Wednesday, June 14, 2006

How to make my heart STOP BEATING:

Come into the office, tell me "There are going to be some changes in this office, I really need to speak to you. Hang on let me get this call..." and proceed into the conference room for a half hour. That is what my bossman did to me yesterday afternoon.
Now, my heart stopped beating because the first thought that came into my mind was "Oh shit he's closing this office, keeping the other one and now I'm out of a job." Compared to the Other Office, we are crap. We have nine agents here, most of whom work out of their home anyway, so I'm basically just here by myself most of the day. The Other Office has about twenty some-odd agents, most of which actually work in the office for most of the day. That is why the Other Office has two admins. They need them.
When my boss called me into the conference room, I was on the verge of tears, thinking the worst; I have to call Daddy. How fast can I find another job? What if I can't find another job?
My boss was very serious as he started speaking...
"Well, I've decided I need to make some changes. We are letting The Other Admin go. You are going to the Other Office and the Head Admin is coming to this office."
I swallowed the lump in my throat. Holy shit.
All I could do was nod, waiting for him to continue.
"I like the way you work, and I think you can handle the Other Office by yourself, you have a great organization system here, you deal with the people with confidence and even when they want to walk all over you I can see that you handle yourself well. I want you working closer to me, because I think that you can go places. The Other Admin is very shy, blah blah blah, details details details, and the Head Admin needs to be somewhere slower, blah blah blah."
But I hate the Other Office, I love the people that are here now that The Asshole is gone...
"I'm going to give you a dollar raise..."
I can learn to love it...

I have two weeks left in this office. Two weeks before I move to a busier, disorganized, louder environment. Two weeks before my days become more hectic because I have to apply my "organizational skills" to their filing system and computer files...along with do all the paperwork and phonecalls...
Now I really have to connect my computer at home to stay in touch with all of you, because I don't know how much time I will have to be here during the day. (Oh how I will miss that!)
The good news is that now I will have more stories of the crazies that come in, call, and there will be more agents to talk about.
I'm sorry about the Other Admin having to go, but I'm glad someone noticed me.


JayMonster said...


You must be a real whirlwind for them to notice from the other office.

Just watch your step now, as you will have a whole new set of people like TheAsshole, trying to make your life hell. Anybody that was partial to the other Admin or the Head Admin just may have an axe to grind. So simly rule of the Day, is CYA.

Now, back to the high fiving and cheering.

Tuesday Girl said...


LynAnne said...

Oh wow - congrats! It sounds exciting and a bit frightening at the same time. I'm sure you'll do great! You are obviously very talented at what you do for your boss to give you this position!

Julie said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a step up. Hope it doesn't feel too overwhelming at first. Good job! Yay!

Mama of 2 said...

Congratulations Diana!!

I know change is always scary but I seem to do my best in new environments. I actually like going into a new place and cleaning up and organizing other people's messes.

I am looking forward to hearing all about your new adventures.


Diana said...

Thanx you guys. *feeling all gushy*