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fic rec Friday

Friday, October 19th, 2018

No particular fic to rec today, just fic in general. It’s so great! I recommend it! (Yeah, it’s been a long week. Not bad, just long.) This is one of those days when it would be super helpful to just have the day off from work, so I could do a bunch of errands, and […]

powered by chocolate

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

You know what’s great about October? CANDY. There’s candy everywhere, and it’s suddenly more acceptable than ever to just snack on it all the time. I took a peanut butter cup to my super special meeting training last week, and it was excellent. Things I’ve said to explain all the candy: *”There’s just so much […]

I sure did learn something

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

I have now been OFFICIALLY TRAINED in how to lead meetings. Except don’t call it leading, because the “lead” doesn’t do that part. That’s the facilitator’s job! The common thread of the training was using words that already exist to mean something else. Like, apparently we address “tensions” now? But don’t think that means something […]

that’s paid time, right?

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Aww yeah, it’s TRAINING DAY! Earlier this week, I was asked to participate in a training about “being a meeting facilitator,” which is really 10,000% the pinnacle of our current office culture. Considerations: 1. It’s 90 minutes of paid time on a Friday afternoon. That really would have been enough right there. 2. SURELY I […]

the daily crisis report

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

At my workplace, we have a cursed project. It’s crazy to even have to say that, but I feel it’s reached that point. Every day, some new crisis comes to light. I’ve been tempted (oh, so many times) to ask if there’s a mercy rule. At what point do we get to just cut our […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Okay, first things first: 1. The breakfast was not a buffet. I was definitely late, but not as late as many, because traffic has been kicking my butt lately, and also I’m very bad at guessing when my phone gps wants me to turn at the current stoplight or the next one, because they’re really […]

workaday Thursday: breakfast edition

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Going to a company breakfast thing this morning! Sometimes I like to pretend that I am one of those employees who can handle things like ‘driving new places,’ and ‘changing my schedule.’ The trick in this case is that technically I have driven to this place once before. (I don’t really remember it, but I […]

like the original, but more me

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Yesterday my workplace sent out an email titled ‘what’s most important.’ (Not capital letters, clearly.) It was about the six things deemed most important to focus on between now and the end of the year. Which kind of seemed like a great concept, since we’re heading into the final three months of 2018, except that […]

still confused

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Last Friday I went to a work seminar about “trust.” It was great, in the sense that I got paid for 45 minutes of sitting quietly and not being too obviously distracted. But honestly, I didn’t get it. The speaker kept talking about trust like it was a yes/no question — you either trust someone, […]

it came to me in a dream

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

I had a dream with a lovely message last night, which was all about having fun by continuing to try new things and have new experiences. (And because I am always super curious when people talk about their dreams having any kind of coherent narrative, mine did not. That was just the message I took […]