Today was one of those days at work where it seemed like it was never going to end. I think everyone has those kinds of days every once in a while. It reminded me of my 6th grade English class with Mr. Miller. That man was an ok teacher but he was so boring I would have rather watched paint dry than sit through his class. I remember he used to remove the clock from the wall because he caught too many people staring at it wondering when it was going to be over. I can’t say it was that bad today but it was just one pointless meeting after another it seemed. The only one that was interesting to me was the last one as we discussed some of the business opportunities China has to offer. The man in charge of our company wants to start broadening our horizons so to speak and China is his goal. Today was just the preliminary meeting about it as we are going to go in head first next week.
Speaking of next week I am going to be starting a sort of new position at work. I am going to still be in the same department but will be pretty much running the ship. They call it being a team leader which I don’t really like but I’ll take the promotion and raise that goes along with it. I also get my own little office which frees me from cubicle land! I think I am more excited about that than anything else. The other perk of this is that my hours are going to change. They basically will change to however I see fit which is nice. Before I had to punch in and out and was hourly. I’m on a salary now which makes me feel sort of important. I have never held a job before that paid me anything but hourly so this is pretty neat. I do know that I will lose out on any overtime but it wasn’t like I was burning the midnight oil putting in a lot of overtime anyways. I think a few weeks ago I stayed late one day for 3 hours and that is the last time I remember putting in more than the standard 40.
That is about it for now. Make sure you check back and I will let you know how the new position is holding up.