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27 August 2006 @ 09:32 am
Just as I feared...  
...the news is spreading about my new position and already I'm sensing that people are not going to easily accept me in my new role right off the bat. :P I've already had a couple of our most difficult reps call to "test" me to see how far they can push me and I haven't even formally taken the position yet. :P It's okay though because I knew it was going to be a difficult road when I agreed to take the job in the first place and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to earn everyone's respect in the position. I know that even those in the position before me had to earn it, so why should I have it any easier? It's just a little frustrating for me right now...

I apologize for not having been here for a while... with everything going on at work and on my business front, I've been way too exhausted to stop by and have been spending most of my internet time communicating with a potential client about a site and updating the sites that I currently maintain. I've also been falling asleep at the oddest hours - some nights not until 3am and others as early as 8pm... :P

Throughout the week, I've also been spending way too much time watching my old "Will & Grace" DVDs... Sometimes a little escapism is needed just so I can get through all the stress of my work week... :P My favorite string of episodes are the ones with Will and his then-boyfriend Matt (played by Patrick Dempsey) in the third season. "Brothers; A Love Story" has got to be my all time favorite episode - the one in which Will breaks up with Matt, who has gone back into the closet after taking a very public on-air sportscasting job. It's funny, but also pretty heartbreaking at the same time. I was never really a HUGE Patrick Dempsey fan, but I have to say that when he whispers his last line to Will ("I wish I could, but I can't...") and there are tears in his eyes... well, that just gets me every time. BTW, Season 5 is going to be released in two days and I can't wait. :)


On another non-escapism note, Mark & I went to a first birthday party last night for my co-worker's son. It was so nice to see so many of my co-workers there with their families. I'd been going to a lot of first birthdays in my early 30's, but it seems, now that I'm a bit older I rarely go to them... Before I know it I'll be going to graduation parties for all my friends' children! :P

I'd better run and wake up my sleepy hubby. I have some web work to do and then Mark & I are heading to Robek's for my favorite smoothie (South Pacific Squeeze with Li Hing Mui - YUMMY!!) Hope you're all having a nice weekend! Big *HUGS* to you!! :)
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
ilenebook on August 27th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
You are going to do fine..just tread the corporate waters and watch out for the sharks.
My toe is very swollen but healing. Thanks.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Ilene! Glad to hear that your toe is feeling better. *HUGS*
kenna_clairkenna_clair on August 27th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad to see that you have the right attitude about these 'testers'. I hate that though - why do they have to test you? Or why do they always need to be mean to the new kid on the block? Where's the welcome mat? Why does it have to be that way? Hang in there - you're going to do fantastic and all this will be long behind you. One day you'll laugh about it.

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment! And I knew the job would be difficult when I took it - in some ways I hate the corporate mentality... :P Hopefully I'll be able to laugh about this one day. *HUGS*
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on August 27th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to see you, Sheri. :)

Even if it happened to others too, I'm sorry that you've to go through this all. And yes, I too think that you are going to do fine.

I'm crossing my fingers in regard to the potential client and I hope you've a nice weekend with enough time to relax.

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for your supportive comments, Sabine! Hopefully this will be a distant memory soon... And thanks for your good thoughts about the potential client. :) I think we're in the final talking stages. :)

Hope you've had a lovely weekend too, Sabine!! Big *HUGS*
karen: jersey boys all singwakedistracted on August 27th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you're having a rough time at work, Sheri! I know you can do this, but I'm sorry the road has to be so rocky. :(

It's so funny you should mention that W&G episode, because Gill and I were watching it on tv yesterday, and those episodes with Patrick Dempsey were on!! They are fantastic...and Patrick Dempsey is gorgeous. :) Season 5 comes out on Tuesday?! Oh no! More money I don't have to spend. :)
Sheri: Eric McCormack - SIGH - by Sherishutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
Awwww, thanks Karen - you're always so wonderfully supportive of me. Big *HUGS* to you! I've always hated the corporate mentality, but I guess with my job I have to try my best to put up with it. :P

And what a coincidence!! Those were really my favorite episodes... I love Patrick Dempsey as Matt - I really didn't think much of him before, but he was gorgeous as Matt (and so witty!) :) And *SIGH* there are so many DVDs I have on my "To-Buy" list... I think I'm going to have to put W&G Season 5 at the top of it, though. Season 5 has Barry... and I LOVED the Barry storyline!! :)
Care: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! by dazzlingplacecareleswhisper on August 27th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
A Sheri update!!! YAY!!! :D

I'm sorry people are trying to test you. That sucks. I know you can do it though. You'll just prove to these people that they are the ones who really need to work hard to earn your respect! :P hehe

I've been to Robek's once. I didn't really care for what I got there. Maybe I'll have to go see if they have what you like and try it sometime. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)
Awwww, you are so sweet, Carrie!! Thanks for always being such a supportive friend to me - your comments really mean a lot to me!! :)

I haven't really tried much at Robek's... just the South Pacific Squeeze... but I'm SO addicted to it!! I'll have to try some of the other flavors too, but each time I order, I don't want to take a chance and end up going for the sure thing. ;)

Big *HUGS* to you!!
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: (billy elliot) expressing yourselfaudienceawaits on August 27th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that work has been so strange. These things take time, I suppose. But I know how much that time in between sucks. :( I hope it gets better soon!!

Karen and I JUST watched that episode last night! That is so funny - what a coincidence! :D
Sheri: Eric McCormack - SIGH - by Sherishutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Gill!! :) I'm hoping that this is just the initial reaction and as I ease into the job it'll get better. :)

And what a coincidence!! I loved that episode, though. Eric McCormack and Patrick Dempsey well dressed, looking absolutely gorgeous, and in the same episode? What more could a girl ask for?? :)
Kayleakaylea on August 27th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
This is completely off topic to your pos but I had to ask because I've been thinking about it alot lately...

Someday, I want to see Hawaii..
Which airport is close to you and what code is it?

talk to you soon,

Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
We only have one commercial airport on the island of Oahu. The code is HNL.
Kayleakaylea on August 28th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you for the code and you'll do fine with the job, I believe in you!!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mel!
ajayne on August 27th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Well, they'll just have to deal with their new commander in chief. I happen to think you'll do a WONDERFUL job with it.
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the support, Andrea!! It's strange, but I'm getting all these second thoughts and I haven't even started in my new position yet. :P
ajayne on August 28th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Try not to let their negativity change your mind. This is an awesome opportunity for you.
Smithasmittenbyu on August 28th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
uggh that is always tough situation! I am sure you will do fine! You are going in with the right attitude! :)

oh how I miss Will & Grace! :-S
Sheri: Will & Grace - finger touchshutterbug93 on August 28th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment and your support, Smitha!! :)

And I'm sorry you don't have Will & Grace there! :( I'd be so sad without it!! :(