I’m going to start with the not-so-good news so that this posts ends on a high note. I have a wicked cold. Cory has had it for about a week and a half and it turned into pneumonia again for him. I am hoping that it will not get that bad for me. I had a flu shot, which I know has nothing to do with a cold but for some reason when I get one I tend to get sick less overall through the winter. So here’s hoping…
Because of said cold, I called in to work sick today at about 10 this morning. I got a call about 11 from my project manager asking me if I felt well enough to come in for a few hours, I wouldn’t have to be on the phones or anything, she just wanted to discuss an opportunity with me that will help develop my “leadership” role as she put it and that they were having a meeting about it with our head office and wanted me to be there.
So I loaded up on cold medication and went in. I am glad I did. Even though I did not get the position I had applied for I was chosen, along with the person that did get that position to help head up a special project that our team is taking on. The two of us will be “go-betweens” between the higher ups in the head office and between our new agents that we are hiring to work on this special project. The agents were all hired for this project which they are thinking would be about 6 months long or so, though our project manager seemed to think that they may be wrong on that and that it might be 9 months or so based on the fact they are thinking that this will coincide with the upcoming school year.
Either way it means I get to actually work in a more hands on role in a leadership type role for other agents, along with the other person who was selected. I am just thinking myself that since she was just put into the other position that was open that it might fall more to me then her, though at this point she seems to have a little better idea of what is going on then I do. I am really hopeful that I might get to kinda of take the lead here. But again, either way it is still good for me.
I am hoping this will help with cementing myself further into a more permanent leadership type roll down the road a bit.
Oh yeah and know all the snow we got Wednesday? It totaled about 56 cm (22 inches) over about 6 hours – that’s on average 9 cm an hour! And 207 km/hour (almost 129 mph) was the maximum wind gusts recorded and with over 100 km/hour (62 mph) sustained winds. We have a few 12 – 16 ft snow banks at work and some of the other snow banks around are over 7 – 10 ft high – those are natural banks, ones made as the snow blew around. One apartment building on the street next to me lost it’s roof and a lighthouse was destroyed in Church Point, NS. It literally blew over. Imagine a category 5 or 6 hurricane and add snow! Crazy. And to top it all off, it is going to be plus 12 tomorrow! So its all gonna melt!
Oh and I am getting almost $300 back in taxes. Which is way better then having to pay in! Combine that with everything else and next week is looking good