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Small update... [May. 24th, 2008|09:20 pm]
[Current Location |apartment]
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |Thomas Newman - White Oleander]

Haven't posted on here in ages, so figured it was about time again. Just a few quick updates.

First, mother is doing well. Thank you to all who asked. She'll be done her treatments in mid-July. After that, we watch carefully. *worried*

Secondly, lots of upheaval in the job area. Could possibly be taking a new position back at Network & System Services where I used to work as a student. Waiting to hear if I got that yet. Also had lunch with the current boss on Thursday and was told as of July 1 I'll be getting a salary increase of $6500 a year, paid retro-actively from the time I started 'til now. w00t! Apparently performance appraisal was better than I thought.

Thirdly, I've noticed that I really haven't been reading LJ a lot lately, and I've been posting on it even less. It was a wonderful sounding board back when I was going through the worst of the Rocky drama a couple of years ago, and every once in a while it's nice to vent, but I find I've been doing that on a more private scale lately. Rather than bitching about everything to everyone, I've been sorta quietly letting off steam to a few very nice people who don't mind listening every now and again. Reading back over some of my past entries made me feel like the worst kind of attention whore. I don't think I ever want to go back to that. So, with that said, I probably won't post on my journal again unless really big things are happening, like the possible job change etc. I've had this journal since August of 2001; that's almost seven years. It's time to close the book.

Good stuff tomorrow: Doke's Memorial's Eve party. Jell-O wrestling this year. :D

[User Picture]From: wookiemonster
2008-05-25 02:15 am (UTC)
From what I heard, it's not just performance reviews, but also SEC (?) is going through moves to compensate for "salary compression." It's where they pay people with more experience for that experience so that someone who's been working for the University for more than five years isn't making a mere 2k/year more than someone who's a new hire. Plus, the relevance of certain jobs has changed, and so they're being re-classed and such.

Good news about your Mom!

Good luck with the new job hunt. I'm still waiting for people at the Liberry to retire so I can get a better job m'self...
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[User Picture]From: organizedinsane
2008-05-25 03:00 pm (UTC)
I lurve the fraser.

We all have attention whore times. We get through them or change what we think needs attention. ;-)

Loves and have fun at Doke's. Wish I wasn't working...
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[User Picture]From: thumpermarni
2008-05-28 01:52 am (UTC)
Ya know I love it when you vent to me...I love mah Fraser!
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