Archive (week of 10.28.01):
How not to celebrate your One Year Anniversary at your current job:
Attempt to erase a zip disk and accidentally erase the entire contents of a volume on your Mac which contains all of the stuff you've been working on for the past month or so.
I'm not one who normally uses many expletives, but after I did that, they were flying out of my mouth like bats out of hell.
Here's a not-so-short synopsis of last week:
Monday: receive a vague notice about a department announcement at work. A* and I make plans to update our resumes and wait in the unemployment line on Tuesday.
Monday afternoon: find out that I still have a job, and that the vague announcement is about a reorganization. A and I have been hit hardest, not only do we have a new director (less impactful), we have a new manager (very impactful) - we are not happy campers.
Tuesday: spend most of morning in meetings about reorganization. Spend rest of day frantic, trying to get project comps out for approval.
Tuesday night: nightmares about project comps.
Wednesday: get approval on comps and do best to get artwork to printer. BUT need to buy stock photography. Wrench in plan. Manage to send out some of the files.
Wednesday night: more work nightmares involoving aforementioned project and buying stock photography.
Thursday: more frantic work on project and other annoying non-project related things. Can't these people see I'm TRYING to meet a deadline!?
Thursday night: drive across town to pick up some paperwork for Mum. She now owes me breakfast on Saturday morning. Am officially too tired to have nightmares about work.
Friday: less frantic, and project has finally been completed. One last trip to Fed-Ex (becasue we missed the 4pm pick-up at work) and it's the weekend.
Saturday: breakfast and shopping with mum.
Saturday night: After playing yahoo pool so much, actually trying to play a real game of pool on a real pool table. I actually didn't do that bad.
Sunday: a trip to the farmers market and puppy sitting
I was going to write something vague like "let's just say I've been busy". But I thought last week deserved a bit more explanation than that.
*A is my partner in crime at work (she's the head honcho of graphic design)