As I've mentioned, I'm on a course all week this week. It's largely based around statistics and things, so it could easily have been deathly dull, but actually it's been relatively interesting so far. Plus, at the end of it all, I will get to call myself a "Green Belt Practitioner" or somesuch nonsense, which will apparently look good on my CV - assuming I ever get round to writing one.
And, naturally, this course also has the enormous bonus of keeping me away from my day job for a few precious days. I've been checking and answering my emails sporadically, but I've so far resisted the temptation to pop back to my desk at the end of the day to see how things are going, and instead have just gone straight home.
I imagine they'll be managing without me just fine... but then again, I'm certainly managing just fine without them too. I fired an email at my boss during my lunchbreak yesterday about the lack of news on my promotion. Today I received the reply: she wants to see me when the course is over to give me an update on the whole situation. I have two thoughts on this:
1) She's so interested in me that I've had to chase her before she thought to give me an update
2) I'm not expecting to hear I have been promoted - more excuses and more reasons why I'll have to wait.
Fuck'em. That's my new motto at work. Fuck'em. Whatever she says, I'm going to make damn sure she knows that I'm pissed off.
I've a question for you:
Why are round manhole covers preferable to square ones?
I was asked this question this morning on my course. Apparently it's a question used in the recruitment process of a major international IT company. It's not a trick question, so what do you think?
Oh, and the pizza yesterday was an American Hot, and it was lovely thanks.
Technology at a glacial pace Part 2
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