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Mon, May. 22nd, 2006, 12:31 pm

i had the worst night last night. see, i got a message from my co-worker that they wanted us to come in for a meeting at the old office this morning. we both expected it to be the "sorry, but, well.. buh-bye" meeting.

i was a bit surprised they wanted me to come in since before i got sick i was told they wanted to keep me at the project since i was doing better and had great potential, but cassandra doublechecked with out teamleader and sure enough, we were both to go to this mysterious meeting.

so, i couldn't sleep. but then i got up and the weather was lovely that i suddenly felt so okay with whatever would happen. getting to take my familiar route to our old office which i haven't seen since february was so, so nice. when i got up to the office, familiar faces popped up everywhere and were all "hey! we missed you! where have you been??" which the ego loved, of course.

we found our boss who was to have the meeting with us and... he was really, really surprised to see me there. apparently, our teamleader fucked up because the plan was for my co-worker to have the meeting and she was to get to come back and work some administrative job at our old office while our boss was to come and tell me i was to remain with the project.

so we started the meeting and.. it was awesome. he said everything we wanted to hear, even going as far as saying they should have never sent us off to begin with because they already knew it wouldn't be a good fit for us. we're awesome customer's service people with potential to do sales, but we're wasted at such a robotic project...

when he realized i too hated the project he did another awesome thing - instead of saying i had to go back, he decided on the spot to bring me back to our old office even though they only really have administrative work for one person. he was all "okay. i'm not sure how we'll work it out, but that's my headache. you guys are coming back here."

...he noted that it was obvious we had been really unhappy at the other project (although he hinted he suspected we hadn't been quite as sick as we had been which annoyed me - i can't speak for cassandra, but i don't fake sick abscence, thank you very much, and ya'll know how guiltridden i get anyway) and he didn't want us unhappy because we're both good call center employees and unhappy employees look for other jobs, and he'd rather have us stay and leave for another job.

that shocked both me and cassandra a lot considering we were both thinking we were gonna get fired, or that they would be happy if we quit voluntarily. so.. even though i spent all of yesterday ranting how i was gonna switch jobs, this meeting made me all "awww!" ..so as long as i get to come back to our old office i don't care how stupid the work gets as long as i don't have to do the other project.

and then he gave us the day off (with pay!) and told us he'll call later with details on what we'll be doing. :o

we were both so shocked. we're worrywarts so suddenly we were all "we love life!!" hahaha. i went for a walk with cassandra and we walked all over downtown stockholm which is all green and warm and filled with yummie cafés. we spent ages walking about this deli market where you can try anything and bought lots of nuts and weird snacky things... then we walked all over the farmer's market where the salespeople are really funny and aggressively flirty. they kept handing us fruits to try (and potentially buy) to the point where we didn't need to do lunch because we were full up from all of it.

i came away with some enormous sweet red grapes and huuuuuge sweet strawberries. i'm now obviously home. i was considering going back into the city to celebrate our hockey team, but i'm kind of enjoying being home and snacking on fruit and not being fired so... don't think i will.

strawberry fiiields

the world is my strawberry today! :D

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)

Oh, yummy!! I love strawberries!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)

Oh, and congrats on the job front!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
somabish: thank you!

and i've been meaning to thank you for your kind comment to my "i want to move" post. it was very thoughtful of you. :) (i'm a bit addicted to stockholm and will probably stay for quite a while longer even if it means switching jobs)

...and yey, hockey! 8)

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
sandykins57: Re: thank you!

You're welcome. I like Stockholm, too. Especially for the shopping! But, I wouldn't want to live there. I like the quiet lifestyle we live out here in the boonies. Although, I do feel the need for a Stockholm fix again, real soon!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)

That's AWESOME news!!!
it's soo lovely to finally get the recognition you deserve!!!

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for Jennie!

that strawberry looks delicious!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
somabish: yeyy!

now, mind you, i'm not out of the woods - they honestly only have work for one person so i have no idea what magic my boss has to work to try and create a job for me, but i appreciate him at least making an effort, and i'm glad they seemingly don't want to lose us just yet.

(i'll still be quietly looking for other jobs, though, but am happy that it can be put on the backburner for a while longer...)

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)

That's FABULOUS news!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)

that's really great! it's nice to have a boss who cares. :)

oh, and your nails are great!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)

Yay! I hope things work out exactly as you'd like.

Damn, that is one gorgeous strawberry.