March 26, 2008

This just in...

So, just had my performance review. After only being with the company since July, I'm getting both a slight raise AND a small, but nice bonus. Yippee! Drinks on me at the pub, folks.

[Edited to add: he also mentioned that he wants me to get presentation training. He sees me on track to become a creative director within our company and wants me to increase my department leadership.]

Came out of that meeting and was pulled into another one with Ms. High-Intensity who heads up our end of the show on which I'm working. She just got off a call with the client. Ms. High-Intensity said they said it's no reflection on me, has nothing to do with me or my design work, but they are taking the design of the entire show internal. The client stated that I'd hit the mark with all the Look/Feel they signed off on, but with the whole "Let's re-do it" thing, they can't figure out what they want, so they can't give me feedback. We just don't have time for the game of design telephone. So, I have to put together all the specs on all the files I have, pass them along and then wait for whatever they send back. I get to be the production artist for 'my' show. Sigh. No portfolio pics for me now! Honestly, I'm fine. If the client wants to create their own hell, I'm glad they are the one's who have to pay the dues.

Hey, my whole weekend just opened up!

I emailed Jrex about it. Loved his response:

"WTF?!?!? Are they really as incompetent as they look?

At least life gets a bit better for you now and hey, they can’t take back your raise, can they? You’ve got great Monopoly mojo to get both the “get a raise” and “get out of hell” card. Hmmmm.....may I rub your belly or something to get some o’ yo’ awesome smackin’ mojo? ;^)"

9 comments:

harmless-drudge said...

I'm with Jrex--I want that mojo (says the vacationing lexicographer, hard at work banging out an emergency speech that will require an all-nighter).

scarp said...

I LOL at Jrex! Monopoly was the perfect analogy there :)

As for a laptop (per your question) - I´m not sure. We are slowly but surely attempting to find out what internet for the house would cost, cuz dad offered to help pay the bill saying Skype or something similar for calling would make it worth it. If we don´t get internet, I´m not sure, but I think there are a few hot spots I could take advantage of.

Lori said...

Congratulations on the raise and the promise of good things to come! And for some time opening up; when people are determined to undermine themselves, I find it's best to let them have at it. :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your good review.

And those people stink! I would be mad if I had done all that work for nothing. But at least you have some free time now.

Snickollet said...

Yay for good reviews!

Boo for stooopid clients! (Although I suppose it's good of them to recognize that they can't give you the feedback they need.)

Ha ha ha, Jrex! That is one funny husband you have.

Inkling said...

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I have to take my blog private by next Tuesday morning. The idea bums me out because I'm afraid I'll lose connection with some cool folks, but it's what is best for us right now. So....if you want to keep on visiting on occasion (and I'd love to keep connected), please let me know by emailing me at saraorange1974 {at} yahoo {dot} com. My latest post explains this too. And maybe once I go private I'll share more. Oh the drama. If I'd only been a nun before meeting my husband......

so-yun said...

congrats on the raise and bonus! and that you don't have to work this weekend! yay!

Aimee said...

Heehee... yeah, if you've got any extra mojo, please send some my way, too!

Congrats on all aspects... the raise, the future prospects, getting out of hell. Sounds like a GREAT day to me!

That Jrex is one fabulous hubby!

Mama Nabi said...

Oooh, I want in on that mojo action. Where do I rub? Belly? Feet?

Yay on the raise! And the bonus!

AND get your free time back card! Woohoo.