March 25th, 2011

Morning Meeting

Had a meeting this morning at work at 9:15 am, with my boss and a couple of his superiors, that ended close to 9:55.

I was quite nervous about the meeting, as no one seemed to know what it was about and why it had been called. The weird thing was that I found out about the meeting this morning when I got in to work in a memo that was left for me on my computer. Electronic memos, hate 'em. But at least it didn't start "Dear John," or some such. Turned out that most of the other attendees found out in memos this morning as well, so I was in good company (I think).

The meeting lasted close to 45 minutes, and to be honest I was expecting the worst. Turned out the meeting was to inform us that there was going to be a new set of language software introduced on the job over the next month or so, and that our computers were going to be re-configured for it, and that in the meantime, we were all being issued temporary (older) computers to continue our work while the upgrade to our systems was done.

This doesn't affect me all that much, since I have just finished a translation job, but to be honest, my boss wasn't happy about this for a variety of reasons that I won't go into. Anyway, came out of the meeting looking relieved, and when Donna asked me what had happened I gave her the basics. She laughed, and then pointed at my desk. They've already replaced the current computer with the older one...about five years older. Ah, well.

End of the (Work) Week

Got home from work a while ago, and have just been chilling out and relaxing over some hot chai tea.

The work day was long, and very intense, and when I think about it, the work week has been pretty much the same. It has truly felt like a long week.

Yes, I've heard that the government of Canada has fallen to a "no confidence" vote (not surprising really), and there will be a Federal election within the next few months. The fourth election in Canada in seven years. *sigh* I have no intention of saying anything else about the political situation up here in Canada right now, but just know that I will be going to vote in the Federal election when the time comes.

In the meantime, the Friday night gaming group will not be meeting tonight, but my goddaughter will be dropped off here by her mom and aunt within the next half hour or so, and I will spend the evening and the morning with her. I'm looking forward to spending the evening with her, and we'll watch the final two episodes of Expedition Africa this evening, and see what the rest of the evening has. Probably end up reading something to her before she goes to bed.

Good start to a good weekend, even if it's for all the wrong and sad reasons.