as I was sure I wasn't going to have a job. So there's that.

Love the gravestones; Spivey? Wasn't he the guy that stole Lt. Dunbar's diary in "Dances With Wolves"? *iz nerd*
May. 15th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Well, we're coming from an office where that warning was routinely ignored and personal items were never thrown away. This place is SERIOUS about it!

Heck, I don't even have a personal locker or file drawer, much less a personal fridge! Lucky you!

Hee hee hee.
May. 15th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
Sorry about lunch. :-( But I love that sandy gravestone.
May. 15th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
For some reason I find myself attracted to the headstones which are sinking into the earth, or covered with dirt, or in some way looking... well, forgotten. Perhaps because their very existence says they aren't...
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