Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This morning I was actually feeling guilty for missing work again for being sick - rationalizing it with the fact that I gave three weeks notice and then would be bailing on the last week. So I decided to try to suck it up and come in. And it just so happens today is my exit interview with HR (which they and I have both been looking forward to, but could be rescheduled) and it's Administrative Professionals day. I didn't expect my office to do anything for me since I'm leaving, but I did not expect what they did do.
They bought the temp flowers and did nothing for myself or the other assistant in the office. This is the same temp they were saying yesterday that they would not be hiring at the end of her contract. But they wanted to show her appreciation and not the two of us.
It's one thing to not do anything. It's another to slap someone in the face. Especially someone that just did you a favor by staying longer than necessary and coming in even while sick.
I'm furious. Again. With this office. And I'm leaving. Friday can't come soon enough.
Monday, April 23, 2007
One of my favorite parts of the reception was when one of their friends did his rendition of "Ice Ice Baby" - it was awesome!!!
YAY!! It was really cute.
On the 14th, Jason and I went down to Pike Place and wandered - it was so much fun! I love being down there. Of course pictures of that too:
The market: Of course, I had to take pictures of the fish-flingers. Couldn't get any of them actually throwing the fish, but this was good enough for me. We stopped for some treats and I had a frozen banana which I didn't really think about until Jason took some pictures...silly.... :)
And these artichokes were friggin enormous!!! It was nuts!! And of course, the flowers. The daffodils were so pretty and then there were some tulip/lily hybrids that were amazing!!
Jason (being the sweetie that he is) bought me a bouquet and then bought a bouquet to leave at his friends house that we were housesitting for. He's so nice. :)
Let's see..what else...so everyone and their mother was out of the office last week and it sucked. I don't like when people are gone, and to top things off I had to train the person that's taking over the admin position. I hate training. I'm the most impatient person I know, and that was not fun. Geez. But oh well.
Friday was the big scrapbook event!! I left work a little early and went to get things ready then I went to pick up Ms. Ashley to head up to Bellingham and Treasury of Memories. It was funny because I think we both knew we would get along and do fine together, but since we hadn't spent much time together at all and now we were heading into 24 straight hours, I know I didn't really know what to expect but I had a blast! She's so much fun! :)
Anyway, we got there and were totally overwhelmed - there was so much to this thing - they went WAY above and beyond to make it a fun night! There were probably 70 people there and most people were 4 to a round table, so it was tricky, but fun. They fed us SO much, too!! We had dinner catered by Izzy's pizza and Olive Garden, 3 mid-night snacks, breakfast by Designed Dinners, and then lunch by I think Subway. It was so good!! :) Anyway-pictures!! :)
Ashley and I:
Ashley and I made it through the night!! I took a 20 minute nap before we headed home (the 2 hour drive would have been unbearable had I not) and then I crashed. I slept about 14 hours and felt okay, but was definately ready to sleep again last night, but before that - THE FAIR!
Monday, April 16, 2007
I start my new job two weeks from today. Yay!! Today is the first of 3 days where half of our office is gone. It's quiet noise-wise but busy work-wise. And I have a tummy ache. Sad. :( I'm kinda in charge which is weird - I'm one of the newer employees, and I'm leaving, but put me in charge. Sure. :)
The rain is falling outside the window on our work patio. It sounds so cool.
I have lots of pictures from this weekend - Asia, one of my most favoritist people in the whole wide world, got married on Friday and we went to Pike Place on Saturday - so...fun times. I'm glad.
This weekend is my 20 hour scrapbooking extravaganza. I'm excited but I'm tired as I type this so it's difficult to imagine staying awake that long. I will be drinking about 20 Diet Cokes. :)
Saturday, April 07, 2007
That was 2 months ago. After the not-getting-paid-for-the-overtime-I-did fiasco, I did get a raise but about half of what was discussed in that meeting. And that took 2 months to get. And there's no sign of help on the way. And I'm frustrated. There's more I could say but I think that paints some of the picture.
So I happened to still have an email from one of the recruiters at Amazon.com, so I wrote back apologizing that it had taken me so long to respond but I would still be interested in the position. She responded! The process started. For the past 2-3 weeks I've been phone screening and then this week I had my interview on Tuesday. Thursday they offered me the position and...I accepted!
I am so excited! I love the atmosphere at Amazon - everything is focused on their bottom line of the customer being the focus. They don't spend frivolously and the people that work there want to be there. The team I would be working with are great - the thought process of the day is logical and, in the words of little orphan Annie "I think I'm gonna like it here".
I don't start until April 30th because so many people are out of the office this month at my current job it would be crippling to them for awhile to not have my help and have to do my job if I only gave 2 weeks notice. So Amazon respected that and is letting me do 3 weeks. Love it. And they are totally fine with me having school on M/W - sweet!!
Now I have 3 weeks to ask dumb questions in my head. Like, where do I park? What's the pay schedule? Bi-weekly? Twice a month? Where do I go for lunch? and stuff like that. I'm a dork. I'm just excited. :)
Monday, April 02, 2007
Clint reinacting the "evolution of dance" - Running Man.
Clint and I
Jenn, Bonnie, me and Emily
We were trying to make Jason drink his beer and he was SO confused as to what we were doing.
I had such a good time!!! Yay for fun. :)