Still Alive!

Yes, I am still alive and have quite a few things to write about. My writing time has been derailed a bit this year by unexpected family issues – as you may have noticed from the various “In Memory Of…” posts.

I have several unfinished posts in the works. More lucky folks have escaped from “The Company,” but not without scars. I also want to shout out to a few brave people – one who just started a new job slightly out of her comfort zone but with great opportunities and another who is leaving a miserable job and taking a month off just for herself!

The honeymoon with my new job is over. I’m still in the mostly happy ‘newlywed’ stage of the relationship, but the new job definitely has some undesirable characteristics. As a result, I’ve learned a few new things to ask about in future interviews — let’s just say exploring the evils of billable hours and how a company goes about staffing its projects can be a great way to analyze a company’s communication and decision-making processes. I’ve read some books recently that have interesting management ideas I’d like to share.

Finally, I have sipped a few great gin drinks during the dog-days of summer. So stay-tuned… Lots more posts to follow.

2 Responses to “Still Alive!”

  1. grumpypanda says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you are back!

    So sorry to hear about your Grandma and Aunt. Your posts were very loving tributes to two obviously significant people.

    Can’t wait to hear what you have been up to, and I’m especially excited to read some more of your ever-eloquent musings on The Company.

    Hope all is well. Take care of you!

  2. Amry says:

    And yet another has escaped (or shot while escaping). She came to the Company after the Purge as part of the newly formed Department. She finished a huge, rush, rush, rush project that HAD to be done to guarantee the continued success of the Company so it could remain the “happiest place on earth.” And then she disappeared. The next day her manager addressed the troops: “Ms. X has left the company. Don’t ask any questions.”

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