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April 17th, 2006


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04:06 pm - Minor update re: work
And a couple of other notes. I did, in fact, manage to write rough drafts for the Holy Saturday and Resurrection Sunday midrash fics in the series. But I did not manage to rewrite or post them.

Vote, if you please: should I work on them this week? Or wait and post them next year on the appropriate days?



So a couple of weeks back I emailed the Upstairs Boss, asking her what my current job description/title is, because I am now doing stuff I was not doing two years ago, and several of my previous "responsibilities" have been delegated out to others.

She said she'd let me know in a few weeks.

Last week she took me briefly aside to say that she's thinking about totally changing my position, putting into finance/billing (I'm half-way there right now anyway). This could be good, as it would = pay raise, and some actual solid responsibilities. It also comes with two downsides: I would actually have to understand the math of the billing process (*metaphorically slits wrists*) and talk about it on the phone to our newspaper contacts. I hate phones with a firey passion, at least at work. Also, I would no longer be working strictly under GoodSuper Karine, but under Upstairs Boss, who gets a tad manic when she's stressed, and whom I have a hard time not yelling at or breaking down in front of when she's on the warpath.

Hmmmm.

Lord?


More as more occurs.
Current Mood: wary

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From:whitemartyr
Date:April 17th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Hmm is right. Do you think you could express your concern with the math stuff? Or would that be shooting yourself in the foot??

*prays*
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From:kerravonsen
Date:April 18th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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I think it would be worth mentioning the math stuff; I know one of my chief concerns about my new job description was having to write marketing material, and I did mention it, and they said, no, we understand you have no experience in that area, we're not expecting you to come up with that material.

So I think it would be worth asking a "clarification" question about that.
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that's a good point. I'll be sure to ask about that--I'm sure she'll want to know before making the decision.
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From:lapinguina
Date:April 18th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
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*squee* Loving the icon ;) I always get excited when I see people using my stuffs.

Man, I really need to make more icons! I've just been so busy...
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
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It's such a *pretty* icon. :-)
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From:lapinguina
Date:April 18th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
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Teehee! And so's that one!! :D
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
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And so's THAT one.

*stares at Charlie*

*thud*
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From:lapinguina
Date:April 18th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
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Mmm, I know. *drool*
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From:mistraltoes
Date:April 18th, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)
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I haven't had time to read the midrash yet, but I think it would be great to finish them and post them now; you may have something else you want to do by next year.

I think the job sounds good, if you feel up to increased responsibility. If you want to advance, you need to take on new challenges. I hated phones until I did them for a while, but once I got into the mindset that I was helping people, I became quite good at it.
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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I haven't had time to read the midrash yet, but I think it would be great to finish them and post them now; you may have something else you want to do by next year.

That's the thing; I went a year already between two and two, and found my inspriation right where I left it. Hmmm. I do have the rough drafts finished...I dunno.

I think the job sounds good, if you feel up to increased responsibility. If you want to advance, you need to take on new challenges.

Yes, that's true. *sigh* It was just nice to coast a bit for a while, and I'm really not sure I want to still be at this company in a few years. Don't know where else I'd go, though.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 19th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
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In my little world, inspiration is a tricksy thing that can come and go without warning. I have to use it or lose it; perhaps it's different for you, but do you really want to tempt the muse?

If you think you might want to go somewhere else, then a promotion or increase in responsibility is a really good thing to have on your resume! Though I'm not trying to push you into it, just suggesting that you consider the opportunities as well as the drawbacks. Though of course what you *really* need to know is if this is what God wants you to do. As to where you'll be in a few years--writing full time, head of your own company, cruising the Mediterranean--it doesn't really matter. What matters is that right now, always, you stay open firstly to God's leading, and secondly to opportunites to grow. [Grr. Do I sound predictable or what? But it's true.]
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From:mistraltoes
Date:April 19th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
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Doggone, that was me, I got logged out again. I hate that.
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 19th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
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In my little world, inspiration is a tricksy thing that can come and go without warning. I have to use it or lose it; perhaps it's different for you, but do you really want to tempt the muse?

That's usually true for me, as well, at least for short fics. This is unusual--a series of short fics with inspirational staying-power. Long stories, I usually wind up either not writing at all, or writing about 3 years after the idea comes, and after realizing that it won't go away, lol.

I might at least do the rewrites.

If you think you might want to go somewhere else, then a promotion or increase in responsibility is a really good thing to have on your resume! [snip] What matters is that right now, always, you stay open firstly to God's leading, and secondly to opportunites to grow. [Grr. Do I sound predictable or what? But it's true.]

It sounds predictable because it's very sound advice. :-) I'll try to keep all of that in mind, because it's easy to forget, and yes, I do need to be as open as I can to God's leading right now. Thank you for the reminder.
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From:jd3000
Date:April 18th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
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One cannot climb the mountain without braving the rocks.

This has been your moment of Zen for today. :-D Here's hoping whatever you choose, though, works out well for you.

-JD
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From:jd3000
Date:April 18th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
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And I agree with mistraltoes, if you've done the stories now, don't keep them cooped up.

-JD

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