Hey guys, how are things going?
Things are not too bad over here. Been a very busy week all around. Had Johns engagement party last saturday which went really well followed by the company corporate christmas party. Was very cool and won an HBC gift certificate which got me Assasins Creed and Ninja Gaiden Sigma for PS3. Assassins Creed is very cool however it is also very repetitive.
My boss came down this past wednesday and thursday. It was a great experience as I got to spend a lot of time with him and pop ideas back and forth. So I got some projects lined up which are green lit which is always good and from what I understand a promotion to team lead in Q1 of 2009. This would mean a nice salary increase of 10-15k. Niiice! It also means I can do the position here which is a relief. Originally it was under the assumption that if I were up for such a position that I would be offered to relocate and thats just an arguement waiting to happen as I lean more towards it. But my boss specifically said he asked around and there was no reason a team lead couldn’t be based in Montréal. I more or less do the position now anyways minus the title and pay. So thats incredibly good news.
It seem’s lately a lot of focus is career. I am kind of happy as while I liked what I was doing here it was sans recognition. But people have been paying attention and the more I am communicating with the senior level the more feedback I get that I have been on the radar for awhile now. At the christmas party I had a VP ask me my name, I introduced myself and there was a pause and a “I’ve heard really good things about you”. This was before the drinks started really flowing so it seem’s totally plausible lol
And oh god the hangover. I learned some really good and quick tips for hangover recover after 3 hours of sleep and having to go somewhere an hour later. Hydration and some sugar are your friends for these moments. Aside from that I am geared for the holidays. Just trying to get the house in order.