Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Trying to Catch My Breath

I began the new job on Friday and have not had anytime during the workday to write. I apologize to all my female admirers out there. I also apologize to my male admirers who look to me for guidance and inspiration. The new gig is good and I am enjoying it quite a bit so far.

The person who I was replacing only had a couple of days to train me and my brain has been mush at the end of the day. It's unfortunately been during a very busy time so it wasn't a hold your hand kind of training. It was more of a watch me while I zip through 10,000 programs and spreadsheets to get and input information. Got it? Good then you should be fine in two weeks when it's your turn.

Today was my first day alone, and I'm trudged through as best I could. I expect to be past the worst of it by the end of the week and think it should be much lighter next week. I think that I should have all of the processes down well enough in another four or five weeks where I won't cringe everytime my phone rings with a question.

I've tried to find time to jump though everybody's blogs and keep up, but unfortunately I can't get to every one of them (Cyber D, Gyuss).

I'm not dead and I'm not miserable just a little swamped at the moment. I'm actually excited for the opportunity to prove myself at a place that seems pretty decent.

Here's a pic of the lady I'm replacing. She will be missed.

18 comments:

LIT said...

Guess the modesty/humility gene was exhausted by the time you came along. Goodness knows, the balistic bosom had been expended. Glad you're able to limp along with your meager gifts.

Seriously, hope things smoothe out soon and you quickly feel comfortable in your new chair.

DixieDallas said...

Congrats on the new gig. Five years of 80-hour work weeks should get you a junior partnership assuming you get that MBA.

EsLocura said...

is that the normal work attire at the new place? bet you make an impressive sight wearing that outfit.

Susan said...

I believe in the male uniform, Eslocura, there is only one cone and it's lower. I've read studies where it's supposed to improve teamwork by making everyone "measure up"...

Tera said...

Who are these female admirers you speak of?? I've got that can of whip-ass just waiting, and I am not afraid to open it!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Since Dagomon is too busy to blog,
I'm covering for responding to his comments.

Lit, I think he could have used more spankings. I know I could have. In fact, let's get together and work on your technique.

Dixiedallas, dream big.

Eslocura, he does. Oh, he does.

Susan, I've never found a cone big enough.

Tera, have at it! Be warned, Dagomon fights dirty. He tickles!

heather said...

holy torpedo tits batman! lol

Cyber D said...

Excuses...

fringes said...

Glad the new job is going well! Try to work "time to blog" into your contract.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Heather, I believe those are H-bombs. When I saw them, I said "that's da bomb!"

CyberD, would you expect anything else?

Scooter, those kind of extras require a little bit of "something extra" in the job negotations. Unfortunately, Dagomon stayed off the casting couch.

Churlita said...

Good luck with the new position. Which position do you use there?

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Churlita, I believe Dagomon's favorite position is Singing Butterfly. It's in the advanced section of the manual, and you have to be really flexible.

Dagromm said...

Lit - It's getting smoother already. I got a lot more accomplished today than I thought I would.

dixiedallas - There will be no 80 hour weeks. I made that clear before I ever started.

eslocura - Hell yeah it is and hell yeah I do.

Susan - I ordered my cone twice the size of everyone else's. That's one of the beauties of being in HR. You've got the inside track on all the initiatives.

Tera - I might love you.

Gyuss - I might hate you.

Heather - Glad you liked it.

CyberD - You can be back out of the Quad at a moments' notice. Watch it.

Fringes - It'll happen. I'm almost there.

Gyuss - I hope you die soon.

Churlita - Any position of dominance will do.

Gyuss - Die I say!!!

Nina said...

OMG!!!! That's TERA!!!!

Susan said...

Is it bad that I now want to desperately look up exactly what the "singing butterfly" is..?

Tera said...

Damn, my secret is out...Nina, eat it!

Susan said...

Eat what? I'm just curious.

Tera said...

I don't know! Nina frequently uses that phrase, so it was a back-at-ya...or should I say her!!!!