Yeah, of course me being down is work related. I got berated for a half an hour yesterday because I don't take notes to the Community Market Manager's liking. I could see sitting there telling an employ is shit if they're say, not at goal, but I'm hitting my goals, and yet he makes it seem like I can do nothing right. You wanted me to open more checking accounts, I did it, you wanted me to schedule off sites, I did it, none of that matters when you can't write notes, which in my experience notes were for the benefit of the person who is writing them, correctly. I was so upset yesterday when I left work that I decided it was about time to dust off the resume and hit the streets. Went to four local banks yesterday to hand in my resume, two said they weren't hiring, the other two I didn't get to talk to a manager but they took my resume. One even had me fill out an application, which leads me to be optimistic, of course that could be unfounded. Problem with local banks is someone has to either retire or die for you to get a job there. I get off at 3 today, going to hit up indeed.com to see if there's anything out there, then peruse the bigger bank's websites. Hopefully I can get out of this situation before it drives me to madness. I've never had a job before where I've literally had a panic attack in the car ride to work because I'm certain that they will find something to nitpick about me. It's one of those situations where absolutely nothing is good enough for them. My new manager isn't much help, in fact I've come to the conclusion that she has no redeemable qualities. She's a horrible manager and a horrible person. She calls me up last Friday (my birthday mind you) not to ask me to work, but to TELL me I'm working on Sunday from 1-5 somewhere on the south side of Chicago. I promptly told her I was out of town, but the audacity of her to call me, on my vacation, to TELL me that I'm working. I'd have more time to schedule offsites if you were in the branch every so often, you took 3 days off because your daughter had an ear ache. When I was a kid if I had an ear ache I would get some ear drops and be sent to school, it's not debilitating. It's also not like someone else at home could watch her, you've got your husband, sister and her husband AND your parents living at your house. Most of whom do not work so are home all day. But alas, I digress.
My birthday was fun, I'm so happy that I have someone like Hannah in my life. She worked so hard to make sure I had a good birthday, making sure that everything we did was something that I wanted to do. My brother came over and we went out to the bars later on in the evening, hung out with my cousin, both my brothers and my littlest brothers friends. Was a good time, Hannah wasn't feeling up to going out so she decided to stay in. Sunday we went to my grandmother's house to hang out with all of our cousin's, was a good time. Other then that the week was pretty vanilla, wasn't too much to do since all of our friends were out of town.
Speaking of which I hope everyone who went to Gencon had a good time, I've wanted to go for a while but couldn't justify spending the money this year. Especially with all the big ticket items we've purchased recently.
Enrolled for a class at Harper, going to start going for my Microsoft Network Administration certificate like Hannah's almost done with. Kind of excited, but I really want to fast forward to when I have the certificate and can get out of banking. It'll be nice to work a job that has more of a mental aspect to it then just sitting here and reading the same information to customers over and over again about how they need that 15th checking account. Speaking of which I gotta check my blackboard to see if I have to go to the school on Monday, then promptly tell my manager about this so I can leave earlier then 6.
Got a couple new video games over the weekend, been entertaining myself by playing these for far too many hours. I of course bought Madden 10, what with my obsession with football. Entertaining game, kind of peeved that they ruined my favorite game mode, the superstar mode. they kind of stripped it of everything that made it unlike, and made it a little bit more...stupid friendly? Is that a proper way of saying that. Player creation no longer goes along the route of doing drills to beef up your character, you get a static amount of points and you just allocate them to the skills you want to up. They also took all the flavor out of it, I didn't see any interviews, no signing an agent, no more off field antics. The Franchise mode is fun though, they made the team building AI a lot better and the salary cap, while a pain to manage, is far more realistic then in the previous version.
Also picked up Overlord, that game is entertaining as hell. The only downfall I see of that game is the controls are a little hard to get down, that and trying to manage all your groups from the controller is hard. We also picked up a couple of DS games which look like quite a bit of fun, Hannah seems to be enjoying them quite a bit.
Hmm, it appears the post has become a bit long winded. Well for those of you who are in the TLDR mindset:
1. Hate my job.
2. Hate my manager and my manager's managers.
3. Looking for work elsewhere
4. Birthday was fun, mainly due to Hannah's efforts.
5. Hope everyone who went to Gencon had fun.
6. Got new games, entertaining.
Let's see if THIS will have me posting more. I keep saying that, but who knows, this time might really be the time!
This weekend was quite the fun endeavor.
Friday night Monica, Jenn and Carrie came out and spent the night, there was some drinking games and good times were had by all. Remember Monica, Tiny Lush the metal ballad. Saturday we woke all woke up, I made some breakfast and we all headed up to the ren fair. There we met with John, Dan, Mike, Beth and John's sister. All and all it was a really good time, had a ton of fun. Got to watch a lot of the shows I never got to catch, and got some bitchen new pants and a new pouch. Hannah got a super sexy new bodice which I am pleased about. Saturday night we headed up to the Sly Fox in Burlington Wisconsin to watch Jojo's band More Than Sound play. They sounded really good even with the technical difficulties. Not sure if JoJo reads this, but don't beat yourself up about imperfections, they happen, you sounded great. Everyone came in off the porch at one point and started watching which was really cool. Sunday Hannah and myself just kind of lazed around all day. We were kind of wiped from Saturday so it was nice to have a day just to relax. All in all it was a great weekend and I had a ton of fun. We should totally have weekends like this as a more regular occurrence. Hannah and I are usually free on weekends and have no qualms with driving anywhere.
Today, was quite the jolt back to reality. Got to work this morning and was being audited, always a stressful day. We passed, which is good, but it still makes for a stressful day. Not sure if I like this new manager, probably going to start applying for new jobs, see what's out there. Banking market is thin right now, but I would love to try and find a local bank somewhere. We shall see, if I don't find one, I'll just have to suck it up and deal with BofA.
Gonna probably go to NERO Saturday night, so hopefully I'll get to see some people there. Other then that, no real plans.
Talk to Everyone Later.
I have but one phrase to say to you!
I feel the most erotic part of a woman is the boobies.
That is all.
- Music:Strange commercial song
Hey everyone who might read this. Little update on the happenings in my life.
Went to NERO this weekend, ran my mod, had some fun doing it. One of those things where y our not having fun while it's going on and then afterwards you reflect and relize that it was fun. Everyone loved it, said it was the best mod of the year and the such, so that kinda lifted my spirits.
Came to the realization recentlly that I'm just not that big a fan of NERO anymore. It's just really not that entertaining of a game for me anymore. I mean I go to see people, but a lot of the people I want to see I could just call and hang out with for free. That and a lot of players of become jaded it seems. Espically those of us who have been playing for many years, we can't used to certain things that seem to be what the game is starting to lean to. Things like packet delivered formal, cracktastic abilities such as cantrips, and it leaves everyone to complain. No one ever seems to be happy with anything, yet they still go. It seems like a lot of people are just clinging to this idea of what the game used to be. Don't get me wrong there are still a lot of people who enjoy it for what it is. Just tierd of hearing the same complaints after every event, and I'm tierd of complaining the same compalints myself. Ahh well, gonna probably try going to Nexus to see if I end up enjoying it again, maybe it's just Chicago.
Other then that, looking forward to this weekend. Going to the Ren Fair during the day then to Jojo's concert at night, should be fun. Other then that, not much else to report.
- Music:Still none
I be bored. There is nothing to do today. 36 more minutes of this then I get to go home. YAY!!!!! HOLY BALLS IS IT SLOW TODAY, SOMEBODY ENTERTAIN ME. Kirby has always been entertaining. DANCE KIRBY DANCE!
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Yeah, he dances well!!!!!
My work finally decided to block personal e-mail and myspace. Oddly enough Livejournal comes out of this decision unscathed. I figured it was only a matter of time before this happened. Of course when WaMu did this it only lasted about a day, so we'll see if it sticks.
So, I've been on the Slim Fast diet now for about 3 weeks or so. Gotta say the diet itself isn't the easiest diet in the world to stick to. One of those diets where you really don't eat much food. I've been doing it though, sticking to it most every day, and so far it's paid off. I've lost about 11 pounds already, which comes out to about 4 pounds a week. This is also with minimal exercise, really gotta get with that program. I'm always finding an excuse not to go, and I have to knock that off. But yeah, I am proud of the fact that I am making progress, and that I've stuck with it this long, usally they last about a week. Here's to hoping I can keep going :)
I lost a friend today that was with me all throughout high school and there after. My dog Zelda died sometime lest night at my parents house. She was a great dog, always friendly, always happy to see me. As of late she started to get really bad joint pain going up and down the stairs and trying to keep up with the puppy. Last night she was apperentlly having trouble breathing when my parents went to bed, she went downstairs into the basement, and thats the last time she'd do that. It's starting to get to me a little bit, she was a great dog, very friendly, loved to be around people, loved to play (that is up until the past couple months where she became very lathargic, and her hips started bothering her really badly). At least she got to die at home where she was warm and happy, and didn't have to be dragged to the vet, an unfimiliar place and be put down. I can take solis in knowing that she died having had a great family, one that misses her very much. It's just going to take some getting used to, going to my parents place and not hearing her bark or greet me at the door. Gonna miss you girl.
Zelda Grzelka, Aug 1997 - April 2009
Last minute schedule changes suck, if I were to adjust my schedule for work at the last minute, I would be told no. Why is this not the case when the higher up's decide it's okay to keep us an extra half an hour each day. Swear to God this company is being run by baboons.
Yeah, I think this should be regular protocal for that sort of situation.