I have mentioned that I HAVE a new job? I am still with the same company, but have switched departments. Goodbye HR, Hello Regulatory Compliance. I was really nervous about making the change. I have been in HR for the past 6 years. I may have been stressed, but I knew what I was doing. Then I was getting ready to just switch to a different department where for the life of me I couldn’t tell you what I would be doing! I’m amazed they gave me the job, but then again, they didn’t ask a lot of questions in the interview. The first person told me right away that I was a perfect for the job and I had his support. Then he asked a few questions. The second person came in and asked if she really needed to ask any questions. So I asked her some, what would my interactions be with her department, etc. Then my new boss came in and just told me her plans for the department once I started.
So I got a job without knowing what it would involve. I had to wait until they hired someone to replace me, then I spent three grueling weeks training my replacements and last week I finally started in my new job (I still get HR questions from HR people – not just the ones I trained…that is weird). The training here has been far different from the training I gave in HR. A lot of it here is, “this is what you need to do, here is where you can look to get it”. I’m not left completely on my own, I can ask questions and a few of the things they showed me how to do it. There’s a lot of research involved, which I didn’t think I would like because frankly I didn’t like any of my HR research. But I haven’t been bored with this stuff, I don’t know if it is because it actually accomplishes something or what. I felt in HR that I researched something and it never came to fruition.
The days are busy and go by quickly, but I’m not exhausted when I leave for the day (AND I leave on time each day).
Anyway – today, I was doing some research for Georgia and I came across this:
I don’t know why, but I love that “weird” made it onto a government website.
In other news – I am eating spinach today:
It’s like eating a plant and I think it’s giving me heartburn….is that even possible?
Just as an update – I had a great birthday. Nothing too crazy happened, but I just went to bed last night thinking what a great birthday it was. Aside from getting stuck in traffic on the way to work, it was a great day. My day wasn’t too stressed and I felt really loved with birthday cards and flowers and notes and cake. Is this what a real birthday feels like? I even got a re-gifted photography book from Katy (my literal replacement in HR – we are so similar – you will likely hear about her again because we have a monthly photography challenge).
Last night, Chewy and I went to Home Team Grill – I really wanted a burger and I have this strange thing about half-off burger night (every Tuesday) – so even though I wasn’t paying I really wanted to go. The food was ok but the service was terrible, I think the girl forgot us. It was the first time I ever considered just leaving without paying. Mind you, I would not have done it, but I wanted to. Then we went to Coldstone. Chewy has never had Coldstone so it was really good I was craving some (heaven’s knows I didn’t need it though which is probably why I am choking down spinach right now). I think he liked it…but the jury is still out. I’ll tell you what he didn’t like, every time he said something I started to sing a song with the same words. He was not too keen on when I pulled out Bonnie Raitt or House of Pain. That boy has no class. (Ps- before he gets mad at me for not mentioning it- Chewy already got me my gifts :)
Well, I should get back to my spinach. Here are random pictures from yesterday.