Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Circus, I Now Call Work

Wow... it's been almost a week and I don't think I've read one blogpost. I actually had to type in the full URL of my blog to get to the blogger's list today. I don't think I've actually worked this hard since I started my job a couple months short of 4 years ago. Last week the new employee started, but not before he called in sick 3 days in a row! Yep, you read that right and I almost thought he wasn't going to start at all. I was surprised to see him there on Thursday morning, but also a bit relieved, as I don't need to push my end date out anymore than I already have.

I've never trained anyone before, so it's been quite an adventure. Everything I do builds on something else and it seems every something else stems from another process. How do you explain it all logically without confusing the bejesus out of someone? It seems I'm doing an ok job because he is SLOWLY getting it. What's also strange is that I've stopped messing around on the internet - cold turkey. I'm trying to set a good example and though my bosses don't care, there's a lot to teach this poor fellow. On top of which, he should develop bad habits on his own and not because I taught him.

The other new guy starts tomorrow... the 3 men, 1 woman firm is about to become a frat house of sorts.. when I leave, it's 5 guys! I still think someone messed up on the math. Not that I believe it truly matters, as I tend to be mom tomboy than girlie-girl, but I still believe the female balances the group. Guess we'll see.

6 comments:

oopsagain said...

i agree- there should be some women on each team, just keeps the men in order, and restricts them from going wild :-)

Anand said...

Hey! it was time i changed the format, even i was beginning to get sick of it! Lifes chill Q3 and Q4. Have to think hard to find things to do.. kiddin.. we have unofficial Xbox, Wii, comp game, board game clubs that keep us busy. Hope you are enjoying yourself and getting all set for darden! See you at Darden days

Iday said...

Allow me to be the first one to congratulate you on your being chosen as top applicant blogger by ClearAdmit. Great show. Hearty congratulations.

Miss Curly Bee said...

And allow me to be the second one! :-)

Congratulations for the BOB!!!! You're the best :-)

theincarnated said...

And let me grab the Silver medal in congratulating you......
CONGRATULATIONS on winning BOB.......... gr8 log of your activities....... shall keep it in the archieves for sure....

theincarnated said...

omg....... at the same goddamn time?????? HOW FREQUENT IS THAT??? :D..... lol