Saturday, May 28, 2011

What choice do I have?

I know. It's been awhile.

I've been here, but not really - I've been reading and contemplating, but just not going that extra step to put my thoughts down here.

It was a choice I made.

A huge pet peeve of mine is when people lament that they "don't/ didn't have a choice". Of course you do, you always have a choice - you just may not like the options.

This is especially true at work when it's easy to defer accountability by saying, I didn't have a choice - my boss told me to/ my colleague wasn't there/ no one said I couldn't do that...you ALWAYS have a choice.

So, I had to make a choice on how I wanted to spend my precious and limited spare time. And while it was an option to try and maintain Twitter conversations during the pm only, and try and put out meaningless drivel, I mean a blog post on a more regular basis...I chose another option.

I have started a work journal - sort of a blog-lite...all the analysis of my work, without the heavy side of sarcasm. This allows me to hash out my thoughts about work, while at work, and not feel like I'm doing something that HR will get riled up about. (Hang on a minute...)

Do I miss sharing all this vital information with the world? Not really.

I'm re-thinking what I do want to share on this blog, because quite honestly it was never meant to be a diary, nor a page from my day-timer (8:30 am - At Starbucks enjoying organic coffee...mmmmm). I have considered how I could contribute to the HR discussions out there; however, there are WAY more interesting and intelligent HR blogs out there.

So many choices....

Monday, May 02, 2011

Milestone

Today was my one year anniversary at my current employer. And to celebrate, I did what I have done for the past twelve months - I congratulates myself for making it through another week and rewarded myself for a job well done. I am the best boss I have ever had.
Too bad I can't approve a raise or a work from home arrangement. Oh well, I'm in HR - there's only so much I can do.

So raise a glass and join me in a toast.

To me.