Archive for May, 2012

Cate Thurs 31st May FTF

Watched the Avengers last night – it was good but M & I both agreed that the final fight scene went on for far too long. I really like Thor, I wish now that I hadn’t slept through his actual feature film when we hired it a few months ago!

– Early morning yoga – haven’t been for months and it felt good during but now I feel extra tired

1st Edit K job

– 2nd Edit K job

– Joint project: making mini burgers or sliders as they are more interestingly called

– possible half price frap time but as Moose has pointed out it’s much colder today, it’s more of a hot beverage day.

– charge and pack kit for tomorrow

– must have an early night!

 

5/31/12 ftf, wren

First of all, thanks so much to everyone for the encouragement and well-wishes regarding yesterday’s job interview.  I think the interview went well.  I arrived a little early so there would be time to get a feel for the building.  The job is located in a really lovely and quiet historic building on the most beautiful part of campus.  Parking is not great, but is probably manageable.

The woman’s interview style was so different from mine!  It’s always interesting to see how people handle these things.  My interviews tend to go on and on.  I try to people at ease by discussing non-work related things, and the interview often wanders to various topics.  My aim is to get to know the person.  Often, when people are more at ease they will reveal things about themselves that they wouldn’t in a more formal discussion.  Anyway, this woman was all business.  She revealed almost nothing about herself.  She told me about the job, and  it was just what I expected.  Really, there were no surprises at all.  It’s a new position, created because of some major procedural and software changes that will soon be occurring in the post-award grants  & contracts system.  The big boss is fairly new herself and didn’t seem to have any definite ideas of what the job would entail.  That seems like a good situation with lots of room for me to shape the job as I like. 

She asked me how I would spend the first year in the position, and I said I would learn as much as possible, build relationships with as many people as possible, and meet periodically with her to make sure things were progressing as she hoped.  Later, when it was my turn to ask questions, I asked her how she would want the person in the position to spend the first year, and she said exactly the things that I had mentioned in my answer.  So I know I gave the right answer to that question!

I was able to answer all of her questions without difficulty.  The most important thing, I think, was that I was able to ask really pertinent and detailed questions about the job and show that I was already quite familiar with the people and the systems and problems that would go along with the job.

It’s just so interesting to me that this job, which would be quite a bit higher up in the university hierarchy and pays more than my current job, seems as though it would be less work.  Imagine a job where the first year is spent learning things and building relationships! 

I also feel as though I’m in a good position emotionally.  I feel encouraged enough to continue pursuing the job, if I am invited to do so, but I don’t feel attached to the outcome.

Okay then.  On to today!

morning

Happy Dog Time!

journal

strength training

work day

send thank you note

payroll reminder

follow up on yesterday’s crisis

approve payroll

revise private gift request

wvru calculator

take care of health ed situation

2013 wrvu calculator

RAPID uTRAC

establish official petty cash fund

PSP pass-thru costs

add NGF revision to uTRAC

check PSP payments with actual expenses

follow-up on laptop documenation

update employee home addresses

update Citi training manual

after work

gym

make green smoothies

snuggle

supper

sleep

Moosie Thursday, 31 May

Last day of May! And things are just about getting straightened out now in time for June to begin… Still very achy but it will be nice to go to work and sit down all day ha!

Already done:

* morning coffee/writing
* move some boxes into big cupboard so it doesn’t look quite so crazy in our flat!
* call about washing machine
* call about electricity
* call about phone/internet

today:
* work – I don’t think I have anything to do!! No work, no wedding to plan, no flat to find…
* writing
* call gas
* call bank
* possibly make some other calls, there seems to be a mammoth list!
* language stuff

Tonight:
* toiletries shop
* food shop
* more unpacking and sorting
* see if B is up to building the bed?!
* cook real food and eat together!
* get to bed at a decent hour!

Vex 31.5.2012

Great news from Moose! Now hoping for great news from Wren, too! 🙂

  • work (invoices!)
  • buy concert tickets on the way home! yay yay!
  • is N’s grandma coming to lunch?
  • cook, lunch, etc
  • Udacity final part 2, which I still haven’t finished
  • bike tyre
  • evening routine

SL’s FTF, Thurs 31st May

More of the same today – trying to keep various plates spinning. G’s out tonight so my wish for a few quiet nights in by myself has been granted.

  • ironing
  • coffee
  • work: prep for meeting, meeting, crack on with accounts
  • a spot of post-work shopping on TCR
  • kettlebell
  • watch that Scandi thing that was on TV at the weekend, Sebastian Bergman

Moosie Wednesday 30th May

We have landed! I mean moved! It all went through with minute-perfect precision, we had two of the most helpful van-men EVER and it still took 4 of us 4 1/2 hours to lug all our stuff up to the “penthouse”! It was like some kind of “Biggest Loser” challenge with people sweating and nearly collapsing and drinking masses of water!

Today I went back and cleaned the old flat for 5 hours so I am officially the most tired I have ever been! But we are also officially in the new flat for good and it feels gooooooood! Even with all our crap everywhere, it’s so much bigger than I remembered and I keep finding all these lovely little things about it. We slept with the windows open (we were too close to the busy street to do that at our last place) and woke up to a lovely cool morning breeze.

Anyway B is working late so having done cleaning and shopping and as many of the logistics as possible, I am going to have a lovely couple of hours of arranging things and unpacking 🙂

5/30/12 ftf, wren

Well, my interview takes place this afternoon.  I’m going to give myself plenty of time to get there, and my plan is to present myself in the best possible light while also learning as much as I can about the position to see if it is something I’m interested in doing.

Lots of stuff to do at work before the interview.  Tasks and projects have been coming to me at a nice, manageable pace just lately.  Of course, as soon as I’m seriously considering taking another job, the one I have starts to look a lot better! 

morning

journal

Happy Dog Time!

do exciting new kettlebell workout

workday

EZ advisory panel contract

revise faculty income to salary report & make it a wrvu report

drop everything & deal with crisis du jour

RAPID uTRAC

establish official petty cash fund

BMS invoice

PSP pass-thru costs

add NGF revision to uTRAC

check PSP payments with actual expenses

follow-up on laptop documenation

update employee home addresses

update Citi training manual

after work

hike!

make green smoothies

snuggle

watch Dogs in the City

sleep!