Friday, April 20, 2012

Random Friday

  • One of my coworkers resigned, and today was his last day.  We have a major project going live in a few weeks, and suddenly I needed to learn a lot of things I didn't know so that I could teach them to a lot of people.  (The coworker was going to do the training.)  This week, I've been starting work at 6:30am and frequently working until 8, 9 and 10pm.  Today, I did the first training session.  There were about 80 people in attendance who listened to me yack for about two hours.  I flubbed my lines a couple of times.  I gave them bad advice at least once (that I caught) and had to go back and correct myself.  When that training session was over, I came home and collapsed.    I have no brain cells left.    

  • This afternoon, a plumber came to replace the hot water tank that his boss had inspected and deemed irreparable on Tuesday morning.  Turns out, the tank wasn't broken - two screws were loose.  I'm not sure if I'm relieved to have saved the $1000 that a new tank costs, or ticked off to have to spend $120 to tighten a couple of screws.

  • I regularly tell people at work how far a little chocolate will get them.  If somebody doesn't meet their deadline, I might let it slide but I tell them they owe me chocolate.  If I do leg work to help somebody get their work done, I tell them they owe me chocolate.  If I fix their mistakes, I tell them they owe me chocolate.  Today, for the first time in six years, I was the recipient of chocolate.


  1. Chocolate is a wonderful thing. Glad you finally cashed in on some.
    And the water heater thing? The BOSS said it was irrepairable? I see a strongly worded letter being sent to somebody higher than him! Chaps my butt!

  2. Yeah on the chocolate! We need a new hot water tank. I don't like to think about it. Might be forced to one day.

  3. Getting the screws tightened is much better than getting screwed out of $1000, I agree with Dawn, write a letter.

  4. There's nothing like doing more than you could possibly ever do to find out how able you really are.