day 2149 – new spot old spot

funny after swapping desks several times within the last year, i’ve come a full circle back to my old spot. the only difference is i’m not sitting here as part of the marketing team as opposed to the design team. there’ll be more traffic and noise where i am now, but i like that i get some additional meeting space and round table behind me. wherever i am situated, my workstation setup doesn’t really change much

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day 2031 – pacman model

using sketchup at work all day almost everyday can be tiring on the eyes, but i enjoy it. was in the midst of building a lamp for my kits collection model room and accidentally built a pacman and pokeball instead. it’s a little nerve wracking that the marketing brochures are relying on my renders, but i’ve been chucking along the models and seem to have things under control. i can’t wait to have my first renders be on these brochures

day 1963 – gr8 party

rushed out of work to attend my second company christmas party at harrison. one of the few occasions i will dress up plus wear heels and accessories. same as last year, there it was buffet style with open bar, dance floor, speeches, photo booth and door prizes. i wad happy with my door prize and a gift card from the trivia. what i least expected was an award for receiving the most teamwork star performers of 2018. all i was worried about was tripping as i go up on stage to retrieve it. went back up to my hotel room and laid on my bed expecting to be called to the party room

day 1855 – vignette

i don’t enjoy the dust-filled environment, but it’s kind of necessary with expanded responsibilities. increased plant visits as of late to check up on both tradeshow booth and vignette casegoods. i can’t allow for any mistakes because the deliverables and success of the tradeshows rests on me. every time i go into the shop, the plant guys give me strange looks. they’ll have to get used to the fact that a fresh faced girl is patrolling their territory

day 1811 – cora farewell

one of the leads is unfortunately leaving us for another opportunity. the design team went out for a farewell breakfast at cora’s before work. i had so much work to do in order to prepare for my lunch and learn presentation. i hadn’t got a chance to drink, eat, go to the washroom, check emails or talk to anyone. i was nervous leading up the presentation for i was about to stand in front of half the company, some of which are my bosses, to share my team’s knowledge. after a successful presentation, lunch and two more meetings, i finally sat down at my desk to eighteen unread emails. it’s been a whirlwind kind of day, but there’s many good things to take away from it

day 1801 – carnival time

work was pretty much a write off since many of us chipped in to help setup the annual summer party. this year’s theme is carnival and thankfully there were no clowns present. the games can get intense with a bunch of adults reliving their long lost childhood in a games of human foosball, bungee run and of course tug-of-war. i’m pretty dangerous at human foosball; there were several instances of close calls where i almost kicked someone in the head. fun bbq in scorching hot weather just like last year, i’m sure i went home a shade darker

day 1731 – project overload

it’s design reshuffle day and coordinated much of the move, but i was also the culprit who stalled the whole process. essentially everyone was waiting for me to move out of my workstation before they can move in, but i was adamant of replying four nasty emails. the bombardment of emails overnight came from someone who had no business in minding my projects; she’s not my manager and i need not report to her. she’s been slowly working at some leads and managed to break two. she’s turned her attention to me but has yet to find a way to unravel me. some say i’m really good with keeping my poker face and not getting to me has quite frustrated her. i felt the need to reply all four of them in a way to show she’s got nothing on me. i stand up for not only myself, but for the rest of my design team