this time last week I was a wreck. I had that whole thing happenin' at work, and I ended up going home from work 10 hours early because I was so upset about it. Today the Lab Supervisor wanted to talk to me, and I think... I think Christmas just came early.
Yeah, the big boss asked me to come to his office, which I did. I've been waiting for this, so I was prepared. And since it has been a week since it all happened, I'm a lot calmer about the whole shamozzle. He apologized, said he never meant to single me out, blah, blah blah.
I, being the mature person I am (okay, I try) replied that it was okay. I was having a bad week personally, and unfortunately it was the straw that broke my back. No harm. No foul.
And then he offered me a promotion.
No, that's not exactly right, but it's not wrong either. There's been a few new positions created lately, and they need to fill them. Three of them being "Shift Relief", and this is what he offered me. He said my experience was exactly what the role needed, and that I would be really good at it. I really never expected to be offered the role, and it would be so great for me professionally.
Firstly, more money. That's always a good thing. Secondly, I would be getting trained in every piece of equipment that the lab has. And one of those would look incredible on my CV, due to the fact that there are only two of these machines in Australia. It would mean more responsiblity, but at the same time less. The only thing wrong with it is the roster - since it is relief work, I wouldn't have a set schedule, but I would have a rough plan to work with. This is why there's three relief possies - they wouldn't have to completely turn your life upside down.
But if this wasn't being offered to me, there would be no-where for me to go. The only role 'above' my level is the Shift Chemist, which I really do not want. I've done it to cover in the past, and I found it way too stressful. Way too much stress, and no glory. This way I get to improve my skills, without adding to my stress load.
He said I could think it over, and give him an answer after Christmas, but right now my gut is saying yes.
Wow - I really didn't expect to get offered a new improved job.
And from now on, whenever I make new friends I am first going to find out when their birthdays are. I have way too many birthdays in December. It's bad enough my brother is the 22nd, and Mum is the 23rd (with the golden rule two separate presents), but the rest of the month is almost filled as well. The first, the third, the nineteen, and the thirtieth are all taken by friends. I'm just lucky my brother and his girlfriend broke up (she was the 23rd as well) And I know I'm missing a few in that list.
To all my friends and family who are December babies I love you dearly, and wish you much happiness. And may everyone you know remember you and Christmas are not the same thing.