Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Back at work

Time flies when you're not getting any sleep.

Twelve working days after the birth of my daughter, I'm back at work and ready to go. Things have changed so much for me in the past two-and-a-half weeks that it's going to take a bit of time for me to figure out my new role.

Not only am I a sleepless father of two but I am now officially the new Data Management Supervisor for Sperry Nisku.

Money aside, what does this mean? It means that all the things that I was doing before, I am now expected to do. All the things that they appreciated before -- overtime, training, mentoring -- these are all part of my job.

Does this mean that my job got harder? Probably not. I was able to do these things and get them done properly and on time. It just means that upper management's expectations of me just got a lot higher.

I know, I know, serenity is inversely proportional to expectation. Normally, I live my life by this. I try not to have any expectations of anyone else, but in this case, serenity is theirs, not mine, and the satisfaction of their expectation is directly tied to my continued employment. So, I'll have to find some new tricks, work harder and try to live up to their expectations -- with my serenity hanging in the balance.

It's a great day for work!

4 comments:

Sean Woods said...

DMS in da House!


With retroactive pay, Liam should treat himself to some socks.


Note: This will be the last post I make about Liam's socks.

Magic Word: kqfne

Vlad said...

Looking for serenity? I have a blog that shows you how to reach serenity now.

Act now! Serenity Now!

(wflso)

Dylan said...

I too enjoy shoes without socks.

andzryp - Japanese transforming robots.

Liam J. said...

andzryp sounds like what you're doing when you're done in the bathroom.

Flush, andzryp. Good, we're done. Let's wash our hands.

This is the greatest day of my life. My secret word, no word of a lie, is bisalo. The cross between bison and buffalo. BisonWeb cannot fail.