Friday, October 29, 2004

when shayna and i put our heads together the opportunities are unlimited.

as you know, we were supposed to go to new orleans for our anniversary, next weekend, but due to a financial obligation known as a house we postponed it...until now.

we both qualifed to win a trip from 97.3 but shayna couldn't listen when they started calling names so i held off going to the crapper this morning to hear names. first name they call is megan mays. after a third eye blind song megan still hadn't called. they said she qualified with the overnight dude. which means she probably got drunk and stoned last night and wasn't listening this morning. next name please! "shayna dunn. if your name is shayna dunn you have 97 seconds to call." i dial 9-706-2387 as fast as i can. two rings. "pick up your f-in phone!!!" hello? "CALL NOW! CALL NOW!" she calls, they ask if i can have many, many beads, shayna says i can have as many as i want (yeah right). the best part? kevin kietzman is going. now we can find out if he's a member of the tribe, we've been dying to know. oh, and we got tickets to the chiefs/saints game. funny how i joked about going to the game when we were originally planning the trip. anyway, i so wish i had a cassette so i could've taped it.

and i guess the actual best part is that we get to go for our anniversary just as we planned!! if i had gone to dallas this wouldn't have happened. thank you hartford management for being the best jerks an employee could ask for!

the big easy's calling and we're answering!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

ever sat by someone who drove you nuts because they complain *ALL* the time, have an excuse for *every*thing they do, and think they're the know-all-be-all regarding sports? me too. what sucks about this is that it's not like you can go to your boss and say "please, please move me." why? "because i don't get along/can't stand sitting next to so-and-so." right? that just makes you look like a non-team player.

so you live with it. and inside your head you're thinking "shut up shut up shut up. quit bitchin and learn to deal with it."


Monday, October 25, 2004

oh, and he asked if i could go at some point later on. i replied with "i can go whenever you want me to." i perhaps should've said "whatever brian. every time i tell you i can go i wind up not going, so what the hell difference does it make?"

but i won't believe i'm going until i'm on a plane.

i am so unbelievably pissed off right now. i can't remember the last time i was this pissed off at someone i work for. actually i can, it was here and it was my old micromanager. but that was actually one time (coincidentally on a friday), it wasn't a series of events.

and i checked my stat thing, so i know there's someone reading this. leave *something* please, i'm anxious to know if i'm crazy for being so apeshit over this.
so my boss just came by and said this to me and my co-worker "i would've sent you both, but we need someone here. and bob, you mentioned that you could go that earlier week (today i presume, i distinctly recall saying that i could go whenever he wanted me to but whatever) and that's why i called you first."

interesting. here's the email that i sent to him THE day that he asked who could go-
Alright, approval has been given to go (as long as I'm here on the 1st of November). Ideally I'd like rather go the 2nd instead of the 25th, be there the 2nd-5th and the 15th-19th, but you do what you gotta do. Keep me posted.

i guess "do what you gotta do" means "even though i said i can go whenever you need me to please don't send me on the 25th." i understand that yes, we need someone here. that part makes sense, but i was the FIRST person to say "take me! take me!"

so now i pose the question, am i overreacting? or should i be saying take this job and shove it?

Friday, October 22, 2004

'tis been a while...does anyone still read this?

some things just don't make sense. like corporations. a couple of weeks ago our boss asked us who wanted to go to dallas for a convention/seminar type thing today and in november. i was one of the first, if not the first, to say "i'll go." two other chicks said they couldn't go, one saying she had class, a presentation in november that she had to give. the other said she didn't want to go because she'll be in cancun next week. he said he'd like it if we all went. well at that point all of us scoffed and said no way is hartford gonna go for that. and we were right. but guess which two of my department went? that's right, the two who said they couldn't go. weird huh? but it gets odder. when he told us we weren't going he said there would be other opportunities to go. ok. tuesday he comes by our desks and reminds us of these opportunities and leaves us with "details to follow". we end up having a meeting tuesday afternoon and he says they (the big wigs) want 3 of us to go down there...on monday. i damn near spit out my water when he said that. oh, for 3 weeks. that's why i almost lost my water. two of us (the ones without kids) said "sure no problem." my only stipulation was i had to be here on november 1st because it's our anniversary. "sure, no problem. fly out the 2nd" he says. they also say we can fly back on the weekends. so i tell him i can fly out monday (25th) and come back for the weekend, as long as i'm here on the 1st or i can go the 2nd-12th or go next week and be there the week of the 1st and fly back down there on the 7th, whatever he needs to do to make it work. we call for our corporate cards on wednesday (we each get one) and i start telling the famille down there that i should be there for the 2nd to the 12th - because that's when brian told me i'd be there. i decided to put a rush on my card since i might be leaving on monday but probably the 2nd. they say regular takes 7-10 business days, which at the earliest would be the 27th and i don't want to take any chances on not having it in time. well well well. as of today, friday october 22nd, i am not going. that i know of. the 2 others i was supposed to go with are leaving monday. i was at lunch when he called and he's in dallas so i have no clue what's going on until monday. here's what was said allegedly "john's not leaving monday but he's involved in the 2nd to the 12th." great. what the hell does that mean? should i tell the family i'm not coming? should i book airfare? and why can i not go on monday and fly back on friday like gina and bob are doing? makes no sense to me either.

oh, but my card just arrived on my desk about 20 minutes ago. (meaning the other 2 do NOT have cards, but the guy who got his will be at his desk monday morning, irony is awesome.)