Crabby <from email>
I'm in a crabby mood today. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around
anything. It is 10:00 and I've been at work for four hours. It is a
Friday. The two people who tell me what to do all day are gone. It is a
three day weekend. Yet, I'm in a bad mood. It is stress. This time it
it evening job stress. When I get home, I just want to collapse. i
haven't been able to do that lately. The only bit of fun I have lately
is griping at everything and every one in my blog. I'm off to lunch in
a bit and I hope my day will pickup (my attitude anyway) after that.
Three day weekend
Today is the Friday before Memorial day. I have friends going to the
beach. I can't imagine taking on the beach. It is supposed to rain this
Monday. Houston is like that. Some other friends are headed to Chicago
in a week. Another friend is headed to Big Bend park (actually she is
there as I type). She should have a blast. Big Bend is not crowded at
any time. My parents are headed to a park Wet of San Antonio for the
weekend. I have some work i would like to get done. I may not leave my
apartment this weekend. A bunch of people took today off. I have a
hundred hours of PTO (Paid Time Off), but nothing to do, nowhere to go,
and no one to go with.
Who am I supposed to go to lunch with? Here the last couple of weeks
I've felt the sting of politics at my office. There is a group of
people I have been going out to lunch with for a while. Not every day.
I enjoy getting out of the office. I need the interaction to be honest.
I don't get enough people time in my day to day life. I've recently
started coming in a half hour earlier so I can take the full hour
lunch. Many tell me that it doesn't matter. The time at lunch is
forgiven. I will not allow myself to give in. I have to make up the
time That is a different story about office politics.
This story about office politics involves two companies. I finally have
a conflict between the two groups of people I work with. The funny
thing is, I don't think either set of people really cares. it still
bugs me. I am paranoid about social stuff. I have no idea how to
handle the situation. I've been splitting my time. The only reason I go
from one group to the other is a need to spread myself around. Play the
social butterfly. I will start to limit the number of days I go out to
lunch to about two days a week. This will not only save me some social
trouble, but some money as well.
A third story about office politics.
Today at lunch I had a disaster socially. it wasn't that bad, but it
makes me really uncomfortable. It is one of those situations where you
confide in some one and they think you want them to do something to fix
the trouble. I told person one that I didn't like person two. Is that
not how all of these things start. Why do I tel any one anything? We
all had plans to go to lunch. Person one was off to pick up her
boyfriend and person two was supposed to give me a ride. Now I have a
serious conflict. Person one insists on taking me and making her
boyfriend drive himself. Ironically, we end up in a booth and,
naturally, I end up sitting next to person two. It isn't that I hate
this person. I just find her annoying and cant look her in the eye
without wanting to turn and walk away. This is another good reason to
stop going out to lunch.