Monday, January 04, 2010


Christmas is officially over. We’ve opened all the presents, taken the tree down and it’s back to work today *sigh*.

Christmas was good and we had a nice time in Glasgow just after. We actually came back before New Year, as this seemed to be the best way to ensure that we got a peaceful New Year. Not that G’s family is argumentative, it just would have been the New Year they chose, not us.

Yesterday I set the alarm to go off just gone eight. I figured it was going to be hard to get going today if I hadn’t tried to get up fairly early yesterday. I then spent a lot of the day doing various chores that would mean that I could return to work feeling as though there wasn’t a massive list of things to do. This was pretty successful and the place was looking much better by the end of the day.

I should actually have a relatively interesting return to work. I have a new project starting on Wednesday and am losing four of my current team and getting three new people instead. The project should be really interesting and whilst we are likely to face some opposition (we are going to make various changes to the way the office works), the aim is to make people feel less burdened. The other managers described their teams as feeling as though they were “drowning” so we are going to try and come up with ways to help them to be productive but not as though they are constantly bailing out water. We have six months in which to achieve this…

Anyway, it is time to go to work. Life is very cruel.

Happy New Year, incidentally.


anothercookiecrumbles said...

Happy New Year. Should be exciting to start work on a new clean slate at the start of the year.

Unfortunate about the holidays coming to an end, but that happens to most good things. That's the way the cookie crumbles!

Random Reflections said...

anothercookiecrumbles - I am already being asked to update on the work my new team is doing, but pointed out that we don't actually start until Wednesday!

I am hoping that one day I will be a millionaire (some hope!) and be able to live a constant life of leisure.

Kahless said...

I have no sympathy with those who returned to work today - I worked last week!

So I felt somewhat smug to see those whose first day was back today and they looked slugish!

Happy New year!

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - someone at work was equally unsympathetic today, as she too had been in work last week. I must choose my audience more carefully when I want to complain!

Happy New Year to you too.