My Subconscious is on Sabbatical

I recently filled out a PTO request at work, but accidentally asked for 5 weeks off instead of 5 days. My boss got a good laugh out of that, and I did, too. Until I started thinking about how wonderful five weeks off would be, and then I was like, wait a minute…why are we laughing?!Continue reading “My Subconscious is on Sabbatical”

Not Quite a Pot o’ Gold…But Close

A few days ago, I received the following email. Dear [first name], Once again we will be hosting a customer appreciation event with a focus on Social Seciurity and helping you prepare when it comes time to retire. Call me crazy, but if you’re holding a customer appreciation event, shouldn’t you make said customer feel,Continue reading “Not Quite a Pot o’ Gold…But Close”

Gimme Those TPS Reports. And STRIP!

A few months ago, the company I work for moved into a cool new building in downtown Camas. It’s not really “new” because it was built in the 1920s and housed many businesses over the years, most recently an automotive dealership. Where service bays once stood, there are now desks. The ceiling was ripped out,Continue reading “Gimme Those TPS Reports. And STRIP!”

Have Yourself a Mini Little Christmas

I had my annual review at work a few days ago. Things went well. My boss told me how much he appreciated my hard work and effort, gave me a new title (Senior Content Specialist…has a nice ring to it, huh?), more money, and  a person to supervise. This is all very exciting. Career-wise, I haven’tContinue reading “Have Yourself a Mini Little Christmas”

It Happened On a Tuesday

I’ve often said Tuesday is the most unappreciated day of the week. Think about it: Monday gets a lot of bad press because everybody dreads it – but at least they talk about it. Wednesday is Hump Day, the halfway point of the work week. People like Thursday because it’s almost Friday (and they getContinue reading “It Happened On a Tuesday”