Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Personal and work issues

Calories eaten yesterday: 803
Fat: 12g (15%)
Carbs: 55g (31%)
Protein: 63g (33%)
Calories burned in exercise today: 175

Exercise today was the same as yesterday - walking to the train station, and then my my stop to work.

Personal issues:
While watching one of those daytime court shows the other day I saw one about an apartment rental and their contract. That prompted me to pull out my rental agreement. I noticed for the first time that I am not allowed to have anyone stay with me more than two weeks in any calendar year without that person also having a rental agreement. I talked to the owner about getting an agreement for Brad. He gave me the days and time the other apartments would be open for showing.

I noticed the other apartments open today with the owner there to show them. I picked up a rental agreement for Brad. I also got him to let me see the one bedroom front apartment in the building as Brad and I are thinking about sharing it. It's not bad and the rent was reasonable (I forget the price right now) so it's an option. The bedroom was bigger than I thought it would be and the living room was smaller, but overall it's a nice (if tiny) one bedroom apartment. It's not ready to live in yet, but could be made ready if we decided to move in.

Work issues:
Boss Jon is on the rampage again. I assume it's another depressive phase and he's taking it out on everyone. I got chewed out for a good 10 minutes yesterday (10 minutes of my life that I will never get back) for failing to follow the protocol exactly for adding and testing of the "Strings" computer.

Every aspect of our life in this department is ruled by two SOP (standard operating procedure) binders. These are huge behemoths of rules and regulations for everything we do. Because I did not follow the Strings procedure to the letter I was chewed out in person, as well as made to do the whole thing over again in a tersely worded e-mail.

Jon of course blamed my lapse on playing on the Internet. I tried to point out to him that I am not allowed online (by his decree) between 5 and 7 pm and that the Strings work was done at 5:50 pm so I couldn't have been online. It did no good - he launched into me for an additional 5 or 10 minutes.

Good grief, he just does not get it! He expects 100% perfection 100% of the time and the world does not work that way.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

*Sigh* I laid into people twice this week for trivial things myself. I am ashamed. Sounds like a growth area for both boss Jon and myself.


Brian P.