Jan 302013
 

Two days ago local schools were delayed for 3 hours due to the threat of freezing rain in the early morning hours. Of course there was no freezing rain but hey, we live in North Carolina. ūüôā ¬†Today however, it is in the mid 60’s and rainy. ¬†Last night the weather so nice and mild we slept with the windows open, in January!

What is going on with the weather lately? ¬†One day you can¬†practically¬†wear shorts and the next you need full on winter gear. ¬†It’s no wonder everyone is and has been sick.

Oh another, happier note. ¬†I have moved positions at work and I finally signed the PAN form today. ¬†My new manger was nice enough to bump up my pay. ūüėÄ ¬†It was only a little. ¬†Basically he rounded my salary up but it amounted to almost a thousand dollars! ¬†I am one happy girl! ¬†In all my years here and through all my manager changes and position changes I’ve never actually received any sort of pay increase. ¬†I’ve gotten raises each year but never an actual salary change. ¬†I’m sure this won’t result in my change on my pay check but the gesture was very nice and much appreciated.

Happy Wednesday!

~k

Dec 132012
 

I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately. ¬†For a few weeks work was very very slow and life was pretty boring. ¬†Now things have picked back up a bit but mainly because I am now training for a new (similar) position.

Last year a contract and credit position opened up in another division, I wanted to apply but my manger at the time talked me out of it. ¬†Well a year later I am finally training for that position. ¬†The girl who currently does this job is the only person right now and she is bogged down. ¬†When my group merged with this other division, it kind of made sense for me to start helping her. ¬†While the jobs are similar in title, they are quite different. ¬†Mine is much more simplified due to the product we sell. ¬†The other job is much more detail oriented and very involved so I am going to have to learn a lot more. ¬†I don’t mind learning the new job but I want to make sure I do the best possible job I can.

I am excited though, I think this new role will really expand my knowledge and skill set.  I also feel it is probably more in line with the way other companies handle contracts and credit.

~k

Nov 082012
 

I mentioned we moved into our new office, finally. ¬†Well we just found the mother load of office supplies. ¬†I LOVE (like it’s kind of weird) office supplies. ¬†I had a job in TX and I got to order the office supplies. Favorite thing ever! I was always buying myself the good pens and stuff. ¬†It was fun. ¬†When I moved to NC ¬†our office was very short of office supplies. ¬†It was like pulling teeth to get simple things like white out. ¬†So you can imagine my excitement now that I sit a few feet away from the office supplies! ¬†WOOHOO!

I probably should have¬†prefaced¬†this post with I’m a huge dork!

~k

Nov 012012
 

I know I had been a huge slacker lately. There is a lot going on and nothing going on if that makes sense. Yesterday the finally group of people moved into our new office. Odd course I was in the last group to move. Several of us joked they were never going to let us move.

The company had been in our old building for years and years and in the past few months we all started to realize how old and gross the bldg had become. After the first group moved mew made a little field trip and WOW, the new bldg was amazing. Modern, clean and airy and nice. This made the final days at the old bldg suck even more.

Yesterday morning as I left the house I reminded myself I was going to the new bldg. The drive is same for about half the trip. I know I’m going to forget and go the wrong way one day. I pulled into the parking garage on centennial campus and was really glad to see a coworker pull up at the same time. To be honest it kind of left like the first day of high school.

We rode the elevator to the 4th floor and set out to find our seats. My new desk wasn’t too bad after I made a few little changes. I spent the next hour getting my computer set up and arranging my desk. Then a few of us decided to check out the other floors. My company occupies all of the 4th and 5th floors and various wings on 1,2, and 3.

The only thing I’m not super crazy about is being on campus. It’s busy, all the time. Plus you have to deal with students walking in front off your car. We have access to NC State’s facilities and the bus line but the buses are kind of slow, as we sat for 5 mins today waiting for the driver to get back on schedule. I’m sure being on campus has its advantages and the new bldg is worth it. However I think mine and Matte’s Friday lunches are going to run a little longer since I am further away now.

~k

Aug 082012
 

This morning I got a call from a coworker around 7:20 saying a power line at our office had been cut and we were working from home. I finished up my hair and makeup, threw on some comfy clothes and set up shop on the kitchen table. It’s not super easy to work from home but having a work laptop (that I actually had at home) with all my links and passwords along with the VPN makes it much easier. Except when the main drive I use is down because the power is out, at work. Whomp whomp.

Around 10:00 I got an email saying the power was back on and everyone was to head in. I threw my jeans on and headed to the office. As soon as I walk in the door I realize this is gonna suck!!!! Of course the air is off and the building smells gross. The third floor was even worse. It was hot and muggy. Finally around noon, I’m contemplating lunch when our old manager comes over to say she has good news. The ac should be back on in half an hour but management has asked everyone to go to lunch, on them! Hell yeah. This was the point I was really glad I didnt pack my lunch.

A couple of my coworkers set out for lunch. When we got back the office was still hot but you could at least feel some air moving around. Finally around 3 the ac actually kicked in and it started to get chilly.

I’m not sure if I feel my day was productive or not but it was a strange day.

~k

Aug 022012
 

At work! Again!

Just when I think things are calming down crazy shit happens. I know I said this week would be crazy but I didn’t say why. Well our wireless brand republic wireless relaunched on Tuesday. We thought that we be stupid crazy but things when pretty quiet, until yesterday. Then we found put a different product is moving to another division. I am one of the “lucky” ones moving! I don’t think it will be horrible but it was just surprising. Tomorrow we will find out what the actual plan is. Until then the rumor mill is running wild. ūüėČ

On a side note I ran to Michael’s today and bought some water colors. I haven’t paints with water color since I was a kid and I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I have a couple of projects in mind so I will post as I complete them.

~k

Jun 132012
 

I feel like life has been busy and boring all at the same time. This weekend Matt and I headed to the beach to spend some time with his cousin Emma who is visiting from London. The girls had a nice day on the beach while the guys played golf. I actually got some sun. While we were on our cruise I tried hard not to get burnt fearing I would have to stay out of the sun for the rest of the trip but this I said to hell with it. I only got a little toasty considering we stayed out from 11 – 4. But man I really needed some color!

Work has been crazy busy the last few days because of some changes, good changes actually. My manager took another position and my group was absorbed into another group. Now I will no longer be doing the things I didn’t like and will be able to focus more on the stuff I did like. It seems this new change might be pretty good. I wasn’t so sure last week but having met with the new folks makes me excited.

Crazy the difference a few days can make.

~ k

Feb 032012
 

with a doll head? ¬†I mean the dollar store had tons of random doll heads the other day so my coworker suggested we get one and put it on another coworker’s desk. ¬†Of course my inner Martha came out and that just wouldn’t do. ¬†I mean everyone needs a doll head snow globe right? ūüėÄ

I can’t decide if I’m just crafty or a little demented. ¬†Maybe it’s my inner Dexter. ¬†HA!

Happy Friday!

~k

Jan 122012
 

I had hoped things at work would start to calm down but not so much. ¬†I am drowning under a sea of orders. ¬†Not to mention the system upgrades still suck. ¬†And then I’m being pulled in 20 different directions so I get even further behind. ¬†AY YI YI!

I will say I am totally excited that my new elliptical machine will be here tomorrow!  YAY!  I had talked to Matt previously about getting some sort of exercise machine so after Christmas we looked around and found a few I liked.  We ended up finding a great deal on a Livestrong machine.  It was a little more then I wanted to spend on something like this but I did test it out in a store and it was UH MAZING!

Now we just need to get our butts in gear and clean out the bonus room. ¬†This has turned into our “oh where should this go….bonus room!” ¬†While this room has been great as a catch all we are going to have to do something different since the elliptical will take up so much space. ¬†Plus I need to find a place to set up my sewing machine and we need space for Matt to do P90X. ¬† So our weekend should be fun.

After all the chaos from work, I’m thinking it will be good for me to be able to come home and relieve some stress. ¬†Bring on the exercising!

~k

Jan 082012
 

*First off let me just say that work has been beyond crazy since before the New Year and when I get home the only thing I really want to do is absolutely nothing.  I know my blog has reflected the craziness with a whole lot of nothing.*

I’ve been a really bad person when it comes to my 401k. ¬†My current job is the only job I’ve had that actually offered this but I didn’t really make enough to feel like I could contribute, even though my company will match up to 3 percent. ¬†{And when I say I didn’t make enough I literally mean this, pay check to pay check is no fun.}

Now that Matt and I are married my financial situation is much better, mostly due to Matt’s income. ūüôā ¬†A few months ago there was a 401k meeting at work and I asked Matt if he wanted me to enroll, he said that was fine. ¬†Well I never picked up the packet to sign up. ¬†This week there was another meeting so I asked a co-worker to grab me a packet since he was going. ¬†He did not but I ran in after the meeting to get one. ¬†I then headed out to meet Matt for our Friday lunch. ¬†When he pulled up I handed him the packet to look over later. ¬†Anyway, when I got home yesterday he was like you got some interesting mail. ¬†I looked on the counter, looked at him and then looked again and I’ll be damned if there wasn’t a letter from John Hancock saying deposits had been made to my account per my company. ¬†What?!?!?

Apparently I was supposed to have been automatically enrolled back in 2008 but for some reason I was never enrolled.  Now my company is honoring the 3% they would have contributed had I been enrolled.  How crazy is this?  We got the letter in the mail today and Matt just checked my account.  I know have several thousand dollars in a 401k.  AWESOMENESS!

I honestly have no idea when, why or how I wasn’t signed up but whatever. ¬†I guess I will actually start contributing to my 401k and add to the fund. ¬†ūüôā

~k