We did my annual evaluation at work yesterday. Everything went fine. My "improvement I need to work on" is being more approachable when I'm working in the office. I also need to work on my attitude, a little bit, when working in the office. I can't argue with this, I HATE working in the office and I'm sure it shows. I also don't understand why it's necessary to work in the office once per week. I don't see that it helps anyone, I'm grumpier (obviously my co-workers don't enjoy that). Surely I'm less kind to the callers when I am grumpier. I've got no problem coming in when there is a reason; like clients visiting the call center or if we've got new people starting that need the support. I just don't see why I need to wake up 2 hours earlier, put on uncomfortable clothes, leave my crazy dogs, drink cold coffee, and be surrounded by noise, just because the rule is that I have to work in the office one shift per week. I thought I was doing well not being tacky with the dopey callers. I guess they want more :0( O.k. rant over. After my time off next week, I will work on being more approachable and having a better attitude when I'm working in the office. I do still need this job for a couple more years.
On the good side... In the back of my head I kept thinking. This would be a good time, next year, to clue my supervisor in on my plans to leave in Feb. Won't That BE COOL!!!! Big Smiles all around.
I'm wondering if I am having another moment of 'things falling together' that future full timers talk about having when they are getting ready to go. After work, I was talking to someone about my truck and that I'm going to have to sell it to get something smaller. I started talking about what I will be able to get for it. My research has shown I would be able to get $1300 if I'm really lucky. Trade in value would be about $850. I made it clear I wasn't ready to sell anytime soon. So, this guy asks me. "If you could get $2500 dollars would you sell it now?" He has a friend that has been looking for a truck just like mine (I didn't ask why). I said yes. He's going to make a phone call and will get hold of me if it's a go. So I may be shopping for a towed sooner than I thought. Good thing RV magazine had an article on good toweds, I cut it out to save. The magazine is one my Dad got for free when we went to the RV show and he passes them on to me. I just picked up the magazine when I went to lunch with mom this week.
3 more days of work (working from home I might add) and then I have a week off. Dog park trips are in the plan, selling the fish tanks, and having reg maintenance done on the truck is in the plan. Maybe I'll also take a tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory in Boulder?
Hope all is well in blogland. Take care and be gentle with each other.
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