Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy birfday!*

Have I mentioned that I love my new job?

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.

Thanks Viv for the early morning surprise!

Thanks Amber for the notes and flowers! 
They're lady bugs!!!!


The Ottley's said...

Happy birfday

G Sauce said...

I don't think Chewy could ever be around both of us at the same time. We are like an iPod shuffle.

Jessica Donbrosky said...

G - That is so true! Put a game in front of us and it's shuffle time!


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