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steve  ·  149 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 19, 2021

I’m having coffee with a friend from work who quit a few months ago. I’m really looking forward to seeing her. Keeping up with friends during a pandemic when you no longer work together can get tricky.

Speaking of work, because of drama, my previous boas was fired in February and I’ve been reporting to the CEO ever since. It’s supposed to be interim, but there’s no end in sight. It’s surreal. Not entirely a bad thing - I get exposed to some things I normally wouldn’t - which isn’t entirely a good thing either. I’m trying to keep my head up, but also keeping my options open and updating my LinkedIn profile just in case.

I’ve got a kid graduating high school on Friday. All the feels around that one. Lots happening in every direction. I hope you’re all well.





kleinbl00  ·  149 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Speaking of work, because of drama, my previous boas was fired in February and I’ve been reporting to the CEO ever since.

Formalize that. Titles are way cheaper to give out than raises. Demotions are harder than pay cuts. Make it known that you find your current place in the org chart to be more strategic, with greater transparency into the problems your organization faces and more ability to solve potential problems before the rest of the office becomes aware of them.

c_hawkthorne  ·  149 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Graduating is great! Will that be in person? I feel really bad for all the kids that wanted that big graduation ceremony and couldn't get it.

steve  ·  148 days ago  ·  link  ·  

yah - it'll be an outdoor ceremony at the school district's massive football stadium.. the kids masked and 6 ft. apart, and the families in the stands. It should be great.