Life continues to lurch along. Dave failed to get another job he interviewed for, last week - ugh. The poor guy is getting really demoralized and I don't blame him. I would tell him to apply for mine, but he's underqualified. Oh, was that catty?
I had a foul day at work yesterday. I had to leave work early on Friday to go to the doctor (a minor infection) and, over the overheated weekend, managed to forget everything I needed to do Monday morning. To cap it, I had lost the documents that I was supposed to update. Not just misplaced, but flat-out lost. I've got a bad feeling I threw them away at some point. Argh. I was in a piss-poor mood from sleeping all weekend and that Alex hadn't said anything along the lines of "Happy Anniversary" before dropping me off at the train station and looking like a goober in front of the departmental managers (the lost dccuments were required for their meeting) was the icing on the cake.
Fortunately, the managers attributed my overwrought state to the fact that I had to throw together an interview for a candidate - from Canada, for the Canadian office - having received word on Friday that he would be here today. It was a tad aggravating, I admit, but not as aggravating as i had apparently communicated to said managers. I had no problem putting on my martyred-admin face, rather than my unnecessarily-sentimental face... Thank heavens for small mercies.
As I say, I really like the people at my office, they're tops. But the job is definately starting to pall. Between being expected to play executive ass't to four managers and do all the usual support for a department of fifty on a recruiting binge, I'm starting to feel like a very well-used tug-of-war rope. No, I haven't talked to Maxis, yet, but they're interested in me. Knowing my luck, the Maxis job would turn out to be more of the same, and I would rather stay at MM. Hell, I've been commuting to the city for two and half years - why stop now?
On a happier note, I received some nice words from a random netizen who devoured a large chunk of my character archive and enjoyed it a lot. At least I had a little smile to start the day...
I've been reading Ian Fleming's Thrilling Cities, a collection of travel features he wrote for the London Express in the late '50's. It's a hoot! I still have my treatment for a James Bond fanfic, partially set in Hong Kong in '56 (and Australia, and Turkey - after all, it's a 007 story) and Fleming's articles on Hong Kong, Tokyo and Macao all provided lots of grist for that particular mill - which is why Logan loaned the book to me, I think.
Well, that's all for now...