Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Just when you feel you've got a handle on things....

...life bops you one in the nose.

Ohhhh 2011, how unimpressed I am by you so far!!

So far this year has been full of management shite, rejection, broken relationships - including one canceled wedding - and office resignations, the latest being my junior team member from my small team of 4 who handed in her notice yesterday having been wooed by a cool sounding job with stock options at a startup. To be honest I can't say I blame her, it sounds like she has been handed an amazing opportunity, but I shall miss her immensely it's a huge loss for the team, the department and the company, but hey ho, so goes life, so I've quickly put the wheels in motion to drum up candidates for her replacement although that's meant a lot of annoying wrangling with the finance department who need to provide me with approval to hire.

Ugh, more management shite I don't need!!

Seriously how is it that I can be in possession of signed scopes across our clients proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have committed to funding 75% of my junior team member's time for the year and finance will still argue that only 10% of her time is covered.

Hmmmm!! How on Earth could that be????

It's a mystery eh!!

Do you think Mr. Finance Director that it could possibly be that your spreadsheets are out of date??

Y'know it's a good job that all the back and forth ogling I enjoyed with geeky hot finance guy Greg - he's kind of Clark Kent-ish - last year never amounted to anything, because if we were a couple I could see that this would drive a significant wedge between us.

Phew dodged a bullet not pursuing that relationship.

On the bright side...today I discovered the joys of Sprinkles cupcakes. Now I'm not normally a cupcake person, I really don't get the fascination with Magnolia Bakery, their cupcakes taste stale to me, but today a colleague brought a batch of Sprinkles in for the monthly team meeting and oh good Lord, the peanut butter chocolate cupcake!!! Divine!!! These babies wipe the floor with the competition. Seriously I think I'm in love and sadly for my waistline their store is on my walk home from the gym!!

P.S. Uh-oh I found the recipe, there's no help now. Bring on the elasticated trousers!!!


Amel said...

Oh, Fish, you always know how to make me laugh he he he he...

Yeah, forget the tight pants...bring on the looser pairs!!! :-D

Sorry to hear about another person's resignation, though. :-((( Hope you get through all the red tape to get a new replacement ASAP!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel. Surprisingly I managed to get approval to hire relatively quickly once it was elevated to the head of department, so yay!!! I'm meeting with two candidates today.

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