Thursday, July 22, 2010
This week has been exhausting!!! Monday and Tuesday I trained a class, Wednesday the class had teachbacks, which is where people are invited into the class so that the students can present what they learned. It's so nerve wracking as the instructor, because if your students perform poorly, you didn't train them well!!! Then Wednesday afternoon I was forced to go to a baseball game and sit in the 90 degree heat with the sun beating down on me. And we had to stay for the first 2 innings since it was a "team outing" for work! I drank THREE 20 oz bottles of water out there, I have no idea how others were able to drink beer! Today I had webinars but since I am the lead on another project that kicks off next week I had to go to the planning sessions and delegate two webinars to another trainer. He's mad at me, but oh well, I forced him to work. Tomorrow is the end to my super long week thankfully, training another class to our Tech Support team in a different office. Whew, I am going to sleep in on Saturday!
On a brighter note, since Mark is starting a new job on August 2nd, I am taking him out to a fancy steak dinner tomorrow night at Gibson's in Chicago! He doesn't know where I am taking him, he only knows that I have a reservation somewhere to celebrate his promotions! Oh yeah, since he was given the job he was already promoted to a different team and possibly to team lead and he hasn't even started yet! :) I'm so glad for him! And since I am on about good news, I am down 3 more pounds! Woot! One-derland is only 23 lbs away!
Time to go for a jog and then get cleaned up to go to a Ohio University Alumni Association function at 6pm... hope I can stay awake through the night!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Maybe this is why I enjoy Dr. Who, he kills monsters... and this is my biggest one! I have alot, and I mean ALOT, going on right now with work, trying to get things together to start Grad school, and did I mention work? This week I am training M-W internal people, Thursday webinars, and Friday I have to go out to the 'burbs to train tech support. All while trying to eat right, fit in work outs, and not flip out totally. My stupid co-trainer isn't at all concerned about this training that starts at 1pm today and won't help me do the prep work. I almost feel like going to the boss to complain, but then I feel like a little kid running to mom about things. Hopefully I will be able to make it through.
Tonight I have to go shopping, but not good shopping for fun things like clothes, essentials shopping for cleaners, and TP and food, stuff like that. Add making shopping list to the things I have to do today! AHHH! Before that I need to get in a mile jog (I have been really bad about jogging since my stupid legs started acting up) and then hopefully go for a nice 30 minute swim. That would be great on a super hot day. I hope the pool is empty, I don't like sharing lanes!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
My trip for work went well. We presented our materials and got alot of good information and finished early. We got to the airport at about 2:30pm and our flight was at 7:55pm. We tried to fly standby on an earlier flight but my company cheaped out and got us all discounted fare tickets which would make changing flight a $170 expense! My boss obviously nixed that idea since there were three of us wanting to get home earlier. So guess what we did instead... went to the airport bar and drank beer. Ugh, and the guys ate hot wings and chili cheese fries. I refrained but did manage to imbibe 4 beers in that long wait! Needless to say I am extremely tired today... Seriously I should be smarter than that, but when I'm having a good time, it's hard to stop. Sadly I didn't end up at home until about 11pm last night. Tonight I am planning on an early evening and lots of sleep as I am back on an early flight tomorrow to go see my family in Ohio.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Stupid co-workers!!! Ugh! Tomorrow we fly to Tampa for a "Dry Run" which is where we meet with the clients and hammer out the finer points of the agenda. It's tedious and boring but it helps make the trainings we then provide more custom designed to the client. I am all for it, what I am not all for is the lack of caring my co-trainer is showing. He decided to call in "sick" today. I know this kid, he either just didn't feel like coming to work today or he is hungover. Either way, he left me holding the bag and doing ALL the prep work. To make matters worse, my boss doesn't even seem to mind. If it were me, she'd have been all over me to make me come in the office. I guess that shows she has more faith in my skills than his but good grief, hold people accountable. My team lead and I talked about it and he is trying to help me as much as he can but even then, there are only 2 of us who know the product well. So now that it is all off my chest, I am still mad, but at least I have some fuel to get me all prepped and ready for tomorrow!
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