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redhead-kitten (775093) writes | more than 8 years ago

User Journal 4

It's been a while since I've posted. It's partially because of laziness, partly because it's been busy and some of the the same old, same old.

Things are starting to get interesting now, so I thought I'd give you an update to show where I am.

It's been a while since I've posted. It's partially because of laziness, partly because it's been busy and some of the the same old, same old.

Things are starting to get interesting now, so I thought I'd give you an update to show where I am.

The wonderful world of work
Due to the downturn in the property market and the upturn in the mortgage rates, my employer has decided that they really need to cut corners and consolidate departments. There were also a number of acquisitions in a short period of time, which caused redundancies that they want to get rid of.

It appears that my job will be going away, but we are a small department out in the middle of nowhere (the red-headed step-child, as it were) and they have not really addressed our department by name or site. We were included in a meeting that stated that certain functions will be moving to IL this year and then to SC next year, so it appears that we will be out of a job by the end of October, but we should know for sure by July 31 of this year.

Add to that, we are migrating to a new computer system on July 1 and the department that we are attached to is the lead in this switchover. IMO, they are less than competent to be initiating this project.

On the home front
I am going to be making a number of dresses (including the bride's dress) and kilts for a fall wedding. There is a mountain of fabric on my sewing table, and I'll be getting the tartan tonight for the kilts. On the other hand, BBB has been busy with his handyman work and won't be short of jobs this summer. (*RW, we need to get together with you to figure out what your plans are for the deck.)

We have a new pet. While helping a friend move, we were given a beta. I asked what his name was and was told "uh, fish?" So in honor of that, BBB and I have named it "Fishor Cut".

I don't want to bore y'all with a long JE detailing everything that's been going on, but I wanted to let you know I'm still here and still reading.

^_^

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That blows. (1)

Talinom (243100) | more than 8 years ago | (#15255514)

It appears that my job will be going away, but we are a small department out in the middle of nowhere (the red-headed step-child, as it were) and they have not really addressed our department by name or site.

I hope your upper management will do something for you guys, like find you kick-ass jobs within the company if it comes to that.

Thanks (1)

MsWillow (17812) | more than 8 years ago | (#15257840)

for the update. Good luck with work and everything.

Re:Thanks (1)

redhead-kitten (775093) | more than 8 years ago | (#15258291)

Thank you. I have been sending well wishes your way as I read your updates.

Hope everything goes well with your "pulses".

^_^

Wedding Video (1)

robi2106 (464558) | more than 8 years ago | (#15265599)

I know it isn't reasonable to expext to fly out to video the wedding.... but if the Bride & groom have not decided on a video service, I can do all the editing from their footage, if they like. That is my business now (since ending the police gig a month ago). I give a referal bonus (ok it isn't much... ok fine it is a gum ball machine novelty toy.... ). :-)

But seriously, I'll edit footage provided to me with my equipment. The footage might be a bit less professionally orchestrated if the shooter doesn't have real experience, but that doesn't mean that a video is impossible. Another item I do is video memory packages where I take scanned in photos set to appropriate music with voice overs (if requested) and provide a DVD that can be played at the reception to showcase the couple as they grew up.

I do have referals and demo DVDs / downloads available. Not that I'm trying to push my business, but a man's gotta eat and pay the bills and right now raamen and frozen buritos are not what I want to eat for the rest of the summer.

jason
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