I finished my last day with NSR yesterday with little fanfare or excitement. Most everyone wished me well and asked that I keep in touch, several didn’t speak to me at all. No surprise, really — I knew of at least 2 individuals who could not wait for me to leave. LOL It was pretty cool though overall, one of the Sales guys gave me some flowers. Another gave me a large artsy mug and some tea (she knew how much I love tea).
Jim and I interviewed a candidate for my position earlier this week. The job was offered, and I figure he will most likely accept. He seemed nice enough, works for a bank downtown, seems bright … I had my reservations, but honestly it wasn’t my call. If he works out, he works out. If he doesn’t, I guess they’ll keep looking. Unfortunately I was not able to leave my desk as empty as I would have liked (much to Jim’s chagrin!), so the new guy will have plenty to do when he starts mid-next month. My boss wants me to come in after he starts and help train him, but I honestly don’t know when that’s going to be possible … I start my new job before the new guy starts NSR.
I was talking to a friend of mine last week and she commented on how she was surprised to hear that when I turned in my notice management didn’t offer me more money, benefits, or any type of enticement to stay. I’m not in the least bit surprised, but it would have been nice to be offered. I left still feeling a bit unappreciated. I can honestly say that this is the first employer I’ve worked for where my position held very little respect in the eyes of upper management, but I knew that when I started … I needed the money, and it was good experience. (the office drama I could have done without, but one could not avoid it in a small workplace such as that) Don’t get me wrong — it’s been a good thing overall, but if I had my wish, there would have been MANY things changed about that job!
I’m nervous about the new job … but then again, I’m always nervous before starting a new job. It’s like going to school on the first day, you’re not sure what to expect, but feeling pretty sure that you can handle anything thrown your way. It’s a great opportunity for me, the pay and benefits are great, and I’ll be able to be home a lot more. Plus, it was time I moved on. I was getting burned out at NSR — and besides, Jim and I needed this. Don’t get me wrong, working with him has been great, but I won’t do that again. :lol: We drive each other crazy after a bit!
Jessie is looking forward to me being home more, but I don’t think she realizes that I’ll be WORKING, and not able to play with her. hehehe Poor thing, she has had the flu over the past 3 days and will most likely miss most of Christmas. :(
Her doctor has ordered bed rest for the next 3-4 days and with Jim and me being gone for the next 2-3 days, it wouldn’t be fair to Jessie to drag her along as we originally wanted (we haven’t had her for Christmas Eve in 2 years now *sigh*). We agreed that she’ll stay with her mother this weekend. If she’s feeling up to it Christmas Day, we’ll pick her up so she can go with us to visit Jim’s mom and stay a while at our house to see the Santa gifts.
Incidentally, this is probably “Santa’s” last year … we think she suspects he isn’t real, and Jim says he’ll tell her next week. What a shame, that was always the highlight of the season for me — getting to plan out the “Santa stuff” and seeing her reaction on Christmas Day.
They grow up so fast. :(
Well, I think I’ll cut things short for now. I’m about to have to go rescue Hobie from the stairs — she’s lost nearly all of her eyesight and has now gotten used to sitting somewhere just within earshot and yowling whenever she wants something. LOL!
Spoiled cat. I swear, she’s going to wake the whole house! :)
She’s doing pretty well otherwise. Though now she feeds by sticking her whole face into her food bowl, it’s the funniest thing to watch! I think part of it is for show because she’ll hear me or Jessie making a fuss over her, and she’ll purr and smile … I think I’m going to have to hose her down this weekend to get the food out of her fur though! hehehehe