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21 October 2003 @ 05:11 am
My co-worker's last day was yesterday...  
...he turned in his letter of resignation and they immediately told him that he needed to return his computer, they took away all his business cards, and made him vacate his desk. :( I guess I'm used to non-sales jobs where you give two weeks notice and then people can prepare for your departure. This was so sudden - and I guess with any sales job it should be - but it didn't feel like we really had a chance to say good-bye to him properly (though my boss & I did take him out to lunch yesterday).

The new girl starts this morning. She's not new to the company, just to our office. Part of me wonders if she'll be able to fit in with our team. From what I've heard, she's very nice, so I'm optimistic - yet we've had SO many people try to fill that desk recently that I can't be too sure anymore. Hopefully it all works out well.

This entry was actually started last night at about 8:30pm, but for some unknown reason - I fell asleep and was unable to finish it last night. :P I've been incredibly tired lately and I can't figure out why. I think I'm falling into that "no exercise" slump again... I'd better get my butt back to Curves soon. :P

And I've been trying to think of an economical Halloween costume for some time now... Working at a bank allows the workers to get into the spirit of occasions like Halloween and it's become a tradition to dress up every year. I'm not really one for dressing up, but I'd feel bad if people in our area did, and I was the only one who didn't. :P Certain rules apply at our bank, however - nothing that would completely cover our face (like masks - we even ask customers to take them off for security reasons), and of course, nothing too revealing. Anyone else dressing up for Halloween? What are you all going to be?
Current Mood: awakeawake
irisheyes77 on October 21st, 2003 08:23 am (UTC)
I hope that things go well with your new co-worker. We just added a third person to the library and at first I was very nervous about it, but it's working out great.

Sorry, no good Halloween costume ideas here! I'm usually the Cat in the Hat for my Story Hour kids.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 22nd, 2003 03:04 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that the dynamics in your workplace are going well with the addition of the third person. I admit three is a hard number to deal with in the work situation. Hopefully this will work out for us. :)

And I have to say that it just makes me smile to think of you in a "Cat in the Hat" hat! :)
orion74 on October 21st, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
That happened to irisheyes77 at her last job before the library. She turned in her 2 week notice and her boss said that it would be her last day. The next thing you know, she starts getting phone calls from the lady who took her job asking for help. Amanda did the right thing in my opinion, by not returning her calls. The whole point of turning in a 2 week notice is a courtesy to the company so that they can prepare for your departure by training your fill-in before you leave.

I don't think we're dressing up for Halloween this year, but Cameron is going to be football player/quarterback!

BTW, when Amanda and I were still dating long-distance, I fell asleep a couple of times at the computer late at night while we were IM'ing! LOL
Sherishutterbug93 on October 22nd, 2003 03:09 am (UTC)
I think Amanda did the right thing by not returning their calls too. And I'm used to the two week notice, but I guess in sales it's a little more sticky since they don't want people taking customers with them, etc. and they think that it'll be harmful to keep someone who has intentions of leaving. They did pay him for the two weeks, though.

And you and Amanda must take photos of Cameron in his Halloween costume this year! I bet he'll be adorable! :)

And more than once I've fallen asleep at the computer, either working on a web site or on a MB or even LJ. :P But it's nice to know that I'm not the only one. ;)
orion74 on October 23rd, 2003 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm sure you will see pictures of Cameron in his Halloween costume very soon. Actually, Amanda is taking him to her Story Hour next Tuesday, which is their Halloween party, so we may be seeing him a little sooner.

Oh, I used to work for a trucking company, and one time when I angry with that company and I was interviewing with a different trucking company, the person who interviewed me straight up asked me how many drivers I thought I could bring to his company!!
Care: mecareleswhisper on October 21st, 2003 10:17 am (UTC)
Let's hope this co-worker works out. :)

Dressing up can be so fun. If I had a place to show off a costume, I'd dress up. Hopefully you can find a costume or make one. *hugs*
Sherishutterbug93 on October 22nd, 2003 03:12 am (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. She seems really nice so I think it'll be just fine. :) And I may not dress up for Halloween, I think it all depends on whether I can come up with a low cost, decent costume in time. :P

I hope your week gets better. *hugs*
Sabine: Lauser Kaiserg.sabine10 on October 21st, 2003 03:47 pm (UTC)
I hope everything works out well with your new co-worker.

You will wear a Halloween costume? I'm sorry, I've no idea in regard to a costume but I wish there would be the possibility to see you. :)

Take care, please.

Sherishutterbug93 on October 22nd, 2003 03:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sabine. :) She seems really nice so I'm hoping it works out well. :) And I haven't fully decided if I want to dress up yet (or more like if I'll have the courage to dress up!) :) Hope all is well, please take care too. *hugs*