April 26th, 2005

journies begin with the first step

so far...

*wipes up drool* I'm totally in love with www.onlinebags.com , thanks to wisteria_. Is there anything better than a new bag? (Susan doesn't think so) And of course I'm on the eternal search for the perfect leather attache, always have been. Haven't discovered it yet, but I've come damn close a few times.

Today is insane mentally. I'm doing pretty well at work so far, but I have to write up shitloads of apartment violations following the extermination today. One in particular is going to be strange. I have to write a tenant a lease violation, telling him to remove the 12 dead catfish that he has floating in a tub full of water. Yes, you heard me, 12 DEAD catfish. *head smack* What are these people thinking?

I need to make up a plan of action for my meeting with the maintanence man this afternoon. I decided that bitching isn't just going to do it. I'm going to have to have it out with him over proper work behavior and his job performance. I need to address budget (which he has managed to blow in just one month), vacancies, work orders, and daily activities. There WILL be change damn it!

Guess I'll go off to do that.
journies begin with the first step

Agendas are the thing

First of all, may I say that I rock as an organizer and manager? I just prepared, in outline style, 2 1/2 typed pages of the agenda for my meeting with the maintanence man this afternoon. I am giving him a copy of that, a copy of the budget, and a copy of the budget variance report. This will be some meeting. I discovered as I was preparing the agenda, how many little things are annoying me about his work and how all that DOES add up to a whole lot of stress. I feel that this meeting will at least put it all out on the table and let him know what I expect as a manager and coworker. I fully expect to hear some whining and bitching from him, but to be honest, the things that I'm asking from him are no different than that which I asked of the last maintenance man. It's just that there is so much difference in the two of them, and frankly, I don't believe that this one ever was fully trained. So we will call this a "restructuring" ;), right seekingautumn?

Second, our feral cat has decided to give birth again in the maintanence area. It was raining today and we could hear the poor little things just bawling out there. Poor momma has them out there drowning in the soup. Hope they are ok...quite cute, although I could not get an accurate count of them yet in all their chaos. I love that she has them in our safe place. Makes me really happy.

Can't wait till this meeting, having it right after lunch. This will be productive.
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meeting well...dizzy sucks...anyone have any brownies?

brownies? anyone?


Meeting with maintenance went well. He was somewhat pissed off about it, but admitted that it's stuff he should be doing anyway. Took over an hour to complete it with him. I was most professional though and kept with the agenda. He was distracted even with that. I swear, he can not be kept to task. He always wants to go on in this little tangent blabbing about the same things over and over. I just kept interrupting him and bringing his attention back to the point. It's the only way.

It has rained and rained and rained today. Getting quite tired of it, actually.

feeling really dizzy again. I don't know if it's glasses, posture, sinuses, or food that's causing it, but I'm damn tired of being so fucking dizzy! It's insane.

anyhoo...enough wasted time ema, it's time for Susan to actually do some more work!
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Lj: The best of the rest.

hmmm...glasses have been off for 20 mins or so, and the dizzyness has passed, until I try to get up and walk anywhere that is, in which case I get a new dizzyness because I can't quite see. But at least I have diagnosed the problem.

I've been thinking lately about somethings, one of which concerns my journal. I'm noticing that people like to go on a lot of holier than thou rants about various subjects, just trying to "educate the masses". Those kind of posts generally leaving me feeling all "meh"...So in light of my own annoyance at those posts, I'm going to do my part to keep my own journal free of long ranty rants about people. Are they even doing any good? I think not. Do they piss off people? Yes, of course. So I'm going to try to stay away from them.

And now my contributions to unofficial LJ slogans:

Lj: The only place where I feel loved
Lj: Now I can bitch with the rest of you
Lj: There's no place like home
Lj: Where the snark flies, but you are still friends
Lj: Want to see some pron?
Lj: Watch your back.
Lj: Selflessly promoting insanity one journal at a time.
Lj: Home of the squee heard round the world

Time to go home! *squeeeeeeeeeeeee*