Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tomorrow is my last day of work at my current job and while I'm a little sad, I am extremely glad to be down. 

I had my exit interview today and gave my company constructive criticism.  I gave my boss glowing reviews and told them they what I though about one particular manager who is miserable all the time, condescending and rude to her employees.  I've had the pleasure of sitting right next to her and how she talks to me and it has been extremely hard for me to sit there while she is so mean to people.  Apparently the HR lady took my exit interview, flipped my words around and will now be speaking to my boss tomorrow.  What in the hell?  I had nothing bad to say about my boss, my boss is not the problem, this other manager is.  Nobody likes her, nobody.  Except for the HR lady. She also had the balls to tell me I may be sad at work because of my home life.  Excuse me?! No, I'm sad at work because the work environment sucks and they don't see it. I'm half tempted to write another note about how misconstruing my words is total bullshit so please don't. 

Another girl also gave her two weeks and she works for the other manager.  She also doesn't have another job lined up.  What should that tell them?  That she's so completely miserable she will quit her job in this job market and throw caution to the wind. I applaud her and think more people need to speak up but they probably won't.

Tomorrow our sweet stinker Emma is getting fixed.  It's something that we feel strongly about and needs to be done but I can't help but worry.  I hope she does okay. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's funny how things eventually work themselves out.  I never heard back from that job I had two interviews with.  I followed up once and then nothing.  I'm also not the type to hound someone, if they want me then they'll let me know.  I decided not to apply for jobs before my vacation in June but last week at my job made me feel differently. 

I woke up and went into work each morning depressed.  Work was taking it's toll on me, and I started to hate it.  I don't want to be the type of person to ever hate work.  I realize that, especially in this economy, you get what you can take and sometimes that means working at someplace that doesn't leave you happy.  I went home and decided to be proactive about the situation instead of just complaining and started applying more places.

Thursday I received an email wanting me resume in a different format, and after I re-sent it there was a whirlwind of e-mails and I had an interview set up for yesterday.  I went to the interview, talked a bit with the girl who's leaving the position due to a move,  and then talked to the attorney.  It was the easiest interview ever.  No real questions, he made a statement that I seemed "smart" from my e-mails and on top of things (hahahah) and then he offered me the job. I'm still a little shocked.

I start in a week, I'll be making a bit more than I am now but they pay salary.  My hours are 9-5 with an hour lunch.  The office is located on one of the nicest shopping streets in Boston, close to the Common and everything else you could possibly want.  It seems like it's going to be great.  I need a less stressful environment where management actually appreciates the hard work I do and doesn't make rules on how to sit in chairs.

This is it, this is what I was waiting for.  I try to believe that things happen for a reason which is what I told myself after the other job disappointment and now I could not be happier for this opportunity.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm supposed to be at my friends bridal shower right now but I'm sick, again. It's frustrating to say the least. I've been sick for about two weeks now and I thought I was getting better but yesterday morning I woke up feeling awful again. I annoy myself with how much I'm coughing so I really didn't want to attend the shower and be hacking up my lungs all over the place.

On Friday, since I was feeling better, Matt and I went out on a real date. It was amazing.  I felt almost giddy, like it was one of our first dates.  We also went to dinner at the place we went for our second date.  After dinner we heading over to Fenway to watch the game.  The Sox were ahead, and then we fell behind and most people left but in the 7-8 innings we came back.  We still lost by 1 but it was definitely a good game to attend. My friend who's having the bridal shower today was actually at the game and her and her fiancee sat a few rows behind us.  I didn't know they were going to be there so it was a nice surprise when I saw them walking up the stairs.

I feel like Spring is finally on it's way though, and the trees on our street are finally starting to bud.I'm so excited to be done with the cold weather.


Monday, April 11, 2011

I can't believe how fast that weekend went.  I blinked and it was over.  At least the sickness seems to be leaving our house, thank you

Had a low key weekend.  Emma seems to have boundless amounts of energy and even though we take her for approximately 18 walks a day, she still is energetic.  My friend invited me with her dog to a place called The Fells which is a huge open field with lot's of doggies running around. There are trails and a lake too.  It sounded like the perfect opportunity for Emma to go run so we went.  It was kind of crazy walking up to the field because there was sooo many dogs, almost intimidating. I was a little hesitant to let Emma off the least because I didn't want her running away but it's almost more dangerous keeping her on.  I let her off and she ran and played for hours! She played so well with all of the other dogs, I was a proud dog mama.  She went over to people and they would all pet her and tell her how pretty she was, of course!  At one point a dog the size of my hand came over and Emma started sniffing her.  I didn't want her to sniff too hard because this dog could have probably fit in her mouth but she did great, just sniffed and that was it. We also walked on the trails a bit and dipped her paws in the water.  I think she enjoyed it just as much, or more, than I did.

She was conked out for the better part of last night and I even had to wake her up this morning to take her out.  I think I might make this a weekly thing because she just has so much energy that needs to be let out.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I can't wait for this week to be over.  On Tuesday morning I woke up feeling like I had been run over by a bus.  I called out of work hoping this would be a one day sickness.  Matt was also home from work and was in such a great mood all day!  (that's sarcasm)  Needless to say I didn't really get much resting done.  Wednesday I toughed it out and tried to go to work.  I had to be in court which made it a little easier.  Wednesday night was accounting and to my surprise I got a 73.5 on my test.  I wanted to jump up and down in class because I was so excited but I refrained.  I'm definitely not totally understanding it but I think I might be on my way there.

This morning I woke up still feeling gross but tried to go to work, but it didn't turn out so good.  I only had 4 hours of sick time left which leaves me with a dilemma.  I'm obviously sick, hacking up my lungs, sneezing, eyes watering all over my cubicle yet I'm expected to work?  It doesn't make sense.  I'd rather take the 8 hours of pay and just stay home, which I'm sure my co-workers would appreciate as well.  One of the girls in our small department is also on vacation this week so I feel bad having to be out but I'm really not adding any sort of value when I'm there. We will see how tomorrow goes.  I'm trying to rest and while my eyelids are burning they are so tired, my body just won't sleep.  

On top of all of this my lovely boyfriend has been driving me up a wall. :)  It would be nice if he tried to pick up some slack while I'm sick.  He had an appointment to get tattooed over two hours away tonight and while I agree, tattoos are life threatening, I probably would have re-scheduled.  Leaving your sick girlfriend at home to deal with a 4 year old and crazy dog when she can barely move off the couch is probably not the greatest decision ever. 

I hope he doesn't expect me to actually be in a good mood tomorrow.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

If I thought I was busy before, I was mistaken.  Holy cow, this dog has taken over our lives.  There were a few days there where I wondered if we had made a mistake getting her.  She's so much work and I didn't know if we were up for it.  Not because we didn't want her but because of time.  I won't give up on her though and the mere thought of giving her away broke my heart.  It's only been a week and we are all adjusting and learning.  It's a process and one that we elected to go through. Between working full time, going to school, having a kid, having a long commute, having a relationship, an apartment and also having a moment to days are definitely full. She's worth it though. 

Now it's Saturday night and I'm sitting at home by myself, for the second night in a row.  Matt and I had planned a movie night for last night but then he found out that his friends' band, one that he used to play in, was having their last show so he went to that.  We moved movie night until tonight and then he got a text around 8 that Slapshot was playing in Providence so he hopped in the car and headed down. Emma and I are snuggled on the couch watching bad t.v.  There is nothing on.