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MonicaPz : (26 January 2015 - 09:38 PM) Karen is a lady just as much as before as will be after the surgery . . . inside and out.
EmmaSweet : (26 January 2015 - 09:22 PM) I third the well wishes to Karen!
jls : (26 January 2015 - 07:51 PM) Yes I second the well wishes to Karen!!!
UsernameOpti... : (26 January 2015 - 07:47 PM) Here's to wishing KarenPayne a safe surgery tomorrow and a speedy recovery
UsernameOpti... : (26 January 2015 - 06:12 PM) Happy Birthday to leighcdil and heiket
MelodySchwartz : (26 January 2015 - 06:08 PM) I will Monica, just as soon as they open the roads without restrictions....hahaa
MelodySchwartz : (26 January 2015 - 06:07 PM) love this diner here , my fave whitleys diner...
veronicabeta : (26 January 2015 - 05:55 PM) I used to fish the Deerfield River. No fun being in that area in a snowstorm ! :(
MonicaPz : (26 January 2015 - 04:20 PM) Melody, please get home as soon as possible, and keep us posted!
MelodySchwartz : (26 January 2015 - 03:57 PM) guess I will do my nails and stuff....would love to be swept off my feet by a handsome fella, have him wisk me away to some snow bound cabin for candle lit romance fireplace laughter and breakfast in bed.....awww to dream a lil dream
MelodySchwartz : (26 January 2015 - 03:55 PM) stuck in snow storm in S. Deerfield MA, the states I need to go through to get to my destination are having curfews set....oh yea me....
MonicaPz : (26 January 2015 - 10:20 AM) Cross2play, my New Year's resolution is to find love.  Hopefully, preparing for that, means taking better care of myself, will also benefit me!  LOL!!
cross2play : (25 January 2015 - 05:29 PM) Hi all ! Happy 2015 to everyone! Hope everyone made a new year resolution?
MonicaPz : (23 January 2015 - 07:35 PM) Charity, watched the video.  Your sister is beautiful!  She looks just like you!
UsernameOpti... : (23 January 2015 - 04:38 PM) Happy Birthday to KayleeEl
Gennee : (23 January 2015 - 09:26 AM) Happy Birthday, KayleeEl.    :)
veronicabeta : (23 January 2015 - 12:12 AM) Runae Moon. Very Nice.
veronicabeta : (23 January 2015 - 12:11 AM) Happy Birthday KayleeEl Many Happy Returns !:)
CharityLynnC... : (22 January 2015 - 07:54 PM) https://www.youtube....h?v=wF6IdizXX6c this is my sister Runae Moon. really talented artist. wanted to show her off here
LovelyLisa : (21 January 2015 - 06:23 PM) I checked it out and it certainly is a weird FB page.





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Moving on

Posted by Daneela , 16 May 2011 · 203 views

I've just completed my first day at the new job.  Believe me, the trip to get here was hellacious and not in a good sense.  You see, I thought I had a firm commitment to a rental car.  It turned out, when I stepped up to the counter to present my debit card, the agency refused to take it unless I showed them I was leaving town; they insisted on a return itinerary, of all things.  Since I intend to stay and booked only a one-way flight, I was completely SOL, stuck at Boston-Logan airport with no agency willing to rent me a car.

I tried hard to resolve the problem by searching the web with my Blackberry.  Not a single agency had a policy that didn't prevent me from renting a car.  In the end, I flagged a cab and asked to be taken  to my hotel.  The fare, you ask?  $92 and change plus tip.  Almost $100 down the drain.

Saturday morning, I scoured the local yellow pages for a more local agency, called some, found 2 that would rent to me.  Unfortunately, the cheaper of the two had no car available, so I had to get a cab to take me to the one where I'd have to pay twice as much for the same service.  Oy!!

Today, the manager started describing the environment, the people, the culture, the problems, the wish list, etc.  I was introduced to my 2 junior programmers and we had a short meeting in the afternoon.  They started going over the same stuff, but I explained I'd already gotten it from the boss.  Next, I started telling them stories from my career, describing how hard it had been  for me to learn to work with the product and some of the experiences I've had with customers.  I went into the future as I envision it, saying to them that we were to be peers, not manager and subordinates.  True, I had more responsibilities but that was because I had more experience.  I said I was going to rely on them to learn what they had to know so that we could satisfy the customer and our company in the short term and learn and do even more than  that to advance our careers permanently.  It was incredible how they relaxed and then enthused.  I hadn't known what kind of reception my policy and I would get.  It feels good.

Tomorrow, the customer's top dog is going to meet with me and perhaps some others and ask what I can do for him.  He give me his wish list, his needs list, his goals, his ideas.  He'll ask me if they can be done and when and for how much.  I can't prepare real data, so I'll be doing all I can without selling my soul.  Wish me luck, y'all.  Thanks.




Good luck with this new endevor , so much to ask of you after so much to simply arrive , you take care and try not to let it overwelm you out of the starting gate .

Huggs Be well and healthy.
Steph
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