Friday, January 30, 2009

Chicago Guy

Last weekend I talked to Chicago guy for the first time in eight months. Who's Chicago guy? Leave a comment and ask. Anyway, it was awkward. But it did make me remember what I liked so much about him (as a friend) in the first place. I hope it's not another eight months before we hang out again.


I thought I really wanted to be in a relationship with him at the time. Now I realize the spark I felt is like the fake Glade scented "candle" I keep on my desk. Looks and feels like the real thing, but will never set anything on fire.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stuff about work...

The nemesis from my old team is leaving and going to a whole new department. Meaning that team will be down two people. I wouldn't go back, however. Even though I feel like I'm interloping on my new team's little clique sometimes, I still like the new team better. I prefer not to work with all women, and I find the subject matter more interesting. Plus, if they asked me to go back, I would be kind of irritated. That would be unfair to me. Hey, leave the old team and come back two months later. Uh, no. Plus, a bunch of people from that team got promoted, so now they're the same annoying people, now with fake authority. No thanks.

One thing I dislike about the new team is our manager's management style. Which can be summed up like this: "Blah, blah, blah, delegate, delegate, no follow up ever." She also goes to roughly 14 million meetings a day, so she literally never has five minutes to talk to you. But, she is assigning one of the specialist/consultant people around to be our "people manager" and handle stuff when she's not around. So hopefully, there will be more accountability and follow-up. They are also starting to keep track of how much work we actually get done like the old team did. Again, accountability. I found her choice of the person to take on the people manager duties interesting, but perhaps the people that I find to be more obvious choices weren't interested in "people management." I would be, if I was in that position.

Finally, on a more upbeat note...

I totally have a work crush. It's funny, because it's not the person I mentioned in an earlier post. In fact, I find him kind of annoying. (Since when does he get to delegate stuff to me? This is the last time. That's another topic.) No, it's someone else. Things I find attractive about him, in bullet-form:

  • He's a good looking guy.
  • His speaking voice
  • He's in the military (it's the men in uniform thing. Funny, it doesn't extend to mail carriers or UPS guys)
  • Sense of humor
  • The fact that he doesn't feel the need to talk, talk, talk all the time. Like me.

There's probably more, but I haven't actually been at work for a couple of days. But, there's no chance of a hookup, because he's married, with a second kid on the way. I don't think he would go for me anyway, but even if he did (which is not possible!) I don't think I would... Who am I kidding, I would. But it's not going to happen. It's fun to have a work crush, anyway.