Thursday, August 10, 2006

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Monday, March 27, 2006

I miss work

I finally told my manager how uneasy I feel about my role and that there should be some structure in the department. It's only been a short while since coming in, but there's no guidance from anyone...and due to the lack of work around the office, I'm not learning much. I feel so unproductive. I honestly feel useless and feel guilty about taking my paycheck. In the coming weeks or possibly in months, I might participate in several projects...or so he says. It just boils down to whether he trust me with the work.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Tired of being let down

"Some people find fault like there's a reward for it"
-Zig Ziglar

Friday, March 10, 2006

Stress and nervousness in a new job

I'm not sure what it will be like once things are rolling at my new job. I'm still in training and I feel kind of useless around the office.
People are nice overall. One thing that is different about my new job is that people call me by my first name and not my last. Thank goodness, I was tired of correcting everyone back at my old job, even though I was there for over 5 years. Another thing that's good, I discovered the pantry room on the floor and love it! I get cups of coffee and green teas all for free throughout the day!

Management is a little strange. My immediate manager has not approached me about my future role/position in the company, so I'm afraid things are not going well as it should be...
I've been tense and stressed out since I started this job. There's a lot of expectation from management to play hard. Everyone around the office says I'll learn and become and expert in the system "eventually". I guess everyone seems to know I'm having some difficult times. Since the first day, I'm been sleeping past midnight and waking up around 5:30 am to go to work everyday. I'm frustrated, tired, stressed, confused and nervous around the office. I want to do well...but I'm not sure where my future will be at the company. I think I'm developing an ulcer.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Declaration for ...

I don't even know what to say anymore...
I feel so ashamed and helpless in what I have become.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Trying to get out of the bubble

If you don't risk anything you risk even more.
Erica Jong
gotta keep it going, even though I'm discouraged :(

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Office story 2

I really hate my job. Yes, I know it's no big surprise. Most people hate going to work. At times, it can be the grueling and frustrating workload but, now my co-workers are really getting on my nerves. I can't stand how they lecture everyone around the office like we're some dimwits. I can't wait to get out of there.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

NYC MTA Strike

Almost 2 hours left before the big nyc transit strike is in effect. I'm praying the union and the mta decide on some type of agreement cause A LOT of people would be affected if the meeting doesn't go too well. This morning in the office, my coworkers and I had some lecture about how we're paid to get to work no matter what the situation is. My alternative commute is to take the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) to midtown and then take the New Jersey Path train from Midtown to Downtown Manhattan. That's about $6.00, which is $4 more than my one way subway ride. I'm not really sure if that's the accurate fare, could be more considering there are peak hour rates. I feel cheated. I paid for a 1 month unlimited Metrocard which could be useless.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Blogthings junkie

You Are 55% Addicted to Blogthings

You're a Blogthings fiend - addicted but not totally dependent.
So what if you know your personality type by heart?
And while you may feel like Blogthings is crack...
There are people much worse off than you!
How Addicted To Blogthings Are You?

You Are Dancer

Carefree and fun, you always find reasons to do a happy dance.

Why You're Naughty: That dark stint you had as Santa's private dancer.

Why You're Nice: You're friendly. Very friendly.

Your Hidden Talent

Your natural talent is interpersonal relations and dealing with people.

You communicate well and are able to bring disparate groups together.

Your calming presence helps everything go more smoothly.

People crave your praise and complements.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Travel itineary

First weekend: 3 volunteers and I went to Kandy. Rode on the elephant, got a massage* , saw Kandy dancing, went to the Sacred Tooth Temple, Silk factory to try on the sari, Tea Plantation (Ceylon tea), and Botanical Garden.

Second weekend: A group of us went to the ancient cities: First day, went to Sigiriya to see the Lion rock. Slept in a really low-budget guesthouse overnight. Next day, went to Polonnaruwa and saw the ancient ruins and temples. Afterwards, went to Dambulla to see the buddhist temple.

Third weekend: Friday: went to Pettah (market) with a couple of volunteers . Saturday and Sunday: I headed out to Kalutara, Kosgoda, Galle, Unawatuna with my local driver. I went to a large buddhist temple in Kalutara with Dias (driver). Afterwards, we drove to Kosgoda and went to a turtle hatchery. Met the owner of the hatchery who studied abroad in South Korea. We had a good chat, talked in both Korean and English. Afterwards, went to a very small fishing village where a train was stopped from the tsunami. In Galle, Dias took me to see his brother's garment factory where I received a personal tour =). Went to Galle fort and walked around for a couple of hours. Dias was sort of my bodyguard and travel companion since I was travelling alone.

Fourth weekend: Went to Hikkaduwa and Bentota with 3 volunteers. My last weekend was to climb the Adam's Peak, but I couldn't find enough people to go with me. So I cancelled my plan and headed to the south of Sri Lanka to enjoy and sunbathe at the beach.