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A new concept at work!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

A double title for a busy life. This is something for business and fitness.

First the fitness part. I'm finally coming to terms with going slow. Thinking back, I now realize that if I increased my runs by one mile a week, I would be doing 20 miles at a time. So now, nursing my latest injury, I'm going slow. The MRI I cancelled would probably tell me everything I need to know. Until then , slow and steady.

The second concept is for work. Here it is - "we are going to put bread into a bread bag". Seems kind of crazy to say that, but that is the reality of work right now. The best part is - I get to initiate my own changes. The old manager has been ousted, Assistant Manager was moved up, and I have leap two spots to the Assistant position. Now I don't have any delusions about the lack of glories with this job, but it is a managerial spot in the Hilton Corp tree. The biggest perk of this job will be money. I knew the old boss was messing around with me, costing me around $100 per week, but I never knew the behind the scenes stuff. Now that is all gone. A huge stress has been lifted and I'm finally on level ground. I will probably blog more in the future about this, but I've only had one day of training.

A few side notes. With the change in health care, my cost for testing went way up. My side fees for an MRI will come in around $400. At least I know what I'll be doing with my first few paychecks. Next is to all who read my first blog from the 16th. I know it was a huge wine and complain session. That is normally not me, and that is why I deleted it. Sorry for the bad attitude everyone, doing better now.

Know there isn't much depth to this blog. I'm also in the middle of a family night, and it's a little hard to concentrate.

Have a good night and a Great Sunday, Konrad
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JSTETSER 2/24/2014 6:07AM

    Congratulations on the promotion!
Slow is good, and needed.
At 58, I have many "fast" friends having knee surgery

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MILKYWAY515 2/23/2014 2:31PM

  Konrad, a few days ago, you commented positively on an excuses blog. I need to tell you, it made my day. Been having the winter blahs, and not on SP much at all. That little bit encouraged me not to throw in the towel so to speak. Sorry about your injury, but at least it will give you time to think about the best way to exercise. I know me...I get going, and seem not to know when to stop, until I have caused injury! Sorry to say happens more often than not! I am trying to pay attention to what my mind and body is saying in regards to how I treat it; whether it be the food I use for fuel, or the exercise I use to increase my health. Wishing you good things ahead! And, thanks!!
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ANDREAG89 2/23/2014 1:43PM

    How great that you have a bit of creative leverage with the new job in making your own changes. I hope you and the new mgr will be a good pair for each other, and really bring up the place the way you know it should be.

Slow and steady wins the race....progress not perfection...you know. All that good stuff that tells us to keep going no matter the adversity we face.

Hope family night was fun! Congrats on the new position!

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TINAJANE76 2/23/2014 10:06AM

    I'm so glad to hear that your work situation has improved, Konrad. I know that this has been a huge source of stress for you lately and I understand--I've been there and know the emotional toll working in a toxic environment with toxic people can take on you.

Although removing your blog may have been the right decision for you, please don't feel like you can't vent here. We all need outlets for our stress sometimes and this can be a great place for that kind of thing, especially among the people we've come to rely on for support and encouragement in good times and bad. After all, that's what support systems are for--not just to give us an extra boost when we're feeling great, but to also help us keep things together when we're not doing so well.

Good luck moving ahead with your new job and with continuing to recover from your injury. Here's to things looking up for you!
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