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.