Friday, June 25, 2010
Here's a quick list of what I have planned for tomorrow. In order. And I'm doing this for two reasons. First, so you will be impressed by how much I plan to get done (LOL!) and second, so I don't forget what I need to do!
2. Start more laundry (doing a load tonight)
3. Go to the library
4. Stop at the Chevron for drinks to go with the lunches the kids will eat and ice
5. Take the kids to the water park and hang out with them for a little while
6. Meet CarlAnnie for lunch (Woo Hoo!)
7. Go to Cabela's and sign up for a concealed weapons permit class
8. Back to the water park for more time with either the kids or a book!
9. Bring everyone home and make dinner for the kids before going out to dinner with DH
10. Spark for a little while
11. Go to bed!
I think it sounds very doable. At least, right now, it does!
Friday, June 25, 2010
I asked the boss today who he was sending to Korea. He said that he hadn't decided, but if "other" guy was available he would send him. Because of who the customer doing the audit is. Kind of figured that. "Other" guy has experience with audits and I have none. "Other" guy has been taking the lead in talking to the customer, so customer is more familiar with him.
I almost suggested sending us both, but with the economy the way it is, that really isn't an option. Oh well. I'll get experience some other time. Probably. If "other" guy can't go, I'll let you all know. If you don't hear anything else, you'll know he went.
And on a related note, thank you all for you support through my little drama I had going here. The boss does know that I've done a lot of the work on this project. In fact, he mentioned that the only reason "other" guy is still involved in this project is because of "legacy." His word, not mine. The boss knows that I could handle this (probably), but since things are already in place with "other" guy, we'll just follow the same path.
I'll get my chance to prove myself (again!) and I'll get my chance to go out of the country. It just may have to be on my own dime! LOL!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
First, I do have a passport. When I was promoted into this job (about three or four years ago) my boss at the time told me to get one because trips like this can pop up with very little notice. The company paid for it and there was no need to expedite it (obviously! LOL!). It's been sitting in my safe ever since!
We had a conference call today with the customer and our internal teams. Looks like the audit will be pushed out a week. I also found out what product needs to be running in what part of the line during the audit and a preliminary agenda was agreed on.
That's it. No one discussed who would be going. However, during the call, the "other" guy took most of the action items (which means he asked me for the data after the meeting) and took a more active role. So it seems (to me anyway) very likely that he will be the one to go. Not me. Now that it looks like I won't be going, I really want to go!
Part of me is ticked because if it was the other guy (not the "other" other guy) who does the same job I do, there would be no question. He would be going. And I don't think it's because he is male and I am female. That really doesn't play into it. No. The reason I won't go (if I don't get to go) is because I am me. There is at least one BIG boss (power, not size...tee hee) who doesn't have faith in me yet. More specifically, he has more faith in the "other" guy. (And the other other guy too, for that matter!)
Anyway. I forwarded the information requested by the "other" guy and put our boss on the e-mail. And I included a presentation I've been working on for this project. And I asked who was going. No response yet, but I did send it late in the day, so I'm hoping for an answer tomorrow.
Finally the saga can end! I hope....
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
To answer the question, yes I want to go. But I don't!
I've never been out of the country, so the opportunity to go (especially on someone else's dime!) would be fantastic! But I've never been out of the country and we ALL know that if it's not in my hometown, it ain't worth seeing! LOL! So, I figured I would put together a list of pros and cons for going to Korea. If you'd like, you can vote on whether you think the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa.
Get to leave the country for the first time ever!
Company is paying.
Family would have to fend for themselves for the time I'm gone.
Family would realize how good they have it when I'm here (this one isn't definite, but I think it should be! )
I would have some (not much, but some) time to myself.
I wouldn't have to cook while I was gone!
If the bosses decide I should go, that means (in my twisted little head, anyway) that they have confidence in my abilities.
Food - get to try different foods.
New foods that I might not like - like fried crickets! Or whatever is a delicacy in Korea (can you tell that I am a typical American and know nothing about other countries?)
Might mess up the job I'm sent over there to do.
Would miss my family.
Shots - I think I would have to get shots to travel internationally.
Spark - would probably not be able to log in every day. There goes my 223 day streak (so far) of logging in and spinning the wheel
Food and exercise - I would probably eat too much and exercise too little
Did I mention that my family would have to fend for themselves if I were to go? Minimum of one week. My guess is that I would write the menu, buy all of the groceries, leave recipes where they were easily found and they would order pizza and Chinese and go out to eat every night. I'd say LOL, but it ain't funny! It's true!
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