09 September 2008

I Desperately Need Good News

I'm lost in a haze of disappointment and sheer -_-"ness. Seems my car problems are more serious than predicted, and worse, the mechanic cannot give a deadline on how fast it can get fixed. That means more days of telecommuting with Dad, a prospect that gets me down. Not only the fact that I have no freedom to go anywhere, but my office is really out of his way (15km, to be exact). And I really hate to impose my needs on other people. I'm selfless that way.

So I'm hoping 9/11 will be a good day for me. It may be a day of mourning for those affected by the 2001 terrorist attacks, but this Thursday also marks my 2nd anniversary at this company. I can't believe I've been working for two years already! Anyway, my manager made an appointment for a one-to-one meeting on Thursday, and I'm expecting good things.

I don't think it was a coincidence to schedule the quarterly review on my working anniversary, so I'm hoping it is.... a promotion! A couple of my colleagues recently got a small step up the career ladder after working here for two years so I think it's my turn. I'm not really a power chaser aiming to conquer that proverbial ladder, but promotions are usually accompanied by a significant pay rise, and I'll certainly need a pay hike to cover my car repair bills!

Conversely, I'd be severely disappointed if I didn't get that promotion. I know I shouldn't set myself up for possible disappointment but I deserve some good news in this mound of manure that I find myself wallowing in.

(On the bright side, I read through this post and find that I write more poetic stuff when I'm brooding)

2 comments:

Jackson Lim said...

I've been waiting for a pay rise for the last 2 months, if you ask me, it has been long overdue... I desperately need a good news too, I hope it comes true for both of us...

Zemien said...

Yup! It's about time!! I think you deserve it more than me, with all the shit you have to swallow in whole large chunks....

OK, too many details.