Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday fragments

Welcome to Friday fragments, my weekly recap of topics too big to forget, yet too small to be their own post.

Not a very exciting week. None of my supplier of tasty Friday gems sent me anything good to share with you this week.

On my work trip to Richmond I wasn't able to connect with any of my friends so that was disappointing. The training day was good. The new version of our product will be better than I expected, and clients will love it. But... (and you knew there was going to be a but) there will be quite a transition from the old to the new, which will mean lots of client conversations and training.

Work has been extremely busy for me (I sound like a broken record) and I'm starting to feel kind of burned out. That is not good, considering the paragraph above. On top of the major product update in the works, we've also had several personnel changes. My boss seems to be trying to pull me in many directions and I'm not sure what to do. This was me earlier today:
Part of me says 'talk to him about it', while the other part of me says 'keep quiet, don't complain, and stick it out because nothing lasts forever', even if we want it to.

Two weeks ago I mentioned we were going to see a condo that seemed to have good potential for an investment/rental. Unfortunately, a few days after submitting our offer we learned the seller had been served with a foreclosure notice. Since the amount he owed was more than he could sell it for, the bank decided to pursue foreclosure rather than allowing him to short sell. We are headed back to VA this weekend for Spouse's brother's 50th birthday party and have plans to see a few more condos that could make suitable investments/rentals. These have already been foreclosed upon so hopefully we'll have a better chance at making one of these work.

I didn't realize that Lena Horne was 92 when she died earlier this week. In addition to her obvious singing and acting talents, she was a rather interesting person! Check this out.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Crush du Jour: George Cullen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd say something to the boss about the "pulled in all directions" thing.

My worst experience was going from a very egalitarian and well functioning administration to a micromanaging and indecisive administration. I lasted 9 months before they fired me because I flat out told the admin director that she was an idiot.

When they canned me she said and I quote "You don't fit the structure here." to which I replied "Structure implies direction which has been sorely lacking in this administration under your watch."

I caught my direct boss crack a smile when I said that.