Thursday, July 31, 2008

A fog of self importance

What's wrong with people #1:

A fog of self importance. That's the best way to describe what's wrong with so many people at work. A lot of people, at work, walk around thinking that they are terribly important. They're so preoccupied with their over inflated sense of self worth that they can't actually see what's going on around them.

6 work days to go.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Books

Yesterday I picked up the last of the books that I'll need for the first semester or Respiratory Therapy School. I only had to pick up one text book and a couple of course note packages. I've already purchased all of the other required texts.

Unfortunately, I didn't have an excuse to buy a stethoscope yet. It wasn't on the book list and I haven't yet seen any indication that it's required for first semester.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

When the boss is away...

I only have three more weeks to go at work! My boss will be gone all of next week!

These last few weeks sure are dragging on. Yesterday one of my coworkers had his last day. He was so glad that he was leaving. I was glad he was leaving too. He's a really decent guy and shouldn't have to put up with the BS that my boss has been dishing out.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Approaching unemployment

In a little less than 4 weeks, I'm going to be unemployed. Since I'm going pack to school, I like to job that I'm going to be "gainfully unemployed". Starting on August 16th, I'll be spending money and not earning any. The thought of that has been making me kind of anxious. I've spent most of my adult life working hard and saving money for retirement. The plan was to retire early.

Saving money for retirement and staying out of debt has been so important to me for so long, that I'm having some trouble coming to terms with the fact that I'm going to be unemployed and spending my retirement savings on an education for a new career.

11 more workdays until school starts.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Motivationally Challenged

I have a couple of projects at work that I could tackle today, but I won't. I just don't feel like doing a whole hell of a lot. I used to have a good work ethic. I'm going to spend most of my day, at work today, not working and not feeling guilty about it. I'm not lazy. I'm motivationally challenged...

Fortunately, I have a new blog to read today: The Happenings of Heidi

A couple updates about work:


  • The guy whose resume was discovered on Workopolis is going on a couple of good courses next week and is going to be going on to a conference in Las Vegas. If he's smart, he's still looking for a job.
  • The guy who handed in his resignation last week is spending the day cleaning out his filing cabinet and training the new guy, who started yesterday. The new guy is essentially a middle manager who will live between my coworkers and my idiot boss.
  • The boss is doing performance appraisals this week and everyone seems to be getting good ones. Maybe my boss is worried about more people quitting...

Home Ownership Anniversary

On July 16th, I was a home owner for a whole year! Yipee! I wish I could stop thinking about painting and retiling the damn place. I really can't afford it. I'm only going to be working for a few more weeks and I really wasn't able to save as much money as I wanted.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I am not a criminal

I'm not a criminal and now I can prove it. I have a Police Record Check Report saying that, "Based on the NAME(S) and DATE OF BIRTH provided, a check of the CPIC Identification Data Bank reveals NO RECORD for this individual." I also have nifty little "I am not a criminal" wallet card that I'm supposed to carry around with me.

Workopolis posting

One of my coworkers has his resume posted on Workopolis. It looks like the HR department, at work, has stumbled across his resume and has mentioned it to my boss. All of a sudden, my boss isn't treating my coworker like crap and is promising him a bunch of training and interesting projects to work on.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I quit

I tendered my resignation this morning. My boss sent me an email from the golf course, reminding me that he wanted my resignation letter. I replied with, "It's on your desk.". My last day is August 15th.

Today is a good day. I have literally wanted to quit this job for years.

Monday, July 14, 2008

5, 6 or 7?

I'm not sure how many more weeks I'll be working. Is this the first of 5, 6 or 7 more weeks before I'm unemployed? I need to make all the money I can, before school starts, but I really am looking forward to being unemployed and "just going to school".

Friday, July 11, 2008

Resignations

One of the people I work with resigned today. He starts his new job in 3 weeks. He used me as a reference. My old boss is the head hunter, who got him the job.

On Wednesday my boss told me that he wanted me to officially resign from my position, before I started school full time. I was a full time student in 2006. My old boss never wanted me to resign when I became a full time student; he wanted me to work on a casual part time basis. I don't think my new boss likes me :-)

Sharp pointy things

Yesterday I got started on all my vaccinations against nasty stuff and bloodwork to prove immunity to nasty stuff. I had to drink beer all afternoon, to get over the trauma of it all. They kept on stabbing me with sharp pointy things and making me bleed. Bastards.

Beware of people wearing lab coats. They like to stick people with sharp pointy things. They also want your blood for some reason...

Friday, July 04, 2008

Second interview

The guy who "lost it" last Friday, with my boss, might be getting a job offer very soon. He went to a second interview with a potential employer today and I am told that things went very well. I hope he gets the job. He really doesn't deserve the crap that our boss is dishing out to him.

8 weeks to go...