cabenson: (Bitchy)
Today was my first day back to work after what was supposed to be a nice Spring Break but turned into a nice Sprung Back.

First, I find out that the promotion position I was vying for had been filled...by our supervisor. She decided to step down and they created the position for her. It would have been nice if they would have told me and the others who interviewed that the position was actually already filled. Asshats! So now we have a supervisor position open. I also found out that the 2nd shift super position that took forever to fill last year is indeed open again. I wonder if the guy they hired quit or got fired...hmmm.

Next fun thing, I got popped for a random drug screen. Bwahahahahaha. And I have been on (prescribed) Vicoden for a week. This is the second time I have returned to work after being off for an illness or surgery, and had to piss in a cup while under the influence of Teh Opiates. But as long as I have a legal prescription...they can't do anything.

And this brings up my next point. Why do they make the pee cups for drugscreens so small that only a needledick can comfortably fill the thing? It's not like I could bend over to see where the hell I was hitting. Yo! Bad back=no bending. At least the lights didn't go out this time and I didn't have a cast on my arm.

Finally, Basketball Fans- did you see those women's games last night? Go MSU!!!! cause the coach is Teh Prettay. And if the Illinois men win tonight, I win $30.00. And if I win...that's right. Lap dances for Teh Harem. Go Illini, Go Spartans!!!!!
cabenson: (Bitchy)
Today was my first day back to work after what was supposed to be a nice Spring Break but turned into a nice Sprung Back.

First, I find out that the promotion position I was vying for had been filled...by our supervisor. She decided to step down and they created the position for her. It would have been nice if they would have told me and the others who interviewed that the position was actually already filled. Asshats! So now we have a supervisor position open. I also found out that the 2nd shift super position that took forever to fill last year is indeed open again. I wonder if the guy they hired quit or got fired...hmmm.

Next fun thing, I got popped for a random drug screen. Bwahahahahaha. And I have been on (prescribed) Vicoden for a week. This is the second time I have returned to work after being off for an illness or surgery, and had to piss in a cup while under the influence of Teh Opiates. But as long as I have a legal prescription...they can't do anything.

And this brings up my next point. Why do they make the pee cups for drugscreens so small that only a needledick can comfortably fill the thing? It's not like I could bend over to see where the hell I was hitting. Yo! Bad back=no bending. At least the lights didn't go out this time and I didn't have a cast on my arm.

Finally, Basketball Fans- did you see those women's games last night? Go MSU!!!! cause the coach is Teh Prettay. And if the Illinois men win tonight, I win $30.00. And if I win...that's right. Lap dances for Teh Harem. Go Illini, Go Spartans!!!!!
cabenson: (Bruin Thomas)
As I returned from my coffee break at Teh Hell Lab this morning, I was notified that due to a flu outbreak, we would have a substantial (100%+) increase in our workload for tomorrow. Being the "team player" that I hate to be, I offered to come in for half a day to help out. Due to recent overtime restrictions, I was able to leave several hours early. This was a good thing because I had bitch out explain to a co-worker that she had majorly fucked up...again. She started to argue with me until I gave her "The Look" and she backed off. This is the same person who gave me a hard time about my being on limited duty after I returned to work from spinal surgery, and continues to badmouth people when they leave the room. I have never hated working with someone so much. Guess I shouldn't have recommended her for the job, huh ;)

So now I am debating on whether I should write, or start organizing the basement (we want to finish part of it this spring and summer.) I would play "Law and Order II: Double or Nothing", but Van Buren keeps saying I need more for a search warrant. Sometimes Anita, you can be a real bitch.

Maybe I'll just take a nap with the cats and pray they don't shoot me in the ass while I'm asleep.
cabenson: (Bruin Thomas)
As I returned from my coffee break at Teh Hell Lab this morning, I was notified that due to a flu outbreak, we would have a substantial (100%+) increase in our workload for tomorrow. Being the "team player" that I hate to be, I offered to come in for half a day to help out. Due to recent overtime restrictions, I was able to leave several hours early. This was a good thing because I had bitch out explain to a co-worker that she had majorly fucked up...again. She started to argue with me until I gave her "The Look" and she backed off. This is the same person who gave me a hard time about my being on limited duty after I returned to work from spinal surgery, and continues to badmouth people when they leave the room. I have never hated working with someone so much. Guess I shouldn't have recommended her for the job, huh ;)

So now I am debating on whether I should write, or start organizing the basement (we want to finish part of it this spring and summer.) I would play "Law and Order II: Double or Nothing", but Van Buren keeps saying I need more for a search warrant. Sometimes Anita, you can be a real bitch.

Maybe I'll just take a nap with the cats and pray they don't shoot me in the ass while I'm asleep.
cabenson: (Default)
It looks like they made some changes over on TWoP, and just in time. There is a separate Law and Order forum with subforums for each show. If you haven't been there in a while, check it out.

The power went out at work just before I left for the day. That was almost 5 hours ago. It's still out and is not expected back up until after 8:00pm which will push 2nd shift work into 3rd shift. Third will fall onto first... Throw in the thunderstorm/snow we are expecting and I think tomorrow would be a great day to call off. Oh, and I stabbed myself in the thumb while trying to rig a switch on my microscope. Kinda been a craptacular Monday.
cabenson: (Default)
It looks like they made some changes over on TWoP, and just in time. There is a separate Law and Order forum with subforums for each show. If you haven't been there in a while, check it out.

The power went out at work just before I left for the day. That was almost 5 hours ago. It's still out and is not expected back up until after 8:00pm which will push 2nd shift work into 3rd shift. Third will fall onto first... Throw in the thunderstorm/snow we are expecting and I think tomorrow would be a great day to call off. Oh, and I stabbed myself in the thumb while trying to rig a switch on my microscope. Kinda been a craptacular Monday.
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I had the second interview this afternoon. Before I left, I was asked if I was interested and wanted the comp people to start working a quote for me. I said I would call her tomorrow. Why? because the job that was posted was day shift and the one I am being "offered" is evening. And the position? So lacking in challenge that I would probably get fired for fucking around. When the interviewer says, "One of the selling points is that if you are unhappy in the position you were originally hired, you can transfer," you know that it is no dream job. So after a nice meal out with the wife, I decided I need to take a pass. It has to be the right fit or I can't take it. Damn it! I did apply for a promotion at work and the tech director likes me for it. Right now it's posted for a 4-yr degree with 2-4 yrs lab experience. We are hoping my 2-yr degree with almost 20 yrs experience will be enough.

As we walked out of the restaurant, we were discussing the cramping situation Mrs CB had while giving blood yesterday (the day after she got her period.) I was telling her how she should have waited and that I was shocked that her hemoglobin was high enough for her to donate. This is what followed:

Mrs. CB: Well, the did the hemo test and it was fine.
Me: But did they do the homo test?
Mrs. CB: See, this is why I love you. You are so funny,
even when I don't get it half the time.

I do love my silly gay wife. She wants to stay up and watch Alex tonight. Fifty bucks says she's asleep by 8:30pm.

Break out your booze, ladies. "Ghost" is on in T-minus 2 hours and 52 minutes.
cabenson: (Default)
I had the second interview this afternoon. Before I left, I was asked if I was interested and wanted the comp people to start working a quote for me. I said I would call her tomorrow. Why? because the job that was posted was day shift and the one I am being "offered" is evening. And the position? So lacking in challenge that I would probably get fired for fucking around. When the interviewer says, "One of the selling points is that if you are unhappy in the position you were originally hired, you can transfer," you know that it is no dream job. So after a nice meal out with the wife, I decided I need to take a pass. It has to be the right fit or I can't take it. Damn it! I did apply for a promotion at work and the tech director likes me for it. Right now it's posted for a 4-yr degree with 2-4 yrs lab experience. We are hoping my 2-yr degree with almost 20 yrs experience will be enough.

As we walked out of the restaurant, we were discussing the cramping situation Mrs CB had while giving blood yesterday (the day after she got her period.) I was telling her how she should have waited and that I was shocked that her hemoglobin was high enough for her to donate. This is what followed:

Mrs. CB: Well, the did the hemo test and it was fine.
Me: But did they do the homo test?
Mrs. CB: See, this is why I love you. You are so funny,
even when I don't get it half the time.

I do love my silly gay wife. She wants to stay up and watch Alex tonight. Fifty bucks says she's asleep by 8:30pm.

Break out your booze, ladies. "Ghost" is on in T-minus 2 hours and 52 minutes.
cabenson: (Go Bucks)
I just finished a tasty lunch of frozen waffles. And I went to make some coffee and discovered that there isn't even enough left for half a pot. I never know how much coffee we have because, apparently, my coffee sucks ass, so Mrs. CB always makes it.

Anyway, the interview went well. It was with the human resources department and they will pass the info onto the managers blah blah blah. They did give me pre-employment health history papers to fill out and outlined their hiring sequence...which I did NOT get the last time I interviewed, so I shall adopt a wait and see attitude. I hope it works out because I don't know how long I can go without killing someone at my current job. Orange really isn't my color and I think I'd be too popular in prison.

I have finally cleaned the house with the exception of our room. It only took three days due to constant distractions (cats, books, TV, pr0n, bball.) Daddy #3 just called and said they would be here in about an hour...just enough time to squeeze in a nap.

OSU women won again last night. What a game! One of the players on the opposing team contested a foul call by saying "Fuck me" and we watched, in what seemed like slo-mo, as the ref gave her a technical. The house went wild and the gal sat for 6 minutes. We have a big away game with my coaching girlfriend's team this Sunday. I will be watching it from my recliner.

Heading out early tomorrow morning. Mrs. CB wants to come back here instead of staying over. She wants to relax with the boys.

Nap time...I hate being old.

ETA: They called back to schedule the second interview already :)
cabenson: (Go Bucks)
I just finished a tasty lunch of frozen waffles. And I went to make some coffee and discovered that there isn't even enough left for half a pot. I never know how much coffee we have because, apparently, my coffee sucks ass, so Mrs. CB always makes it.

Anyway, the interview went well. It was with the human resources department and they will pass the info onto the managers blah blah blah. They did give me pre-employment health history papers to fill out and outlined their hiring sequence...which I did NOT get the last time I interviewed, so I shall adopt a wait and see attitude. I hope it works out because I don't know how long I can go without killing someone at my current job. Orange really isn't my color and I think I'd be too popular in prison.

I have finally cleaned the house with the exception of our room. It only took three days due to constant distractions (cats, books, TV, pr0n, bball.) Daddy #3 just called and said they would be here in about an hour...just enough time to squeeze in a nap.

OSU women won again last night. What a game! One of the players on the opposing team contested a foul call by saying "Fuck me" and we watched, in what seemed like slo-mo, as the ref gave her a technical. The house went wild and the gal sat for 6 minutes. We have a big away game with my coaching girlfriend's team this Sunday. I will be watching it from my recliner.

Heading out early tomorrow morning. Mrs. CB wants to come back here instead of staying over. She wants to relax with the boys.

Nap time...I hate being old.

ETA: They called back to schedule the second interview already :)
cabenson: (Default)
I have a job interview in an hour or so and Mrs CB sent me an e-mail to wish me luck. I think :)

Good Luck!
I left your eye shadow on your sink.
Thought you might want to look purty!


I guess she thinks I should femme it up today.
cabenson: (Default)
I have a job interview in an hour or so and Mrs CB sent me an e-mail to wish me luck. I think :)

Good Luck!
I left your eye shadow on your sink.
Thought you might want to look purty!


I guess she thinks I should femme it up today.
cabenson: (Go Bucks)
I have to go back to work tomorrow after 11 days off. Due in part to the severe ice/snow storm right before Christmas, I accomplished very little. That's my excuse and I am sticking with it. I just went out to move my car-it hasn't even been started since Wed, Dec 22nd.

Today is the anniversary of my first day at Teh Hell Lab. 14 freaking years of my life. I can't really say that I hate my job, in fact, I love it. I love sitting at a microscope and looking for cytopathic effect. I love the puzzle of determining the virus/bacteria based on the clues the docs give us. I don't even mind the 4:00am wake up calls. What I don't like is how two members of our team are allowed to continue perpetuating a hostile work environment. I have been harassed on more thn one occasion because I am permanently on restricted duty. I would gladly give up being in pain every second of every day in order to be a full member of the department. But that isn't going to happen any time soon. Luckily, my boss (and her boss) have been very supportive. I hope things will change...but I have been there long enough to know better. So, the search for better employment begins anew.

My Buckeye gals won today. Sorry Purdue fans, but we were tired of your shit. Penn State- you had our C game...so just wait. I think OSU Women have a strong chance in the NCAA tourney. Mrs CB and I are already planning for March Madness.

I have been reading like a fiend this past week. DeMille, Crichton, DC comics ;). I am halfway through Michael Crichton's State of Fear. Eco-terrorism and other sciency stuff...reminds me a bit of Thor's Hammer by Ken Follett. And both were Christmas gifts.

I think I have my "Return of Alex" fic worked out in my head and I hope to start writing it tomorrow. For those that have been waiting for me to finish "Progression" and/or "Harlots", I will get to those after this. I was given a limited time frame when I got my early X-mas gift from DW and Co.

That's it...thanks for letting me ramble.
cabenson: (Go Bucks)
I have to go back to work tomorrow after 11 days off. Due in part to the severe ice/snow storm right before Christmas, I accomplished very little. That's my excuse and I am sticking with it. I just went out to move my car-it hasn't even been started since Wed, Dec 22nd.

Today is the anniversary of my first day at Teh Hell Lab. 14 freaking years of my life. I can't really say that I hate my job, in fact, I love it. I love sitting at a microscope and looking for cytopathic effect. I love the puzzle of determining the virus/bacteria based on the clues the docs give us. I don't even mind the 4:00am wake up calls. What I don't like is how two members of our team are allowed to continue perpetuating a hostile work environment. I have been harassed on more thn one occasion because I am permanently on restricted duty. I would gladly give up being in pain every second of every day in order to be a full member of the department. But that isn't going to happen any time soon. Luckily, my boss (and her boss) have been very supportive. I hope things will change...but I have been there long enough to know better. So, the search for better employment begins anew.

My Buckeye gals won today. Sorry Purdue fans, but we were tired of your shit. Penn State- you had our C game...so just wait. I think OSU Women have a strong chance in the NCAA tourney. Mrs CB and I are already planning for March Madness.

I have been reading like a fiend this past week. DeMille, Crichton, DC comics ;). I am halfway through Michael Crichton's State of Fear. Eco-terrorism and other sciency stuff...reminds me a bit of Thor's Hammer by Ken Follett. And both were Christmas gifts.

I think I have my "Return of Alex" fic worked out in my head and I hope to start writing it tomorrow. For those that have been waiting for me to finish "Progression" and/or "Harlots", I will get to those after this. I was given a limited time frame when I got my early X-mas gift from DW and Co.

That's it...thanks for letting me ramble.
cabenson: (Cafrobenson)
I lost my voice the other day. One too many Billy Bob impressions, I guess. It started to come back this morning, much to the chagrin of my wife and co-workers. I LOVE using Jack Daniels as a medicinal aid.

We are prepared for tomorrow’s onslaught of Trick-or-Treaters. The pumpkin lights are lining the sidewalk and I put up the temporary “Crime-Scene Tape” fence to keep the little shits from trampling through our yard. Yes. I HAVE become that bitchy woman on the corner. We picked up some extra candy for the neighborhood kids…right. Whoppers are mine! I called them. I still need to carve three pumpkins tomorrow and one on Friday. Glad I am off the rest of the week. And just what kind of wine does one drink when handing out treats? Vampire brand Pinot Noir from Transylvania, of course.

The costumes for the party Friday night are a go! (This will be the fifth anniversary of when the Mrs. and I met…and at the same party. I was dressed as Gabrielle from X:WP…wearing my “I slept with Xena” t-shirt.) Mrs. CB shortened my skirt (anyone wanting a pic needs to send a SASE). I just need to make a tie thingy and an emblem for the vest…oh, and practice my “fingers in the pits” thing. Oh…and straighten my hair. Like that will happen. My icon…self portrait. Really!

And it appears that I will be available to keep all my harem bitches warm during the evenings after all. The second shift position was written incorrectly (they forgot to add “Senior” to “Tech”) and I would have had to take a 2 grade pay scale cut. I don’t think so, fuckyouverymuch. Goodbye evenings, hello again, 4:00 am wake up calls. Mrs. CB was happy… I’ll be home every night to cook and we got OSU Women B-ball season tix. They are the coaches’ pick to win the Big Ten this year. Go Bucks!

The research on the essay is complete. I watched ALL the A/O eps for potential HoYay! It was a difficult task, but I was willing to make that kind of sacrifice for you, my friends. It is due to be posted Nov. 17th. I’ll keep everyone updated, because I know how much this means to you.

Guess I’ll watch the game tonight. Will I incur the wrath of [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent if I say I hope the Red Sox take it tonight so it will be fucking over with? Of course, it WOULD be ironic to see the Cards come back and win it all. Damn…I’m torn. Wrath or Irony? Hmmmmmm…..



Okay...because I am bored, try this. You need to move the mouse without touching the black areas: http://terminal-insanity.com/z1g/steadyhand.swf
Have fun!
cabenson: (Cafrobenson)
I lost my voice the other day. One too many Billy Bob impressions, I guess. It started to come back this morning, much to the chagrin of my wife and co-workers. I LOVE using Jack Daniels as a medicinal aid.

We are prepared for tomorrow’s onslaught of Trick-or-Treaters. The pumpkin lights are lining the sidewalk and I put up the temporary “Crime-Scene Tape” fence to keep the little shits from trampling through our yard. Yes. I HAVE become that bitchy woman on the corner. We picked up some extra candy for the neighborhood kids…right. Whoppers are mine! I called them. I still need to carve three pumpkins tomorrow and one on Friday. Glad I am off the rest of the week. And just what kind of wine does one drink when handing out treats? Vampire brand Pinot Noir from Transylvania, of course.

The costumes for the party Friday night are a go! (This will be the fifth anniversary of when the Mrs. and I met…and at the same party. I was dressed as Gabrielle from X:WP…wearing my “I slept with Xena” t-shirt.) Mrs. CB shortened my skirt (anyone wanting a pic needs to send a SASE). I just need to make a tie thingy and an emblem for the vest…oh, and practice my “fingers in the pits” thing. Oh…and straighten my hair. Like that will happen. My icon…self portrait. Really!

And it appears that I will be available to keep all my harem bitches warm during the evenings after all. The second shift position was written incorrectly (they forgot to add “Senior” to “Tech”) and I would have had to take a 2 grade pay scale cut. I don’t think so, fuckyouverymuch. Goodbye evenings, hello again, 4:00 am wake up calls. Mrs. CB was happy… I’ll be home every night to cook and we got OSU Women B-ball season tix. They are the coaches’ pick to win the Big Ten this year. Go Bucks!

The research on the essay is complete. I watched ALL the A/O eps for potential HoYay! It was a difficult task, but I was willing to make that kind of sacrifice for you, my friends. It is due to be posted Nov. 17th. I’ll keep everyone updated, because I know how much this means to you.

Guess I’ll watch the game tonight. Will I incur the wrath of [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent if I say I hope the Red Sox take it tonight so it will be fucking over with? Of course, it WOULD be ironic to see the Cards come back and win it all. Damn…I’m torn. Wrath or Irony? Hmmmmmm…..



Okay...because I am bored, try this. You need to move the mouse without touching the black areas: http://terminal-insanity.com/z1g/steadyhand.swf
Have fun!

Job Update

Oct. 11th, 2004 03:35 pm
cabenson: (Default)
It is now official! I was offered the opportunity to transfer to another subdivision of my department and today I accepted. I will leave behind the world of Chlamydia, Herpes and Influenza (farewell, bitches!!) to tackle the dregs of clinical microbiology: Gonnococcus (Teh Clap), Strep and Parasites in da poop. I will also be saying farewell to rising at the fucking ridiculous hour of 3:30 am and saying hello to sleeping in and getting to work with my hair dried. I am going to be working 2nd shift but will have 3 nights a week off, including Fri and Sat...not bad at all. I will change jobs startin Nov. 27th.

I am excited about switching shifts and learning something new...well, not new, but something untouched in 10 years. I will also be able to return to an institute of higher learning to continue seeking the carnal knowledge my heart desires.

Of course the downside is that I will not see Mrs CB for a three-day period each week. Or is it? I think it will take us back to the days when we were dating...you know, those few weeks after we met before we moved in together? And she will have three nights each week to work on her Thesis From Hell and other non-fiction writing that she so enjoys.

Best thing...morning television with the cats and my coffee. Priceless!

Job Update

Oct. 11th, 2004 03:35 pm
cabenson: (Default)
It is now official! I was offered the opportunity to transfer to another subdivision of my department and today I accepted. I will leave behind the world of Chlamydia, Herpes and Influenza (farewell, bitches!!) to tackle the dregs of clinical microbiology: Gonnococcus (Teh Clap), Strep and Parasites in da poop. I will also be saying farewell to rising at the fucking ridiculous hour of 3:30 am and saying hello to sleeping in and getting to work with my hair dried. I am going to be working 2nd shift but will have 3 nights a week off, including Fri and Sat...not bad at all. I will change jobs startin Nov. 27th.

I am excited about switching shifts and learning something new...well, not new, but something untouched in 10 years. I will also be able to return to an institute of higher learning to continue seeking the carnal knowledge my heart desires.

Of course the downside is that I will not see Mrs CB for a three-day period each week. Or is it? I think it will take us back to the days when we were dating...you know, those few weeks after we met before we moved in together? And she will have three nights each week to work on her Thesis From Hell and other non-fiction writing that she so enjoys.

Best thing...morning television with the cats and my coffee. Priceless!
cabenson: (Default)
Shit! Ivan the Terrible has caused our Atlanta facility to close and they are shipping 800 additional micro specimens to our branch tonight. This means that I have surrendered my usual 3-day weekend and will be arriving at the Hell Lab, with a fucking smile on my face, at 5:00 am tomorrow. It's OT, and it always looks good to do something like this near your annual evaluation date. Mother Cabenson did not raise fools..except for my sister.

Bad thing is, I just got my shipment from Amazon. SVU season 5 DVD's and the new Patricia D. Cornwell novel. And it's supposed to rain, storm and be generally craptastic tomorrow. A perfect day to stay at home, skip the shower and eat Oreos. Shit! Note to self: NO more volunteering to come in on your days off!!
cabenson: (Default)
Shit! Ivan the Terrible has caused our Atlanta facility to close and they are shipping 800 additional micro specimens to our branch tonight. This means that I have surrendered my usual 3-day weekend and will be arriving at the Hell Lab, with a fucking smile on my face, at 5:00 am tomorrow. It's OT, and it always looks good to do something like this near your annual evaluation date. Mother Cabenson did not raise fools..except for my sister.

Bad thing is, I just got my shipment from Amazon. SVU season 5 DVD's and the new Patricia D. Cornwell novel. And it's supposed to rain, storm and be generally craptastic tomorrow. A perfect day to stay at home, skip the shower and eat Oreos. Shit! Note to self: NO more volunteering to come in on your days off!!
cabenson: (Default)
Three months ago, I applied for an in-house supervisor position over our specimen accessioning area. It would involve a 12-hour change in shift, but the money would be good. Only problem is, the manager that is supposed to be scheduling the interviews has been out of the lab for about half that time period. He managed to arrange an interview (at 4:00 in the AM, no less) and I interviewed with the HR dude...four freaking weeks later. This is an important position...for an important department. These people have had no one to go to about problems, training, or even scheduling vaca since the beginning of June.

Two weeks ago, I popped into his office and asked how close they were to making a decision. He said, and I quote, "Oh yeah...I probably need to get that taken care of." Can you all say, FLAKE?! So I talked to Mrs. CB and we set a deadline. The deadline has come and after finally getting the Mrs. to admit that she doesn't really want me to work late at night, I went in today and pulled my application. The poor HR guy.

HR dude: Did XXXX talk to you about this?
Me: I asked two weeks ago...nothing since then.
HR dude: And he wonders why I can't get his open positions filled.

So....a big sigh of relief and a continued search for a different job. I did just apply for a Teacher's Assistant at a local college. Keep your fingers crossed.

And it's not that I hate my current job...actually, I love it. I am just tired of dealing with "Non-leaders" who have leadership positions and refuse to accept the evolutions our lab is going through. And do nothing to solve the problems except sit on their fat asses and bitch. Hostile work environment, indeed!
cabenson: (Default)
Three months ago, I applied for an in-house supervisor position over our specimen accessioning area. It would involve a 12-hour change in shift, but the money would be good. Only problem is, the manager that is supposed to be scheduling the interviews has been out of the lab for about half that time period. He managed to arrange an interview (at 4:00 in the AM, no less) and I interviewed with the HR dude...four freaking weeks later. This is an important position...for an important department. These people have had no one to go to about problems, training, or even scheduling vaca since the beginning of June.

Two weeks ago, I popped into his office and asked how close they were to making a decision. He said, and I quote, "Oh yeah...I probably need to get that taken care of." Can you all say, FLAKE?! So I talked to Mrs. CB and we set a deadline. The deadline has come and after finally getting the Mrs. to admit that she doesn't really want me to work late at night, I went in today and pulled my application. The poor HR guy.

HR dude: Did XXXX talk to you about this?
Me: I asked two weeks ago...nothing since then.
HR dude: And he wonders why I can't get his open positions filled.

So....a big sigh of relief and a continued search for a different job. I did just apply for a Teacher's Assistant at a local college. Keep your fingers crossed.

And it's not that I hate my current job...actually, I love it. I am just tired of dealing with "Non-leaders" who have leadership positions and refuse to accept the evolutions our lab is going through. And do nothing to solve the problems except sit on their fat asses and bitch. Hostile work environment, indeed!
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The little (being 5'10", anyone under 5'6" is a little person to me), dude from our HR office popped in this morning and asked if I had time to come down and chat about the supervisor's job. It has been almost 5 weeks since the first interview and I was about ready to write it off and start looking outside the company. I walked down on my lunch break and he gave me some basic info on the job and talked about what he is trying to accomplish as far as recruiting lab assistants. My gut, and the way other "higher ups" have been asking my opinion, leads me to believe the job is mine. I have one more interview to go...with the District VP who has a horrible speech impediment. That will be a treat...one can't talk clearly, the other has problems hearing certain accents and pitches.

I have to add that I wasn't expecting this interview today, but something told me to wear my "big-girl bra" and a new non-Tshirt top today instead of a sports bra and OSU Buckeye tee. The twins were looking good...it is nice that I have lost enough weight that I can't see my gut sticking out past my boobs...well not AS much as last year.

Off to nap then I need to clean before dinner. It's POKER night on Sat, and we are hosting.

By the way, Mrs CB got her car back yesterday and IMMEDIATELY went to pick up the mower. Two sagas that have come to an end...thank god!
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The little (being 5'10", anyone under 5'6" is a little person to me), dude from our HR office popped in this morning and asked if I had time to come down and chat about the supervisor's job. It has been almost 5 weeks since the first interview and I was about ready to write it off and start looking outside the company. I walked down on my lunch break and he gave me some basic info on the job and talked about what he is trying to accomplish as far as recruiting lab assistants. My gut, and the way other "higher ups" have been asking my opinion, leads me to believe the job is mine. I have one more interview to go...with the District VP who has a horrible speech impediment. That will be a treat...one can't talk clearly, the other has problems hearing certain accents and pitches.

I have to add that I wasn't expecting this interview today, but something told me to wear my "big-girl bra" and a new non-Tshirt top today instead of a sports bra and OSU Buckeye tee. The twins were looking good...it is nice that I have lost enough weight that I can't see my gut sticking out past my boobs...well not AS much as last year.

Off to nap then I need to clean before dinner. It's POKER night on Sat, and we are hosting.

By the way, Mrs CB got her car back yesterday and IMMEDIATELY went to pick up the mower. Two sagas that have come to an end...thank god!
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Well, my head is a lot better and I did drag my sorry ass into work, but I made damn sure everyone knew that I was coming off a migraine. It's funny how when I tell them that, I either get a look of sympathy or they run in fear for their pathetic lives. And [livejournal.com profile] heathers thinks SHE's a bitch at work. ;)

I just started getting some of those missing LJ-comment e-mails today. I should really stop sending comments when I am spending time with Mr. Pinot (which does not trigger my migraines, but Madame Merlot and that slutty Chardonnay do-weird, I now)

Gotta take a nap..not much sleep last night.
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Well, my head is a lot better and I did drag my sorry ass into work, but I made damn sure everyone knew that I was coming off a migraine. It's funny how when I tell them that, I either get a look of sympathy or they run in fear for their pathetic lives. And [livejournal.com profile] heathers thinks SHE's a bitch at work. ;)

I just started getting some of those missing LJ-comment e-mails today. I should really stop sending comments when I am spending time with Mr. Pinot (which does not trigger my migraines, but Madame Merlot and that slutty Chardonnay do-weird, I now)

Gotta take a nap..not much sleep last night.
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Thank god it's Thursday! I am exhausted to the point that I can't sleep...enter NyQuil Cherry shots!! I hope it helps with this allergy/cold thing.

Got good news on the job thingy. The manager that I initially interviewed with stopped me in the hall yesterday to let me know that he was conntacting HR that morning and I should expect a call for the second interview. Now I can spend tomorrow morning researching employee conflict resolution and non-monetary motivation/reward ideas.

This job/promotion will be a HUGE career advancement, but I still have a few "Is this the right thing for me and Linda?" moments...it will be a big change in my personal life as well.

I guess we'll have to wait and see...
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Thank god it's Thursday! I am exhausted to the point that I can't sleep...enter NyQuil Cherry shots!! I hope it helps with this allergy/cold thing.

Got good news on the job thingy. The manager that I initially interviewed with stopped me in the hall yesterday to let me know that he was conntacting HR that morning and I should expect a call for the second interview. Now I can spend tomorrow morning researching employee conflict resolution and non-monetary motivation/reward ideas.

This job/promotion will be a HUGE career advancement, but I still have a few "Is this the right thing for me and Linda?" moments...it will be a big change in my personal life as well.

I guess we'll have to wait and see...

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