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17 December 2003 @ 10:34 pm
I just got off the phone...  
...with my boss not too long ago and this whole new job thing is really beginning to depress me. :( It just feels SO wrong because I've been with my boss for so long and he and I are a GREAT team. My main concern is that if I didn't take the back office job, and our numbers don't improve - I know they'll move me anyway and to someplace I don't want to go. At least the back office is somewhere that I requested. Still, it doesn't make leaving my boss and my branch any easier. :(

I was okay with everything until I talked with him this evening. And though he meant it in the sweetest way, one of his last comments to me made me teary and made me think that this whole thing was just wrong... He said that his wife told him, "You know that no one will treat you as well as Sheri has." I wanted to cry! I enjoy doing everything for him and running his office, and if I could stay there and I was pretty sure management wouldn't move me, I would. :(

On the other hand, she also told him that this is probably what he needs to finally learn to do things for himself. Over the years that I've been with him, I've done everything administrative for him and he hasn't had to worry about anything but making the sale. Unfortunately, now he'll have to worry about all the other things too. :( All this is finally hitting me now. :( I'm going to miss working for him a lot! :(

BUT, on a non-work related note: I have to mention that I picked up the "Wicked" cast recording at Tower yesterday. :) Remember that gift card I found from the folks at my branch almost a year ago? I FINALLY got to use it! :) I love the CD and have been playing it endlessly. I can't wait to see the show in February. :)

And I've been fooling around with Mark's old digital camera recently and took this silly picture of Sydney - I wanted it to have the effect of those dog photos taken with the fish eyed lenses, but it just turned out making poor Sydney look really silly! :)

Current Music: "The Wizard & I" - Wicked
Kananigirl: twinskananigirl on December 18th, 2003 12:40 am (UTC)
Oooooooh you did go and get The Wicked cd? How is it and how much was it at Towers? I was going to go tonight, but couldn't find parking. :-P Borders didn't have any and I had 15% off. :-P

Awwwwwwwww isn't Sydney cute?
Sherishutterbug93 on December 18th, 2003 12:48 am (UTC)
It was $18.99 at Tower. :) I'm so glad I had my gift card! I can't believe that Borders doesn't have it, though. :(

And "scary" was more my thought on Sydney and this photo. ;) I had to make it smaller because I got scared when I clicked on the LJ cut. ;)

Hope you find the "Wicked" CD, it's great! :)

Kananigirlkananigirl on December 18th, 2003 12:58 am (UTC)
EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! It was WHAT? Okay, maybe I'll wait, that is just too much for one cd.

I thought it was cute! Are you trying to do one of those "dog" pictures with the big head?
Sherishutterbug93 on December 18th, 2003 01:02 am (UTC)
I tried, but it turned out looking rather ridiculous! :P Poor Sydney - the shame of having a horrible photo on the internet, she'll never live it down. ;) Next time I try, I'll have to go through my closets and dig out my fish eyed lens. :) Thanks for your comments, though. :)

And I though the CD was a bit high priced too, but really worth it, IMO. :)
ajayne on December 18th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC)
Hee hee... I like that picture of Sydney! So cute!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 19th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) Poor Sydney will never live down this un-flattering photo. ;)
ajayne on December 19th, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)
But it is such a cute angle!!!!! =) I loved it. I actually put it up as my wallpaper! You should use it as an icon. =)
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on December 18th, 2003 07:06 am (UTC)
*Hugs* In my eyes, Sydney does not look silly more like as if she would have got a sore throat. :) May I ask where she is lying? Take care of yourself, please.
Sherishutterbug93 on December 19th, 2003 07:12 am (UTC)
:) She's lying on the bed, but Mark wrapped her in a few blankets, that's probably why she doesn't look as chipper as she usually is.

Hope you're doing well, Sabine. Please take care too. :)
With a spark: Funny: Witchconchispa on December 18th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
haha, cute picture!

Hey, as much as you enjoy working with your boss, perhaps it's time to move on. He'll manage without you just fine. The two of you make great team, but staying together is also keeping you from exploring opportunities and expanding your career. You've done enough for him. Now do something for you. I personally don't think it's wrong. Difficult, yes. Wrong, no. You deserve it. And to tell you the truth, it bothers me a little bit that your boss keeps telling you how much he needs you instead of encouraging you and supporting you to make transition easier. That's just my outside opinion, anyhow.
Sherishutterbug93 on December 19th, 2003 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)

And about work, I've been feeling down and guilty a lot lately, though I realize I shouldn't. I don't think I'm handling any of this too well - I just hope that whoever comes in to replace me watches over my boss and treats him well. Thanks for your comments. :)
the artist formerly known asnikki42 on December 18th, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)
I love that picture! What a nose!
Sherishutterbug93 on December 19th, 2003 07:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D Poor Sydney has to suffer through the indignities of my camera happy state this week. ;)
Care: hugscareleswhisper on December 18th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry you're so down about the job move. It'll be ok ya know? I know you'll be fine soon enough. :)

Sydney looks so cute in that pic. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on December 19th, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. :) I guess my feelings about this change almost day to day. I know my boss will be fine, I just have a hard time detaching myself from his business - and I'm a worrier by nature (But you already knew that!) :P

Thanks for your encouraging comments. :) *HUGS*
irisheyes77 on December 19th, 2003 09:14 am (UTC)
Sydney is adorable in that picture! It looks like she wants to kiss the camera! :)

It's really nice in a way that your boss is going to miss you so much, but he also needs to let you go so that you can advance with your company.
Sherishutterbug93 on December 20th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) Mark says she looks a little like Alf in the photo. ;)

I think my boss and I have just gotten too used to working together. :P Right now it feels like I'll be lost without him to remind about appointments, and things like his wife's birthday and when it's his turn to pick up his son from the sitter's... I have this feeling that I'll be calling him next year saying things like, "Friday is your wife's birthday, did you make dinner reservations?" ;)