"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance." --Wesley Snipes

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Simple Things

Earl Grey and honey.

I have resolved to have a better day at work today than yesterday. I mean, I really can't complain much--after six months on the job, yesterday was my first truly bad day. Most of it was simply frustration. I couldn't get a straight answer from anybody about our "official" policy on maintaining calendars and scheduling meetings. Well, it appears that there is no policy. The front office schedules willy-nilly, and just because they put something on Y's calendar does not mean it will appear on X's calendar, even if both X and Y need to be at the same place at the same time. Before learning this, I asked several of my colleagues what they thought the policy was and, as I guess I should have expected, I got a different answer from each of them.

The bottom line for me is that for some reason, the front office folks scheduled my mandatory meetings for a full five months. And about a month ago they stopped doing this. And they still schedule meetings for some people but there is no consistent application of any rule. Every person for him or herself.


With that out of the way, I hope I can relax today. The usual Northwest Review meeting has been canceled, so I can count on coming home a couple hours early. Now I just need to find me a hobby.

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