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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:11 PM
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WHOO HOOOOOOOOOO! I got a transfer!!!
I mentioned recently, while replying to someone in another post, that I had recently had the worst day of my professional life. It was a week and a half ago. It was just AWFUL. I was basically ambushed in a meeting... yelled at, cursed at, and belittled by a lazy SOB who just didn't like the fact that a woman would actually call him on his behavior (I am basing that on his general attitude towards myself and other female coworkers ever since he joined our office). I was sick and tired of picking up his slack. No managers were at this meeting, or it wouldn't have happened. The general tone of my current office has gone dramatically downhill recently, as people I liked and respected transferred out or got jobs elsewhere, and were replaced by people who just don't seem to understand the concept of teamwork... or actually even the concept of WORK.

Anyway, flashback to 2 months ago... a position came avaiable at another office MUCH closer to my home, and I interviewed for it. It is also an office where a close friend works, and where I know the manager, and she is wonderful! The person I would have replaced was to retire, but then decided to put it off until his house sold, so I had been in limbo almost two months.

Well, HALLELUJIA!!! The offer came today and I start on June 7th!!! I am soooooooooooo relieved to be out of that disfunctional office, with constant bickering, backstabbing, and gossiping. But even better, I am cutting my daily roundtrip commute from two hours and 20 minutes to about 40 minutes total!!! and I'll be saving about $125 a month in gas too!!! It's a lateral move, but I am so happy about it!

During the 2 weeks around the time that the meeting from HELL took place, I also had to deal with the death of a friend of the family, and really missing my mom on Mother's Day. She's been gone over three years now, but lately, it's just been harder. Also, all the bad news, especially the Berg incident, was just really freaking me out. I had nightmares about Berg. So, basically, I have been pretty down lately, and it's just really nice to have some good news.

I just needed to share :-) Thanks for being my diversion throughout my stressful times, and for being somewhere that I can go to share good times and bad!

Drinks are on me!!!!

:toast: :beer: :party:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:14 PM
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1. That's wonderful news
Congratulations to you for seeing what needed to happen and having it all work out to your advantage.

Who knows...maybe even mom picked up on your vibes and was keeping an eye out.

:toast:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:20 PM
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5. Thanks nsma. I bet you're right....
Funny thing, I have been mildy annoyed (joking) to notice how many habits of my moms I seem to be falling into as I get older... things that I used to bug HER about!LOL! Maybe that was just her way of showing she's here.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:26 PM
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8. My dad died a few years back
I notice I am acquiring his REALLY CORNY sense of humor that used to embarass the crap out of me when my friends were around...
I'm very impressed with the way you took a negative experience that could have harmed you professionally and used it to your complete advantage.


Here..lemme buy ya a drink :beer:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:28 PM
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10. thanks nmsa. I hadn't even thought of it that way.
Sometimes it takes an objective outsider to point out things like that :-)

I'll take a top shelf margarita, thank you!!!
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:14 PM
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2. Congrats on your good fortune!
I hope much more of it comes your way!

:beer: :toast: :party: :bounce:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:21 PM
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6. Thanks, ewagner! I have the feeling this is
just one step in the rigt direction! :-)
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:16 PM
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3. Wonderful, Lisa! Congrats! nt
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:22 PM
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7. Thanks murielm99!!! I feel like a weight has been lifted off my back!!!nt
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:18 PM
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4. Congratualtions, Lisa!
I bet it's a well deserved. An hour one way to work? You gotta be kiddin me. The shorter commute is like a pay raise.

Oh, I'll take a Leinenkugels Honey Weiss.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:26 PM
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9. Thanks Droopy!!!
Yes, I commute 52 miles each way! But it was a good job I got during a tough job market, and I was grateful to have it! But this will really feel like a raise with the price of gas right now!!!

Here ya go:

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