Hi Pam, hi all!
Had a panic attack today when I read more about one of the tasks I am supposed to do in the future, because I just KNOW I can't possibly do one part of that task, and then another panic attack when I realised I need to get started on that task by the end of this month because it will be due in January/February (customer satisfaction survey), and I have no idea where to start, I have no contacts and nothing. Of course, I'm not even halfway through the folder and haven't even started on checking out any of the 300 or so files on that matter, but - panic! Oh, and the panic attack this morning about that other task that I'm suddenly supposed to do which I can't possibly do either because I will never in my life have the knowledge to do it. Now don't go all "ah, but you're new to the job, you will learn", because in this case, no, I will not, and in the other case, no, I won't either. Just trust me...
I just hope my boss will realise that it's an impossible task for me and that I will need to rely on her on these matters. Oh, and the first business trip (just a day, but you know how much I hate those) is already scheduled for November, and no doubt there will be more of that sort. Ack.
Claire - have a great trip! My job title is, erm, I think CRM Expert or such. Which I am not.
Oh, and btw, here I was thinking I would get a pay rise. Yeah, right. Like THAT's gonna happen...
I have it in writing - same pay as before, even tho the job description goes with a higher pay-level. Had they hired somebody from outside no doubt that person would've gotten the higher pay.
Gwen - I'm sad to hear that about Chica, although I was almost expecting that outcome.
Hugs! Not sure about this job being actually better than the last - see above. The one night of sleep was probably due to the fact of only 1 hour of sleep the night before... Last night was back to my normal sleep pattern of 2 hours-and-that's-it. I'm using my "old" iPod with simple PC-speakers and it works great. Maybe that would be a simple and cheap solution for yours, too.
Pam - reading is hard on my eyes, and it's getting worse the older these eyes get. But reading for work is especially bad as you need to concentrate so much more, and I find myself getting completely tensed (shoulders and neck, but especially the forehead) and end up with a headache after only an hour or so. Yay that you're done with the webjob! Aww, baby tigers? Pics please! Frank already has surgery? Did I miss something here? Anyway - hope all goes well!!
Dawn - have a great time at the bead show! I wish I could go to one soon, maybe that would inspire me...