Friday, January 27, 2006

Managers Meeting

I have just returned from an interesting managers meeting with my boss.

Reaffirmed Truth (I am normal):

So I get to the meeting early and the first to arrive is my boss and another manager. My boss begins commenting on the fact that since he’s been on vacation he has not had 1 week were he has not had to come in to work, at which point the other manager pointed out that vacation only means you don’t have to come in at 8pm and that you get to wear whatever you want.
At that point I started laughing because I remember telling Basschocolate that very same thing and him telling I need help. Its good to know my Entire division.

This also made me realize that I probably wouldn’t mind working over by head office where the rest of the IS dept is, it would be nice to be surrounded with like-minded people.

Work Is Fun:

As the meeting progressed managers had to give their plans for the year. Our Security guy listed his objectives and ended by saying that he’d just continue to have fun”. It the occurred to me that if most of the other ppl I know made that statement they it would be just them being Sarcastic. Not here, this guy was serious.

All in all, this meeting put a lot of things in perspective for me. I saw first hand some of the challenges facing managers and began to see that it was not quite a bed of roses.
Still, I think I am up for the challenge, I hope I get more opportunities to learn and grow here. I do enjoy my work environment. There is a little voice in my head that warns me not to get too comfortable as that leads to stagnation but I think I should be safe for now.


D said...

You can gwan. Good for you. Personally I fear a manager position, well at my workplace at least. Waaay too much politics, too much work hours, family man NOT supposed to be at work til 10 on a Fri night. Sometimes I seriously wonder how my department manager keeps his sanity, if you dont catch while he's walking by your desk you never catch him at all.

Then again maybe this is just at my workplace....

Stunner said...

I dream of the day when I become a manager, (sigh). To lead my own team to victory!

I can't say I love my job. It's a means to an end. I want a job that I can enjoy, grow, learn and get a decent salary.

bassChocolate said...

I was talking to one of the head Accounting people at work on Fri. He was telling me how he and others stayed at work til near midnight working one night, and then had to come in for the whole day on Saturday to do work. I'm sorry, but I don't think that's what life's supposed to be about. The problem is, I can't survive on my mediocre salary. So it's a catch 22. Great. Go be a manager, Seeker.

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