July 10, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday - In no particular order

1. I sort of got a job offer finally. But at the moment it's not the salaried full time position because they're trying to "build a team". I have no idea what that means. A friend who is a department head said it could be that they have to follow some sort of protocol regarding the advertised positions such as finding enough people to fill them before they are allowed to offer full contracts. All I can say is WTF!?! And I'm not the cussing type. Anyway, for now, it's more or less the same type of set up as I had before, but they don't know how much they can pay me per hour, until the HR person gets back from vacation. Check back later for more updates.

2. I found a solution to my messed up hard drive issue. Rather than try to off load all the files and then lose all my applications (from previous jobs and/or downloads) by reformatting and restoring the factory settings, I bought a new bigger and faster hard drive! I also bought an external enclosure case for the old hard drive so I can access all my stuff. As a result, I may not be online most of the weekend as I will be installing my new hard drive and all the application software that I do have. Check back though...I may find this simple answer to my corrupted hard drive to be an equally fast fix!

3. I asked the broker dude I report to for my finance business for a partial transfer. Once again he shot me down and demonstrated his amazing spin doctor skills. I'm the bad bad person for asking and deserve to be punished whether I stay or go. I won't bore you, my faithful readers, with the details, but it appears I may have to play hardball. I really hate this. My friends and former team mates in the business and current business associates feel for me though. I'm no saint, everybody is very well aware that I find this guy's poor leadership and business sense beyond inexcusable and I haven't been able to prevent myself from spewing venom everywhere. Of course, I didn't have a blog before this. Heck, I didn't have a computer when I first started working with this moron. I will say his is a good family guy as far as I know and he has a lovely wife and kids.

4. It's good to end a spewing on a positive note.


Jdancer8 said...

poisoness people in the work place are deadly---yet they always seem to walk away with clean hands---NOT FAIR....as for the hard drive--good thinking! guess i'll you up on the weekend on monday :o)

TheWeyrd1 said...

j...thanks for your support!

citizen of the world said...

The job stuff - both current and prospective - is unsetttling. Lot of ambiguity there. I worked for a pretty toxic CMHC, and you are left with no option but to play hardball. Hated that, because it is so not me.

Hope the new hard drive plan works quickly.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Hardball is good for the spirit in spiteof the bruises sometimes incurred. I say, buck up sister and throw him a fast one.

When people try and shame you into capitulation, turn the tables on them. Practice a kind of mental tai chi and deflect their negativity back to them. When someone is adversarial, one has two choices; get in their face or agree with them. Agree with everything they say and there is no resistance or to say it another way, nothing to fight over. Once the battle is over, present what you want in another form.

There was a book By Vern Black, PhD. Called the "Integrity Tone Scale." It is a brilliant book I can no longer find (I gave away many copies) but if you can find it, take a look and let me know where you found it.


HopeSpringsATurtle said...

P.S. Thanks for putting me on your blogroll...(aw shucks, she likes me, she really likes me...) LOL. See ya 'round campus.

TheWeyrd1 said...

hope...thanks for the advice and book recommendation. If I find it, I'll let you know!