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Yesterday's spending, and the big meeting

April 22nd, 2014 at 06:45 am

Spent $42 on gas. I got a good price - $3.79 a gallon. Don't laugh, that's good around here!

I took my decluttered stuff to Goodwill and popped in to shop. I spent $3 and got a toy for the toy box, an ornament for a friend, and an ornament for me! Though I may decide to use it as a gift, since it's in a nice box.

I retrieved my goody bag from my son's fridge and had the other half of the HUGE burrito I bought on Sunday for dinner last night.

At yesterday's BIG MEETING, I got a free lunch, as pizza, salad, cookies and pop were provided to soften the blow.

And what was the blow? Nothing that affects me. There will be a lot of reorganization, but our unit will actually get more help in form of a new "generalist" position -- someone who will take up the slack for all the members of our team. Many of the others will have new lines of reporting. In fact, just about everyone was affected except me -- I'm not sure what that means. No one was let go, but that was not surprising, since there has been a lot of attrition. Just reassignments, more mid-level bosses. I may "lose" my office, but what that would mean is that I would be permitted to work remotely, and that would be a plus! We'll see. The office allocation is the part that is not decided yet.

I'm just glad that at the age of 64 I still have a job, frustrating though it may be at times.

3 Responses to “Yesterday's spending, and the big meeting”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Glad the outcome was not so bad for you. Keep hanging in there!

  2. snafu Says:

    Glad you've not been affected by change and that your unit gains staff. I wondered if you can ask to work from home to free up your current space. If not, perhaps 'share space' which is a common practice at our university for those who work from home 3 of 5 days. While I've found the adjustment to working from home went smoothly, a lot of people find it very lonely, isolating, silent, no one to share 'the problem of the day.' My issue is 'turning it off...' I'll awake at 4 AM and start writing notes or worse, go to the office and start up the computer. Time has no meaning and I'm working about 60 hrs per week [no overtime pay]

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is good news!

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