Monday, March 14, 2011

Catching up....

Not being able to access Blogger from work has definitely put a crimp in my blog action. When I get home, I check in to as many as I can, but sure have a hard time getting to my own blog.

Since I last checked in....well, let's see.

Last week was a pretty good week. I received my annual review. Last year was our first year of reviews under our new company standards and it pretty much sucked for everyone. I was so mad over mine and a lot of other people felt the same way. After years of receiving A+ and outstanding ratings, I got a competent one last year. I was mad, irritated and all kinds of bummed over it. But since I make a really good salary, I stuck it out.

This year, despite the fact that I worked way under my optimum level of performance, in my view, I got an improved rating this year. LOL! I told my boss that my performance the previous year was much better than last year's and he didn't know what to say. I have that effect on him sometimes. LOL!

I received a 2% raise, which was the highest that was given this year, so big woop. But I received a 10% bonus, so I won't complain too much. The bonus went straight into the savings account, so our account balance is now at the highest it has ever been. It makes me very happy!

Last Friday was Meredith's 25th birthday so, since she worked on Friday, Hubby and I went over last Wednesday and took her and the boys, Theo and Wyatt, out to dinner. We had a great time, though Theo made sure to inform us that it was NOT his mommy's birthday, since her birthday was on March 11 and it was only March 9. LOL! He is a smart little cookie.

We had a relaxing weekend and didn't do a lot at all. It was really nice. Back to work today and I was slammed all day. I was so busy that I didn't even watch the clock and couldn't figure out why my stomache was growling in the morning until I looked at the clock and it was noon. So, I guess being busy really does make the time fly.

Hope everyone is having a great week!


SonyaAnn said...

It must be hard to go without the blog world! I bet you are having terrible withdrawals.
Congrats on the raise and your comment to your boss. I love it!!!!

Hunie said...

I just switched jobs too and received a 2% raise with another 2% raise in August. This is great compared to my last miserable job.

Good post!

Frances said...

Hi, SonyaAnn! Yes, it is hard!

Anonymous said...

I look at it this way...2% more than I had. I hate the review system at my new job, but since I love my job I wont complain(for

Congrats on your raise and bonus


SonyaAnn said...

Just stopped over to say you aren't forgotten! And still loved, of course.

McVal said...

Congrats on your raise!