Belonging

I'm still trying to settle in to my new job. I started in late October, and it really took awhile to even begin to feel like I was "one of them." I'm still paranoid about everything I do. There have been some shakeups in the upper echelons already just since I've been there (one right … Continue reading Belonging

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The Definition of Stress

Remember that old joke: Stress - (n.) The confusion created when the mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately needs it.   Well, my stress is partly that, but partly this: When the desire to live on your own terms is subsumed by the demands … Continue reading The Definition of Stress

I think I hate modern life

In the continuing saga of my existential crisis, some random, disjointed thoughts for your amusement. I know, I know. Living in the future and all. I love my gadgets, high tech, instantaneous communication with people around the world, BLOGGING (*heh*). But is it overload? Sometimes it feels like it. I know, I have the option … Continue reading I think I hate modern life

Dispatch from the Zone: Paranoia, problem, or just hurt feelings?

I'm starting to get the distinct impression my boss just does not like me. She has barely spoken to me since I've been here (nearly 2 months now), yet seems to go out of her way to greet everyone else in the office, poking her head around the corner to say good morning or goodbye … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone: Paranoia, problem, or just hurt feelings?

First Skirmish with the New Boss

I've had minimal contact with the new boss, apart from a few emails exchanged in regards to scheduling a few things on her calendar, canceling some others. Blah, blah. Nothing much. Today she comes to ask me about a meeting I scheduled at least a week ago, that she accepted (she handles all her meeting … Continue reading First Skirmish with the New Boss

5 Seemingly Harmless Things That Are Stressing You Out

Hysterical, and frightening. Read this on Cracked.com Ever fly into a rage for no reason? You think you're calm, but something comes along and pricks your balloon, and suddenly you're screaming at the car in front of you to JUST GO JESUS CHRIST IT'S GOING TO BE YELLOW FOR LIKE THREE MORE SECONDS. It's almost … Continue reading 5 Seemingly Harmless Things That Are Stressing You Out

Dispatch from the Zone – Big Brother Knows Where You Are

Most of you are familiar with Overseer, one of the managers I support here in my job. He's the classic cheapskate. When he took a one-year ex-pat assignment overseas, he actually had someone at the company ship his underwear to him that he had forgotten to pack, rather than just buy new where he was. … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – Big Brother Knows Where You Are

Come on, September! (Dispatch from the Zone)

HMFIC has decided to retire! No date yet, but very likely September! :::picture me doing happy dance!:::   The question now becomes, will the rest of us still have jobs down the road? Interestingly, HMFIC did not bathe in his perfume this morning. I did not smell him before I got to our area. Hmmm. … Continue reading Come on, September! (Dispatch from the Zone)

Dispatch from the Zone – Controlled Experiment

In which our heroine decides to conduct a further experiment regarding the Nebbish and seating choices. As you may recall, a few weeks ago I mentioned how Nebbish managed to plunk himself down in the weekly 2-hour staff meeting, sandwiching himself between yours truly and Manager Sporty, rather than avail himself of one of the … Continue reading Dispatch from the Zone – Controlled Experiment