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Sad Day with Good News (Maybe) & an Uplifting Afternoon

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today, I said goodby with lots of hugs to my first boss at my present employer. Mary is one of the people who was recently laid off. she is such a "mom". Warm, nurturing and fabulous. She is also a nuclear scientist. I learned so much from her about how the company works! She gave mea great foundation upon which I've built my current career. I will miss her!

My boss told the IT team to send my fried hard drive to a company that may be able to retrieve my files! I hope, I hope, I hope! I also hope it does not cost too much. We're talking anywhere between $500 to $2500 and takes about 2 days. I am stunned that the company decided to do this. I am sure it's becaise of the current subpoena. It took ALL DAY for the backup to run on my new computer which I don't understand because I have very little on the new one! My department's exec admin ordered a filter for my huge monitor - even with the setting way, way, way down, the glare sends me in the direction of a migraine.

I had a meeting with my boss and our three students to discuss the progress on the archiving project. I was nervous that my boss would be unhappy with my directing the project and mentoring the students, but he seemed, with the group, happy with the work. We will not finish the project as originally scoped, but, in fairness, we had never done this project before so it has been a learning process for everyone. I walked out of there so inspired and humbled. These college students are amazing and I am so blessed to have the privilege of working with them!
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    I'm sorry you had to say good bye to a beloved coworker. That's never fun. However, I'm glad you did have a positive experience at work too.
    Kinda like life...a mix of sweet and sour.
    Hope you have a great week!!!
    2118 days ago
    The cost/benefit ratio on getting infomation off your hard drive is such that it is worth every penny spent. Even not for profit entities have to consider what is best. emoticon

    I'm happy for you that the archiving project is turning out well. emoticon
    2118 days ago
    I hope they can retrieve your files! I think those people are pretty good at that sort of stuff these days.
    2118 days ago
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