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Name: Justine
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Justine, is a little bit more than you'd expect. This is where you are supposed to put your "elevator speech". What you'd say if you were in the elevator with somebody you wanted to connect with. I don't have an "elevator speech". If I ran smack-dab into one of my "heroes" I'd just have to smile and be polite and keep my yipper shut and that's probably for the best anyway!

Friday, March 09, 2007
I've swam through the river of..........
I fell like Andy D from Shawshank Redemtion.

Since the news has been out that I'm going over the wall at work....I've been getting some pretty strange reactions. But there have been a lot who wish they could top the wall too.

There's been a lot of talk of "how many years you go left?". It's scary....the feelings of helplessness and dispair going on. This place has beaten down more than just me.

Only five days left. But who's counting?

Swam through that river.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Time to go be somebody else somewhere else.....
Time to go be somebody else, somewhere else............

That's what time it is for me friends.

January brought the new house. March brings the new job.

After 19 years of abject misery I'm leaving my job at the "looney bin" for a new opportunity.

I can start off with a clean slate with people who I don't know. So it's time...to be someone else, somewhere else.

New slate, new look, new commute, new clean office building, new beefier paycheck, new goals, new rules, new opportunities.

I might even get rewarded for initiative and foresite! Ooooo what a concept. To get paid for ambition and progress instead of having someone toss an anchor at me each time I move forward.

OOOOOooooo. Scary all around.

I'm learning how to be excited about good things, how to have good anticipation, how to see myself with bright and shiny eyes that think I'm pretty cool and very experienced at my job.

Only 8.5 more days left here at the old place. Here they are looking at me funny, like they thought they had me cornered...like they thought they knew who I was and what I would do. They are wrong and they don't like it.

Tonight I'll start taking my stuff home. Starting with my chair. I had to buy my own chair! Geeze......

Perhaps while I'm taking my chair and my books home....I'll find some of my dignity and self-respect and take that back too.