Monday, August 29, 2016
Random Observations From The Office
The deli in the lower lobby of my building was training a new person on the sandwich line last week, my turkey and swiss on whole wheat with mayo and pickles, was missing the swiss. The manager really needs to hire staff with a firm grasp of English or working hearing aids.
One of my dear co-workers came into my office and closed the door and uttered those most dreaded of words, "I wanted to tell you personally" - my first thought was oh-my-god-we-are-losing-her. Instead she told me she has decided to spawn again, that explains why she has looked a little "green-around-the-gills" for the past three months. We will lose her for 2-3 months early next year. I still don't understand children, why does anyone do that? I am pretty sure she knows what causes it. Oh well, if it makes her happy.
My project budget is in the process of being renegotiated with the funder. The funding has been cut, and cut and cut and the final indignity - they zeroed out my travel budget. I can sell my time to other projects, but losing my travel budget - it is a good thing I am not close to retirement age that might have been the last straw.