October 13, 2005

how things are

Meh.

My MINI was keyed a week from last Monday. I'm still absolutely gutted about it, but I'm working through it. Still trying to come to terms that, yes, it IS just a car - and things could have been a lot worse. But it's tough. I took my MINI into the Bob Smith dealership to have their detailing squad have a look, as well as to have the service department have a gander at the car, because it's been making some weird noises, idling kinda funny, and I had a "Service Engine Soon" light come on.

They've lent me a 2005 British Racing Green MINI Cooper Convertible while my MINI (now affectionately called "Scratchy") is in the shop. It's an automatic, which is a bit weird. I'm so used to driving the 6-speed, or any manual transmission, for that matter, that my left foot and right arm just don't know what to do with themselves. The CVT also doesn't seem to have the pickup I wish it had. I am SOOOOOO glad I splurged on an "S"!! Anyhoo, as I'll be leaving directly after work tomorrow night to visit Erik up in Goleta, it looks like I'll be taking the loaner MINI with me. Hopefully my MINI will be ready for me on Monday.

Let's see, what else? Oh yeah, work. Work is the pits right now. Totally the pits. It stems from a meeting we had on Tuesday where all us schedulers received a depressing bit of information about our career prospects within this division. As in zero chance of advancement. As in, why the hell am I trying so hard?

Anyways, it was really awful, and everyone is really upset (someone has already taken a position at another division partly because of it, and I wouldn't be surprised to see many more on their way out, voluntarily). Who knows, perhaps this was a manager's plot to weed some people out without having to lay anyone off?

Either way, it was a crappy way of giving us some hard truths. And I'm really pissed, because when I was hired, and on several occassions since, I have been told quite the opposite of the info we were given at the meeting. *Sigh* I guess I just need to let it go. Wait and see. Consider my options at a better time.


posted by julie at October 13, 2005 05:28 PM

things people have said

I think Tuesday was a bad day for employee/employer relations. After tuesday I am pretty sure I no longer have a job at all because my employer is a lyer. So I guess what I am saying is I feel your pain man!

so said: Karin at October 13, 2005 11:09 PM



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