Sunday, June 26, 2011

Why I had a great Friday.

First, you will all be happy to know that we got some rain last week. Finally! Everyone was so happy that we didn't even mind the slow traffic and the wet commute to and from work. I didn't hear one person complaining.

I just hope we get some more soon.

Friday was a pretty good day for me at work. Let's see if I can make this a reasonable length of a story....

I went to our contract management department to talk to the manager about something and noticed she had two gorgeous floral arrangements on her desk. I thought it must be her birthday or something, so had to ask. She told me she was having an awful week, so her group brought her one arrangement and her hubby sent the other.

I asked what was going on and she told me that a supervisor had just let her know that she was quitting. The lady has been out on maternity, then bonding leave to have a baby and called to quit on the day she was due to come back. The manager was really upset, as they had expected her back.

I said that I wished there was something I could do and her face lit up like a Chrstmas tree and she said, "You should do it!" I laughed and told her that I didn't even know what the lady's job was, so she told me all about it. I COULD do it. LOL! And the whole group loves me.

So we talked for a couple more minutes and I told her I would think about it. I then went to lunch with my bf, Rhonda, and she convinced me that it would be a great move and that I should not be loyal to my boss to my detriment. So after lunch I went back and told the manager to let me know when the position is posted.

Our company requires that before a position be filled that it be posted and all applicants considered. So, I will be applying. I am totally qualified, and would take little training, since I use all the systems already. Plus, since I send them a lot of the contracts they work on, I know the work. Of course, that does not guarantee I would get it. But it does give me an advantage.

It was quite exciting to have someone so excited about the idea of me coming to work with their group! I have worked for my boss for so long that I am totally taken for granted in my current job. So, everyone, cross your fingers that if this is the right move for me to make, I get the job.

6 comments:

slugmama said...

If this job is what you want I hope it works out for ya! You sound so excited...I'll keep my fingers crossed on it. ;-)

And I'm glad to hear y'all got some rain!!!

SonyaAnn said...

This is awesome!!! I bet that you get it. And I hope that you will be able to get online and visit all of us. OK that last part was a bit selfish on my part but I just love you that much. I would put money on you getting it and you know how cheap I am!

McVal said...

Yay! Good for you! I hope it works out.

Frances said...

Thanks, guys, for the well wishes. I applied today...we will see what happens.

Sorry, SonyaAnn, the whole company has Blogger blocked. Stupid company.

I will try to be better about posting. I don't want you to be sad.

SonyaAnn said...

LOL, I agree stupid company. Could we go on a covert mission and disable it?

Frances said...

We should. Our IT seems pretty lame sometimes.