Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Subliminal Messages

My recent...er...change in life situation dictated that I had to change my work schedule about six weeks ago. Where I used to be an "early morning" girl, I'm now more like a "between 8:30 and 9:00 depending on traffic" girl. A good 2-3 weeks before my schedule changed, I did all of the steps: talked to my boss...talked to my boss's boss...let the folks in my code know what was up and why I had to change my hours. I thought I'd covered all the bases...

Our staff meetings are generally scheduled at 8:30 on Wednesdays...so I busted my tail to get in this morning and was pretty proud to have made it by about 8:35....only to find the staff meeting well under way. And I was simultaneously hit by a barrage of conflicting thoughts...

"Huh, I wonder if I'm supposed to be in there or if they needed to meet without me?"

"You know, would it have killed them to give it 10 minutes?"

"The world doesn't revolve around me, so I understand why they started without me"

"...then again, there's only 5 people in the code, so it's not like there are a lot of schedules to be worked to actually include everyone"

and finally "Gah!"

And the kicker? After the meeting, my supervisor was wandering around berating himself for having a 25 minute meeting instead of a 20 minute meeting..."It went 5 minutes over! 5 demerits for me!" And all I could think was, "well, that was probably the 5 minutes you spent backbriefing me..."

So I can't decide...but I think it probably sends a message...I just haven't decided which one or how exactly I feel about it.

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...I'm also hopeful that the caffeine buzz will kick in shortly and I'll no longer be worried about how I should interpret whatever message it was that was sent and can return to my happy budget analyst workabee self. :)

La la la...

2 comments:

towwas said...

Dude. I swear I've checked your blog more recently than all these posts are dated. What's the deal? Why did they take so long to appear?

I Blog, You Blog said...

Fits and starts...it's all fits and starts. I'm blogging at the other place and then copying them over -- only then I forget or I get busy or whatever. It's improving. Must find the rhythm!! :)