and I’m finding it hard to concentrate on anything. I did manage to get one of two assignments completed, and the other I will bang out later today/tomorrow (as long as it’s done by Wednesday before I leave, it doesn’t matter when exactly it gets done, and some of it is dependent on other people, who of course are taking their sweet time to get their parts back to me. . .)
I got a $50 AmEx gift card in the mail today from a colleague who I helped out, getting some graphics for her from a different department for a side project she was working on. It was really nice of her. I didn’t even feel like I was doing anything special, but to her, I was, so I’m not going to complain!
Tonight we’re taking our administrative assistant out for a drink or two - his last day is Friday. His position, as well as another team member’s, was eliminated due to budgets and consolidation. It’s really a bummer. He’s kind of excited though, which is good, at least. He is in the same boat that I was, not knowing what to do and stuck in a position that paid well enough that he sucked it up and dealt with it. . . and the other colleague needs to move away to be with her husband, so in a way, getting a package was awesome for her. Still sad, though. She and I worked together really well. In the meantime, I’ve picked up a bunch of new responsibilities, which is mostly good, except for the fact that last week I kept getting requests to give people access to a SharePoint site, but I couldn’t do it because no one had given me the proper access, and the people who could had either been let go or were on vacation. . . a little awkward, but it’s all taken care of now.
I have to go complete my mid year review, and I’m tired of writing “I’M SO AWESOME GIVE ME A RAISE” fifty different ways.
UPDATE: The second project has been pushed back to the end of July!!!!! MUHUHUHUHUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!