Having correctly identified the lat few days as period induced insanity, today wasn’t too bad. (And as an aside, why can’t someone DO something about PMS in bipolar women? Seriously. It sucks to suddenly be suicidal on and off for a day or two. And then be PERFECTLY fine.)
On one hand, it is nice coming home and only thinking randomly about work, instead of worrying I’ll get a call that someone needs something rightthissecond! or that I’ve forgotten some little task or that I need to spend 3 hours of my time on a powerpoint presentation. But, there’s something depressing about speaking of SVP’s and realizing that where I used to work, I was on a speaking basis with those types of people. There’s something irritating about learning about processes and tools that at a previous job, I would have helped to implement or create.
But, the people seem pretty nice, the options in terms of advancement there if I want them, and shifts seem to improve rather quickly.
What will be weird is talking like people on the floor again, instead of the people in the offices. It’s strange to suddenly have to worry about things like break times and if I leave a mess on my desk. I’m used to coming and going as I pleased, relatively speaking. Of course, the option of PAID overtime is a nice one at the moment.
The training just might kill me again. People developing corporate curriculum’s-PLEASE explain to me why people need to be treated like 14 year olds?! I don’t want to get in a group and spend 20 minutes making a team sign. I don’t want to sit in a group to follow vague instructions with no explanation. I want the trainer to talk like a normal human instead of a babysitter. Dude, I just want to get to the actual information.
And I know-spending years reporting and analyzing data has left me with an inability to process superfluous information. I just can’t stand it. But I can’t help but wonder if training is 6 weeks because we spend most of the time playing.
Yeah, this isn’t the kind of playing I dig.
Overall, this move has felt right, which is good. Now if I can only stop getting annoyed at things like perfect attendance awards (cause I TOTALLY love those people who bring the flu to work!) and constant CONSTANT propaganda that professional, GOOD employees are the ones who love to socialize. If I can get past that, we’re good.
What’s happening with you? I’m not reading bubkiss right now.