Okay, it was never meant to get this bad. Truth is, I’ve been BUSY! Made yet another cross-country move (this time, the studio went w/me, instead of in the shipper’s truck…made no difference in my productivity!). Went “back” to work; first as a women’s retail clothing store manager (fun, you know I loved it, but all it did was make me think, “Seriously, I could make all of this.”) and then in the coporate world, which is where I still am. Pause for blank stare. Of course I’ve been working Caye in the wee hours, on weekends, and the occasional day off to meet a deadline. But, it’s never the same, and never quite right. Went back to Cali – again – to dig the rest of my studio supplies out of storage. Fail. Where is my box of lace!!!! Smh…
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
So, I now have this huge section of alterations or random projects for my grandfather, my sister, my best friend, my mom, and my aunt, etc. and the pile is only growing larger. Coupled with my actual client projects – scheduled through September – I am simply overwhelmed!
To make matters worse, I received a call from my dear old grandpa asking about his pants (he gave me six pair to do a simple hem, and I’ve had them for over a month). I feel awful. I did, however, give 3 pair to my mom over the weekend. She sees him more than I, so I thought she could hand them off sooner. No dice. She forgot, wondering “what that bag was on the table.” Okay. I feel worse.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
So, today, a company that I’m currently contracted with announced a merger – they’re being bought by an awesome company. Truthfully, I didn’t really care much because I am not an employee of this company, so at the end of the day I’m not directly affected. Of course, there are indirect affects and I’d be a fool to ignore those. However, for the sake of my argument, I’m not really bothered.
Now, as I pass by the whispering cubes and head out to enjoy MY afternoon, I ponder the thoughts of those who are involved in the aftermath of closed-door meetings. Will someone lose their job today? Will someone be promoted today? Will someone be “forced” to participate in the transition, only to eventually be let go? With all of these possibilities floating around, was there also a possibility that livelihoods could have been spared?
Okay. With that said, why does management keep stuff like this under wraps? How come, whenever there’s a huge decision like a merger and a lot is at stake, is it always kept under wraps? Do they think the average Joe Cubicle will learn of the merger, run-tell the masses, and there will be some sort of super protest in front of the building the next morning? Or, maybe the millionaires in the organization will hit the stock market and become billionaires by lunch…
Personally, I believe that an organization that truly values its employees will consider them in the decision. Not that they shouldn’t act upon whatever they feel is best for the company; just that they should give a heads up so that people can make well-informed decisions regarding what to do with their lives…and careers.
Wonder what Penelope would have to say about that…