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!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
And I don't have the answer. Not officially anyway.
One of the companies we sell to wants to audit one of the companies that builds some of our packages. The company to be audited is in Korea and it is a generally accepted belief that my company will have representation during the audit. Generally, the lead over the project would be the one to represent.
That's where it gets foggy. The package is technically mine. However, the project was given to someone else by the powers-that-be when there was a lot of eyes on it (whole other story, not getting into it here). Since then, things have cooled down and I've done more work on the project, but it's not been reassigned to me. So technically, not my project, but my package. Semantics? Yep!
We did meet today to discuss the audit. The idea was to figure out the who, what, when. However, the when is so in question that the other questions could not be addressed. Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow to try to answer them all. I'll provide an update when (if?) I get one!
Monday, June 21, 2010
First, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my blog yesterday. Even the "no comments"! That was the most comments I've ever had on a blog AND you all made me giggle! Thank you kindly for the support.
The apologies are for reeling you in. I'm not REALLY sorry, but figured I better get that token apology out there so as to not make too many enemies.
It's late now and I have to work in the morning. I will Spark you all later.
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